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Title: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 16, 2017, 06:31:35 PM
Quarter-final line-up finalised today. To be played August 5.

Kerry v Louth
Dublin v Clare
Galway v Cavan
Derry v Sligo
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 16, 2017, 06:50:31 PM
Kerry could hand Louth an awful hiding.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 16, 2017, 07:01:12 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on July 16, 2017, 10:18:19 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: galwayman on July 16, 2017, 10:47:21 PM
Derry seem to be a decent side?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on July 16, 2017, 10:59:03 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

How do you know that? Have you seen cavan play? You may be right by accident but you don't, yet again, have a clue what you are talking about
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 24, 2017, 05:29:03 PM
Galway v Cavan is on in Carrick on Saturday the 5th at 2pm.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 01:55:34 PM
Kerry 1-11 Louth 1-5 at half time.  Kerry lead 1-7 to 0-1 after 15 mins and 1-11 to 0-4 after 29 min but Louth finished the half with a flourish of 1-2 without reply.

Galway v Cavan and Sligo v Derry starting at 2pm.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 02:37:46 PM
Kerry 1-22 Louth 2-9 FT Fairly routine win for Kerry.

Galway 0-6 Cavan 0-5 HT  by all accounts a very defensive contest

Sligo 0-10 Derry 0-6 HT Fine 1st half performance from the Connacht runners up against the Ulster champions.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: trentoneill15 on August 05, 2017, 02:50:50 PM
Derry never seem to learn, they talk about how there is hope for the county yet, lets take a look at the records.

2002 - All Ireland minor champions  (seniors have only been in 1 AI semi final since)

2007 - All Ireland minor finalists  (seniors haven't made it to an AI QF since)

Youth football needs to be taken with a pinch of salt and not used as a prediction for the future.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 03:08:04 PM
Derry goal! leading 1-10 to 0-12 now. Galway 0-10 Cavan 0-8 in the other game.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 05, 2017, 03:09:40 PM
Sligo have a reasonable team with a few potentially outstanding players. Minors are hard to judge but teams that get the opportunity to train on through June & July often improve beyond all that was expected of them.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 03:15:48 PM
Derry 1-12 Sligo 0-12
Galway 0-11 Cavan 1-9

less than 10 mins to play in both games.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 03:22:17 PM
Derry 1-12 Sligo 0-15. 1 mins to play.

Galway 0-11 Cavan 1-11 FT. A fine win for Cavan against the Connacht champions.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 05, 2017, 03:23:29 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

WRONG WRONG WRONG YET AGAIN.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2017, 03:29:39 PM
injury time point wins it for Derry.  FT Derry 1-13 Sligo 0-15.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 05, 2017, 03:31:16 PM
Heart breaking 1pt defeat for Sligo, hit the post to go a 1pt up in injury time where Derry got score off that to win it
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: seafoid on August 05, 2017, 03:31:23 PM
A great win for Cavan.
So that is it for us. U21s were the best of a poor enough year.
The best description I heard of the seniors v Kerry was insipid.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 05, 2017, 03:38:07 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Good lad Syferus, you should know at this stage you don't underestimate Ulster teams at underage level.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 05, 2017, 03:43:01 PM
A great win for Cavan.
So that is it for us. U21s were the best of a poor enough year.
The best description I heard of the seniors v Kerry was insipid.

Minors wouldn't have got past Kerry next anyway. Forwards just not as good as the bunch that got us to the final last year. Have kinda muddled through games this year. Still though they led for pretty much the entire game until the Cavan goal 7 minutes from time. That seemed to knock the stuffing from them. Some right unhappiness on the sidelines with the ref's display going by the radio.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 05, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
Galway led 9-5 and were out scored 1-6 to 0-2 in last 15 mins. On radio cavan commentary said ref brutal for cavan too.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 05, 2017, 03:55:31 PM
A great win for Cavan.
So that is it for us. U21s were the best of a poor enough year.
The best description I heard of the seniors v Kerry was insipid.
What a shame! I had seen many of the Sligo team in Connacht Colleges games during the year and was impressed by a number of them. The great pity is that the result will reinforce the thinking that this was inevitable. Great work being done at underage in Sligo for some time and it would be nice to see it rewarded.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: sligoman2 on August 05, 2017, 03:55:36 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 05, 2017, 03:57:44 PM
A great win for Cavan.
So that is it for us. U21s were the best of a poor enough year.
The best description I heard of the seniors v Kerry was insipid.
Never mind Seafoid....there's still the hurling!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: sligoman2 on August 05, 2017, 04:00:22 PM
Red of Murphy scores 11 Pts (I think) about 6 from play.  Great talent, hard luck Sligo, very proud of the team, we just didn't win enough ball from kickouts
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on August 05, 2017, 04:05:20 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists, as well as the best minor footballer in the country in Evan Murphy. They will be desperately disappointed losing at the AIQFs.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 05, 2017, 04:16:38 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists

We didn't have many back from last year. Only 3 or 4 I think.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on August 05, 2017, 04:20:58 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists

We didn't have many back from last year. Only 3 or 4 I think.

The ones ye had were class, though. Manager was talking about going one better than last year after the CF. Will Murphy give up the football now?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 05, 2017, 04:25:10 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists

We didn't have many back from last year. Only 3 or 4 I think.

The ones ye had were class, though.

We had no forwards back crucially. Apart from Murphy but he played midfield this year. We had a couple of backs back but defensively we were OK. The forwards were down a level on last year though.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: galwayman on August 05, 2017, 06:02:42 PM
Yeah definitely this year the forward talent individually was not as high as last year.
I was very impressed with them in the Connacht final in spite of that though.
Disappointing to go out at quarter final stage.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: magpie seanie on August 05, 2017, 07:03:02 PM
Pretty heartbreaking loss for our minors. Would have been great to make a semi final. Did some of the lads that didn't commit prior to the exams come back on board?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Orchard park on August 05, 2017, 07:29:55 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists, as well as the best minor footballer in the country in Evan Murphy. They will be desperately disappointed losing at the AIQFs.


Evan Murphy ahead of David Clifford ?.   A touch of hyperbole
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Westside on August 05, 2017, 08:24:16 PM
Conditions were tough in Carrick but even so Cavan's basic errors were through the roof for most of the game. They stumbled through the first half lucky that Galway didn't have their scoring boots on. Little changed for the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half when Cavan all of a sudden we hit a groove. Ruari Curran shot wide across goal, Patterson then hit an unforgivable wide from a goal opportunity with 3 other men he could have passed to for a tap in. Almost right away Curran made another elusive run and popped it to Pierson who rocketed to the top of the net.
Cavan pushed on and Cian Madden was really bossing things around the 40 for Cavan. Cavan made a couple of brilliant interceptions most notably from Curran who was obviously injured and barely able to walk. Saw it out in the end for an unlikely victory.

The referee was terrible, gave Cavan two black cards that were never black cards under the rules. Other than that, the vast majority of decisions went our way and Galway can feel hard done by on that front. Their supporters were, as usual, classy in defeat and in the face of some woeful decisions.
Cian Madden is an outstanding young player and himself, Curran, James Smith and Phillip Nulty were excellent today.
This Cavan team are as game as I've seen from us at Minor level. All of their wins have been coming from 4/5 points behind. Even in the Ulster final when we were outclassed by an excellent Derry team they went at it and played football right 'til the end. However, our execution of some of the basic skills, our kickouts and our freetaking were all well below what is required at this level and a better team would have punished us for that.

Kerry and Clifford loom in the distance but we'll enjoy today.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: twohands!!! on August 05, 2017, 09:55:14 PM
Apart from Cavan v Galway they all look one sided games on paper. No odds on minor anymore but i can imagine Kerry v Dublin All Ireland final would be the shortest odds.

No apart needed.

Once again you get it wrong Sy.  What a biased idiot you are....

Sadly I put too much into them hammering Sligo.

Galway were targeting the AI and after returning many of last year's AI finalists, as well as the best minor footballer in the country in Evan Murphy. They will be desperately disappointed losing at the AIQFs.


Evan Murphy ahead of David Clifford ?.   A touch of hyperbole

Yup sounds like crazy talk - Clifford looks a once in a generation talent.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 05, 2017, 10:32:29 PM
Bear in mind the poster who said it.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 05, 2017, 10:37:03 PM
Derry were poor the day and that is a concern cause they should have totally over run Sligo, thats didnt happen, Dublin minor may be too strong for us, i thought we would have had a good chance but Kerry going for 4 in a row (crazy) and D Clifford is the best Minor i seen since Anthony Tohill
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Sionnach on August 07, 2017, 07:09:11 PM
Dublin complete the semi-final line-up after beating Clare 2-11 to 0-10.  Only one point in it at half-time, but the Dubs eased away in the second half after an early goal.

