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Title: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 03, 2020, 04:03:37 PM
Connacht

Saturday
Mayo v Galway

Semi finals  Feb 15th
Sligo v Roscommon
Leitrim v Galway/Mayo

Connacht final Feb 22nd

Leinster
Saturday and Friday
Wicklow v Dublin
Louth v Offaly
Carlow v Wexford

Feb 15th
Laois v Westmeath
Wicklow/Dublin v Longford
Carlow/Wexford v Meath
Louth/Offaly v Kildare

Semi finals 22/23rd of feb
Wicklow/Dublin/Longford v Carlow/Wexford/Meath
Laois/Westmeath v Louth/Offaly v Kildare

Leinster Final date N/A


Munster
Feb 19th
Clare v Waterford
Tipperary v Limerick

Semi finals 26th of Feb
Cork v Clare/Waterford
Kerry v Tipperary/Limerick

Munster Final 4/3


Ulster

Saturday
Derry v Fermanagh

Feb 15th
Cavan v Down
Donegal v Monaghan
Armagh v Tyrone
Antrim v Derry/Fermanagh

Semi finals Feb 28th/29th
Cavan/Down v Donegal/Monaghan
Armagh/Tyrone v Antrim/Derry/Fermanagh

Ulster final March 7th or 8th.


All Ireland semi finals in Croke Park March 17th

Munster winner v Connacht winner
Leinster winner v Ulster winner


All Ireland final March 28th or 29th

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The odds for the All Ireland outright winner.

Cork 7/2
Kerry 7/2
Dublin 9/2
Galway 9/1
Tyrone 11/1
Roscommon 11/1
Mayo 12/1
Kildare 14/1
Meath 14/1
Donegal 16/1
Monaghan 28/1
Armagh 28/1

The rest between 33/1 and 1000/1


Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: KOTS3 on February 06, 2020, 04:40:27 PM
Carlow as high as 15/8 to beat Wexford, who they beat by 20 points just a month ago.

any info on if wexford are expecting lads back / possible carlow injuries?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 06, 2020, 10:19:19 PM
You'd wonder the rationale in getting the Connacht u20 championship wrapped up so early. A three and a half week wait for the winner is hardly ideal when the other provincial winners will have a few tough games behind them. Balla found that to their cost in 2018 in the Connacht junior club championship that twiddling your thumbs waiting isn't ideal.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 06, 2020, 11:33:36 PM
You'd wonder the rationale in getting the Connacht u20 championship wrapped up so early. A three and a half week wait for the winner is hardly ideal when the other provincial winners will have a few tough games behind them. Balla found that to their cost in 2018 in the Connacht junior club championship that twiddling your thumbs waiting isn't ideal.

A bit odd that the Connacht championship is so rushed off. Would make more sense to play the final on the first Saturday in March.

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 07, 2020, 10:57:39 AM
JP taking a holiday?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 07, 2020, 03:30:08 PM



Galway team











Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 07, 2020, 04:43:59 PM
Thats a very young Galway team, don't know what age Alan Greene is but off the rest of the outfield players only Tierney, Fitzgerald & Glynn are overage next year. 4 of last years U17's team are starting.

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on February 07, 2020, 04:57:16 PM
Thats a very young Galway team, don't know what age Alan Greene is but off the rest of the outfield players only Tierney, Fitzgerald & Glynn are overage next year. 4 of last years U17's team are starting.
Is Cian Monaghan not overage next year also?
You’re right though it’s a very young team. I read somewhere Tierney is the only survivor from last years starting team
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 07, 2020, 05:06:41 PM
Thats a very young Galway team, don't know what age Alan Greene is but off the rest of the outfield players only Tierney, Fitzgerald & Glynn are overage next year. 4 of last years U17's team are starting.
Is Cian Monaghan not overage next year also?
You’re right though it’s a very young team. I read somewhere Tierney is the only survivor from last years starting team

Yes you're right, got him and Ryan mixed up. Fairly sure Glynn & Fitzgerald played against Roscommon 2 years ago but don't think either played championship football last year. Brian Harlowe certainly played in a few of the games against Cork/Kerry, strange one he's not deemed good enough this year despite been a year older.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on February 07, 2020, 05:07:38 PM
Thats a very young Galway team, don't know what age Alan Greene is but off the rest of the outfield players only Tierney, Fitzgerald & Glynn are overage next year. 4 of last years U17's team are starting.
Is Cian Monaghan not overage next year also?
You’re right though it’s a very young team. I read somewhere Tierney is the only survivor from last years starting team

Yes you're right, got him and Ryan mixed up.
Weather conditions will probably make a balls of this game
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 07, 2020, 05:39:24 PM
Thats a very young Galway team, don't know what age Alan Greene is but off the rest of the outfield players only Tierney, Fitzgerald & Glynn are overage next year. 4 of last years U17's team are starting.

Think Mayo have 10 or 11 of last year's team so they could have the physical advantage over a younger albeit talented Galway side. Especially in what is looking like a wet windy day. It will likely be a right slog in those conditions.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 07, 2020, 07:34:55 PM
Carlow as high as 15/8 to beat Wexford, who they beat by 20 points just a month ago.

any info on if wexford are expecting lads back / possible carlow injuries?

The Carlow team

Kuba Budiscz; Jonah Dunne, Keagan Bradley, Luke Bradley; Jamie Lunney, Jack McCullagh, Finbarr Kavanagh; Luke Connolly, Niall Hickey; Cormac Lomax, Dinny Farrell, Diarmuid Ruth; Andrew Keogh, Cathal O'Neill, Ronan Curran.

And Wexford

Anthony Larkin; Ryan Furlong, Ciaran Kavanagh, Liam Cooper; Niall Murphy, Sam Audsley, Ciaran Reegan; Liam Coleman, Tiernan Neville; Shane Pettit, Paudie Hughes, Column Feeney; Todd Hynes, Diarmuid Barry, Sean Forde.

Subs: Joshua Burke, Diarmuid Kehoe, Fiachra Hourihane, Nathan O’Connor, Colm Parnell, James Byrne, Cormac Cooney, Micheal Carroll, Garbhan MacCormack, Mossy Murphy, Conor Kehoe, Adam Fleming, Peter O’Neill, Reece Broaders, Ben O’Connor

Big turnaround from the League result.  Wexford 3-08 Carlow 2-09.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: The Hill is Blue on February 07, 2020, 10:26:26 PM
DUBLIN (U20FC v Wicklow)

1 Josh O'Neill St Vincent's

2 Alan Murphy Lucan Sarsfields

3 Adam Rafter Na Fianna

4 Josh Bannon St Sylvester's

5 Rory Dwyer St Margaret's

6 Adam Waddick Thomas Davis

7 Adam Fearon Skerries Harps

8 Killian McGinnis Skerries Harps

9 Evan Caulfield Clanna Gael Fontenoy

10 Mark Lavin Lucan Sarsfields

11 Lorcan O'Dell Templeogue Synge St

12 Seán Lowry St Vincent's

13 Ciarán Archer St Maur's

14 Luke Swan Castleknock

15 Kieran McKeon Clontarf
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2020, 02:31:22 PM
Mayo leading 8-2 at half time. Galway with the wind now.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: maigheo on February 08, 2020, 03:20:50 PM
ET in Castlebar.  0.10 each at full time
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2020, 03:23:29 PM
8-2 to Galway in the 2nd half. Galway back to 15 men for extra time T Culhane saw red towards the end of that game
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: The Hill is Blue on February 08, 2020, 03:28:38 PM

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Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2020, 03:43:33 PM
Matthew Tierney goal the difference between the sides in MacHale Park. Half time at extra time 1-11 to 0-12
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: maigheo on February 08, 2020, 03:43:45 PM
Galway 1.11. Mayo 0.12. HT. in ET. Mayo with strong wind in 2ind half
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2020, 03:52:55 PM
Paul Towey with his 9th point level again in MacHale Park. 1-11 to 0-14. Two minutes to play.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 08, 2020, 04:01:34 PM
Penalties required in MacHale Park. Awful way to decide the outcome of a championship match.  Galway win on penalties. Hard luck Mayo.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 08, 2020, 04:23:53 PM
Very harsh to put young lads out in a day like this and to decide it on penalties. I'm sure both sides would have preferred another day out after extra time.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on February 08, 2020, 04:28:45 PM
Great to get the win.  Absolutely it’s a ridiculous way to decide a championship match.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: larryin89 on February 08, 2020, 04:29:02 PM
Fookin disgusting way to finish a championship knockout game , easy solution was a replay on wed evening , both sides would of preferred it . Best of luck to Galway though , good side .
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Manning18 on February 08, 2020, 04:48:38 PM
The game shouldve been called off to begin with. These penalties are wearing the patience thin, despite the fact that Galway keep winning them. Pleasantly surprised such a young Galway side could hold their own.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: larryin89 on February 08, 2020, 04:56:52 PM
The game shouldve been called off to begin with. These penalties are wearing the patience thin, despite the fact that Galway keep winning them. Pleasantly surprised such a young Galway side could hold their own.

