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Title: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 26, 2019, 07:59:25 PM
AI Quarter final stage on this weekend.

Tomorrow

Mayo v Dublin 3pm
Kildare v Galway 7pm

Sunday

Kerry v Tyrone 2pm
Monaghan v Cork 6pm

All games live on the TG4 youtube channel


Semi final line up

Mayo/Dublin v Monaghan/Cork
Kerry/Tyrone v Kildare/Galway
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 03:10:35 PM
10 minutes played. Mayo 1-3 Dublin 0-2. A fine individual goal from Paul Walsh.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 03:32:02 PM
Half time Mayo 2-8 Dublin 0-8. 2nd Mayo goal a lucky one, a point effort came off the post and the big midfielder reacted the quickest. Dublin created two good goal chances in that half & they will probably need a goal or two 2nd half to get back into this game.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 27, 2019, 03:33:22 PM
 Great service from TG4
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 03:55:32 PM
40 minutes played Mayo 3-9 Dublin 0-11. 3rd goal 3 minutes into the 2nd half a great run and fine finish by Ethan Henry.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Ed Ricketts on July 27, 2019, 04:08:38 PM
Class game.

2-16 to 4-10 just over five mins left
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 27, 2019, 04:08:49 PM
Some drama in this 2nd half. Dublin had cut the gap to 0-15 to 3-9 then Mayo scored a 4th goal against the run of play. Dublin now with 2 goals in a minute to lead 2-16 to 4-9. Edit Mayo level it up again!
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 04:20:56 PM
FT Mayo 5-12 Dublin 2-19. Best team won but Dublin certainly went down fighting.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: moysider on July 27, 2019, 04:29:52 PM

Mental game. I'm delighted and annoyed at the same time. Proud of them too. Great kids.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 27, 2019, 04:47:24 PM

Mental game. I'm delighted and annoyed at the same time. Proud of them too. Great kids.

Can't be too annoyed with a group of 16/17 year olds, more so than U18 level was its a development grade. 16 goals in 7 games i think now for this Mayo team, the semi final opposition will be trying to stop the goals but easier said than done.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 27, 2019, 04:47:56 PM
When is the semi?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 27, 2019, 04:50:43 PM
When is the semi?
10th or 11th of August.  If Mayo seniors get through to the semi final it will be on before that game.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 27, 2019, 07:20:43 PM
How's the galway kildare game going?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 07:23:49 PM
How's the galway kildare game going?

Kildare 0-7 Galway 1-6. 25 minutes played.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 08:06:52 PM
13 minutes to play Galway 1-13 kildare 0-14
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 27, 2019, 08:23:17 PM
Both Connacht finalists into the All Ireland semi finals. FT Galway 2-17 Kildare 0-15
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 27, 2019, 08:23:27 PM
FT

Kildare 0-15 Galway 2-17

Good win. I thought Kildare looked very impressive in the Leinster final. Thought we would be up against it today.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 27, 2019, 08:28:34 PM
Galway excellent the 2nd half when they stopped trying to hit Culhane with every ball, Joyce brilliant  at centre half forward carrying the ball, they couldn't stop him.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 27, 2019, 08:39:59 PM
Yeah good performance overall.
Especially in the second half.
McLoughlin is powerful around the middle.
Cian Hernon was very good at wing back as was Warren Seoighe up front.
Kerry or Tyrone next.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Dinny Breen on July 27, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
Well done Galway dominated around the middle. McLoughlin and Joyce the two key players and Galway took their goal chances. Best of luck.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Hound on July 27, 2019, 09:58:56 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Jayop on July 27, 2019, 11:19:19 PM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 27, 2019, 11:28:15 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.

Little between the Connacht Runners up Galway and the winners Mayo, after all it was 1 point difference after extra time in the Connacht final and in the group stage Galway beat Mayo. 
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Hound on July 27, 2019, 11:37:51 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.

Little between the Connacht Runners up Galway and the winners Mayo, after all it was 1 point difference after extra time in the Connacht final and in the group stage Galway beat Mayo.
Cheers. Hadn’t realized that.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Halfquarter on July 28, 2019, 12:00:50 AM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
+1, apt description 😆
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 28, 2019, 12:08:53 AM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: moysider on July 28, 2019, 12:21:47 AM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
+1, apt description 😆

I suppose as a Mayo, that it is always going to be like this. Maybe there is no balance for us. It is pure chaos. The interviews with Mayo manager and player Frank Irwin after were very good. Frank admitted that they lose concentration thinking they have s lot done. Tomás Morley - without being pushed - said his team does idle in front. Fair play to him for being candid about it. I really respect that. You could tell it is something that he has worked on.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Jayop on July 28, 2019, 01:09:45 AM
Savage quality pictures from tg4 on YouTube too. Just shows what you can do on a limited budget.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: maigheo on July 28, 2019, 01:16:13 AM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
Thought that was absolutely brilliant and have watched it a few times since  and it seemed to Paul Walsh the most natural thing in the world to do.Absoulte class   
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 28, 2019, 01:59:54 AM
Savage quality pictures from tg4 on YouTube too. Just shows what you can do on a limited budget.