Dublin v Derry
Kerry v Cavan
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 20, 2017, 01:06:20 PM
Conditions perfect at croke park. Hopefully we can put it up to this unbeatable Kerry team.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 01:23:09 PM
You'd imagine Kerry will win this by however much they want but who knows.

The Derry-Sligo, Cavan-Galway teams were very strange results.

Derry beat Cavan comfortably in Ulster but struggled past a Sligo team who got a bit of a trimming from Galway.

Galway hammered Sligo but lost to a Cavan side that got hammered by Derry who in turn struggled past a Sligo side they hammered.

Hard to get a formline there but I would suspect Cavan result was an outlier.

The quarter finals were all closer games than expected so it will be interesting to see how close Cavan can get.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 01:39:21 PM
Madden looks quite impressive.

Great start from Cavan to be fair.

Clifford should be playing further out you'd feel.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 01:42:03 PM
Great start to the minor, both teams playing brilliant football in tricky conditions and Cavan don't look in any way inferior. Ref doing very well too.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 01:48:58 PM
Clifford really is exceptional.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 01:49:38 PM
Referee being very harsh on Cavan.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 20, 2017, 01:52:12 PM
Wet weather not really slowing Kerry down 0-8 scored in 20 mins, Galway only managed 0-11 in 60 mins v Cavan.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 01:52:54 PM
That last free against the Cavan 9 was incorrect alright but other than that he's been good and definitely not harsh on Cavan.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 20, 2017, 01:57:38 PM
Pure fluke of goal for Cavan, a lifeline for them?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: clarshack on August 20, 2017, 01:59:31 PM
Referee being very harsh on Cavan.

very much so.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Gael85 on August 20, 2017, 02:00:16 PM
Referee is not giving anything to Cavan. Clifford is a class act
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 02:02:50 PM
Cavan well on top in midfield, need more composure up front.

Referee has given Kerry absolutely everything so far but that's par the course anyway.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 20, 2017, 02:05:10 PM
Goalkeeping error has kept Cavan in the game. HT Kerry 0-11 Cavan 1-4
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: hardstation on August 20, 2017, 02:06:20 PM
This will be good preparation for Cavan ahead of the Ulster Minor Club Championship, as they'll likely just put this team into it.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Íseal agus crua isteach a on August 20, 2017, 02:06:49 PM
Cavan well on top in midfield, need more composure up front.

Referee has given Kerry absolutely everything so far but that's par the course anyway.

He sure has indeed even the live text commentary on hoganstand was saying the same.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 02:08:48 PM
Ah here lads, ye need to have a look at the rules. One or two decisions were harsh on Cavan but that's it. The Cavan goal will make little difference as Kerry are a different class. 2, 9, 11 and 13 for Cavan are very good footballers and could go on to play senior. Surprised to see but Cavan appear to be playing much more orthodox than Kerry.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 02:13:21 PM
Ah here lads, ye need to have a look at the rules. One or two decisions were harsh on Cavan but that's it. The Cavan goal will make little difference as Kerry are a different class. 2, 9, 11 and 13 for Cavan are very good footballers and could go on to play senior. Surprised to see but Cavan appear to be playing much more orthodox than Kerry.

I think you're the one who needs to look at the rules as it's clear fouls are being called at one end of the pitch and indentical ones going unpunished at the other end.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 02:16:03 PM
Not true. I'm watching this as a neutral who would prefer to see Cavan win. If Kerry are getting more frees it's because they are attacking more. There's been the one or two soft ones but that's it. The ref, has correctly, let them at it and is playing advantage a lot.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 20, 2017, 02:19:17 PM
Kerry goal it was coming that should be game set and match. Kerry 1-12 Cavan 1-4
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 02:20:12 PM
Cavan have crumbled.

They can't handle Clifford.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 02:22:43 PM
Cavan have tried 3 players on Clifford but the number 5 they have on him now is physically the most unsuitable, he has no chance in the air.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Schkite on August 20, 2017, 02:23:46 PM
Hadn't seen much of him til today, but Clifford is a serious baller
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 02:28:10 PM
Unfortunately he'll surely spend at least two years in Australia with the AFL.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 20, 2017, 02:29:08 PM
45 mins gone Cavan still haven't scored in this 2nd half Kerry 1-17 Cavan 1-4
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: maigheo on August 20, 2017, 02:32:07 PM
Drives me crazy when one of the first comments on a game is always about how bad the ref is .The referee in this game is doing a good job and applying the rules which if the truth be told most fans have not a clue of in the first place
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Chimley on August 20, 2017, 02:36:59 PM
Whatever work they're doing down there in Kerry is certainly paying dividends. They've gone from being pushed around like U12s against Dublin a few years ago to total domination.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 20, 2017, 02:38:12 PM
Out of nowhere a 2nd Cavan goal. Kerry 1-17 Cavan 2-7 54mins played.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on August 20, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
Fair dues to Cavan for battling to the end. They've done their county proud against a very good Kerry team.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 20, 2017, 02:54:15 PM
FT Kerry 2-22 Cavan 2-10. Kerry back into another minor All Ireland final unbeaten at this grade since August 2013. Croke Park is like a play ground to Clifford.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 20, 2017, 02:56:58 PM
Kerry a serious side but a big surprise to see a Ulster side concede so much 2-22 (28) in AI semi final.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 20, 2017, 03:03:13 PM
Kerry a serious side but a big surprise to see a Ulster side concede so much 2-22 (28) in AI semi final.

Given they conceded 1-22 in an Ulster final, it's not all that a surprise.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrdeeds on August 20, 2017, 03:03:37 PM
Kerry a serious side but a big surprise to see a Ulster side concede so much 2-22 (28) in AI semi final.

Cavan have being playing an open brand of go out and play all year with no tactics what so ever. Only gets you so far.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 20, 2017, 03:14:52 PM
No game plan evident to even try deal with Clifford. Ref was dire in 1st half, when game was over he started to give some frees to cavan. Kerry a serious team and should win this out.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on August 20, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
Anyone overlooking Dublin at any grade is making a serious error. Kerry's defence was ropey itself today.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 20, 2017, 07:50:59 PM
I think the biggest question is why Clifford is not going for a 4 in a  row minor  All-irelands, surely at 15 /16 when Kerry won the first 2 , he been good enough for it
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on August 20, 2017, 08:08:03 PM
I think the biggest question is why Clifford is not going for a 4 in a  row minor  All-irelands, surely at 15 /16 when Kerry won the first 2 , he been good enough for it
Some craic if he appeared in Croke Park next Sat afternoon!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: ONeill on August 20, 2017, 08:17:05 PM
He's some operator alright. Kicks like a veteran All Star forward.

Always seems to be knackered.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrdeeds on August 20, 2017, 08:44:45 PM
I think the biggest question is why Clifford is not going for a 4 in a  row minor  All-irelands, surely at 15 /16 when Kerry won the first 2 , he been good enough for it
Some craic if he appeared in Croke Park next Sat afternoon!!

Not allowed because of rule change. Certainly good enough.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on August 20, 2017, 09:23:19 PM
I think the biggest question is why Clifford is not going for a 4 in a  row minor  All-irelands, surely at 15 /16 when Kerry won the first 2 , he been good enough for it
Some craic if he appeared in Croke Park next Sat afternoon!!

Not allowed because of rule change. Certainly good enough.
In all seriousness though, a seasoned senior player like Keegan would probably knock lumps out of him - he has plenty of time on his side to star for Kerry providing if Tadhg doesn't convince him to head down under.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 20, 2017, 11:46:35 PM
This will be good preparation for Cavan ahead of the Ulster Minor Club Championship, as they'll likely just put this team into it.

Good one hardststion. The cavan minors would beat Antrim id say if ye could find a pitch to play them in.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on August 21, 2017, 08:54:59 AM
I saw Cavan not bothering to defend and now suddenly Clifford should be a senior and is worthy of his own thread. Only here.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 21, 2017, 09:02:43 AM
I saw Cavan not bothering to defend and now suddenly Clifford should be a senior and is worthy of his own thread. Only here.

I agree with you there. Cavan didnt bother put any sort of tactical effort into nullifying Clifford, just left him one on one with a poor unfortunate defender. Its been a feature of Cavan this year, although they have done well to get to the semi finals they have been playing so openly. They probably werent good enough to win but surely the manager should be setting them up to give them a chance.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on August 21, 2017, 09:13:09 AM
Itchy was Kerry a big step up in class from the Ulster final?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: AZOffaly on August 21, 2017, 09:16:26 AM
I saw Cavan not bothering to defend and now suddenly Clifford should be a senior and is worthy of his own thread. Only here.