For once we agree . It’s sickening , it’s old fashioned knock out ffs, most of these lads will never wear a county jersey again if in last year underage , think it’s heartless tbh .
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 08, 2020, 05:03:51 PM
Another game against Galway, another loss. Getting pretty sick of it at this stage. Terrible conditions to begin with. Could they have not left it for one more week? Push the other semis back a week too. No, play it in the shittest of shitty weather.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: joemamas on February 08, 2020, 05:11:54 PM
Another game against Galway, another loss. Getting pretty sick of it at this stage. Terrible conditions to begin with. Could they have not left it for one more week? Push the other semis back a week too. No, play it in the shittest of shitty weather.

Agree with the above and all prior posts.
Why does the Connacht council not take the flax for this mess, ie not rescheduling or even asking both teams after extra time did they prefer a replay.
Pure daftness/ stupidly.
The result may not have changed either way.
Good luck to Galway.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 08, 2020, 05:23:07 PM
I think every province will have penalties if required. For some daft reason this way of deciding championship games was voted in at congress.

Galway now go on to face Leitrim in the semi final next Saturday.

Other results from today

Offaly 2-6 Louth 0-9
Derry 1-13 Fermanagh 1-8 AET
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: grassHarrow on February 08, 2020, 07:21:21 PM
Interesting how Galway allowed their players play with their colleges where as Mike Solan and his management team refused.
I even heard that a player not making the Mayo panel of 24  was not allowed to tog with his college in a Freshers competition.
Another player broke ranks and was dropped. 
Great result for Galway and football. 
James is OK for a while !!!
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 10, 2020, 12:27:15 PM
I can understand why penalties are required after a replay but for a championship game on the 8th of February is just ridiculous.

Galways brilliant run at underage continues over Mayo, Galway must have only lost 1 of the last 11 or 12 games at underage level to Mayo and even then that win was in extra time and Galway went on to reach the minor final.



Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 11, 2020, 11:20:40 PM
Games for this weekend. All on Saturday at 2pm. (weather permitting)

Leinster  quarter-finals

Dublin v Longford, Parnell Park
Wexford v Meath, St Patricks Park, Enniscorthy
Kildare v Offaly, Newbridge
Laois v Westmeath, O'Moore Park, 2pm

Connacht semi-finals
Roscommon v Sligo, Markievicz Park
Leitrim v Galway, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada

Ulster quarter-finals
Cavan v Down,  Breffni Park
Donegal v Monaghan, Ballybofey
Armagh v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds
Antrim v Derry, Glenavy
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Taylor on February 13, 2020, 04:54:43 PM
An Armagh & Tyrone team play each other in the Macrory Cup Saturday morning...............swiftly followed by the same two counties playing each other in the Under 20 Cship.
You couldnt make this shit up  :o :o  ;D ;D
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 13, 2020, 05:21:52 PM
What age do ye Nordies stay in school to?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 14, 2020, 03:17:51 PM
Galway

1. Conor Flaherty
2. Jonathan McGrath
3 Seán Fitzgerald
4 Jack Glynn
5 Cian Monahan
6 Tony Gill
7 Cathal Sweeney
8 Conor Raftery
9 James McLaughlin
10 Ryan Monahan
11 Matthew Tierney
12 Paul Kelly
13 Alan Greene
14 Tomo Culhane
15 Matthew Cooley




























Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 14, 2020, 04:23:37 PM
The Leitrim v Galway game moved from Carrick to Mohill. With storm Dennis arriving tomorrow I would expect a few games will be called off.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on February 15, 2020, 11:32:44 AM
A lot of games will probably be impacted by the rain today.

Would it not be plausible for pitch covers to be used in circumstances like this when heavy rain is forecast, the type of covers you see them roll out at Wimbledon to keep the courts dry.

Obviously I know the sheer scale of a football pitch in comparison to a tennis court is huge and the cost and practicalities could be an issue.

But surely in circumstances like this, in a squeezed calendar, there should be ways and means to thwart heavy spells of rain when it is well forecasted in advance?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 15, 2020, 12:55:04 PM
Armagh v Tyrone off
Cavan v Down,  off
Donegal v Monaghan off
Antrim v Derry off
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on February 15, 2020, 01:23:32 PM
Leitrim v Galway is off
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 15, 2020, 02:47:29 PM
Half times in the games that went ahead

Sligo 1-1 Roscommon 1-6
Dublin 1-3 Longford 0-6
Kildare 0-2 Offaly 0-6
Wexford 1-2 Meath 0-4
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: The Hill is Blue on February 15, 2020, 03:27:47 PM
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Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thejuice on February 15, 2020, 03:31:12 PM
Full Time

Meath 1-12
Wexford 1-05
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 15, 2020, 03:43:33 PM
Other two results

Sligo 1-8 Roscommon 1-11
Offaly 0-9 Kildare 1-7
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Tubberman on February 15, 2020, 08:17:20 PM
A lot of games will probably be impacted by the rain today.

Would it not be plausible for pitch covers to be used in circumstances like this when heavy rain is forecast, the type of covers you see them roll out at Wimbledon to keep the courts dry.

Obviously I know the sheer scale of a football pitch in comparison to a tennis court is huge and the cost and practicalities could be an issue.

But surely in circumstances like this, in a squeezed calendar, there should be ways and means to thwart heavy spells of rain when it is well forecasted in advance?

They should just had a penalty shoot out to decide all games
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 15, 2020, 09:25:52 PM
Or Counties could have proper pitches in their County grounds, like us and Sligo e.g.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 17, 2020, 03:11:08 PM
Re-fixtures

Ulster quarter-finals

Antrim v Derry Friday 21st Feb, 7.45pm at the Dub Sports Arena

Armagh v Tyrone Saturday 22nd Feb, 1pm at the Athletic Grounds

Cavan v Down Saturday 22nd Feb, 1pm at Breffni Park

Donegal v Monaghan Saturday 22nd Feb, 1pm at Ballybofey

The one remaining Leinster quarter-final

Laois v Westmeath tonight in O'Moore Park at 730.

Connacht semi final Leitrim v Galway to be confirmed tonight.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: The Boy Wonder on February 17, 2020, 09:44:33 PM
Laois 0-13 Westmeath 1-10  after extra time
Laois win 4-3 on penalties
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: larryin89 on February 17, 2020, 10:02:46 PM
Laois 0-13 Westmeath 1-10  after extra time
Laois win 4-3 on penalties

Has to be said again , poor form this penalties Shiite.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 17, 2020, 10:24:00 PM
Laois 0-13 Westmeath 1-10  after extra time
Laois win 4-3 on penalties

Has to be said again , poor form this penalties Shiite.
Totally agree. Still no word on when Leitrim v Galway will be played?

I see the Connacht final is pushed back from February 22nd to March 7th now.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on February 17, 2020, 11:07:09 PM
Laois 0-13 Westmeath 1-10  after extra time
Laois win 4-3 on penalties

Has to be said again , poor form this penalties Shiite.
Totally agree. Still no word on when Leitrim v Galway will be played?

I see the Connacht final is pushed back from February 22nd to March 7th now.

Good job the Galway/Mayo game was sorted out with Penalties! That decision really freed up the Calendar. They'd never get this competition finished otherwise!
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 17, 2020, 11:17:32 PM
Laois 0-13 Westmeath 1-10  after extra time
Laois win 4-3 on penalties

Has to be said again , poor form this penalties Shiite.
Totally agree. Still no word on when Leitrim v Galway will be played?

I see the Connacht final is pushed back from February 22nd to March 7th now.
I'd have thought next Saturday?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 17, 2020, 11:37:31 PM
Leitrim v Galway confirmed for next Saturday in Carrick-on-Shannon at 2pm.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: magpie seanie on February 18, 2020, 04:58:54 PM
Or Counties could have proper pitches in their County grounds, like us and Sligo e.g.


