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Title: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 25, 2018, 08:59:26 PM
While the former two aren't starting just yet, the Junior championship throws in this evening week at 6.30pm as Mayo play Roscommon in MacHale Park.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on April 25, 2018, 09:13:06 PM
Wonder they didn't make it 3 am on a Monday!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 25, 2018, 09:16:57 PM
While the former two aren't starting just yet, the Junior championship throws in this evening week at 6.30pm as Mayo play Roscommon in MacHale Park.
Minor Championship starts this evening week also Mayo v Leitrim in Machale park at 8pm. Galway v Roscommon in Tuam to be played Friday night 4th of May.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: MayoBuck on April 25, 2018, 11:22:17 PM
They must have fixed up the pitch in MacHale Park if 2 games are penciled in that close to the 13th May.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on April 25, 2018, 11:24:38 PM
They must have fixed up the pitch in MacHale Park if 2 games are penciled in that close to the 13th May.

Haha.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on April 25, 2018, 11:39:21 PM
Winners of JFC game play Laythrum 9th May and the Final is FOUR DAYS later on 13th as curtain raiser to the SFC game.
Ros Minors play Galway 4th May,  Rhubarbs 10th May, Laythrum 23 June and Sligo 6 July.
U20s play Sligo 2 June.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: sligoman2 on April 26, 2018, 03:39:04 AM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on April 26, 2018, 04:53:14 AM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?

A championship.

Round robin format between the 5 Connacht counties.

Top 2 teams in the group play in the final.

B Competition

A:  Team 4th in table v Team 5th in table

Final: Team 3rd in table v Winners A

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: sligoman2 on April 27, 2018, 12:23:07 AM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?

A championship.

Round robin format between the 5 Connacht counties.

Top 2 teams in the group play in the final.



B Competition

A:  Team 4th in table v Team 5th in table

Final: Team 3rd in table v Winners A
I like it.. One and donM was/is unfair
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on April 27, 2018, 01:14:30 AM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?

A championship.

Round robin format between the 5 Connacht counties.

Top 2 teams in the group play in the final.



B Competition

A:  Team 4th in table v Team 5th in table

Final: Team 3rd in table v Winners A
I like it.. One and donM was/is unfair

Given the Connacht League has been down away with the season is significantly less forgiving in terms of meaningful games for minors under the new system.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on April 27, 2018, 08:55:04 AM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?

A championship.

Round robin format between the 5 Connacht counties.

Top 2 teams in the group play in the final.



B Competition

A:  Team 4th in table v Team 5th in table

Final: Team 3rd in table v Winners A
I like it.. One and donM was/is unfair
season is significantly less forgiving in terms of meaningful games for minors under the new system.

Do you get your incomprehensible posts from this lad
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/gobbledygook-generator.html
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on April 27, 2018, 06:19:12 PM
So has the minor or u17 format changed? Is there a league format now?

A championship.

Round robin format between the 5 Connacht counties.

Top 2 teams in the group play in the final.



B Competition

A:  Team 4th in table v Team 5th in table

Final: Team 3rd in table v Winners A
I like it.. One and donM was/is unfair
season is significantly less forgiving in terms of meaningful games for minors under the new system.

Do you get your incomprehensible posts from this lad
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/gobbledygook-generator.html

I've never met a being whose self-worth is as hurt by someone using words with more than one syllable as you clearly are. It's sad.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on April 27, 2018, 09:01:31 PM
The silly childish retort is because you don't understand the word incomprehensible  ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 01, 2018, 06:51:20 PM
Roscommon have named a strong looking Junior team for tomorrow nights Quarter final. Haven't seen any Mayo team yet.