In fairness he's been fairly exceptional for the past couple of years. But you're right, no minor should be even considered to walk into a senior IC team and be a difference maker, especially at the level those bucks are at.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 21, 2017, 09:23:32 AM
Itchy was Kerry a big step up in class from the Ulster final?

In fairness it was. Kerry physically are very strong and powerful, more so than Derry. But we did put up a decent score too so they are not brilliant in the backs. If you want to beat them you'd need a plan for Clifford which goes without saying.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on August 21, 2017, 09:42:55 AM
Itchy was Kerry a big step up in class from the Ulster final?

In fairness it was. Kerry physically are very strong and powerful, more so than Derry. But we did put up a decent score too so they are not brilliant in the backs. If you want to beat them you'd need a plan for Clifford which goes without saying.

Yeah they are a slick outfit. Plenty of work to get past the Dubs!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 25, 2017, 10:34:26 PM
Minor Semi passing without comment. Young Clifford can't have frightened everyone???
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: ballinaman on August 25, 2017, 11:12:07 PM
James Doran from Dublin is a quality player.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 26, 2017, 05:51:40 PM
Kerry will eat either team in the final!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 26, 2017, 05:56:02 PM
Kerry will eat either team in the final!!
Its a while since a Ulster underage winning team have got eaten likewise for a Dublin underage team.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 26, 2017, 05:58:05 PM
Did Kerry not beat Derry handy about 2 year back?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 26, 2017, 06:10:02 PM
Did Kerry not beat Derry handy about 2 year back?
That was 5 point win, hardly call it eaten.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on August 26, 2017, 07:13:36 PM
Kerry will eat either team in the final!!
Its a while since a Ulster underage winning team have got eaten likewise for a Dublin underage team.

Monaghan got an awful flaking from a Cian Hanley-powered Mayo minor team a few years ago.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 27, 2017, 12:23:57 AM
Kerry will eat either team in the final!!
A Kerryman told me after the drawn Mayo/Ros game and Kerry's win over Galway that the pick of all the teams in Connacht wouldn't trouble Kerry. He will know otherwise today. Similarly the most highly hyped of minor teams have frequently failed to reach the heights expected.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 27, 2017, 11:33:48 AM
you meant the similar hyped Kerry teams of the past 3 years who did reach all expectations??
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: ashman on August 27, 2017, 02:23:07 PM
Ref  riding Derry here .
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2017, 02:24:24 PM
Interesting game. Could go either way. That dub at number 12 can shift.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Samforever on August 27, 2017, 02:32:11 PM
Ref  riding Derry here .
Absolutely and I fear Derry will also rue missed opportunities
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2017, 02:43:56 PM
The dublin forwards get their scores that bit easier. They also have big numbers in defense which derry could possibly do with. Yeah ref not helping derry.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: JoG2 on August 27, 2017, 02:44:21 PM
Kerry will eat either team in the final!!

Can you just not try and enjoy your county in an AI semi? Some whinging
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: JoG2 on August 27, 2017, 02:56:16 PM
Ref taking her up a notch here
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2017, 02:56:44 PM
Blatantly not a foul that >:(
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: HiMucker on August 27, 2017, 02:59:25 PM
That was a disgraceful decision
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2017, 03:01:22 PM
Dublin have some number of men back.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on August 27, 2017, 03:08:24 PM
Derry more efficient in attack.
Dublin very wasteful.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on August 27, 2017, 03:15:06 PM
Derry teamwork is excellent.
Dublin playing like a team of individuals.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Main Street on August 27, 2017, 03:20:12 PM
Joe Brolly must be involved in some capacity with those Derry minors.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: thewobbler on August 27, 2017, 03:21:27 PM
Dublin must have about 2,000 minor grade players to pick from yet they can't find one who tackles legitimately.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: JoG2 on August 27, 2017, 03:24:55 PM
Derry teamwork is excellent.
Dublin playing like a team of individuals.

Always backup and options on. Great win there by the young bucks
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 27, 2017, 03:26:39 PM
Great win for Derry. Another underdog who neglected to follow the script. Bodies on the line time after time. If they listen to reason they wont turn up for a final that Kerry have already won.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2017, 03:27:50 PM
A better 15 finished than started for derry i think.

Brown added seriously athleticism and the wee number 2 put in some tackles too.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Main Street on August 27, 2017, 03:29:01 PM
That was very impressive from Derry, it should be a good final.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Itchy on August 27, 2017, 03:52:56 PM
A better 15 finished than started for derry i think.

Brown added seriously athleticism and the wee number 2 put in some tackles too.

Brown is a man child! Saw him in ulster final. Well done and delighted for Derry. Great supporters and I bet they will at least have a plan for Clifford the next day.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Denn Forever on August 27, 2017, 04:26:44 PM
And what a shoulder Brown gave the Dublin back.   You could see what was going happen from miles off. Should be incorporated into a coaching video.  Any Craic?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 27, 2017, 11:16:27 PM
Good minor contest and so much better than the boring senior Dublin v Tyrone game. Well done to Derry on hard earned win.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: trentoneill15 on August 27, 2017, 11:55:53 PM
A great achievement for the team but people shouldn't read into it too much,

Derry 2002 minor winners   -   Seniors have been in 1 semi final since then

Derry 2007 minor finalists   -   Seniors haven't reached AI Quarter final since that same summer.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 28, 2017, 12:00:07 AM
A great achievement for the team but people shouldn't read into it too much,

Derry 2002 minor winners   -   Seniors have been in 1 semi final since then

Derry 2007 minor finalists   -   Seniors haven't reached AI Quarter final since that same summer.
Such impatience. 66 years is standard waiting time in Mayo.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on August 28, 2017, 09:04:11 AM
A great achievement for the team but people shouldn't read into it too much,

Derry 2002 minor winners   -   Seniors have been in 1 semi final since then

Derry 2007 minor finalists   -   Seniors haven't reached AI Quarter final since that same summer.

Give over you tool!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: SCFC on August 28, 2017, 08:37:08 PM
Who is the black guy on the Derry team? Big unit...
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: BennyHarp on August 28, 2017, 08:51:04 PM
Great performance by Derry minors yesterday. Young Conor McCloskey at full back is as good a defender as I've seen at minor level. His battle with David Clifford could be one of the highlights of the day in a few weeks.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Fr. Cyril McDuff on August 28, 2017, 08:58:23 PM
Who is the black guy on the Derry team? Big unit...

Callum Brown from Limavady. He's only 16!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 28, 2017, 09:00:34 PM
Who is the black guy on the Derry team? Big unit...

Callum Brown from Limavady. He's only 16!
A great future ahead of him I hope.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Newbridge Exile on August 28, 2017, 09:05:05 PM
Who is the black guy on the Derry team? Big unit...

Callum Brown from Limavady. He's only 16!
A great future ahead of him I hope.
hope so too but he is useful at Soccer too and is on Linfields books
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 28, 2017, 09:24:33 PM
Who is the black guy on the Derry team? Big unit...

Callum Brown from Limavady. He's only 16!
He looks about 23 and a bigger built lad than some 20 year olds.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 28, 2017, 10:24:36 PM
https://www.derrynow.com/gaa/callum-brown-picks-up-college-all-star/134682

He the same size at the current derry senior no.6  and i think u-16 this year lol
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Dub000737 on August 28, 2017, 11:00:11 PM
Joe Brolly must be involved in some capacity with those Derry minors.