We just mentioned this ourselves this evening. I believe they had some trouble last week for Galway V Clare in the minor hurling but it was immediately fixed this week.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Jayop on July 28, 2019, 02:03:12 AM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
Thought that was absolutely brilliant and have watched it a few times since  and it seemed to Paul Walsh the most natural thing in the world to do.Absoulte class

Fearless youth. Minor football is class to watch at times for that very reason.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Hound on July 28, 2019, 10:15:57 AM
Well done Galway dominated around the middle. McLoughlin and Joyce the two key players and Galway took their goal chances. Best of luck.
Have you seen much of Aaron Browne, Dinny?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Main Street on July 28, 2019, 01:06:38 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.
It is said that the main reason Dublin are not as successful at u17 level is that they have so many good players coming through to choose from as a result of all their development work, that there is no way they can select a best 20 squad. That it takes a couple of years more to see the real cream come to the top.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 01:52:19 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.
It is said that the main reason Dublin are not as successful at u17 level is that they have so many good players coming through to choose from as a result of all their development work, that there is no way they can select a best 20 squad. That it takes a couple of years more to see the real cream come to the top.

I attended the minor (U18) AI semi final 2017 between Derry and Dublin a game Derry won and probably should have won by more.  11 Dublin players that played in that game played again yesterday for the U20s.

The main difference in those Dublin players in two years was how much muscle they have since added to their mostly light frames at minor level. Fitness,S&C and physicality comes to the fore for Dublin players it seems once they get past the development grades.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 02:33:44 PM
HT Tyrone 0-6 Kerry 0-3. After yesterday's open expansive AI quarter finals this is more of a tactical game and where the turnovers especially from Tyrone is high.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 03:06:41 PM
Kerry goal they lead by 3. Tyrone 0-7 kerry 1-7 48 minutes played
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Angelo on July 28, 2019, 03:18:35 PM
Tyrone will be kicking themselves with this.

They should have been much further ahead that 3 points at half time, 2 great goal chances missed in the first half and 2 pointed efforts hitting the post. Kerry upped it in the second half and Tyrone lost their discipline when things started to go against them.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Angelo on July 28, 2019, 03:19:37 PM
Mark Devlin also looks a star in the making for Tyrone.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 03:23:50 PM
FT Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-9. Tyrone played the last ten minutes with 14 players, very impressive 2nd half display from Kerry.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on July 28, 2019, 04:14:41 PM
Didn't see the game today. How would that Kerry side compare to Mayo and Galway yesterday?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on July 28, 2019, 04:19:00 PM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
Thought that was absolutely brilliant and have watched it a few times since  and it seemed to Paul Walsh the most natural thing in the world to do.Absoulte class

Thank God it came off, could have been a disaster otherwise!

Some going by Mayo Gaels having 2 of the most prominent players on the minor team
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 06:35:54 PM
Two Cork goals in a minute just before half time gives Cork a healthy half time lead.

Cork 2-8 Monaghan 0-8

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on July 28, 2019, 06:49:08 PM
FT Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-9. Tyrone played the last ten minutes with 14 players, very impressive 2nd half display from Kerry.

Yep, no answer in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 06:59:08 PM
Monaghan goal from a penalty. Cork 2-10 Monaghan 1-8. 40 minutes played.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 07:08:27 PM
2nd Monaghan goal from a 2nd penalty. Cork 2-12 Monaghan 2-9 just 10 minutes to play.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 28, 2019, 07:25:50 PM
FT Cork 3-19 Monaghan 2-10. The win sealed with 3rd goal in injury time.

All Ireland semi final line up

Kerry V Galway
Mayo V Cork
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 28, 2019, 07:26:51 PM
Four well matched sides into the semi final and could flick a coin when trying to pick All Ireland winner. I think we should get three action packed high scoring games.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Main Street on July 28, 2019, 07:30:20 PM
Monaghan will just have to settle for beating Tyrone twice and retaining the Ulster title.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 28, 2019, 07:52:25 PM
FT Cork 3-19 Monaghan 2-10. The win sealed with 3rd goal in injury time.

All Ireland semi final line up

Kerry V Galway
Mayo V Cork

Hopefully 3rd time lucky for us against Kerry after losing the 16 and 18 AI finals against them.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on July 28, 2019, 08:03:38 PM
That second half today was just a fantastic advert for football. I was glued to it.

The mayo lad that flicked the ball to himself six inches from his goal line in extra time must have balls of steel. I was pissing myself laughing at the audacity.
Thought that was absolutely brilliant and have watched it a few times since  and it seemed to Paul Walsh the most natural thing in the world to do.Absoulte class

Thank God it came off, could have been a disaster otherwise!

Some going by Mayo Gaels having 2 of the most prominent players on the minor team

He took some amount of steps out with the ball .........10 at a guess!
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Corkscrew on July 30, 2019, 12:16:56 AM
FT Cork 3-19 Monaghan 2-10. The win sealed with 3rd goal in injury time.

All Ireland semi final line up

Kerry V Galway
Mayo V Cork

Hopefully 3rd time lucky for us against Kerry after losing the 16 and 18 AI finals against them.

Hopefully not, especially if we can overcome Mayo. Love to get another crack at them for our opportunity to become third time lucky within the space of a few months. 

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on July 31, 2019, 06:49:50 PM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?


No I think that should be reserved for people who vilify good GAA folk without having a clue what they're talking about.

Congratulations. You're a shoo in.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on July 31, 2019, 06:53:28 PM
Connacht must be pumping some money into underage. Apparently it’s the only reason to have a successful team!

Well done Mayo, I though we were a tad unlucky, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. More disappointing because I thought we’d no chance, but then they showed great resolve, only for Mayo to fight back again. Both teams can be very proud of themselves, which is probably the best outcome possible at this level.