Markievicz was resurfaced meaning it was out of commission from summer 2018 for a year. A superb job done on it as it was in brilliant shape last Saturday. Pity we couldn't have nicked a result.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 19, 2020, 09:22:04 PM
Munster quarter final results. Limerick: 0-7 Tipperary: 0-6. Clare: 3-14 Waterford: 0-6.

Semi final line up

Cork v Clare
Kerry v Limerick.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 21, 2020, 04:49:32 PM
Due to the continued bad weather Leitrim have lost home advantage for their semi final v Galway. Now fixed for Elphin tomorrow.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 21, 2020, 05:04:33 PM
Surprised it wasnt Prentydome.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 21, 2020, 08:52:05 PM
Leinster semi final result in Portlaoise.

Laois 1-7 Kildare 0-4

Ulster quarter final result

Antrim 1-9 Derry 2-4
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on February 21, 2020, 09:21:30 PM
Antrim beating Derry would be a fair shock?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: bannside on February 21, 2020, 10:27:50 PM
Did Antrim not beat Louth who beat youse a few weeks ago?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Dinny Breen on February 22, 2020, 08:07:16 AM
Kildare are sunshine footballers.

Seriously who the f**k decides to play championship football in February in these conditions?

Further they asked Laois to play 2 games including extra time in 5 days.

The GAA don't give a shit about player welfare.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on February 22, 2020, 08:14:41 AM
Did Antrim not beat Louth who beat youse a few weeks ago?

Wouldn't pay much heed to warm up competitions.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: bannside on February 22, 2020, 09:07:08 AM
It's only one match. Long way to go.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 22, 2020, 01:41:58 PM
Half time in the 3 remaining Ulster Quarter-finals

Armagh 0-3 Tyrone 0-3 - Tyrone no 4 Ryan Jones received a straight red card a few minutes before the break

Cavan 0-4 Down 0-5

Donegal 1-5 Monaghan 0-5 - A converted penalty on 24 minutes the difference so far
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 22, 2020, 02:36:35 PM
Full times

Armagh 0-8 Tyrone 1-5 extra time to be played

Cavan 0-8 Down 1-11

Donegal 2-8 Monaghan 1-11 extra time to be played
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Throw ball on February 22, 2020, 02:38:14 PM
Full times

Armagh 0-8 Tyrone 1-5 extra time to be played

Cavan 0-8 Dublin 1-11

Donegal 2-8 Monaghan 1-11 extra time to be played

Just because no one can beat them in Leinster shouldn't mean Dublin move to Ulster !  ;D
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 22, 2020, 02:52:26 PM
Full times

Armagh 0-8 Tyrone 1-5 extra time to be played

Cavan 0-8 Dublin 1-11

Donegal 2-8 Monaghan 1-11 extra time to be played

Just because no one can beat them in Leinster shouldn't mean Dublin move to Ulster !  ;D
Was trying to make Cavan folk feel better about their defeat  ;)

Dublin leading Meath 2-9 to 0-3.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 22, 2020, 03:12:24 PM
Monaghan 1-12 Donegal 2-9. penalties required.

FT AET Armagh 0-8 Tyrone 1-9. Only 4 scores in extra time and all for Tyrone.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on February 22, 2020, 03:13:41 PM
Galway 1-11 Leitrim 0-2 with about 5 mins left.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 22, 2020, 03:24:13 PM
Results

Galway 1-12 Leitrim 0-2
Donegal won 3-1 on penalties
Meath 0-7 Dublin 2-14
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thejuice on February 22, 2020, 03:46:47 PM
Very disappointing result after beating them last year with a similar squad of players. Hard to keep the faith when underage results are so poor despite all the effort and resources pouring in.

 Shane Walsh sat on the stands to save him for tomorrow’s game.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: omagh_gael on February 22, 2020, 04:02:13 PM
What's the draw in ulster for Semis?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: bigfrank on February 22, 2020, 04:11:06 PM
Tyrone v Antrim down v Donegal
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 22, 2020, 04:29:51 PM
What's the draw in ulster for Semis?

Page 1 of this thread. Big Frank right.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 22, 2020, 04:37:27 PM
Very disappointing result after beating them last year with a similar squad of players. Hard to keep the faith when underage results are so poor despite all the effort and resources pouring in.

 Shane Walsh sat on the stands to save him for tomorrow’s game.
A surprise that Meath did so poorly today when you consider they won Leinster U17 2017 and 2018.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thejuice on February 22, 2020, 05:56:16 PM
Very disappointing result after beating them last year with a similar squad of players. Hard to keep the faith when underage results are so poor despite all the effort and resources pouring in.

 Shane Walsh sat on the stands to save him for tomorrow’s game.
A surprise that Meath did so poorly today when you consider they won Leinster U17 2017 and 2018.

Yeah, I suppose if you take Walsh and Cian McBride out of that U17 team it doesn’t help but the difference in the sides shouldn’t have been so great. Apparently it was over as a contest after 10mins.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 26, 2020, 07:36:57 PM
Half times in the Munster semi finals

Cork: 1-4 Clare: 2-2
Kerry 0-6 Limerick 0-3

Results

Cork 1-12 Clare 2-7
Kerry 0-14 Limerick 0-7

Final next Wednesday.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on February 29, 2020, 03:05:31 PM
Half time in Ulster semi finals

Antrim 0-4 Tyrone 0-2
Donegal 0-5 Down 0-5

Results

Antrim 0-9 Tyrone 0-11
Donegal 1-11 Down 0-12
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on February 29, 2020, 04:06:27 PM
Motion to set February/March as time for U20 withdrawn for further consideration for Special Congress.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 03, 2020, 01:11:12 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

Tomorrow Munster final Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park, 7.30pm. Cork had a easy win over Kerry in the final last year, Kerry 3-12 Cork 1-19 in the league encounter in January. Kerry won the Munster U17 championships 2017,18 and 19

Friday Leinster final  Dublin v Laois Cullen Park on Friday at 7.30pm.  Dublin won the final by a bit to spare last year. They met in the league earlier this year with Dublin winning with a late goal.  The Dubs are 2/9 to win with Laois quoted at 9/2

Saturday Connacht final Galway v Roscommon Tuam at 2pm. Galway bet Roscommon in the semi final last year,  in 2018 Galway won the U17 Connacht final beating Roscommon in the final the opposite happened in 2017. Last year at U17 Roscommon beat Galway but Galway recovered to reach the AI final.

Saturday Ulster final Donegal v Tyrone Clones at 3pm. Tyrone are the defending Ulster champions and in their ranks they have plenty of players that won the 2017 AI title, that year however Donegal pushed them all the way in their Ulster encounter and they are sure to be high on confidence after knocking out Monaghan whom won the last two Ulster U17 championships.



Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: The Boy Wonder on March 03, 2020, 04:18:56 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

GAA Beo on TG4
- Munster Final Cork v Kerry Wed 04-March
- Leinster Final Dublin v Laois Fri 06-March
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on March 03, 2020, 06:03:50 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

GAA Beo on TG4
- Munster Final Cork v Kerry Wed 04-March
- Leinster Final Dublin v Laois Fri 06-March

Saw that earlier on twitter, hopefully they'll show the other 2 as well.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 04, 2020, 08:03:49 PM
Half time Cork 1-6 Kerry 0-5. The defending champions Cork well worth their 4 point lead.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: imtommygunn on March 04, 2020, 08:12:23 PM
Number 14 and 15 wreaking havoc.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: imtommygunn on March 04, 2020, 08:34:58 PM
Decent game this.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 04, 2020, 08:36:41 PM
10 minutes to play. Kerry 0-12 Cork 1-8
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 04, 2020, 08:51:32 PM
Full time Kerry 0-17 Cork 1-9. Congratulations Kerry very impressive 2nd half.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Harold Disgracey on March 04, 2020, 08:59:34 PM
That was an enjoyable game. Kerry were excellent in the second half.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: twohands!!! on March 04, 2020, 09:01:09 PM
Would be no shock if the two managers on the sideline end up as senior managers from Cork and Kerry down the line.
Cork really went out of the game in the 2nd half.
Kerry probably favs for the All-Ireland now.

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: twohands!!! on March 04, 2020, 09:12:59 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

GAA Beo on TG4
- Munster Final Cork v Kerry Wed 04-March
- Leinster Final Dublin v Laois Fri 06-March

Saw that earlier on twitter, hopefully they'll show the other 2 as well.