Lol. He wouldn't know more than five names unless he was reading them off a page.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Estimator on September 16, 2017, 10:07:50 AM
I see Kerry have named their team for the Minor final on Sunday.
14 clubs represented in the starting line up.
18 clubs represented in the 24.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: DoireGael on September 17, 2017, 12:05:37 PM
Gaels - How would I go about watching the All Ireland Minor Final from London? TG4 is stream in Ireland only? Not on Sky. Or do I just walk to the pub. Thanks
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: BennyHarp on September 17, 2017, 12:12:30 PM
Gaels - How would I go about watching the All Ireland Minor Final from London? TG4 is stream in Ireland only? Not on Sky. Or do I just walk to the pub. Thanks

You can watch it online for €10 on GAAGO. Usually a pretty good service.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: DoireGael on September 17, 2017, 12:20:02 PM
Thanks BennyHarp - Thought both the senior and minor finals stopped on GAAGO in GB, only the senior game. Cheers
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: BennyHarp on September 17, 2017, 12:27:33 PM
Thanks BennyHarp - Thought both the senior and minor finals stopped on GAAGO in GB, only the senior game. Cheers

No bother. Should be a good game. Even as a Tyrone man I'd like to see Derry do it.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 17, 2017, 01:19:09 PM
David Clifford didn't take long to put his mark on this final.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: hardstation on September 17, 2017, 01:20:49 PM
The boy who does the GAA Peil 2017 design on the pitch forgot to come back for the 2nd coat.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on September 17, 2017, 01:25:39 PM
Derry can't break tackles. They need the big guy from limavady on.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 17, 2017, 01:33:09 PM
Just when Derry got themselves back into the game David Clifford scores another goal, as i type a 3rd Kerry goal!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 01:34:36 PM
Derry should been pkaying with a sweeper in front of Clifford; we wide open straight down the middle
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: stephenite on September 17, 2017, 01:35:09 PM
Some pass from Clifford for the 3rd goal
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 01:39:31 PM
I have already said it before but Clifford the best minor i have ever seen@
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on September 17, 2017, 01:39:36 PM
You have to feel for thatpoor full back :-\
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: clarshack on September 17, 2017, 01:43:50 PM
I missed the first goal. Did Clifford score it?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 17, 2017, 01:44:16 PM
That clifford is a special talent, just walked straight through the defence for his goal
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Estimator on September 17, 2017, 01:45:20 PM
Having Clifford is like having all the cheat modes on!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 01:50:44 PM
Dont really blame the full back hes trying his best but not doubling up on clifford lies with management
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 17, 2017, 01:51:41 PM
HT Kerry 3-8 Derry 0-5. David Clifford the star of the show with 2-3.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on September 17, 2017, 01:52:51 PM
Dont really blame the full back hes trying his best but not doubling up on clifford lies with management

Yeah there is a lot of space in that derry defense whereas kerry are defending in large numbers and i think they have a sweeper too.

Is clifford going to oz?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 17, 2017, 02:14:40 PM
40 mins gone. Kerry 4-10 Derry 1-7.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on September 17, 2017, 02:20:21 PM
Comedy defending from Derry.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: clarshack on September 17, 2017, 02:22:13 PM
Clifford is just taking the piss
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 02:23:02 PM
As i previously said: should been doubled up from the word go!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 17, 2017, 02:24:36 PM
50 mins played. Kerry 6-11 Derry 1-7. David Clifford with 5-3 now.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Hardy on September 17, 2017, 02:25:55 PM
I've never seen a better minor than Clifford. An incredible combination of skill, pace, athleticism, strength and intelligence. If he doesn't fall by the wayside as so many minors do, he'll be an unbelievable player.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 02:27:29 PM
4-3 no13 got the other 2
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: DoireGael on September 17, 2017, 02:31:56 PM
The €10 was worth giving to GAAGO just to see Clifford.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Mikhailov on September 17, 2017, 02:32:06 PM
The Derry tactics are laughable - this is an AI final. Kerry have arguably one of the best minor forwards playing at FF and Derry don't double up or play a sweeper - totally naive.

If that is what lies ahead tactics wise for Derry then they won't even get out of Div3 next year.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on September 17, 2017, 02:33:00 PM
I've never seen a better minor than Clifford. An incredible combination of skill, pace, athleticism, strength and intelligence. If he doesn't fall by the wayside as so many minors do, he'll be an unbelievable player.

Eh. I've seen plenty of great minors just as deadly. What sets him apart is his team is so dominant, and, today, Derry's utterly pathetic attempts at defending.

He could be very good, but let's get a bit of perspective.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 17, 2017, 02:36:04 PM
No better minor about! Class act and the team is something else! And they are ruthless too
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 17, 2017, 02:39:49 PM
FT Kerry 6-17 Derry 1-8. Easy decision on MOTM today.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: imtommygunn on September 17, 2017, 02:45:17 PM
Clifford in his interview looked shocked derry were not more defensive.

One of the best ever i saw too. Wins high ball, wins low ball, two footed, full of trickery - has everything.

A lot of other handy footballers in the team too.

Brown caused problems when he came on. Showed the contrast in setups as after catching the ball he was swarmed whereas clifford tended to be one on one.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 17, 2017, 02:45:35 PM
Just what other deadly minors are u thinking about saying this lad scored 8-41 in the championship; all but 10 pts from play; saying u seen some deadly minors;
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Estimator on September 17, 2017, 02:53:22 PM
Double marking Clifford might have curbed his influence, but it wouldn't have changed the result. Kerry's speed, support play and off the ball running was something else! The first goal set the tone, it was all uphill for Derry after that.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on September 17, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
Just what other deadly minors are u thinking about saying this lad scored 8-41 in the championship; all but 10 pts from play; saying u seen some deadly minors;

He was on a side where just about every member of the team had multiple AIs, be it at minor or schools level. Very good player but what you're trying to hype is at the end of the day is a teenager.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 17, 2017, 02:57:27 PM
I've never seen a better minor than Clifford. An incredible combination of skill, pace, athleticism, strength and intelligence. If he doesn't fall by the wayside as so many minors do, he'll be an unbelievable player.

Eh. I've seen plenty of great minors just as deadly.
What sets him apart is his team is so dominant, and, today, Derry's utterly pathetic attempts at defending.

He could be very good, but let's get a bit of perspective.

Plenty? name one or two.. go ahead i'll wait. Kerry and Clifford were simply brilliant today.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Estimator on September 17, 2017, 03:00:49 PM
Just seen on twitter that Clifford has played 12 minor C'ship matches over the last two years.  He's scored 10-68 in total over the two years. 10-50 from play!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Orchard park on September 17, 2017, 06:59:28 PM
Coming from someone who thought Galway had the best minor footballer in the country
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: T Fearon on September 18, 2017, 08:52:17 AM
Why didn't Derry start Callum Brown? He created havoc in Kerry defence in second half
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: magpie seanie on September 19, 2017, 08:36:27 AM
I've never seen a better minor than Clifford. An incredible combination of skill, pace, athleticism, strength and intelligence. If he doesn't fall by the wayside as so many minors do, he'll be an unbelievable player.

Eh. I've seen plenty of great minors just as deadly.
What sets him apart is his team is so dominant, and, today, Derry's utterly pathetic attempts at defending.

He could be very good, but let's get a bit of perspective.

Plenty? name one or two.. go ahead i'll wait. Kerry and Clifford were simply brilliant today.


Why do ye bother lads. That's what the ignore function is for.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 25, 2017, 03:05:36 PM
http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/electric-ireland-minor-star-football-team/


Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year

1. Deividas Uosis (Kerry, Dingle)

2. Peadar Ó Cofaigh Byrne (Dublin, Cuala)

3. Conor McCluskey (Derry, Magherafelt)

4. Cian Gammell (Kerry, Killarney Legion)

5. Michael Potts (Kerry, Dr Crokes)

6. Padraig McGrogan (Derry, Newbridge)

7. Niall Donohue (Kerry, Firies)

8. Barry Mahony (Kerry, St.Senan’s)

9. Oisin McWilliams (Derry, Swatragh)

10. Ross McGarry (Dublin, Ballyboden St Enda's)

11. David Clifford (Kerry, Fossa)

12. Donal O’Sullivan (Kerry, Kilgarvan)

13. Oisin Pierson (Cavan, Gowna)

14. Lorcan McWilliams (Derry, Swatragh)

15. Fiachra Clifford (Kerry, Laune Rangers)   
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Rossfan on September 25, 2017, 03:25:13 PM
No good minors in Connacht it seems! !
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 25, 2017, 03:46:00 PM
No good minors in Connacht it seems! !
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Semi finalists only it appears, I'm sure Sean Mulkerrin wouldn't have been far away if Galway had beaten Cavan, he was an outstanding minor unfortunately his more talked about mate in the forward line had an appalling game and which was one of the reasons Galway threw it away.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Orchard park on September 25, 2017, 04:16:15 PM
an outstanding footballer young Mulkerrin.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: oakleaflad on September 27, 2017, 04:39:22 PM
No good minors in Connacht it seems! !
There was a lad Red Óg Murphy from Sligo that kicked 11 points against Derry. He was very good
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: thejuice on July 25, 2018, 10:55:22 AM
Nice to have some interest in this stage of the minor competition after long drought.  This weekends games:

Quarter-Finals
Monaghan v Kildare, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3pm
Meath v Derry, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 3pm

How did Derry get on in Ulster? We had a relatively easy run through Leinster though beating Dublin and Kildare on the way.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on July 25, 2018, 10:58:52 AM
Nice to have some interest in this stage of the minor competition after long drought.  This weekends games:

Quarter-Finals
Monaghan v Kildare, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3pm
Meath v Derry, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 3pm

How did Derry get on in Ulster? We had a relatively easy run through Leinster though beating Dublin and Kildare on the way.