Disappointed for Kildare.  I think if we played them 10 times, they’d win 7-3 or thereabouts. So thought they’d take the Connacht runners up. They do have a few class players though, one in particular will be a top senior Imo.

Little between the Connacht Runners up Galway and the winners Mayo, after all it was 1 point difference after extra time in the Connacht final and in the group stage Galway beat Mayo.
Cheers. Hadn’t realized that.


Connacht was really even and a good standard this year. Ourselves and Roscommon both beat Mayo. We lost to Galway by a point in Tuam.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 31, 2019, 07:35:26 PM
It was Galway and Sligo that beat Mayo.
Mayo hammered Ros.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on July 31, 2019, 08:49:48 PM
It was Galway and Sligo that beat Mayo.
Mayo hammered Ros.


Apologies, you're correct. Roscommon beat Galway
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on August 01, 2019, 01:48:21 PM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?


No I think that should be reserved for people who vilify good GAA folk without having a clue what they're talking about.

Congratulations. You're a shoo in.
Doesn't matter how good a member of the " good GAA folk" he is he still fckd up in a big way.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: blanketattack on August 01, 2019, 02:06:38 PM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?


No I think that should be reserved for people who vilify good GAA folk without having a clue what they're talking about.

Congratulations. You're a shoo in.
Doesn't matter how good a member of the " good GAA folk" he is he still fckd up in a big way.

Kerry could have eliminated Cork if they wanted to by losing to Clare which would have ended the winning streak at 32 games.

Didn't Meath put out a weakened team last year in their final group game which they lost and caused Dublin to be eliminated?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 01, 2019, 02:08:23 PM
Kerry the only unbeaten side of the last 4. Galway,Mayo,Cork have all lost two championship games this summer already. 
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Hound on August 01, 2019, 02:34:51 PM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?


No I think that should be reserved for people who vilify good GAA folk without having a clue what they're talking about.

Congratulations. You're a shoo in.
Doesn't matter how good a member of the " good GAA folk" he is he still fckd up in a big way.

Kerry could have eliminated Cork if they wanted to by losing to Clare which would have ended the winning streak at 32 games.

Didn't Meath put out a weakened team last year in their final group game which they lost and caused Dublin to be eliminated?
Yep!

But they were right to do so, because the intention was to rest players for the bigger game around the corner, and I'm sure every lad who played gave it their best shot as they were playing for places.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on August 01, 2019, 06:06:26 PM
If the Sligo Minor Manager had a bit of strategic vision Mayowestros would have been eliminated in the group stages and his team might well have been playing today.
Can I nominate him for GAA pillock of the year?


No I think that should be reserved for people who vilify good GAA folk without having a clue what they're talking about.

Congratulations. You're a shoo in.
Doesn't matter how good a member of the " good GAA folk" he is he still fckd up in a big way.


You're talking about something you don't know everything about so I'd advise you to stop talking. It's nowhere near as straightforward as you think and I'm actually surprised at you that you don't realise this.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 01, 2019, 06:34:50 PM
From what i recall Sligo was already into Connacht semi final played a full strength team for their final group game. The semi final played 5 days later and Sligo making just 2 changes to their starting team (1 unforced due to injury) lost to Mayo who played their first game in two weeks.

I'm sure in hindsight Michael Duffy the Sligo manager may have rested a number of his starters for that group game but i suppose managers as much as players live and learn by their mistakes.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on August 01, 2019, 06:37:18 PM
No comment. :-X
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 01, 2019, 07:01:02 PM
If Ros were good enough, they'd have won.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on August 01, 2019, 08:21:03 PM
No comment. :-X


Bit late for that now.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on August 01, 2019, 08:26:00 PM
From what i recall Sligo was already into Connacht semi final played a full strength team for their final group game. The semi final played 5 days later and Sligo making just 2 changes to their starting team (1 unforced due to injury) lost to Mayo who played their first game in two weeks.

I'm sure in hindsight Michael Duffy the Sligo manager may have rested a number of his starters for that group game but i suppose managers as much as players live and learn by their mistakes.


As I said earlier, it's not that simple. The belief (because it was clearly written on the fixtures circulated several times from as far back as December) was that a win meant a home semi final whereas a loss meant an away semi final.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 01, 2019, 08:44:18 PM
From what i recall Sligo was already into Connacht semi final played a full strength team for their final group game. The semi final played 5 days later and Sligo making just 2 changes to their starting team (1 unforced due to injury) lost to Mayo who played their first game in two weeks.

I'm sure in hindsight Michael Duffy the Sligo manager may have rested a number of his starters for that group game but i suppose managers as much as players live and learn by their mistakes.


As I said earlier, it's not that simple. The belief (because it was clearly written on the fixtures circulated several times from as far back as December) was that a win meant a home semi final whereas a loss meant an away semi final.

I doubt home advantage was all that important. Playing 2 games in 6 days is tough going for conditioned seniors teams never mind U17s.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on August 01, 2019, 09:22:14 PM
If Ros were good enough, they'd have won.
They weren't, they didn't .
Ros Co Board seemed well aware that if we played Sligo in a semi final it would be at home i.e reverse of the Group fixture..
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: kerryforsam19 on August 02, 2019, 06:50:11 AM
Kerry the only unbeaten side of the last 4. Galway,Mayo,Cork have all lost two championship games this summer already.