When Tg4 released their list of games at the start of the year, it only had the Munster and Leinster finals on it.
They will broadcast both the semi-finals on St Paddys Day and the final.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 04, 2020, 09:44:39 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

GAA Beo on TG4
- Munster Final Cork v Kerry Wed 04-March
- Leinster Final Dublin v Laois Fri 06-March

Saw that earlier on twitter, hopefully they'll show the other 2 as well.

When Tg4 released their list of games at the start of the year, it only had the Munster and Leinster finals on it.
They will broadcast both the semi-finals on St Paddys Day and the final.

Same two provincial finals TG4 showed last year. Why not show them all or at least swap them around?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on March 04, 2020, 11:20:50 PM
Are any of these upcoming four provincial finals on TV? I haven't seen any highlights of any games thus far on TV. Since U21 became U20 the coverage on these games has become less and less it seems.

GAA Beo on TG4
- Munster Final Cork v Kerry Wed 04-March
- Leinster Final Dublin v Laois Fri 06-March

Saw that earlier on twitter, hopefully they'll show the other 2 as well.

When Tg4 released their list of games at the start of the year, it only had the Munster and Leinster finals on it.
They will broadcast both the semi-finals on St Paddys Day and the final.

Same two provincial finals TG4 showed last year. Why not show them all or at least swap them around?

If someone covers one or two provincial finals they really should show the lot.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on March 05, 2020, 09:10:58 AM
Amazing they're not showing 2 Finals with Gaeltacht Counties involved.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on March 05, 2020, 10:21:36 AM
Couldn't see last nights game, not on Gaago or TG4's youtube channel.

That Kerry team is backboned by the 2018 minor team so most are underage next year, thought at the time that game between Kerry & Galway was one of the best minor finals I'd seen in a while in terms of quality. Lets hope its a positive sign for Galway this weekend but Galway are likelier to be even younger with several of last years minor team likely to start.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 06, 2020, 02:24:17 PM
Leinster final teams for tonights final







Teams for the Connacht final tomorrow

Galway

Conor Flaherty
Jonathon McGrath
Sean Fitzgerald
Jack Glynn
Cian Monahan
Tony Gill
Cathal Sweeney
Conor Raftery
James McLaughlin
Ryan Monahan
Matthew Tierney
Paul Kelly
Alan Greene
Tomo Culhane
Matthew Cooley

Roscommon

Michael O’Donnell
Pearse Frost
Colin Walsh
Dylan Gaughan
Cian Murray
Niall Higgins
Paul McGrath
Keith Doyle
Ciaran Lawless
Ruairi Fallon
Paul McManus
Paul Carey
Adam McDermott
Darragh Walsh
Peter Gillooly






Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 06, 2020, 07:35:44 PM
Leinster final delayed by 15 minutes.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 06, 2020, 08:20:22 PM
Half time Dublin 0-11 Laois 0-5. Dublin have taken over after a slow start.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: twohands!!! on March 06, 2020, 08:24:46 PM
Laois's own kickouts completely killed them.

Dublin probably won something like 10 of Laois's 15 kickouts.




Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 06, 2020, 09:07:49 PM
All over Dublin U20 Leinster champions for the 2nd year in a row. Dublin 0-18 Laois 0-8. Laois night summed up with a penalty kicked wide late on.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: twohands!!! on March 06, 2020, 09:16:08 PM
Dublin's have won 9 out of the last 12 Leinster U21/U20 titles compared to 7 in the previous 45 years.

They've won 4 All-Irelands in the last 9 years compared to 1 in the previous 46 years.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 06, 2020, 09:17:57 PM
How cheap is that Leinster cup that the handle broke off?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on March 06, 2020, 09:18:57 PM
Looks a better Dublin team this year. Very reliant on Archer last year. Seem to have more scoring options at least.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on March 06, 2020, 09:22:23 PM
Dublin's have won 9 out of the last 12 Leinster U21/U20 titles compared to 7 in the previous 45 years.

They've won 4 All-Irelands in the last 9 years compared to 1 in the previous 46 years.

Just goes to show that the volunteers in Dublin GAA have really upped their game!

We must all try harder!
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on March 06, 2020, 10:02:38 PM
The old 1.3 million population probably nothing to do with it.
The few bits I saw of the game they seemed well on top.
Hope we can surprise Galway tomorrow but sadly unlikely.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Gael85 on March 06, 2020, 10:26:35 PM
Looks a better Dublin team this year. Very reliant on Archer last year. Seem to have more scoring options at least.

O'Dell and Lavin were very good in first half.  McKeon kicked a nice few scores at the end. Archer was very good from placed balls.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on March 06, 2020, 11:57:09 PM
Hope we can surprise Galway tomorrow but sadly unlikely.

Very young Galway team, majority are underage next year as well, a Rossie win wouldn't be that much of a shock tbh.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: manfromdelmonte on March 07, 2020, 12:01:39 AM
Dublin's have won 9 out of the last 12 Leinster U21/U20 titles compared to 7 in the previous 45 years.

They've won 4 All-Irelands in the last 9 years compared to 1 in the previous 46 years.

Just goes to show that the volunteers in Dublin GAA have really upped their game!

We must all try harder!
Best volunteers in the world, apparently

The previous volunteers before 2001 should be ashamed of their efforts
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Watcher on March 07, 2020, 06:25:12 AM
Haha, very good, Volunteer A listers
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Hound on March 07, 2020, 08:10:22 AM
The old 1.3 million population probably nothing to do with it.
The few bits I saw of the game they seemed well on top.
Hope we can surprise Galway tomorrow but sadly unlikely.

We should always be competitive with our population. These lads pretty much all have two seasons under their belt playing adult club football in Dublin, which is a super training ground for them. The strategy at minor level to pick the most naturally skillful and help them get bigger and stronger doesn’t often reap rewards at minor level but starts to bear fruit at U20. I think some counties pick the naturally big and strong lads at minor and try to make them more skillful.

A pity for the game that Laois saved their worst performance for the final. Not much went right for them after the opening quarter.

Dubs aren’t at the class of Kerry in my view, but I’d expect the semi against the Ulster champions to tight.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Gael85 on March 07, 2020, 08:29:31 AM
The old 1.3 million population probably nothing to do with it.
The few bits I saw of the game they seemed well on top.
Hope we can surprise Galway tomorrow but sadly unlikely.

We should always be competitive with our population. These lads pretty much all have two seasons under their belt playing adult club football in Dublin, which is a super training ground for them. The strategy at minor level to pick the most naturally skillful and help them get bigger and stronger doesn’t often reap rewards at minor level but starts to bear fruit at U20. I think some counties pick the naturally big and strong lads at minor and try to make them more skillful.

A pity for the game that Laois saved their worst performance for the final. Not much went right for them after the opening quarter.

Dubs aren’t at the class of Kerry in my view, but I’d expect the semi against the Ulster champions to tight.

14 of team eligible next year. Great to see players from the smaller clubs. Agree kerry is the team to beat. Anything further happens is on bonus considering this group of players didn't make a impression at minor 2 years ago.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: PMG1 on March 07, 2020, 02:28:43 PM
Is the Donegal v Tyrone game on anywhere?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on March 07, 2020, 02:58:07 PM
Galway 4-8 Ros 0-4 ten mins gone second half.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on March 07, 2020, 03:21:54 PM
FT

Galway 4-13 Roscommon 0-5

Tough on the Rossies. Good Galway side on paper in fairness. They will have a right chance against Kerry.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on March 07, 2020, 03:35:22 PM
Got no right match today at all so the team is very untested going into the semi final against a really good Kerry team.
Cork put it up to Kerry in the first half of the Munster final at least.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 07, 2020, 04:33:13 PM
A big surprise that Galway got it so easy this afternoon but that's underage football sometimes. The poor weather suited Galway better and they really killed Roscommon on every mistake they made which was a lot. Kerry v Galway makes for a intriguing semi final now.

Ulster final result. Tyrone 1-11 Donegal 0-9
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on March 07, 2020, 04:36:37 PM
Good win for Tyrone, the performances in the early rounds weren't too encouraging.

Is Ethan Jordan anything to Roisin?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: omagh_gael on March 07, 2020, 08:27:07 PM
Good day at the office for Tyrone against a side we just about beat on way to winning the u17 AI 3 years ago. A lot of excellent performances with Ethan Jordan getting the motm award, however, I thought Michael Gallagher from Trillick put in a serious shift and never stopped the whole game.