We beat Monaghan in the preliminary round then lost to Cavan in the first round after ET. Then in the back door we beat Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Monaghan beat us by 3 in the Ulster final. We've done well to reach this stage as it would be considered a young side.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Rossfan on July 25, 2018, 11:08:20 AM
Ros v Kerry in feckin Limerick Saturday.
Galway v Clare in Tullamore Sunday I think.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Boycey on July 25, 2018, 11:14:44 AM
With no betting odds on minors anymore it's hard to get a sense of who's the fancied teams, I know with Monaghan and Derry both lost in Ulster and Kerry are going for 5 in a row but that's about it.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: tippabu on July 25, 2018, 11:32:50 AM
Ros v Kerry in feckin Limerick Saturday.
Galway v Clare in Tullamore Sunday I think.

Where would have been a better venue? Ennis or thurles the only other two which might have similar travelling distances? I've not looked this up and maybe am showing off terrible geography!!
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Dinny Breen on July 25, 2018, 12:11:18 PM
Leinster had one very dominant team this year, Meath. Kildare were fortunate to find themselves in the weak group in Leinster.

Meath are a big side but not overly physical, they're not the most impressive minor side that I have seen such as Dublin 2012, Mayo/Ros in 2013, Kerry 2014 -16,  although a year behind those teams in their development. Still will be a good side to beat them.

Kildare are very sharp at the break and when they ran at Meath caused lots of problems and fouls, just couldn't get ball against Meath's dominate midfield. It was also their 3rd week in a row out including an extra 20 mins and looked flat. I suspect they will be fresher this week and will give Monaghan a rattle. A semi-final would be great achievement for that group.

 
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 25, 2018, 01:18:08 PM
Ros v Kerry in feckin Limerick Saturday.
Galway v Clare in Tullamore Sunday I think.

Where would have been a better venue? Ennis or thurles the only other two which might have similar travelling distances? I've not looked this up and maybe am showing off terrible geography!!

Would have made more sense to have those two games in one venue as part of a double header. Not counting games that are set for Croke Park out of interest when did Kerry last play one of these underage games outside of Munster?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 25, 2018, 01:18:36 PM
Are Derry any use?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 25, 2018, 01:27:33 PM
Leinster had one very dominant team this year, Meath. Kildare were fortunate to find themselves in the weak group in Leinster.

Meath are a big side but not overly physical, they're not the most impressive minor side that I have seen such as Dublin 2012, Mayo/Ros in 2013, Kerry 2014 -16,  although a year behind those teams in their development. Still will be a good side to beat them.

Kildare are very sharp at the break and when they ran at Meath caused lots of problems and fouls, just couldn't get ball against Meath's dominate midfield. It was also their 3rd week in a row out including an extra 20 mins and looked flat. I suspect they will be fresher this week and will give Monaghan a rattle. A semi-final would be great achievement for that group.

 

No talk on burn out there or did i miss it? that's too much for group of U17s best to judge this Kildare team when they have a break between games i.e this weekend and aren't Monaghan managed by Banty?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Hound on July 25, 2018, 01:30:37 PM
Is the semi drawn known? Will the winners of the two Leinster/Ulster matches play each other ?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 25, 2018, 01:32:10 PM
Is the semi drawn known? Will the winners of the two Leinster/Ulster matches play each other ?
Semi finals are as follows
Kildare/Monaghan v Kerry/Roscommon
Meath/Derry v Galway/Clare
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on July 25, 2018, 01:35:29 PM
Are Derry any use?

Was at a couple of their games in Ulster - They are ok, wouldn't be the best they were 8 points down against Down in the Ulster Semi but Down went down to 14. Down through it away that day and against Armagh they were comfortable. Play a lot through there Number 8, launch a lot of high balls in and he goes into the square to field. Then corner forwards nip around to win break ball and get there scores that way.

Haven't seen what Meath are like but suppose you need to be good to beat the dubs. Should get past them.

Are you confusing the minors and U20s Mourne Red?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Mourne Red on July 25, 2018, 01:40:02 PM
Are Derry any use?

Was at a couple of their games in Ulster - They are ok, wouldn't be the best they were 8 points down against Down in the Ulster Semi but Down went down to 14. Down through it away that day and against Armagh they were comfortable. Play a lot through there Number 8, launch a lot of high balls in and he goes into the square to field. Then corner forwards nip around to win break ball and get there scores that way.

Haven't seen what Meath are like but suppose you need to be good to beat the dubs. Should get past them.

Are you confusing the minors and U20s Mourne Red?

I am indeed ignore my post
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Main Street on July 25, 2018, 01:46:04 PM
Monaghan have Banty, on the comeback trail.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 25, 2018, 02:06:32 PM
Banty will have his revenge, in this life or the next.




Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: macdanger2 on July 25, 2018, 02:18:17 PM
Ros v Kerry in feckin Limerick Saturday.
Galway v Clare in Tullamore Sunday I think.

Where would have been a better venue? Ennis or thurles the only other two which might have similar travelling distances? I've not looked this up and maybe am showing off terrible geography!!

Ennis I'd have thought, smaller venue as well would make for a better atmosphere
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: galwayman on July 25, 2018, 02:34:25 PM
Galway should handle Clare. Meath would be tough in a semi final.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on July 25, 2018, 02:40:04 PM
Ros v Kerry in feckin Limerick Saturday.
Galway v Clare in Tullamore Sunday I think.

Where would have been a better venue? Ennis or thurles the only other two which might have similar travelling distances? I've not looked this up and maybe am showing off terrible geography!!

Ennis I'd have thought, smaller venue as well would make for a better atmosphere

We usually play Kerry in Ennis but I assume the fact we keep beating them there spooked the hype merchants. Why the CCCC would agree to put it in Limerick suggests there's a ridiculous and unfair level of sway that Kerry have in these decisions.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Dinny Breen on July 25, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
Leinster had one very dominant team this year, Meath. Kildare were fortunate to find themselves in the weak group in Leinster.

Meath are a big side but not overly physical, they're not the most impressive minor side that I have seen such as Dublin 2012, Mayo/Ros in 2013, Kerry 2014 -16,  although a year behind those teams in their development. Still will be a good side to beat them.

Kildare are very sharp at the break and when they ran at Meath caused lots of problems and fouls, just couldn't get ball against Meath's dominate midfield. It was also their 3rd week in a row out including an extra 20 mins and looked flat. I suspect they will be fresher this week and will give Monaghan a rattle. A semi-final would be great achievement for that group.

 

No talk on burn out there or did i miss it? that's too much for group of U17s best to judge this Kildare team when they have a break between games i.e this weekend and aren't Monaghan managed by Banty?

There was talk on the Leinster thread. Initially Kildare or Wicklow were expected to play Sat(Draw+ET), Wed(Replay), Sat(Final) - this was changed to Sat(Draw+ET), Fri(Replay), Following Sat(Final).

The Kildare v Wicklow games were two epics, the 2nd game was delayed because of the massive crowd at it 3k est.

So yes the Kildare minors are now on their 4th week in a row!! Physically and mentally that's hard for 16/17 year olds.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Main Street on July 28, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
Three 1/4 games on today at 3pm.
 Kildare (almost with home advantage) play Monaghan in Mullingar, nevertheless it will take a very strong Kildare team to put a stop to Banty on his road to redemption.

Is there only radio coverage?

other games
Kerry v Roscommon, Gaelic Grounds, 3pm
Derry v Meath, Athletic Grounds, 3pm
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Rossfan on July 28, 2018, 10:45:51 AM
Kerry and Kildare must have some pull with the 4Cs!!
Best of luck to our ladeens today , give it ye're best shot and see how it goes.
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Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 01:11:24 PM
Sure Derry practically have home advantage against us as well.
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Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on July 28, 2018, 01:26:45 PM
Sure Derry practically have home advantage against us as well.