Kerry are  actually 6 year unbeaten now 😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on August 02, 2019, 09:54:20 AM
If Ros were good enough, they'd have won.
They weren't, they didn't .
Ros Co Board seemed well aware that if we played Sligo in a semi final it would be at home i.e reverse of the Group fixture..


Why was there a Connacht CCC meeting on the Saturday so if it was so clear?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on August 02, 2019, 10:58:03 AM
Not privy to the workings of that body.
All I know is a chap I was talking to at the match in Markievicz who's involved in County affairs told me we'd be at home to Sligo in the Semi if that game ended level.
I still think ye're manager was mad to put out his best team v Ros.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on August 02, 2019, 11:58:03 AM
Not privy to the workings of that body.
All I know is a chap I was talking to at the match in Markievicz who's involved in County affairs told me we'd be at home to Sligo in the Semi if that game ended level.
I still think ye're manager was mad to put out his best team v Ros.


So he's not GAA pillock of the year? Or is he still?  ::)
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 03, 2019, 11:38:10 PM
All Ireland semi line up schedule confirmed

Saturday the 10th at 3pm Mayo v Cork (on before the Mayo senior semi final)

Sunday the 11th at 1:30 pm Kerry V Galway (on before the Kerry senior semi final)



Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 04, 2019, 08:57:42 AM
Raging I'm at a wedding next Saturday. Will it be on TG4?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 04, 2019, 02:55:55 PM
Raging I'm at a wedding next Saturday. Will it be on TG4?
Will be on TG4
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on August 04, 2019, 07:47:38 PM
Raging I'm at a wedding next Saturday. Will it be on TG4?

What's the penalty in your house for skipping a wedding?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 10, 2019, 03:11:44 PM
10 mins played in the first of the two All Ireland semi finals.  Cork 1-2  Mayo 0-1.  Poor kick out by the Mayo keeper on the Cork goal.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 10, 2019, 03:33:58 PM
Half time Cork 1-7 Mayo 0-7.  Cork with deserved half time lead but can't be happy with their poor free taking in that half.
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Post by: Gmac on August 10, 2019, 03:52:46 PM
Disappointing for Mayo young lads that so few of their supporters are there to watch them
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 10, 2019, 03:56:47 PM
40 minutes played.  Cork 1-8 Mayo 0-9. Mayo on top now but a little wasteful in front of goal.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 10, 2019, 04:03:15 PM
Some goal by the Cork full back there. Cork with a good lead now 46 mins gone. Cork 2-10 Mayo 0-10
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Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 10, 2019, 04:07:29 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
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Post by: Gmac on August 10, 2019, 04:09:17 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
did it go 14 yards or whatever that rule is
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 10, 2019, 04:23:13 PM
Full time Cork 4-12 Mayo 1-13.  Very impressive display by Cork, 4 goals scored and keeping a Mayo team that was full of goals to 1 goal deep into injury time was the key parts in a comfortable win. 
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 10, 2019, 04:25:22 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
did it go 14 yards or whatever that rule is

I thought the rule now was outside the 20?
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Post by: Captain Obvious on August 10, 2019, 04:35:07 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
Was all over after the 2nd goal just a matter of how much Cork would win by. Munster looks very strong at underage this summer.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Gmac on August 10, 2019, 04:39:21 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
did it go 14 yards or whatever that rule is

I thought the rule now was outside the 20?
still has to travel the 14 yards ref blew for it earlier in game also
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: twohands!!! on August 10, 2019, 06:51:09 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
did it go 14 yards or whatever that rule is

I thought the rule now was outside the 20?
still has to travel the 14 yards ref blew for it earlier in game also

13 metres is the distance it has to travel.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Gmac on August 10, 2019, 07:12:12 PM
All over. That looked a bad decision by the ref, back looked to be outside the 20 when he picked up the kick out?
did it go 14 yards or whatever that rule is

I thought the rule now was outside the 20?
still has to travel the 14 yards ref blew for it earlier in game also

13 metres is the distance it has to travel.
14.217 yards
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2019, 01:41:13 PM
10 minutes played in the 2nd of the All Ireland semi finals Kerry 0-2 Galway 0-3.  Two goal chances for Kerry already, one well saved by the Galway keeper.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2019, 02:02:44 PM
Half time Kerry 0-5 Galway 0-7. 
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2019, 02:19:23 PM
Kerry have found their scoring boots, 4 points from four shots at the start of this 2nd half.  Kerry 0-9 Galway 0-8 35 minutes
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2019, 02:35:50 PM
8 minutes to play level 0-12 each.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Schkite on August 11, 2019, 02:39:12 PM
Absolutely brutal by the Galway no. 8 there, a better option either side of him. If they don't win he'll be kicking himself.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 11, 2019, 02:41:03 PM
Absolutely brutal by the Galway no. 8 there, a better option either side of him. If they don't win he'll be kicking himself.

Had the game in his hands there. To not even get a point from it was criminal. He’s had a great game too.
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Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2019, 02:47:43 PM
FT Galway 0-14 Kerry 0-13.  Congrats to Galway on a hard earned win. When did the two beaten provincial runners up last reach the All Ireland final at this grade i wonder?
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Post by: Schkite on August 11, 2019, 02:48:43 PM
Absolutely brutal by the Galway no. 8 there, a better option either side of him. If they don't win he'll be kicking himself.

Had the game in his hands there. To not even get a point from it was criminal. He’s had a great game too.

To be fair to him he's just won that crucial throw up in front of the Galway goal to prevent an equalising point.