James Fetherstone (Roscommon Gaels)
Tadgh McKenna (Boyle)
Peter Domican (St Brigids)
Fergal Lennon (Clann na nGael)
Conor Hussey (Michael Glaveys)
Ultan Harney (Clann na nGael)
Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses)
Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses)
Padraig Kelly (St Brigids)
Shane Dowd (Creggs)
Ross Timothy (St Croans)
Henry Walsh (Kilbride)
Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels)
Hubert Darcy (Padraig Pearses)
Finbar Cregg (Western Gaels)

Subs

Aaron Brady (Elphin)
Aengus Lyons (Fuerty)
Aidan Dowd (Western Gaels)
Ciaran Lennon (Clann na nGael)
Darra Pettit (Clann na nGael)
Liam Cregg (Michael Glavey’s)
Richard Hughes (Roscommon Gaels)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 01, 2018, 07:02:57 PM
I’m glad to see Padraig Kelly involved. I was surprised he didn’t make the senior panel because he’s a brilliant club footballer and an excellent IC hurler too. I’d love him to preform well for the juniors and get onto the senior panel for the summer.

Cregger is one hell of a junior IC footballer to have..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 01, 2018, 07:24:23 PM
Interesting mixture of regular Seniors,  Senior panellists and 3 or 4 others.
IF we win who'll he put out v Laythrum bearing in mind the Final will be about 66 hours later?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 01, 2018, 07:25:28 PM
Interesting mixture of regular Seniors,  Senior panellists and 3 or 4 others.
IF we win who'll he put out v Laythrum bearing in mind the Final will be about 66 hours later?

The 2000 junior AI winning team.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 01, 2018, 08:11:56 PM
Lads can you play intercounty u20 and senior in the same year, or are you blocked if you play senior, can someone post the rule, cannot find it anywhere. Thanks.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: MayoBuck on May 01, 2018, 08:26:36 PM
Lads can you play intercounty u20 and senior in the same year, or are you blocked if you play senior, can someone post the rule, cannot find it anywhere. Thanks.

You can't play senior and u20 championship in the same year. You could potentially play national league with the senior team and then move down to u20 before championship starts.

That's my understanding anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 01, 2018, 08:30:20 PM
If you're U20s go out early can you then upgrade to Senior?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 01, 2018, 08:37:19 PM
If you're U20s go out early can you then upgrade to Senior?
Why wouldn’t you? They’d have to have a rule to expressly stop that happening.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Ball Hopper on May 01, 2018, 08:48:35 PM
The rule is that a U-20 eligible player is prohibited from playing U-20 if he has been named on a senior championship panel of 26.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 01, 2018, 08:58:07 PM
The rule is that a U-20 eligible player is prohibited from playing U-20 if he has been named on a senior championship panel of 26.
Rule 6/17 now states if he played in a Senior Championship game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Ball Hopper on May 01, 2018, 10:13:06 PM
The rule is that a U-20 eligible player is prohibited from playing U-20 if he has been named on a senior championship panel of 26.
Rule 6/17 now states if he played in a Senior Championship game.

Does it give a definition of "played"?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: magpie seanie on May 01, 2018, 10:45:48 PM
The rule is that a U-20 eligible player is prohibited from playing U-20 if he has been named on a senior championship panel of 26.
Rule 6/17 now states if he played in a Senior Championship game.

Does it give a definition of "played"?


There doesn't seem to be a definition but it's fairly obvious what it means. I'm glad they've moved it from being named on a panel.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 02, 2018, 12:39:43 PM
Galway play Roscommon Friday night in the 17's, is their another game on Friday?

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 02, 2018, 01:00:53 PM
Galway play Roscommon Friday night in the 17's, is their another game on Friday?
No as Mayo v Leitrim was brought forward to tonight.