Your partitionism is showing again!  :P

Very little difference in it between Derry City to Armagh, and Navan to Armagh, as it happens.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 01:56:29 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, Derry have played a load of games there already this year.
We won our province, why are we going up there?
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Post by: Rossfan on July 28, 2018, 02:02:54 PM
Provincial winners should get home advantage as a prize. It would also help the oul gate €€.
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Post by: Main Street on July 28, 2018, 03:29:11 PM
Going by the impartial assessment of the Northern Sound crew it sounds like Kildare have massed their ranks with (genetically modified) huge feckers, tried to muscle the Monaghan boys about, are playing with 2 sweepers and lumping the ball in high. However Monaghan's midgets are well coached and crafty.
Monaghan a goal ahead and now firmly at the vanguard of the Ulster challenge in this championship.
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Post by: Rossfan on July 28, 2018, 03:44:32 PM
We won't be going any further :-\
Behind 1-5 to 4 on 26 minutes,  then a quick 1-5 without reply by Kerry so  we're 12 behind.
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Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 28, 2018, 03:49:21 PM
Going by the impartial assessment of the Northern Sound crew it sounds like Kildare have massed their ranks with (genetically modified) huge feckers, tried to muscle the Monaghan boys about, are playing with 2 sweepers and lumping the ball in high. However Monaghan's midgets are well coached and crafty.
Monaghan a goal ahead and now firmly at the vanguard of the Ulster challenge in this championship.

From what I've seen of them it is not an overly big or physically developed Kildare team this year. We have the wind in the second half but it sounds like Monaghan are the better team from KFM.
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Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 03:50:00 PM
HT
Derry 0-04
Meath 1-10
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 28, 2018, 03:51:58 PM
AI between Kerry and Meath by the looks of it.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 03:54:31 PM
Don't you dare deliberately jinx us.
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Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 28, 2018, 03:55:21 PM
Monaghan might be in the mix too.
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Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 04:00:58 PM
Derry have the breeze for the 2nd half.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 04:14:12 PM
AI between Kerry and Meath by the looks of it.

Derry 1-09
Meath 1-11
 >:(
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 28, 2018, 04:16:36 PM
A good challenge will sharpen ye up.
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Post by: Schkite on July 28, 2018, 04:22:55 PM
Monaghan 2-11 Kildare 0-8 FT

Another big performance from Banty's Babes. Impressive to keep a clean sheet and hold Kildare to 8 pts considering the scores they've been putting up this year.
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Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 28, 2018, 04:25:14 PM
Disappointing enough year for Kildare but there should be 4 or 5 who should make it at u20 level if they commit and apply themselves.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on July 28, 2018, 04:31:08 PM
Results

Kerry 2-16 Roscommon 2-7
Monaghan 2-11 Kildare 0-8
Meath 1-15 Derry 1-10
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 04:31:28 PM
FT
Meath 1-15
Derry 1-10
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Main Street on July 28, 2018, 04:37:09 PM
 A big gulf in class and an easy emphatic win for Monaghan,  now meet Kerry in 2 weeks time.

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Post by: Dinny Breen on July 28, 2018, 04:43:50 PM
A big gulf in class and an easy emphatic win for Monaghan,  now meet Kerry in 2 weeks time.

Well done beating a team out on their fourth weekend in a row including a demoralising Leinster final defeat only last weekend. Ridiculous schedule for 16/17 year olds.

Monaghan will be no threat to Meath.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Schkite on July 28, 2018, 04:48:15 PM
A big gulf in class and an easy emphatic win for Monaghan,  now meet Kerry in 2 weeks time.

Well done beating a team out on their fourth weekend in a row including a demoralising Leinster final defeat only last weekend. Ridiculous schedule for 16/17 year olds.

Monaghan will be no threat to Meath.

I know Monaghan are good and all, but it's a bit disrespectful to Kerry to be putting us in the final already.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 28, 2018, 04:50:27 PM
Are Galway and Clare any use?
I presume both teams are a mixture of big, rangy lads and small, nippy lads.
And they can all play the bodhrán.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 28, 2018, 04:55:32 PM
Are Galway and Clare any use?
I presume both teams are a mixture of big, rangy lads and small, nippy lads.
And they can all play the bodhrán.
Clare not much use they wouldn't be in the quarter final if Munster had a round robin system. Kerry and Galway are around the same level and i will be surprised if the AI final isn't Galway v Kerry but at underage shocks do happen.   
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Throw ball on July 28, 2018, 05:40:41 PM
A big gulf in class and an easy emphatic win for Monaghan,  now meet Kerry in 2 weeks time.

Well done beating a team out on their fourth weekend in a row including a demoralising Leinster final defeat only last weekend. Ridiculous schedule for 16/17 year olds.

Monaghan will be no threat to Meath.

Derry nearly caught Meath. On saying that the conditions were terrible. Heavy rain and strong wind.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: straightred on July 29, 2018, 09:42:56 AM
will they wait to next saturday before fixing dates for the semi's. Galway seniors and one of Kerry or Monaghan seniors will play that weekend so they should try to put their minors and seniors on the same day in Croke Park
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Post by: Boycey on July 29, 2018, 10:44:34 AM
will they wait to next saturday before fixing dates for the semi's. Galway seniors and one of Kerry or Monaghan seniors will play that weekend so they should try to put their minors and seniors on the same day in Croke Park

Think there's only one semi in Croker with the U20 Final before the other semi?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Rossfan on July 29, 2018, 11:01:12 AM
U20 Final is on before Dublin/Ros hammering next Sunday.
Minor Semis listed 11th/12th and I expect they'll be matching them with Seniors when the line up is known next Sunday.
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Post by: Boycey on July 29, 2018, 11:13:48 AM
U20 Final is on before Dublin/Ros hammering next Sunday.
Minor Semis listed 11th/12th and I expect they'll be matching them with Seniors when the line up is known next Sunday.

Ok, I got my info from one of the Monaghan backroom team a week or so ago but your one makes more sense. I thought it'd be be unfair to have one of them in Croke Park and one elsewhere alright..
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Post by: galwayman on July 29, 2018, 01:55:00 PM
Clare 0-6 Galway no score after 23 mins!
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Post by: Blowitupref on July 29, 2018, 02:09:04 PM
Clare 0-6 Galway no score after 23 mins!

0-8 0-3 HT. What's going on there? Clare off the back of 20 point Munster final defeat and Galway won every game in Connacht comfortably.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Jinxy on July 29, 2018, 02:09:50 PM
Come on Clare!
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Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on July 29, 2018, 02:30:40 PM
13 mins gone in second half, 9 points each
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Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on July 29, 2018, 02:53:37 PM
All over

Galway 0-18
Clare 0-11
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Post by: Blowitupref on July 29, 2018, 02:54:24 PM
All over

Galway 0-18
Clare 0-11

Strange game a big wind in Tullamore?
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 29, 2018, 03:08:19 PM
Great comeback but you'd wonder how they got themselves into such a hole in the first place.
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Post by: Maroon Manc on July 31, 2018, 04:04:48 PM
Great comeback but you'd wonder how they got themselves into such a hole in the first place.

From the match report sounded like there was a strong wind, should be a close match against Meath in the semi.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 31, 2018, 04:43:20 PM
Great comeback but you'd wonder how they got themselves into such a hole in the first place.

From the match report sounded like there was a strong wind, should be a close match against Meath in the semi.

Just watched the highlights there and they were 0-8 to 0-0 down at one stage. Hard to tell how windy it was from highlights. Definitely a breeze but it didn't look like a gale.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 05, 2018, 12:55:28 AM
Semi finals

Saturday August 11
Galway vs Meath, Croke Park, 3pm

Sunday August 12th
Kerry vs Monaghan, Croke Park, 1:30pm
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2018, 03:09:36 PM
Galway look like the better side but very wasteful. Low quality game so far.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 03:15:56 PM
15 mins gone Meath 1-2 Galway 0-3
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Post by: armaghniac on August 11, 2018, 03:16:40 PM
I find myself rooting for Meath, strange experience.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 03:31:59 PM
HT Meath 2-4 Galway 0-6.  1-1 late on gives Meath a rather flattering 4 point lead at the break.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 11, 2018, 03:38:05 PM
Our lads a bit small compared to Meath. Especially at the back where their 3 forwards are all bigger than our 3 backs. They are able to power straight through them. That said we’ve actually had plenty of ball.

Paul Kelly very good in midfield though. The spit of his brother.
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Post by: tippabu on August 11, 2018, 03:39:53 PM
Galway look like the better side but very wasteful. Low quality game so far.

The whole changing from under 18 to under 17 has made a huge difference to the minor game. That 1 extra year means so much in terms of physical and skill, far less enjoyable spectacle and that's not having a cut at the young lads
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2018, 03:45:41 PM
Galway look like the better side but very wasteful. Low quality game so far.