Our midfield came out on top and, alongside our HB line, drove us forward all game. Big difference was Donegal were really slow moving it into attack and played laterally across the 45 over and over again. Antoin Fox done a very good job nullifying their danger man Doherty.

Huge challenge awaits in the Dubs in semi final, however, I think we'll give them a real good rattle.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on March 08, 2020, 11:03:17 AM
Wasn't expecting a win yesterday but expected we'd at least have been reasonably competitive.
An inept, disorganised show and of course everything that could go wrong went wrong for us.
Galway looked good but hard to judge on this.
One to erase from the memory and hope it doesn't damage the playing careers of the lads involved.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on March 08, 2020, 01:51:12 PM
Is it a double header for the semis on St Patrick's day?

When is the final due to be held? The following Saturday?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 08, 2020, 02:19:19 PM
Is it a double header for the semis on St Patrick's day?

When is the final due to be held? The following Saturday?
Yes and as I stated on page 1 of this thread March 28th or 29th for the final.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on March 08, 2020, 03:17:47 PM
I don't like having the semis and final at Croke Park personally.

There's been some cracking games at u20 and u21 level in recent years and the atmosphere will be totally lost in it at Croke Park not to mention the home advantage for the Dubs.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on March 08, 2020, 03:35:49 PM
I'd say the CCCC are meeting this very minute to accede to Angelo's wishes.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on March 08, 2020, 04:07:39 PM
I don't like having the semis and final at Croke Park personally.

There's been some cracking games at u20 and u21 level in recent years and the atmosphere will be totally lost in it at Croke Park not to mention the home advantage for the Dubs.

Semi finals are only in Croke Park to fill the void left with the club finals. The final will likely be played along side the NFL finals in Croke Park.

I think it would be better to play those games in smaller grounds.

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: manfromdelmonte on March 08, 2020, 04:21:14 PM
I doubt the GAA are that hard up for a few euro that they need the double header in Croke Park

Kerry are hardly going to bring a huge following
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on March 08, 2020, 07:00:49 PM
Neither will Dublin or Galway. Those 2 plus Kerry will hardly bring 5k between them.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on March 08, 2020, 07:09:53 PM
I don't like having the semis and final at Croke Park personally.

There's been some cracking games at u20 and u21 level in recent years and the atmosphere will be totally lost in it at Croke Park not to mention the home advantage for the Dubs.

Semi finals are only in Croke Park to fill the void left with the club finals. The final will likely be played along side the NFL finals in Croke Park.

I think it would be better to play those games in smaller grounds.

I'd agree, I think Croke Park should only be for semi finals and finals in the AI series, you're generally not going to draw a crowd of 30/40k plus outside of those games.

I think the team who tops the league should get home advantage for the final.

There's nothing worse than watching a game in a quarter empty Croke Park. I know there's this thing about giving the players the chance to play at Croke Park but I don't know if that's really an appeal. If I was a player playing in something that will probably be the highlight of a lot of these guys playing careers, I think I'd rather play in a full stadium in some place in Mullingar or Longford than an empty Croke Park that quarter the lower tier of one stand occupied.

I think when you see these games played in Croke Park with nobody there, it devalues them.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Maroon Manc on March 09, 2020, 03:27:34 PM
I think from that Galway team that started only Tierney, Fitzgerald, Glynn & Greene are overage next year so can't see too many making the senior panel inside the next 18 months. I think Tierney will be straight in after he's finished with the 20's, I watched the full Kerry game recently and he did better than I first thought.

It will be interesting to see how they do against Kerry, Galway were missing Tierney and the two Monaghans in the 2 previous games this year. I think Galway will get a lot more out of this team then last years going forward.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 09, 2020, 04:25:41 PM
St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin cancelled GAA still going ahead with that double header in Croke Park?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on March 09, 2020, 05:25:56 PM
It would be more surprising if they went ahead in CP at this stage.

Alternative venues could be either the Gaelic Grounds or Ennis for Galway / Kerry & possibly Breffni or Mullingar for the Dubs & Tyrone?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on September 25, 2020, 11:35:01 PM
October 17th

All-Ireland semi-finals
Dublin v Tyrone, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2.30pm
Galway v Kerry, Gaelic Grounds, 4.30pm
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on September 26, 2020, 12:19:42 AM
Covid willing.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 15, 2020, 04:28:28 PM
More unfortunate news for Galway. Looks like it just won't be the Moycullen players missing.

Quote
This would mean that two of Galway U20's most prominent players, Paul Kelly and James McLaughlin, will miss Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final showdown against Kerry and manager Donal O'Fátharta could only bemoan the timing of the situation.

"I was talking to the doctor and I can't comment on names or anything but, with close contacts, we will be down five players, and possibly more. It has just disrupted things this week. Look it, it is what it is. We just have to get on with it."

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 15, 2020, 06:40:14 PM
It's a good Galway team but hard to see them overcoming Kerry with the loss of so many players, only know about the Moycullen lads for sure to date but two of them are absolutely key lads to be down already before adding in any more players.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 15, 2020, 06:49:48 PM
It's a good Galway team but hard to see them overcoming Kerry with the loss of so many players, only know about the Moycullen lads for sure to date but two of them are absolutely key lads to be down already before adding in any more players.

It's a real shame alright. I was looking forward to this game more than the seniors playing on Sunday but hard not to feel Galway are fatally compromised now. Still everyone's health is the priority. Galway just unlucky this time but they won't be the last team it happens to if the games go ahead at all over the next couple months.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: MayoBuck on October 16, 2020, 02:31:16 PM
Looks like Kerry will be missing a few players due to Covid as well
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 16, 2020, 02:59:38 PM
They'd nearly be as well to postpone it at this stage. Granted would it ever get played at all then you'd fear. Plus they would probably have to end up postponing a rake of games.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 16, 2020, 06:06:06 PM
My feeling is that (including Senior in this) they won't countenance a postponement of a match at any point until they got as far as the Senior football and hurling semi final stages which they could kick into 2021 if need be.
The decision will be made for them next week by the looks of it anyway, but a lot of the hand wringing over the GAA should be taken in context, case numbers are rising all over Europe again, they are not blaming the local GAA clubs in France or Germany for this.
County finals certainly provided an excuse, that has to be owned by members of the organisation who couldn't control themselves, it happened up and down the island. They all knew what was to be done and didn't do it, over exuberance doesn't really cut it as an excuse but that's what plenty of people said at the time.

I think there's a more than fair chance the final for this competition doesn't go ahead next weekend no matter who wins tomorrow, tough on the lads involved that have to miss out and have to live with their county losing, tough on the others who win tomorrow and probably find out it's for naught.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 16, 2020, 06:38:22 PM
Let's just say Kerry, Galway could field teams due to covid what then, the winner of Dublin v Tyrone becomes All-Ireland champions?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 17, 2020, 02:38:44 PM
Half Time
Tyrone: 1-07
Dublin: 1-05
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 17, 2020, 02:46:05 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 17, 2020, 03:25:17 PM
Dublin into the U20 All Ireland final for a 2nd year in a row. Can they go one better than last year and win it this time?

FT Dublin 1-14 Tyrone 1-12
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 17, 2020, 03:57:55 PM
Cathal Sweeney and Culhane not starting for Galway either, huge ask now with those lads, McLaughin and Kelly out.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 17, 2020, 03:59:19 PM
Tomo Culhane and Cathal Sweeney both missing as well for Galway. Two more serious losses. That's probably 4 of their best 5 players out.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 17, 2020, 03:59:53 PM
Kerry intercounty and clubs have never lost in Gaelic Grounds to Connacht opposition.  I wonder will the top brass let play final against  Dublin here. Known Gaa they will play in Portlaoise in case the dubs get lost 😂😂
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 17, 2020, 04:02:54 PM
Just switched over, what's the situation with Kerry how many likely starters are they without?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Tubberman on October 17, 2020, 04:05:01 PM
Kerry intercounty and clubs have never lost in Gaelic Grounds to Connacht opposition.  I wonder will the top brass let play final against  Dublin here. Known Gaa they will play in Portlaoise in case the dubs get lost 😂😂

At senior level maybe, Mayo hammered Kerry minors in Limerick a few years ago, was a SF replay.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 17, 2020, 04:38:43 PM
Considering the players missing that was a decent half of football. Kerry 1-7 to 1-5 ahead.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 17, 2020, 04:39:51 PM
Still in the game anyway but kickouts have been a bit of a disaster. Won't win kicking that many away.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 17, 2020, 04:44:52 PM
Kerry intercounty and clubs have never lost in Gaelic Grounds to Connacht opposition.  I wonder will the top brass let play final against  Dublin here. Known Gaa they will play in Portlaoise in case the dubs get lost 😂😂

At senior level maybe, Mayo hammered Kerry minors in Limerick a few years ago, was a SF replay.