Mayo Junior team for tonight

1. Chris McGlynn - Moy Davitts
2. Eoghan McGrath - Cill Chomain
3. James O’Dowd - Shrule/Glencorrib
4. Eddie Doran - Achill
5. James Dowd - Louisburgh
6. Barry Leonard - Lahardane
7. Cian Bourke - Ardnaree Sarsfields
8. Pete Gallagher - Achill
9. Sean Walsh - Kiltimagh
10. James Kelly - Belmullet
11. Conor Bohan - Shrule/Glencorrib
12. Brendan Carr - Ardagh(Captain)
13. Cormac Doohan - Ballaghaderreen
14. TJ Byrne - Kiltimagh
15. Darragh Joyce - Islandeady

16. Matthew Flanagan - Balla
17. Ciaran Boylan - Achill
18. Jason Forkan - Kiltimagh
19. Seamie Lally - Islandeady
20. Ronan Carolan - Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin
21. David Lydon - Kiltimagh
22. Liam Moran - Swinford
23. Keith Hopkins - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
24. Darragh Keavney - Kilmeena

And Minor team

1. Ronan Connolly - Ardnaree Sarsfields
2. Sean Holmes - Knockmore
3. Eoghan Mchale - Castlebar Mitchels
4. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
5. Ruairi Keane - Mayo Gaels
6. Liam Og Horkan - Garrymore
7. Conor Dunleavy - Balla
8. Jack Carney - Kilmeena
9. Harry Burke - Claremorris
10. Frank Irwin - Ballina
11. Ultan O'Reilly - Castlebar Mitchels
12. Lee Traynor - Ardagh
13. Martin Ball  - Lousiburgh
14. Fionnan Ryan - Belmullet
15. Enda Hession - Garrymore(Captain)

16. Darragh Fallon - Claremorris
17. Luke Dawson - Westport
18. Paddy Heneghan - Castlebar Mitchels
19. Liam O'Donoghue - Kiltane
20. Ethan Henry - Mayo Gaels
21. Peter Timlin - Knockmore
22. Fergal Sweeney - The Neale
23. Evan Ivers - Belmullet
24. Ciaran Mylett - Castlebar Mitchels
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on May 02, 2018, 08:22:38 PM
Sean Boylan's son Ciaran scored a goal 5 minutes into injury time to get the win for the Mayo juniors over Roscommon! Mayo brought on Matt Flanagan and played him as a fly keeper to create the extra man leading to the move for the winning goal!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 02, 2018, 08:35:00 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 02, 2018, 08:44:05 PM
If a team with 10/12 of our real Senior panel can't bate a crowd from Mayo Junior and Inter club players it doesn't inspire much confidence for the Summer.
Conceding 2-15 to junior/Inter forwards!!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on May 02, 2018, 08:51:12 PM
 Connacht Minor Championship Round 1
 Mayo 2-8 Leitrim 0-4 halftime
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 02, 2018, 08:59:13 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 02, 2018, 08:59:57 PM
If a team with 10/12 of our real Senior panel can't bate a crowd from Mayo Junior and Inter club players it doesn't inspire much confidence for the Summer.
Conceding 2-15 to junior/Inter forwards!!!!
Will 10/12 of that Roscommon team make the championship match day 26 this summer, surely a number of players will have played themselves out of that panel now after that result tonight?

Great result for Mayo they play leitrim next who beat them in the final of this competition last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 02, 2018, 09:02:19 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 02, 2018, 09:09:33 PM
If a team with 10/12 of our real Senior panel can't bate a crowd from Mayo Junior and Inter club players it doesn't inspire much confidence for the Summer.
Conceding 2-15 to junior/Inter forwards!!!!
Will 10/12 of that Roscommon team make the championship match day 26 this summer, surely a number of players will have played themselves out of that panel now after that result tonight?

Great result for Mayo they play leitrim next who beat them in the final of this competition last year.
Featherstone Domican 2 Dalys Harney 2 Lennons C Cregg plus Walsh D'Arcy Timothy anyway.
Terrible result ?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 02, 2018, 09:15:59 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on May 02, 2018, 09:16:37 PM
Sean Boylan's son Ciaran scored a goal 5 minutes into injury time to get the win for the Mayo juniors over Roscommon! Mayo brought on Matt Flanagan and played him as a fly keeper to create the extra man leading to the move for the winning goal!!

Good win although that Boylan lad would need to do it in the last min of an AIF to make up for the sins of his father  ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 02, 2018, 09:22:59 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.