Job done for Galway anyway, Kerry's minor reign of terror is over.
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Post by: Mayo Border on August 11, 2019, 02:50:13 PM
We'll done Galway lads. Great game
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on August 11, 2019, 02:51:58 PM
Nice win that.  Both sides guilty of some poor play late on.  Both goalkeepers made some great saves!
Some very nice footballers in that Galway team.  Fair play to Ducky and the backroom team, doing some great work with recent minor teams.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on August 11, 2019, 03:09:38 PM
Not the highest of quality games but a decent competitive game. Well done to Galway the two teams that stood out the most the quarter finals have reached the AI final.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 11, 2019, 03:27:12 PM
Minors in both football and hurling in the AI final for the second year in a row.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2019, 03:43:13 PM
Well done to Cork and Galway it should be a good All Ireland final.

Kerry's first defeat in this championship and they are out while the two finalists have lost twice. Not the best of formats but I doubt Cork and Galway care.
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Post by: magpie seanie on August 11, 2019, 08:46:29 PM
Well done to Cork and Galway. Mayo have lost 3 championship games in senior and minor without making wither final.....surely a record.
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Post by: Rossfan on August 11, 2019, 09:34:25 PM
Well done to Cork and Galway it should be a good All Ireland final.

Kerry's first defeat in this championship and they are out while the two finalists have lost twice. Not the best of formats but I doubt Cork and Galway care.
The All Ireland Minor Championship is a knock out competition between the 8 Provincial Finalists.
The 4 Provincial Championships are separate competitions each with their own format.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2019, 10:53:41 PM
Well done to Cork and Galway it should be a good All Ireland final.

Kerry's first defeat in this championship and they are out while the two finalists have lost twice. Not the best of formats but I doubt Cork and Galway care.
The All Ireland Minor Championship is a knock out competition between the 8 Provincial Finalists.
The 4 Provincial Championships are separate competitions each with their own format.

Thanks for telling me something I already know.  At least the last eight of this championship isn't unnecessary dragged out.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: seafoid on August 12, 2019, 11:24:10 AM
The Dubs haven't won a minor final for a good while.
Their system doesn't kick in until later
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2019, 11:49:51 AM
Galway now reached 3 of the last 4 AI minor finals which is a fair achievement in itself and a testament how many good young players are coming through. Unfortunate to come up against a 5 in a row of Kerry sides during that time although they got a modicum of revenge for the two previous final defeats yesterday.

Will still have it tough against Cork in the final who look like a physically very big minor side.
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Post by: Hound on August 12, 2019, 02:04:13 PM
The Dubs haven't won a minor final for a good while.
Their system doesn't kick in until later
Correct. Yet people still think it's the games development funding learners get in primary school that makes all the difference!
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 12, 2019, 05:11:22 PM
Galway pretty fortunate to win yesterday in all honesty, Kerry had an obscene amount of bad wides down the stretch, couple of their lads didn't take on easier point chances than the actual shots that were eventually taken and missed, it was the only time in the match that I thought they looked truly flustered.
In general play as well they looked the better side, better than Galway at the fundamentals of the game and playing smarter, the Galway lads were addicted to running with the ball into the tackle yesterday, that's a cardinal sin in the modern game and something which the coaches should be looking to stamp out. Galway have to be commended for being able to keep it together after Kerry got 4 scores in 3 minutes after ht, very easy for a bunch of kids up against Kerry to drop the heads at that point, they steadied themselves and managed to hang in there, credit to the management setup for making sure that mentally they were able to deal with a big setback.

The 2018 Galway minor team looked a better overall unit but realistically you are just looking for lads that will project to playing at Senior level and in Culhane, McLaughlin, Seoighe, Fiorentini and thankfully a couple of the FB line there's at least plenty of natural ability there to be built upon, whether it can be fulfilled is of course the question.
Kerry goalkeeper's kick outs were generally excellent, very assured performance from the young lad. Kerry will be disappointed not to progress to yet another final but I'm sure they'll get some lads from that team, they usually do.

One thing for sure is that the GAA are going to have to put in a rule to stop runners going on the pitch for kick out restarts, the Kerry runner went right across the 45 yard line when the Galway goalkeeper was facing into a crucial restart after Kerry had got their final score of the match, he was on the pitch an awful lot in the second half and much more so than his Galway equivalent. This cynical tactic is also very prevalent at Senior level and it's really not until you see it live and start to keep an eye on it specifically that it becomes so apparent that action is required by the rule makers.
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Post by: galwayman on August 12, 2019, 05:41:41 PM
We probably were a bit lucky to win that game alright with the amount of good scoring chances that Kerry squandered.
Saying that we probably had the best goal chance near the end that McLoughlin butchered.
Much like yourself I felt Kerry looked the better side for most of the game but they could never shake us off and that’s massively to our lads credit.
I commented to the brother watching it how good the Kerry keepers kickouts were - he seemed to find a man at his ease every single time with quality ball strikes.
Cian Hernon at Number 5 has impressed me a lot in this campaign.
Himself and Mcloughlin to me look the most promising for the future.
Cork have been really good in their last two games. Will be very difficult game.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on August 12, 2019, 06:16:35 PM
Galway pretty fortunate to win yesterday in all honesty, Kerry had an obscene amount of bad wides down the stretch, couple of their lads didn't take on easier point chances than the actual shots that were eventually taken and missed, it was the only time in the match that I thought they looked truly flustered.
In general play as well they looked the better side, better than Galway at the fundamentals of the game and playing smarter, the Galway lads were addicted to running with the ball into the tackle yesterday, that's a cardinal sin in the modern game and something which the coaches should be looking to stamp out. Galway have to be commended for being able to keep it together after Kerry got 4 scores in 3 minutes after ht, very easy for a bunch of kids up against Kerry to drop the heads at that point, they steadied themselves and managed to hang in there, credit to the management setup for making sure that mentally they were able to deal with a big setback.