In 08? Forgot that played in Limerick. Had Ennis in my head.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on October 17, 2020, 04:45:26 PM
Tomo Culhane and Cathal Sweeney both missing as well for Galway. Two more serious losses. That's probably 4 of their best 5 players out.
Absolutely these 4 are our best players alongside Tierney who hasn’t played well in quite a while.
Very noticeable how much of a loss Culhane is in the inside line.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 17, 2020, 04:46:50 PM
Tomo Culhane and Cathal Sweeney both missing as well for Galway. Two more serious losses. That's probably 4 of their best 5 players out.
Absolutely these 4 are our best players alongside Tierney who hasn’t played well in quite a while.

Tierney did alright in the first half there I thought. His leg looks heavily strapped though so he must be carrying some kind of knock.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 17, 2020, 05:29:33 PM
Great win for Galway considering the amount of first choice players they were without.

FT Galway 1-15 Kerry 1-10.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 17, 2020, 05:41:01 PM
That was a mighty win and an unexpected one given the players we were missing. I know Kerry had their own absences.

Ducky not sure yet if any of the missing players will be available for the final.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on October 17, 2020, 05:41:16 PM
Great win. There was only one team in it in the second half.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 17, 2020, 05:46:54 PM
Would the conditioning of the Kerry side be in question there? Seemed like the longer the game went on that Galway had the legs on them. Some very tired lazy tackling from their backs in particular.

Weird to think that their dominance at minor hasn't translated into U-20 at all.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Sionnach on October 17, 2020, 05:51:02 PM
That was a mighty win and an unexpected one given the players we were missing. I know Kerry had their own absences.

Ducky not sure yet if any of the missing players will be available for the final.

That was a mighty win and an unexpected one given the players we were missing. I know Kerry had their own absences.

Ducky not sure yet if any of the missing players will be available for the final.

Galway deserving winners on the day, but not an unexpected win at all given that Kerry were missing even more likely starters than Galway, and the majority were only ruled out the day before the game which would have been hugely disruptive. 

Galway were solid in defence, had impressive free-taking accuracy and finished much stronger - possibly Kerry didn't have the options to bring on that they would have expected to have.  Thought Kerry gave the ball away too easily with a lot of the possession they won and didn't get a good enough supply to their danger men. 
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on October 17, 2020, 06:17:27 PM
Both Dublin and Galway seemed to have the legs on Tyrone and Kerry today.

Would fancy Dublin to win it, they seemed to be the most physical and athletic of all the teams involved today.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: dublin7 on October 17, 2020, 06:23:22 PM
Both Dublin and Galway seemed to have the legs on Tyrone and Kerry today.

Would fancy Dublin to win it, they seemed to be the most physical and athletic of all the teams involved today.

Ciaran Archer carrying on the ability he showed at minor level. Dubs kicked some lovely points towards the end to pull away. Tyrone didn’t have the same threat in their forward line
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on October 17, 2020, 07:09:45 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
This hasn’t aged too well
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on October 17, 2020, 07:25:08 PM
Delighted with that win and the overall display in general.  Real pity both teams were a good bit under strength on the day.  Hopefully a few of the absentees will be available for the final next weekend, if it goes ahead of course.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Manning18 on October 17, 2020, 07:30:51 PM
That was a mighty win and an unexpected one given the players we were missing. I know Kerry had their own absences.

Ducky not sure yet if any of the missing players will be available for the final.

That was a mighty win and an unexpected one given the players we were missing. I know Kerry had their own absences.

Ducky not sure yet if any of the missing players will be available for the final.

Galway deserving winners on the day, but not an unexpected win at all given that Kerry were missing even more likely starters than Galway, and the majority were only ruled out the day before the game which would have been hugely disruptive. 


Were they? Not sure of numbers exactly and obviosuly losing Walsh for the second half was big, but if you were to pick the 5 top Galway lads this time last week, 4 of them were missing today through covid/injury.

Given all that, the lads can be very proud of themselves. Thought the 2 midfielders stood out. Essential that the Tierney injury at the end doesn't keep him out of next week
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: larryin89 on October 17, 2020, 07:51:14 PM
Well done Galway , a fantastic performance and more so when you consider the players unavailable. Hope ye win it now
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Hound on October 17, 2020, 07:53:50 PM
Anyone able to pull up the list of Dublin v Galway U21 finals?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 17, 2020, 07:56:53 PM
Anyone able to pull up the list of Dublin v Galway U21 finals?

2002   Galway 0–15   Dublin 0-7
2017   Dublin 2-13   Galway 2-7


Dublin are a new phenomena to this competition. Since the money got involved they have been quite successful!
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Hound on October 17, 2020, 08:17:08 PM
FTB, when you reply to me all I see is ‘You are ignoring this user’

It’s only because you are a complete fuckwit who can’t stop crying anytime Dublin wins, so don’t take it personally, but I don’t see anything you post.  I was taking to people who don’t be roaring and crying.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 17, 2020, 08:31:54 PM
FTB, when you reply to me all I see is ‘You are ignoring this user’

It’s only because you are a complete fuckwit who can’t stop crying anytime Dublin wins, so don’t take it personally, but I don’t see anything you post.  I was taking to people who don’t be roaring and crying.

Ok, What should I say. Dublin had no real history of success in this competition in the 20th Century.  But the volunteer movement of the 21st Century coupled with a wave of a once in a generation group of players seen them excel in this competition from nowhere and claim a significant number of Leinster and All Ireland titles.

(despite yourself, you will still end up reading this)
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 17, 2020, 08:34:52 PM
Anyone able to pull up the list of Dublin v Galway U21 finals?

2002   Galway 0–15   Dublin 0-7
2017   Dublin 2-13   Galway 2-7




Here ya go Hound.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 17, 2020, 08:40:41 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Can you predict a Mayo win tomorrow and (assuming they are ever played) a Dublin double at U20 and in the league next week please?
Good man, thanks.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 17, 2020, 08:44:22 PM
Anyone able to pull up the list of Dublin v Galway U21 finals?

2002   Galway 0–15   Dublin 0-7
2017   Dublin 2-13   Galway 2-7


Here ya go Hound.

Decent of you Farr to save his poor soul from the truth and delete half the quote.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 17, 2020, 08:45:21 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Can you predict a Mayo win tomorrow and (assuming they are ever played) a Dublin double at U20 and in the league next week please?
Good man, thanks.

He already has predicted a Mayo win by 4 over on the Division 1 thread! Fair play to Galway on the win today.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 17, 2020, 08:57:37 PM
Lovely stuff, we need soothsayers like that going for the opposition.

Great win earlier, real pity that both teams were deprived of some top players but lads needed to step up and when one of those players to come in from the panel takes home the MOTM award it's a testament to squad depth.
I thought Galway were well the better team in the second half but the black card on 52 minutes for Kerry was the back breaker and totally self inflicted as well, crazy stuff. Once Paul Walsh went off at ht the Galway backs cleaned Kerry out, we could do with a couple of them from that end of the pitch making the grade at Senior.

Hard know if the final will even be played but Galway would need a few of the absentees back to have a real shot at it, as was said earlier, Sweeney, McLaughin, Kelly and Culhane are as good as we have at that age group.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: galwayman on October 17, 2020, 09:38:05 PM
Lovely stuff, we need soothsayers like that going for the opposition.

Great win earlier, real pity that both teams were deprived of some top players but lads needed to step up and when one of those players to come in from the panel takes home the MOTM award it's a testament to squad depth.
I thought Galway were well the better team in the second half but the black card on 52 minutes for Kerry was the back breaker and totally self inflicted as well, crazy stuff. Once Paul Walsh went off at ht the Galway backs cleaned Kerry out, we could do with a couple of them from that end of the pitch making the grade at Senior.