The whole changing from under 18 to under 17 has made a huge difference to the minor game. That 1 extra year means so much in terms of physical and skill, far less enjoyable spectacle and that's not having a cut at the young lads
You could be right there. Young lads still in development mode more so than U18. I thought Galway was the better side in the 1st half but gave away two soft goals and find themselves behind,

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 11, 2018, 03:52:18 PM
Might be time to take the number 5 off the frees. I think he’s missed every one so far.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: hardstation on August 11, 2018, 03:52:51 PM
Surely Galway have a forward who could take their frees better than that?
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 03:57:33 PM
Two quick Galway goals they now lead. 42 mins gone Galway 2-7 Meath 2-6
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 04:07:16 PM
53 mins gone Galway 3-9 Meath 2-7


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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 04:20:13 PM
FT Galway 3-13 Meath 2-9

Meath 11 scores from 15 attempts and Galway 16 from 27 attempts highlights the best team won and was good value for their margin of victory.


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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 11, 2018, 04:20:44 PM
Great comeback to be fair from 5 down I think early in the 2nd half. Played some fine football after that.

Kelly and Halloran very tidy players.
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Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on August 11, 2018, 04:22:49 PM
Too easy for Galway in the end, maith siad.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2018, 04:28:08 PM
Best team certainly won that game. No disrespect to Meath but I think they won a weak Leinster championship.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: galwayman on August 11, 2018, 04:57:13 PM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloran got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: hardstation on August 11, 2018, 04:59:13 PM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney
They were probably scared of him.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2018, 05:23:24 PM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney
Yes Cathal Sweeney was the clear stand out player.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 11, 2018, 10:42:11 PM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney

I couldn't believe Sweeney was overlooked, I thought it was one of the most routine MOTM decisions you could make and they still didn't get it right.
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Post by: MayoBuck on August 11, 2018, 10:52:27 PM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney

I couldn't believe Sweeney was overlooked, I thought it was one of the most routine MOTM decisions you could make and they still didn't get it right.

They probably wanted to pick a gaeilgeoir.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2018, 02:31:40 AM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney

I couldn't believe Sweeney was overlooked, I thought it was one of the most routine MOTM decisions you could make and they still didn't get it right.

They probably wanted to pick a gaeilgeoir.

Halloran is from Salthill. Not exactly Gaeltacht territory but judging by his very decent Irish I’d say he’s a product of a Gaelscoil.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: thejuice on August 12, 2018, 04:49:09 AM
Disappointing from our point of view but we were very much second best today. That said it’s been our best run at Minor for a while and we have found a few decent players which hopefully will be a boost for our u20’s and seniors if we do things right for these kids.

Best of luck to Galway in the final. They could be the ones to break the Kerry streak if they keep the wides down.
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Post by: galwayman on August 12, 2018, 08:45:53 AM
Disappointing from our point of view but we were very much second best today. That said it’s been our best run at Minor for a while and we have found a few decent players which hopefully will be a boost for our u20’s and seniors if we do things right for these kids.

Best of luck to Galway in the final. They could be the ones to break the Kerry streak if they keep the wides down.
We should have won that game by a lot more.
A huge amount of scoreable frees squandered.
The lack of a left footed freetaker especially is a concern.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:02:03 PM
HT Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 0-6  Strong finish to the half by Monaghan.
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Post by: Baile an tuaigh on August 12, 2018, 02:06:58 PM
Monaghan being wiped out in midfield their keeper doing well shot stopping but can't find his men with kick outs. Kerry well on top.
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Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 12, 2018, 02:11:43 PM
Kerry got 2 monsters at midfield ; its funny how the dropping to u-17 level means a bigger different in compartive size of players!
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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 12, 2018, 02:20:52 PM
Kerry goal within 3 minutes of the 2nd half that will probably end the game as a contest.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2018, 02:21:33 PM
You can already see the conditioning work Kerry are doing with even lads this young.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:32:48 PM
46 mins gone. Kerry 1-13 Monaghan 0-9. Kerry down to 14 men.
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Post by: hardstation on August 12, 2018, 02:34:05 PM
Monaghan need a goal. Their tails are up though.
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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 12, 2018, 02:34:36 PM
Fair play to Monaghan not going down without a fight.
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Post by: hardstation on August 12, 2018, 02:41:05 PM
There’s the goal. Interesting last 10 minutes.
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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 12, 2018, 02:41:14 PM
Monaghan goal! game on again.
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Post by: armaghniac on August 12, 2018, 02:41:37 PM
Fair play to Monaghan not going down without a fight.

Fight on, now.
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Post by: hardstation on August 12, 2018, 02:43:17 PM
Fcukin hell!
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:43:43 PM
56 mins gone the game is level Kerry 1-13 Monaghan 2-10



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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 12, 2018, 02:44:20 PM
unbelievable Jeff!
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Post by: Baile an tuaigh on August 12, 2018, 02:44:53 PM
my God
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:47:56 PM
7 mins added.  Monaghan lead by 1
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Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 12, 2018, 02:49:31 PM
Am watching daylight robbery; theres night and day between the 2 teams ability wise@
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:50:04 PM
63 mins gone side level again. Some drama!
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:53:17 PM
Lack of discipline in the tackle costing Monaghan now. Kerry back in front 1-15 to 2-11 66 mins played.
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Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 12, 2018, 02:54:09 PM
Whos Carlos Valdermma for Kerry?
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 12, 2018, 02:55:53 PM
FT Kerry 1-16 Monaghan 2-11. Good enjoyable game fantastic effort by Monaghan but the best side won.
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Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 12, 2018, 02:58:20 PM
Best team won; they talking about Keane been next Kerry manager but he didnt take of the corner bck on a yellow card on a difficult player when well in control; nearly cost them the game! I wouldnt see him as nxt kerry manager!
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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 12, 2018, 03:03:55 PM
Hard luck to Monaghan died with their boots on.
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Post by: Main Street on August 12, 2018, 11:09:01 PM
Great spirited effort by Banty's boys, played the game to the last ounce of their energy and dragged a lost game down to the wire. Banty in the post match interview looked like was just after playing every one of those 60+ minutes.
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Post by: Syferus on August 12, 2018, 11:13:41 PM
The only teams to beat Roscommon this year are the AI finalists.
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Post by: Unlaoised on August 13, 2018, 01:14:23 AM
The only teams to beat Roscommon this year are the AI finalists.

Good point well made
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Post by: Rossfan on August 13, 2018, 02:59:26 AM
And in the Senior Final are the teams who scored 4-24 against us.
 ??? :-\
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Post by: Geoff Tipps on August 13, 2018, 11:42:00 AM
Who picks the man of the match in these games?
Aidan Halloween got it & while he played well the best player on the pitch by a country mile was Galway Number 7 Cathal Sweeney
Yes Cathal Sweeney was the clear stand out player.

Grandson of Mayo legend John Morley.
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Post by: Syferus on August 13, 2018, 11:49:30 AM
The only teams to beat Roscommon this year are the AI finalists.

Good point well made

You don’t need to tell me what I already know.
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Post by: Maroon Manc on August 15, 2018, 11:32:02 AM
Finding a free taker and cutting down on the greediness are the 2 biggest aspects Galway need to work on if their to beat Kerry; Kerry are a more physical team than Meath and Galway won't be cutting them open so often as they did to Meath.
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Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 15, 2018, 12:23:00 PM
In fairness to Monahan he was excellent from frees prior to the semi-final, hopefully last Saturday was an aberration.
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Post by: craicwas90 on August 29, 2018, 11:52:36 AM
Kerry favourites for this or do Galway have a chance?
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 29, 2018, 12:58:38 PM
Kerry favourites for this or do Galway have a chance?

Galway have a chance but Kerry look a bit more "physically developed" which can make quite a difference at that age. Thought Galway struggled a bit physically with Meath early on but got to grips with them eventually. But they had to make a few substitutions to do so.
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Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2018, 01:00:58 PM
Kerry favourites for this or do Galway have a chance?

Galway have a chance but Kerry look a bit more "physically developed" which can make quite a difference at that age. Thought Galway struggled a bit physically with Meath early on but got to grips with them eventually. But they had to make a few substitutions to do so.

Galway were the better of the two and we played both. Leave the poor mouth at the door and beat the hoors.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 29, 2018, 02:46:09 PM
Kerry favourites for this or do Galway have a chance?
Based on the two semi final performances Galway have every chance of winning. Monaghan pushing Kerry all the way wasn't a once off as Cork also pushed them all the way. If Galway happen to be better than Monaghan,Cork then we are in for a very competitive AI final
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Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 29, 2018, 02:51:47 PM
Kerry favourites for this or do Galway have a chance?