The 2018 Galway minor team looked a better overall.
1st half Kerry only kicked 5 scores from 15 attempts at goal and apart from the 4 scores they got in 3 minutes after half time they looked flustered in their shooting and shot selections.  You are correct Galway were better last year but U17 this year although we got some fine high scoring contests the overall standard has been lower though i might add the finalists Cork and Galway look to be two well managed outfits.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2019, 07:17:01 PM
We probably were a bit lucky to win that game alright with the amount of good scoring chances that Kerry squandered.
Saying that we probably had the best goal chance near the end that McLoughlin butchered.
Much like yourself I felt Kerry looked the better side for most of the game but they could never shake us off and that’s massively to our lads credit.
I commented to the brother watching it how good the Kerry keepers kickouts were - he seemed to find a man at his ease every single time with quality ball strikes.
Cian Hernon at Number 5 has impressed me a lot in this campaign.
Himself and Mcloughlin to me look the most promising for the future.
Cork have been really good in their last two games. Will be very difficult game.

Hernon was great the last 15 minutes. Really powered into the game with some surging runs forward. Halloran in goal looks promising as well. Good kick out and is a big lad as well. God knows we've been searching for someone to nail down that position for a long time. Maybe in a few years time he can. For me Culhane is the player with a real touch of class about him. The point he scored mid way through the 2nd half when he shimmied the defender one way then the next before swinging it over from distance, was like something you'd see Paul Mannion do for the Dubs. And again he's a good sized lad. And can kick off either foot. Scored two points from distance off right and left.

Kerry kicked some bad wides alright but Galway created two great goal chances in the final 10 minutes. Had they taken either one it would have ended the game. Mind you Kerry had one as well that Halloran saved.

Apparently Cork were missing a good few lads during their Munster campaign and have them all back now. Saw them against Mayo and they are very big right down the spine of the team.
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Post by: Maroon Manc on August 15, 2019, 04:42:01 PM
Great win, don't think there as good as last years bunch but pleasantly surprised to see them in a final. There was a noticeable between the size of the two teams, Kerry much bigger and stronger than Galway which has been a familiar them to these Kerry teams the last 5 years, not as convinced as many others that how much talent Kerry have coming through.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 30, 2019, 03:54:09 PM
The Galway Minor team to play Cork in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday is as follows:

1- Donie Halleran - Cortoon Shamrocks

2- Jonathan McGrath - Caherlistrane

3- Ruairí King - Clifden

4- Liam Tevnan – Northern Gaels

5- Cian Hernon - Bearna

6 -Ethan Fiorentini – St Michaels

7 -Kyle O’Neill - Caherlistrane

8 -James McLaughlin- Maigh Cuilinn

9 -Daniel O Flaherty- Salthill-Knocknacarra

10- Evan Nolan – Salthill-Knocknacarra

11- Warren Seoige – Leitir Mór

12 -Dylan Brady- Corofin

13- Nathan Grainger - Claregalway

14 -Tomo Culhane – Salthill-Knocknacarra

15- Daniel Cox- Maigh Cuilinn
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 30, 2019, 03:59:08 PM
Based on the semi finals where they were fortunate to sneak past Kerry, the Galway minors have it all to do on the day against a strong Cork team.
For Galway the most important thing long term is where the best of these lads will be in 5 years time but right now for these youngsters it's the biggest day of their sporting lives so far, the very best of luck to them.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 30, 2019, 04:12:40 PM
Based on the semi finals where they were fortunate to sneak past Kerry, the Galway minors have it all to do on the day against a strong Cork team.
For Galway the most important thing long term is where the best of these lads will be in 5 years time but right now for these youngsters it's the biggest day of their sporting lives so far, the very best of luck to them.

Kerry did beat Cork twice in Munster to be fair although the Munster final was a lot closer than their first meeting back in May.

3rd minor final in 4 years for Galway on Sunday. Weren't far off Kerry in the previous two finals so I'm sure they are hoping for 3rd time lucky but you sometimes get more senior players from losing minor teams than ones that win it out.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 30, 2019, 04:26:40 PM
Galway have never lost All Ireland minor final v Cork or be that was U18 level and this is U17 level now.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 30, 2019, 04:48:27 PM
Based on the semi finals where they were fortunate to sneak past Kerry, the Galway minors have it all to do on the day against a strong Cork team.
For Galway the most important thing long term is where the best of these lads will be in 5 years time but right now for these youngsters it's the biggest day of their sporting lives so far, the very best of luck to them.

Kerry did beat Cork twice in Munster to be fair although the Munster final was a lot closer than their first meeting back in May.

3rd minor final in 4 years for Galway on Sunday. Weren't far off Kerry in the previous two finals so I'm sure they are hoping for 3rd time lucky but you sometimes get more senior players from losing minor teams than ones that win it out.