Hard know if the final will even be played but Galway would need a few of the absentees back to have a real shot at it, as was said earlier, Sweeney, McLaughin, Kelly and Culhane are as good as we have at that age group.
Patrick Kelly who started today I don’t think was even on the panel for the Connacht campaign?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: mouview on October 17, 2020, 10:50:28 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Can you predict a Mayo win tomorrow and (assuming they are ever played) a Dublin double at U20 and in the league next week please?
Good man, thanks.

Must be Pat Spillane posting on here out of boredom  :D
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 17, 2020, 11:53:52 PM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Can you predict a Mayo win tomorrow and (assuming they are ever played) a Dublin double at U20 and in the league next week please?
Good man, thanks.

He already has predicted a Mayo win by 4 over on the Division 1 thread! Fair play to Galway on the win today.

He's a Wum with a couple of posts and is in no way from Kerry.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on October 18, 2020, 12:10:36 AM
I’m calling it now . If Galway get their house in other there is an all Ireland there for them. The strongest 15 in Galway is a sight to behold.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 18, 2020, 12:24:16 AM
I’m calling it now . If Galway get their house in other there is an all Ireland there for them. The strongest 15 in Galway is a sight to behold.

 ::)
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: restorepride on October 18, 2020, 12:26:21 AM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 18, 2020, 12:43:38 AM
Will be Tyrone/Kerry final. We should beat Galway handy enough. Tyrone will be tough in final. Young Cananavan looks a handy footballer.
Can you predict a Mayo win tomorrow and (assuming they are ever played) a Dublin double at U20 and in the league next week please?
Good man, thanks.

He already has predicted a Mayo win by 4 over on the Division 1 thread! Fair play to Galway on the win today.

He's a Wum with a couple of posts and is in no way from Kerry.

Mayo by 4 points and Cillian O'Connor for 1st goalscorer . Thank me tomorrow
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 18, 2020, 12:47:11 AM
Well done to Galway.  Our lads faded after a great start. Young Welsh was a massive loss in second half. Missing 6 starting players. Good nothing from referee. Missed a pick up for Galway free. That aside Galway were the better team. Best of luck in the final.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on October 18, 2020, 10:09:34 AM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.

Tyrone lost that game on kickouts which you could attribute to a tactical failure. Time and time again Dublin had easy restarts where they could build their attacks from the back. Conversely Dublin pushed up aggressively on the Tyrone kickouts and forced Quinn to kick long where Tyrone got devoured in the middle of the pitch.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Manning18 on October 18, 2020, 12:01:48 PM
Well done to Galway.  Our lads faded after a great start. Young Welsh was a massive loss in second half. Missing 6 starting players. Good nothing from referee. Missed a pick up for Galway free. That aside Galway were the better team. Best of luck in the final.

You'd wonder how many butthurt Kerry fans there were actually thinking they were unlucky in the absentee stakes yesterday. A knowledgeable football county obviously so you'd hold hope, but probably a few muppets at the same time
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: restorepride on October 18, 2020, 12:45:44 PM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.

Tyrone lost that game on kickouts which you could attribute to a tactical failure. Time and time again Dublin had easy restarts where they could build their attacks from the back. Conversely Dublin pushed up aggressively on the Tyrone kickouts and forced Quinn to kick long where Tyrone got devoured in the middle of the pitch.
No sure what match you were watching - Celtic maybe? 
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on October 18, 2020, 01:00:18 PM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.

Tyrone lost that game on kickouts which you could attribute to a tactical failure. Time and time again Dublin had easy restarts where they could build their attacks from the back. Conversely Dublin pushed up aggressively on the Tyrone kickouts and forced Quinn to kick long where Tyrone got devoured in the middle of the pitch.

No the Tyrone game, I think you just fail to understand the game. Tyrone consistently wasted a lot of ball into their full forward line, kicking it straight down the neck of a few sweepers, we scored 0-01 from play in the second half, got absolutely devoured on our own kickouts. The changes off the bench we made had no impact.

You're just making yourself look incredibly stupid.
No sure what match you were watching - Celtic maybe?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: restorepride on October 18, 2020, 01:27:09 PM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.

Tyrone lost that game on kickouts which you could attribute to a tactical failure. Time and time again Dublin had easy restarts where they could build their attacks from the back. Conversely Dublin pushed up aggressively on the Tyrone kickouts and forced Quinn to kick long where Tyrone got devoured in the middle of the pitch.

No the Tyrone game, I think you just fail to understand the game. Tyrone consistently wasted a lot of ball into their full forward line, kicking it straight down the neck of a few sweepers, we scored 0-01 from play in the second half, got absolutely devoured on our own kickouts. The changes off the bench we made had no impact.

You're just making yourself look incredibly stupid.
No sure what match you were watching - Celtic maybe?
1-4 without reply and devoured??!  Hopefully you know more about your beloved soccer than your pretend GAA interest.  What does some of this even mean?!  Devoured by 2 points?!  Give the Ulster Champions some credit. 
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: kerryforsam20 on October 18, 2020, 03:51:48 PM
Well done to Galway.  Our lads faded after a great start. Young Welsh was a massive loss in second half. Missing 6 starting players. Good nothing from referee. Missed a pick up for Galway free. That aside Galway were the better team. Best of luck in the final.

You'd wonder how many butthurt Kerry fans there were actually thinking they were unlucky in the absentee stakes yesterday. A knowledgeable football county obviously so you'd hold hope, but probably a few muppets at the same time

I'd say you gave yourself a couple handyshandys Tom?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on October 18, 2020, 04:24:47 PM
Tír Eoghain were excellent today and but for a missed goal chance in the first half could have reached the final.  Paul Devlin got his tactics spot on and will be disappointed that the forwards' execution wasn't as clinical as needed.  Great effort though.

Tyrone lost that game on kickouts which you could attribute to a tactical failure. Time and time again Dublin had easy restarts where they could build their attacks from the back. Conversely Dublin pushed up aggressively on the Tyrone kickouts and forced Quinn to kick long where Tyrone got devoured in the middle of the pitch.

No the Tyrone game, I think you just fail to understand the game. Tyrone consistently wasted a lot of ball into their full forward line, kicking it straight down the neck of a few sweepers, we scored 0-01 from play in the second half, got absolutely devoured on our own kickouts. The changes off the bench we made had no impact.

You're just making yourself look incredibly stupid.
No sure what match you were watching - Celtic maybe?
1-4 without reply and devoured??!  Hopefully you know more about your beloved soccer than your pretend GAA interest.  What does some of this even mean?!  Devoured by 2 points?!  Give the Ulster Champions some credit.

We got devoured on our kickouts? Can you not read?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 19, 2020, 04:02:41 PM
O’Moore Park to host All Ireland U20 Final, next Saturday at 4pm.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 21, 2020, 08:39:23 AM
Final cannot go ahead under Level 5 all with all other non Senior competitions. The likes of the Minor championships are done for good I'd say now.
Only one match left to finish this football U20 championship out, but hard to know if they'll reschedule again.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cavan19 on October 21, 2020, 09:30:30 AM
Final cannot go ahead under Level 5 all with all other non Senior competitions. The likes of the Minor championships are done for good I'd say now.
Only one match left to finish this football U20 championship out, but hard to know if they'll reschedule again.

Where is this from?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 21, 2020, 09:57:09 AM
Final cannot go ahead under Level 5 all with all other non Senior competitions. The likes of the Minor championships are done for good I'd say now.
Only one match left to finish this football U20 championship out, but hard to know if they'll reschedule again.

Where is this from?

Government spokesperson to RTE news this morning is where I heard the news, GAA have not announced anything offically themselves as of yet.

EDIT - Galway county chairman has confirmed that both of Galway's U20 and Minor matches scheduled for this weekend are off.
Tough on the U20's squads and their management to be so close to the final game of the competition but what can you do.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: larryin89 on October 21, 2020, 10:19:01 AM
Very harsh that on the under 20 final participants, surely ta fk they could of made an exception for one bloody game to finish it .
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Angelo on October 21, 2020, 10:22:01 AM
Very harsh that on the under 20 final participants, surely ta fk they could of made an exception for one bloody game to finish it .

It's absurd, one game, a final, that was already going to be playing in a behind closed doors setting to conclude a season.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 21, 2020, 10:57:24 AM
The minor has just about started so that’s one thing but both U20 teams must be absolutely devastated. Within 3 days of an All Ireland final.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: MayoBuck on October 21, 2020, 11:19:29 AM
Perfect opportunity to switch minor back to U18 in 2021.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 21, 2020, 11:48:38 AM
Very harsh that on the under 20 final participants, surely ta fk they could of made an exception for one bloody game to finish it .