I know that, Mayo have shown very little interest in it either. But surely Rossie senior panellists should be beating Mayo non-senior panellists?
Regardless the best thing was Matty Flanagan coming on as sub goalie, playing as sweeper and creating overlap for winning injury time goal :D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on May 02, 2018, 09:32:01 PM
Connacht Minor Championship round 1
Full Time : Mayo 4-20 Leitrim 1-8
Enda Hession (2-5) and Fionnan Ryan (2-1) doing the damage for Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 02, 2018, 09:47:40 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.
Not what i recall, it was mostly U21s or former senior players that made up past Roscommon Junior teams. This current Roscommon junior team as rosfan said had 10 to 12 senior panelists and have the senior management over them and lets be honest Roscommon should be beating that Mayo junior team tonight by a bit to spare instead of losing to them.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on May 02, 2018, 10:09:47 PM

And Minor team

1. Ronan Connolly - Ardnaree Sarsfields
2. Sean Holmes - Knockmore
3. Eoghan Mchale - Castlebar Mitchels
4. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
5. Ruairi Keane - Mayo Gaels
6. Liam Og Horkan - Garrymore
7. Conor Dunleavy - Balla
8. Jack Carney - Kilmeena
9. Harry Burke - Claremorris
10. Frank Irwin - Ballina
11. Ultan O'Reilly - Castlebar Mitchels
12. Lee Traynor - Ardagh
13. Martin Ball  - Lousiburgh
14. Fionnan Ryan - Belmullet
15. Enda Hession - Garrymore(Captain)

16. Darragh Fallon - Claremorris
17. Luke Dawson - Westport
18. Paddy Heneghan - Castlebar Mitchels
19. Liam O'Donoghue - Kiltane
20. Ethan Henry - Mayo Gaels
21. Peter Timlin - Knockmore
22. Fergal Sweeney - The Neale
23. Evan Ivers - Belmullet
24. Ciaran Mylett - Castlebar Mitchels

Good spread of clubs represented, only Mitchells and Garrymore with two each. Plenty of junior clubs also
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 02, 2018, 10:14:01 PM
Hear Ultan Harney got injured again.
Hopefully he'll be ok.
Tonight is a right fcuk up by Syfīn's hero who obviously thought the JFC was worth something.
I would have thought we'd have used it to give U20s a game seeing as there's no Hastings this year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 02, 2018, 10:21:53 PM
Hear Ultan Harney got injured again.
Hopefully he'll be ok.
Tonight is a right fcuk up by Syfīn's hero who obviously thought the JFC was worth something.
I would have thought we'd have used it to give U20s a game seeing as there's no Hastings this year.

You seem much more antimated about a result in a competition we don’t even usually compete in than you did about many of the wins the senior team have had in the last 12 months. McStay losing seems to bring you more joy than Roscommon winning.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on May 02, 2018, 11:24:05 PM
Hear Ultan Harney got injured again.
Hopefully he'll be ok.
Tonight is a right fcuk up by Syfīn's hero who obviously thought the JFC was worth something.
I would have thought we'd have used it to give U20s a game seeing as there's no Hastings this year.

Jeez that fella has no luck!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 03, 2018, 12:51:57 AM
What do the Mayo lads make of this behaviour by Prenty and the Mayo minor management?

https://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/gaelic-games/311159/leitrim-manager-blasts-mayo-and-connacht-council-over-u17-game.html#.Wuo-A_06PI4.twitter

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And the Leitrim manager was particularly annoyed with a reported remark from the Mayo management team when they were approached to see if an accommodation could be reached - "Then Mayo were approached to see if they would do us a favour and seemingly the comment that came back from the Mayo management was that they were just using it as a training session, a warm-up to the Roscommon game next week."