I'd take losing and getting a 1994 style Senior player haul from the team anyway!
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 31, 2019, 01:51:40 PM
Fiorentini flies flag for Italy and England as Tribe bid to foil young Rebels

Michael Verney

August 31 2019 2:30 AM

It's not often, if ever, that an Italian name is to the forefront in Croke Park - but that's not the only thing that makes Galway minor centre-back Ethan Fiorentini stand out from the crowd.

Little did his great grandfather know many moons ago when he left Italy to start a new life in the Donegal town of Moville that a few generations later the distinctive name would grace the game's biggest occasion at GAA HQ.

Ethan's father, Martin, would settle in Galway where he married English woman Christine and it's there in the west of the city that their son began to show an expected flair for soccer given his heritage, but also Gaelic football with local club St Michael's.

Soccer was "his first love" but Fiorentini gradually gravitated towards football with childhood coach Sean Summerville - who worked with him from U-9 to U-14 - remarking that "between the English and the Italians they have created a great footballer".

Anyone watching Galway end Kerry's 34-game unbeaten run at minor level stretching back six years during their epic All-Ireland semi-final would have noticed the diminutive blond No 6 who continuously burst out with ball from defence and drove forward.

That was nothing new for Summerville, however, having watched the slight teenager mop up ball as he progressed through the ranks, culminating last year when he captained St Michael's to U-16 'A' championship glory.

"Ethan was so small and so skinny growing up but I always played him at centre-back. People were always surprised because you'd normally expect your centre-back to be a big, strong lad," Summerville said.

"We always played him there because he just read the game so well, he was always in the right place at the right time and he always seemed to have loads of time on the ball. He picked up some amount of ball for us.

"The gas thing is, you wouldn't even have to coach it into him. You'd be there watching the match and you might see danger coming and be ready to shout to Ethan to drop back but he's already exactly where you want him to be."

Fiorentini is among a strong contingent from St Joseph's Patrician College (The Bish) representing the Donal ó Fatharta's Tribesmen tomorrow in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor final and Summerville expects him to shine as Galway bid to thwart Cork and lift the Tom Markham Cup for the first time in 12 years.

"If Galway can win the final, I wouldn't be one bit surprised if Ethan is man of the match as he's always a chap for the big occasion - he's well capable of doing it," he said.

It's may not be your typical GAA name, but football fans can expect to hear a lot more about Ethan Fiorentini in the days and years to come.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
15 minutes played Cork 0-2 Galway 0-4. Both teams have settled down after a nervous start. Shame to see Croke Park so empty for AI final. If i paid 90 euro for a ticket i for one would be in to see both games.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 01:34:49 PM
Deserved half time lead for the Galway lads. Cork 0-5 Galway 0-8
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: BennyCake on September 01, 2019, 01:54:54 PM
The minor finals just aren’t the same without Micheal O’Shea on commentary.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 01:56:20 PM
Cork goal and 2 points to take the lead and moments before it Galway missed two goal chances. Cork 1-8 Galway 0-10 
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Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:06:28 PM
50 mins played level game again. Cork 1-9 Galway 0-12
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Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:14:17 PM
Galway Goal with 3 minutes to play they lead again. Cork 1-11 Galway 1-12
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: armaghniac on September 01, 2019, 02:17:13 PM
Galway Goal with 3 minutes to play they lead again. Cork 1-11 Galway 1-12

Good goal, but he hit it over the goalies's head, perhaps the goalie could have done better.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:22:46 PM
Some drama two goals deep into injury.  Then Galway had the chance win it with a free in the 5th minute of injury time but kicked it wide.  FT Galway 2-13 Cork 2-13. Extra time to be played.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on September 01, 2019, 02:23:06 PM
That was some finish to the game!
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Crete Boom on September 01, 2019, 02:23:58 PM
Cracking game of football fair play to both teams!! I think Galway look a little fitter and would fancy them to edge it in extra time.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 01, 2019, 02:24:56 PM
Criminal to let Cork in for that very late goal. Just foul and the game is over. Cynicism that young lads don’t have yet I suppose.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 01, 2019, 02:28:46 PM
Criminal to let Cork in for that very late goal. Just foul and the game is over. Cynicism that young lads don’t have yet I suppose.

Could say the simliar about the late Galway goal. Good match the senior game is unlikely to be as good.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Crete Boom on September 01, 2019, 02:29:57 PM
Criminal to let Cork in for that very late goal. Just foul and the game is over. Cynicism that young lads don’t have yet I suppose.

Ah these things happen in minor, the Galway no 3 Rory king is having a great game.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: BennyCake on September 01, 2019, 02:30:00 PM
Extra time. Tight schedule now. They’ll probably cancel the Down jubilee team now
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:31:09 PM
A 3rd Cork goal within seconds of the restart and a point, their lead out to 4 points.  3-14 to 2-13
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Crete Boom on September 01, 2019, 02:32:05 PM
Connor Corbet is a quality young talent
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:34:32 PM
Extra time. Tight schedule now. They’ll probably cancel the Down jubilee team now

I think Down 94 team are coming out at half time in the senior game. The 1pm start in this match allowed for the possibility of extra time.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: AZOffaly on September 01, 2019, 02:38:27 PM
Extra time. Tight schedule now. They’ll probably cancel the Down jubilee team now

I think Down 94 team are coming out at half time in the senior game. The 1pm start in this match allowed for the possibility of extra time.