Yes change senior word in document to adult.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: screenexile on October 21, 2020, 12:38:44 PM
Perfect opportunity to switch minor back to U18 in 2021.

No chance of that when the whole country is moving to U17 now!
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 21, 2020, 12:42:34 PM
A bit daft the U20 Final this weekend can't be played. Some of those same players are allowed play for Senior Inter County team but not U20?
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 21, 2020, 01:20:34 PM
From

GAA. Ie

Following clarification from the Department of Sport around the staging of inter-county fixtures, the GAA can confirm that as of midnight this evening, all minor and U20 inter-county competitions are paused until further notice.

Accordingly, Saturday’s scheduled EirGrid GAA U20 football final meeting of Dublin and Galway will not take place.

This evening’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling fixtures will proceed.

Additionally, the GAA's CCCC has been informed that Longford will not be fulfilling their Allianz Football League fixture with Cork this weekend.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on October 21, 2020, 02:12:19 PM
A bit daft the U20 Final this weekend can't be play. Some of those same players are allowed play for Senior Inter County team but not U20?
Worse, if any of them play Senior championship in the next few weeks they won't be eligible to play the final if it’s rescheduled for say December, daft.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thewobbler on October 21, 2020, 02:16:49 PM
The u20 and u17 championships for 2020 should have been killed completely in April. There is simply no need to gather youngsters up from all around a county several times a week, then traipse them off around a province playing matches.

Lads may lose out of a year. But you know what? Tough shit. There’s plenty of businesses and employees losing out on much more than a year’s ball.

It’s a different story at senior level. These are grown adults making adult choices. They are also genuinely elite athletes in their sport. They are not 16 year old kids.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: mup on October 21, 2020, 03:00:18 PM
The u20 and u17 championships for 2020 should have been killed completely in April. There is simply no need to gather youngsters up from all around a county several times a week, then traipse them off around a province playing matches.

Lads may lose out of a year. But you know what? Tough shit. There’s plenty of businesses and employees losing out on much more than a year’s ball.

It’s a different story at senior level. These are grown adults making adult choices. They are also genuinely elite athletes in their sport. They are not 16 year old kids.

Tough shit on young lads? Great attitude. I also didn't realise that you could only be a genuinely elite athlete at adult level. So because businesses are losing out then so should these young lads?

Typical Irish attitude.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thewobbler on October 21, 2020, 03:14:52 PM
The u20 and u17 championships for 2020 should have been killed completely in April. There is simply no need to gather youngsters up from all around a county several times a week, then traipse them off around a province playing matches.

Lads may lose out of a year. But you know what? Tough shit. There’s plenty of businesses and employees losing out on much more than a year’s ball.

It’s a different story at senior level. These are grown adults making adult choices. They are also genuinely elite athletes in their sport. They are not 16 year old kids.

Tough shit on young lads? Great attitude. I also didn't realise that you could only be a genuinely elite athlete at adult level. So because businesses are losing out then so should these young lads?

Typical Irish attitude.

There’s a pandemic going on. Pretty much everything in the country is shut. Getting 16 year old kids to travel the length of a county to train is immoral, and on so many levels. Then getting them to travel around the country on “elite athlete” status is a lie of the highest order.

—-

You can of course be an elite athlete at 16. Wayne Rooney was. Mike Tyson was. Ian Thorpe was.

But those squad players who missed out on Fermanagh u17s match day squad are not elite athletes. If they are elite athletes, then in football alone there are almost 1,000 elite athletes strewn across the country, in a narrow age band of being born in 2003 or 2004. Same again in hurling. Same again in ladies football. Same again in camogie.

That’s some “elite” for an island of 6m people.

Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 21, 2020, 03:18:07 PM
The thing is these U-20's that can't play on Saturday can line out for the seniors on Sunday if selected. I've given up on the logic of these things at this stage.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: mup on October 21, 2020, 03:21:38 PM
The u20 and u17 championships for 2020 should have been killed completely in April. There is simply no need to gather youngsters up from all around a county several times a week, then traipse them off around a province playing matches.

Lads may lose out of a year. But you know what? Tough shit. There’s plenty of businesses and employees losing out on much more than a year’s ball.

It’s a different story at senior level. These are grown adults making adult choices. They are also genuinely elite athletes in their sport. They are not 16 year old kids.

Tough shit on young lads? Great attitude. I also didn't realise that you could only be a genuinely elite athlete at adult level. So because businesses are losing out then so should these young lads?

Typical Irish attitude.

There’s a pandemic going on. Pretty much everything in the country is shut. Getting 16 year old kids to travel the length of a county to train is immoral, and on so many levels. Then getting them to travel around the country on “elite athlete” status is a lie of the highest order.

—-

You can of course be an elite athlete at 16. Wayne Rooney was. Mike Tyson was. Ian Thorpe was.

But those squad players who missed out on Fermanagh u17s match day squad are not elite athletes. If they are elite athletes, then in football alone there are almost 1,000 elite athletes strewn across the country, in a narrow age band of being born in 2003 or 2004. Same again in hurling. Same again in ladies football. Same again in camogie.

That’s some “elite” for an island of 6m people.

So how is it different to senior players travelling the length of the country? Can the virus differentiate between a 16/17 year and an adult?

The decision is nothing but an attempt by the government to satisfy the masses who want no GAA going ahead. It's a compromise. I might be naïve but I've yet to hear of a transmission on the field of play.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 21, 2020, 03:27:52 PM
The thing is these U-20's that can't play on Saturday can line out for the seniors on Sunday if selected. I've given up on the logic of these things at this stage.

Logic is by the wayside when its known 15 to 17 year olds are more likely to catch this virus indoors in a class room than outdoors on a football pitch.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: thewobbler on October 21, 2020, 03:28:54 PM
The difference is that being an above average talent in your age group does not an elite athlete make.

—-

Elite level sport is being permitted by the government, behind closed doors, to help ensure continuity (minimise disruption) in contractual, sponsorship and grant arrangements, and to provide the population with something to look forward to (in the larger, televised sports).

The GAA made, in my opinion, an error of judgement in trying to allocate thousands of children as having this elite level status.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: mup on October 21, 2020, 03:38:50 PM
The difference is that being an above average talent in your age group does not an elite athlete make.

—-

Elite level sport is being permitted by the government, behind closed doors, to help ensure continuity (minimise disruption) in contractual, sponsorship and grant arrangements, and to provide the population with something to look forward to (in the larger, televised sports).

The GAA made, in my opinion, an error of judgement in trying to allocate thousands of children as having this elite level status.

That doesn't answer my question on how the virus can differentiate between a 16/17 year old and an adult.

The Government are pandering to the baying masses.

IMO it should be possible to play the early stages of the u20 and minor championships. There would be no big celebrations after a 'mere' championship win because that's where these GAA clusters emanated from.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on October 21, 2020, 03:49:03 PM
Wasnt the NPHET advice that Senior Inter County was considered elite.
The Government left out the word Senior.
Anyway I think seeing as we're gone to Level 5 it's the right decision at U17 especially not to be traipsing children all over the place in the middle of a pandemic.
Before ye start .. schooling is kind of important, playing amateur sport isn't in the greater scheme of things.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Blowitupref on October 21, 2020, 03:58:54 PM
Wasnt the NPHET advice that Senior Inter County was considered elite.
The Government left out the word Senior.
Anyway I think seeing as we're gone to Level 5 it's the right decision at U17 especially not to be traipsing children all over the place in the middle of a pandemic.
Before ye start .. schooling is kind of important, playing amateur sport isn't in the greater scheme of things.

I'd understand the need for pausing the U17 championship but surely it would have made sense to play that U20 Final at the weekend. Its basically adult football and just 1 game.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: Rossfan on October 21, 2020, 04:01:59 PM
Yep they could have exempted that 1 game right enough.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: From the Bunker on October 21, 2020, 06:52:18 PM
Yes! If you have the chance of finishing off a competition - get it done. This only leaves both groups having to get together again and again which only adds to more logistic headaches.
Title: Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
Post by: macdanger2 on October 21, 2020, 10:53:14 PM
I think they could have allowed the U20 to go ahead considering it's just one game. Correct to call off the U17 though imo