They have a chance but trying to predict the outcome of minor (especially as it's now an under 17 age grade) matches is a fools errand I think.
Kerry have all the recent pedigree but then again in 2016 I thought Galway were marginally the better team in general play overall but their shooting was woeful, particularly when they owned the ball for the first 15-20 minutes and yet found themselves 2-2 to no score down or something like that.
The big question is how many good Senior players are you going to get out of the team and we won't know that for another 4-6 years. The 1994 Galway minors got beaten by Kerry but 8 of the starters played in and won an All Ireland, we'll hardly see ever see that return again but 2-3 would be great.
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Post by: seafoid on August 29, 2018, 03:28:09 PM
I remember Donnellan from that match and the Kerry people around us saying what a player he was.
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Post by: spuds on August 29, 2018, 03:54:24 PM
I remember Donnellan from that match and the Kerry people around us saying what a player he was.

Did you need them to say that?
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 01, 2018, 01:19:13 PM
Donal O’Fatharta and his selectors have picked the Galway Minor team to take on Kerry in  Sunday’s All-Ireland Minor Final at 1pm

 
1- Donie Halloran – Cortoon-Shamrocks

2- Ethan Walsh- Cortoon-Shamrocks

3- Seán Black -Clifden

4- Cian Deane –Maigh Cuillin

5- Ryan Monahan -Oughterard

6 -Tony Gill -Corofin

7- Cathal Sweeney –Salthill-Knocknacarra

8 -Paul Kelly-Maigh Cuillin

9 – Conor Raftery –Glenamaddy (Captain)

10- Liam Judge -Caherlistrane

11 -Aidan Halloran-Salthill-Knocknacarra

12- Seán Horkan-St Gabriels

13 -Eoghan Tinney –Salthill-Knocknacarra

14 -Daniel Cox –Maigh Cuillin

15 Matthew Cooley –Corofin
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on September 01, 2018, 08:29:57 PM
Best of luck to our young lads tomorrow.  If they can avoid their usual sluggish first half they have every chance in this game.  Should be a decent match.
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Post by: seafoid on September 02, 2018, 01:23:18 PM
Galway 0-6
Kerry 0-4

Tús maith
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 02, 2018, 01:40:28 PM
Should be further ahead at the break really. Missed two good goal chances. Hopefully they can kick on.
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Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 01:40:59 PM
HT Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-8. Galway good value for that lead and might be a little disappointed they aren't leading by more.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on September 02, 2018, 01:46:45 PM
Serious pace to the game if Kerry lose they will look back on that long spell without a score
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Post by: Farrandeelin on September 02, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
Should've been a 45 to Galway there a minute ago.
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Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 01:59:05 PM
43 mins gone Kerry take the lead! Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-13
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Post by: Maroon Manc on September 02, 2018, 02:06:51 PM
Galway left a lot of scorers behind them now really struggling on either kick out. Kerry benefitting from a few questionable decisions
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 02:10:29 PM
55 mins gone  Galway 1-12 Kerry 0-16.  Wide count is Kerry 9 Galway 8.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 02, 2018, 02:13:28 PM
Kerry lads have won a few “handy” frees.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 02:13:50 PM
58 mins gone Kerry 0-16 Galway 1-13.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Zulu on September 02, 2018, 02:15:20 PM
Very good game between two high quality teams.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 02:16:26 PM
5 mins of injury time to play. Kerry 0-19 Galway 1-14
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on September 02, 2018, 02:17:07 PM
Kerry lads have won a few “handy” frees.
Handy is a feckin understatement! 
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 02, 2018, 02:18:02 PM
Kerry lads have won a few “handy” frees.
Handy is a feckin understatement!

Well dives I believe is the technical term.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 02, 2018, 02:22:08 PM
Disappointing but Galway missed 3 or 4 good goal chances. Kerry didn’t have any really. Have to take your chances in finals. Galway took those goal chances in the semi-final but missed them today. Hard to be over critical of very young lads. Some very good players amongst them. Two good teams.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Blowitupref on September 02, 2018, 02:22:42 PM
FT Kerry 0-21 Galway 1-14. Minor champions once again or be it this is U17 level now. Strong 2nd half for Kerry 0-13 scored. Galway will looked back on the goal chances not taken and probably should have led by more at half time.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on September 02, 2018, 02:26:47 PM
Well done to Kerry, good win and some tidy footballers in that side. 

We simply didn’t take our chances and paid the ultimate price.  Hopefully they will push on at U20 level in the next few years.

Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 02, 2018, 03:13:58 PM
Kerry really stepped it up 2nd half outscoring Galway 0-13 to 0-5. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but a 4 point lead at half time wasn't enough for Galway to win that final.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: spuds on September 02, 2018, 03:15:21 PM
Kerry really stepped it up 2nd half outscoring Galway 0-13 to 0-5. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but a 4 point lead at half time wasn't enough for Galway to win that final.

So you think in hindsight they decide to score more in 1st half?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 02, 2018, 03:31:06 PM
Kerry really stepped it up 2nd half outscoring Galway 0-13 to 0-5. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but a 4 point lead at half time wasn't enough for Galway to win that final.

So you think in hindsight they decide to score more in 1st half?
Galway had more than enough chances to lead by more at half time.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 02, 2018, 07:24:15 PM
Kerry lads have won a few “handy” frees.
Handy is a feckin understatement!

Well dives I believe is the technical term.

Thought Hurson was appalling, Kerry got soft free after soft free that 2nd half. It looked Cathal Sweeney was deliberately targeted from early on.  Galway should have been a lot further clear at half time, don't like naming names at that age but one player left a lot of scores behind him. Galway really struggled on kickouts the 2nd half from either end which was a surprise given how well they did the first half.

Well done to Kerry, before the game I was worried about the size and strength of them and those concerns came to fruition.

Its getting more difficult to judge minors, the age is lower and the teams are becoming taller, stronger and are better conditioned, give it a couple of years and many of these advantages will have disappeared for various reasons.  I can't remember much about the Kerry minor teams in 14 & 15 but the last 3 minor teams have been huge teams.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Estimator on September 12, 2018, 06:14:11 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on September 12, 2018, 06:23:55 PM
How the fûck do Wicklow and Dublin players get awards? At least be consistent in yer nonsense, voters.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Rossfan on September 14, 2018, 04:14:13 PM
Munster changing their MFC format next year

http://www.gaa.ie/news-archive/news/munster-shc-to-begin-a-week-earlier-in-2019/
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 14, 2018, 05:16:37 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 14, 2018, 05:23:48 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?

An amalgamation of Glenamaddy, Williamstown and Glinsk. A bit daft that Paul O'Shea didn't get on that team of the year.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: larryin89 on September 14, 2018, 05:27:53 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?

Glenamaddy anyway
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 14, 2018, 06:48:41 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?

An amalgamation of Glenamaddy, Williamstown and Glinsk. A bit daft that Paul O'Shea didn't get on that team of the year.

Cathal Sweeney as well is another bizarre omision. Arguably the two best minors this year and neither of them on the team of the year.

Raftery is usually listed as a Glenamaddy club man so not sure why he was down as Northern Gaels in the team of the year.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Syferus on September 14, 2018, 06:53:55 PM
The best Galway player I saw was Halloran. But the management’s use of him at times seemed a bit bizarre.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: galwayman on September 14, 2018, 08:24:02 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?

An amalgamation of Glenamaddy, Williamstown and Glinsk. A bit daft that Paul O'Shea didn't get on that team of the year.

Cathal Sweeney as well is another bizarre omision. Arguably the two best minors this year and neither of them on the team of the year.

Raftery is usually listed as a Glenamaddy club man so not sure why he was down as Northern Gaels in the team of the year.
Raftery is from the Glenamaddy club.
Listed as Northern Gaels I assume because Glenamaddy play their underage football under the Northern Gaels amalgamation.
Sweeney Gill & Raftery were the 3 most consistent players on that Galway team.
Played well in every game pretty much whereas Cooley, Halloran and a few others played well in some games and poorly in others.
Title: Re: AI minor football championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 14, 2018, 10:15:25 PM
The Electric Ireland All Star Minor Team 2018
Looks like they forgot about Paul O’Shea..

John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)

Northern Gaels in Galway? What amalgamation are they?

An amalgamation of Glenamaddy, Williamstown and Glinsk. A bit daft that Paul O'Shea didn't get on that team of the year.

Cathal Sweeney as well is another bizarre omision. Arguably the two best minors this year and neither of them on the team of the year.

Raftery is usually listed as a Glenamaddy club man so not sure why he was down as Northern Gaels in the team of the year.

Yes Sweeney was very good also and isn't he related to the late John Morley?