Yeah, there was a note in the hurling program that if the minor game went to ET, the Jubilee team would be presented at half time in the senior game. If the minor game finshed in 60 mins, the jubilee team come out between the games.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:41:11 PM
Half time in extra time Cork 3-17 Galway 2-14.   1-4 to 0-1 in that 10 mins for Cork probably enough to win this final?
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2019, 02:56:01 PM
FT Cork 3-20 Galway 3-14.   Congrats to Cork who add this U17 All Ireland to the U20 AI won a few weeks ago.  Corbett given MOTM.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 01, 2019, 02:57:49 PM
Hard luck lads. Thought they were marginally the better side in normal time but the late late goal completely knocked the stuffing out of them for extra time. A tough lesson to learn to concede that one but I’m sure they will learn from it.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on September 01, 2019, 03:11:58 PM
Deserved win for Cork minors, we were eaten alive at midfield and just couldn’t get enough ball into our forwards the longer the game went on.  Cork much more composed and efficient in their use of the ball in ET.  Hopefully a good few of them push on at U20 level in the coming years.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 01, 2019, 08:38:46 PM
That group of Galway minors are probably sick of the sight of extra time having now lost the Connacht and All Ireland final in extra time.  Would have to question why these U17 games don't go to replay like it use to be at U18 level? then with the senior game afterwards you had a draw and it went straight to a replay. GAA daftness at its best.

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 01, 2019, 08:54:33 PM
I also thought Galway were the better team against a team who possessed a lot more height and strength, there's a huge difference between in physicality between the two side. Galway gave their best performance of the year and they needed too to have a chance; Galway didn't have a defender big enough to mark Corbett who was outstanding but its hard to know how good a lad like him will be as he was so much taller and stronger than any Galway defender. The Galway full forward line was excellent, Culhane was outstanding the first 15 and kicked 3 brilliant scores from play but barely got on the ball afterwards whilst Cork couldn't handle Cox at all. I hope he can develop physically although if he does lack height although it didn't hold Kevin McManamon back.

There's a lot of talent coming through the last 2 minor sides I just hope their on the right S & C programme but would worry after seeing the U20's up against Dublin this year.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on September 02, 2019, 01:58:04 PM
Cork physically way ahead of Galway, you can't train natural height and size. Felt that their superiority in this aspect would tell the longer the match went on but it wasn't until ET that this really showed, Galway lads were visibly flagging.
Galway just about shaded the match in regular time but there can be no complaints about the result in ET, once Cork got the goal and tacked on another couple of scores the heads dropped and it was all over, hard to blame them really after the sucker punch at the end of regulation time, it'd knock the stuffing out of seasoned men on a pitch never mind a bunch of kids.
The harshest of lessons for the Cork comeback goal in injury time, for those that make Senior it's better that they get it now than in a big match in 6/7 years time but it's gut wrenching for those young lads involved. Galway were more defensively oriented than I expected for the match so it was a shock to see such space left for the two on two match up then the ball was kicked in. In fairness Corbett looked the standout player for Cork all day and he finished with aplomb. Galway still had that Culhane free chance to sneak it after the goal and they did well to get into another scoring position but it was a difficult free to score.
Breaking ball around midfield was a constant problem all match long, the Galway FF line were going to town once they got any good ball at all but the longer the match went on they saw less and less of it, I thought Tomo Culhane was going to dominate in open play after the first 15-20 minutes but it didn't transpire that way as the match progressed.

Cox was the best player from Galway on the day, toasted his initial maker and then gave the next lad in another doing, great pace and a tidy finisher but doubtful he has the physical attributes for Senior that way it's gone as a game.

There's a lot of talent coming through the last 2 minor sides I just hope their on the right S & C programme but would worry after seeing the U20's up against Dublin this year.
Nail on head here, the last successful Galway minor team was 2007 and we only got a return of one long term, consistent inter county player from that bunch in Conroy, hopefully there'll be a better return from the '16, '18 and '19 losing teams but early returns from '16 don't look good already compared to the 4 or 5 that Kerry have already integrated into their Senior panel (that's accepting that Clifford and O'Shea look like generational talents and will be outliers).
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Rossfan on September 02, 2019, 02:02:43 PM
I know it's not much to boast about but Ros were the only team to beat Galway over 60 minutes this year.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 02, 2019, 02:36:19 PM
Cork physically way ahead of Galway, you can't train natural height and size.

McLaughlin was great in midfield for Galway all year and was good yesterday too but Cork had about 4 lads around the middle third of the field as big as him. Meant we were struggling for primary possession unless we worked a short kick out.

Usually on any good minor team you can pick out 3 or 4 maybe even 5 small lads with the geansai hanging off them. We had a few of them yesterday. I looked at the Cork side and they didn't have one. They all looked like 6 footers across the park.

From a Galway perspective I think Culhane, McLaughlin, McGrath all have a good chance of making it. Hernon too.

Cox was brilliant but I also wonder will he have the size for senior.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 03, 2019, 12:23:02 PM
As AFA has commented it doesn't look like Galway have too many standouts from the 2016 minor team although John Daly was injured for that year and I still think D'Arcy has a great chance as he's still only 20/21. Mulkerrins looks to have regressed and he would have been most peoples high hope although I do like the look of McFadden & Boyle but time will tell.

What I do find strange is that this years Galway minor team looked a fair bit lighter than last years team, this years backs were very very light.
Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 10, 2019, 02:42:09 PM

Title: Re: All Ireland Minor/U17 Football championship 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 10, 2019, 04:32:59 PM
Dublin the only quarter finalists that didn't win one.