Jesus.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 03, 2018, 07:26:29 AM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 03, 2018, 09:08:46 AM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie fond someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

Laughable! It's hardly up to the Mayo manager to accommodate Leitrim lads who want to go to New York.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 03, 2018, 10:10:25 AM
A very comfortable win for Mayo u17's.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 03, 2018, 11:39:03 AM
Who is favourite for the U-17 this year anyway?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 03, 2018, 11:39:38 AM
Interesting mixture of regular Seniors,  Senior panellists and 3 or 4 others.
IF we win who'll he put out v Laythrum bearing in mind the Final will be about 66 hours later?

Ye don't have the selection headache now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 03, 2018, 12:55:06 PM
Who is favourite for the U-17 this year anyway?
Galway I'd imagine.
Half of it won the Ted Webb last year.
Well probably concentrate on the B Competition .
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 03, 2018, 12:56:29 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.
24 hours earlier he told stolen-sheep that he had never seen such a strong Junior team😆
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 03, 2018, 01:51:44 PM
Who is favourite for the U-17 this year anyway?
Galway. Last September at U-16 level Galway North won the Ted Webb shield and Galway City west won the Ted Webb cup those two teams combine now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 03, 2018, 02:09:35 PM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

An incredibly ignorant response to an issue that was raised as early as January. Explains the absolutely arrogant attitude of the Mayo minor management. No shame.

What can a 16 year old do if his family is going on a probably long-planned holiday to New York? Stay behind alone to play a league match? The lack of contrition by the two Mayo supporters here really is surprising in its brazenness.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: whitey on May 03, 2018, 02:31:03 PM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

An incredibly ignorant response to an issue that was raised as early as January. Explains the absolutely arrogant attitude of the Mayo minor management. No shame.

What can a 16 year old do if his family is going on a probably long-planned holiday to New York? Stay behind alone to play a league match? The lack of contrition by the two Mayo supporters here really is surprising in its brazenness.

Ive been to New York 3 times when Mayo have been out, and the vast majority of supporters come out on the Thursday and Friday.  Why cant the Leitrim people just have come out when normal people come out?. Theres more to this than meets the eye! (And I hope the truant officer doesnt hear about this)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 03, 2018, 03:28:00 PM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

An incredibly ignorant response to an issue that was raised as early as January. Explains the absolutely arrogant attitude of the Mayo minor management. No shame.

What can a 16 year old do if his family is going on a probably long-planned holiday to New York? Stay behind alone to play a league match? The lack of contrition by the two Mayo supporters here really is surprising in its brazenness.

I assume you're bored and taking the p*ss.
Why on earth would the Mayo management concern themselves with the holiday plans of a 16 year old in Leitrim? That's for the 16 year old and his parents to sort out with Leitrim management, not the fcking Mayo management.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 03, 2018, 03:39:36 PM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

An incredibly ignorant response to an issue that was raised as early as January. Explains the absolutely arrogant attitude of the Mayo minor management. No shame.

What can a 16 year old do if his family is going on a probably long-planned holiday to New York? Stay behind alone to play a league match? The lack of contrition by the two Mayo supporters here really is surprising in its brazenness.

I assume you're bored and taking the p*ss.
Why on earth would the Mayo management concern themselves with the holiday plans of a 16 year old in Leitrim? That's for the 16 year old and his parents to sort out with Leitrim management, not the fcking Mayo management.

There is a seven week break after next week’s round of games. Why couldn’t it have been reschedule, Tudderman? You shouldn’t dig this hole any deeper than you already have.

Are Mayo that afraid of Roscommon that they weren’t willing to give up this ‘training session’?

Or, as seems to be the wont of Mayo GAA officials, did they look to seize an advantage over an already likely weaker weaker opponent?

Developmental grade my arse. More like win at all costs.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 03, 2018, 03:43:23 PM
Of course Mayo are afraid of Roscommon. Any county that can afford to have the likes of Cregger on a junior team should be feared at any level.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 03, 2018, 04:04:07 PM
You’re some clown

I was expecting to read that five lads were missing because they had exams or were helping lassie find someone down a well, they were going on holidays.
Seen as I doubt you ever kicked a football I’ll explain that this has always been the choice of underage footballers, holidays v matches

An incredibly ignorant response to an issue that was raised as early as January. Explains the absolutely arrogant attitude of the Mayo minor management. No shame.

What can a 16 year old do if his family is going on a probably long-planned holiday to New York? Stay behind alone to play a league match? The lack of contrition by the two Mayo supporters here really is surprising in its brazenness.

I assume you're bored and taking the p*ss.
Why on earth would the Mayo management concern themselves with the holiday plans of a 16 year old in Leitrim? That's for the 16 year old and his parents to sort out with Leitrim management, not the fcking Mayo management.

There is a seven week break after next week’s round of games. Why couldn’t it have been reschedule, Tudderman? You shouldn’t dig this hole any deeper than you already have.

Are Mayo that afraid of Roscommon that they weren’t willing to give up this ‘training session’?

Or, as seems to be the wont of Mayo GAA officials, did they look to seize an advantage over an already likely weaker weaker opponent?

Developmental grade my arse. More like win at all costs.

Maybe the Mayo lads are going on their holidays to the seaside for those 7 weeks, or have tickets for Ed Sheeran, so they're not available. I don't bloody know, and neither do you.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 03, 2018, 04:29:40 PM
Who is favourite for the U-17 this year anyway?
Galway I'd imagine.
Half of it won the Ted Webb last year.
Well probably concentrate on the B Competition .
I read somewhere that over half dozen lads didn't commit to it as they are committing to the minor hurlers instead.
No idea how true or otherwise that is.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 03, 2018, 04:35:18 PM
Who is favourite for the U-17 this year anyway?
Galway I'd imagine.
Half of it won the Ted Webb last year.
Well probably concentrate on the B Competition .
I read somewhere that over half dozen lads didn't commit to it as they are committing to the minor hurlers instead.
No idea how true or otherwise that is.

I heard it was like the Tipp situation last year where the hurling manager told them they couldn’t do both. Again, developmental grade my left arse cheek.

Our U16s beat one of the Galway teams and has the other dead and buried in the final but for a very late goal. Common theme with Roscommon teams.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: twohands!!! on May 03, 2018, 07:49:36 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.

A drum I've been banging for a bit is that counties are seriously missing a trick in terms of using the Juniors for developing players.

Kerry are getting a very solid return using their Junior setup to develop players for senior - It also a handy tool in terms of assessing players before promoting them to the seniors.

Read somewhere that 10 out of the 37 players Kerry used in the league this year lined out for their Juniors previously.

They treat the competition very seriously and are going for a four-in-a-row this year.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 03, 2018, 09:11:23 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.

A drum I've been banging for a bit is that counties are seriously missing a trick in terms of using the Juniors for developing players.

Kerry are getting a very solid return using their Junior setup to develop players for senior - It also a handy tool in terms of assessing players before promoting them to the seniors.

Read somewhere that 10 out of the 37 players Kerry used in the league this year lined out for their Juniors previously.

They treat the competition very seriously and are going for a four-in-a-row this year.
Except if you've played senior club championship the season before you're not eligible for the county junior team - in Galway anyway I know other counties are different.
Galway certainly don't put much emphasis on it and do little or no preparation for it.
My brother played on the team recently enough.I think they may have got together once before championship and that was it.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: twohands!!! on May 03, 2018, 11:15:41 PM
Good win for Mayo considering the strength of the two sides that started. McStay's sides are consistent can score high and concede too much and if the latter isn't corrected the Rossies will not be reaching the super 8 this summer.

I’m sure a junior match played in early May will have a lot of bearing on the summer ahead. I’ve heard it all now.

Given the different eligibility rules and the fact that Mayo mgmt were only put in place in the past month, it's a terrible result for the Rossies and a very unexpected and welcome result for Mayo.

We didn’t even bother fielding a team in this competition for half a decade and when we did it was a reserve team of senior panelists.

It’s hard to overstate how little is thought of the junior grade not just in Roscommon but the whole country, the competition needs to be revamped to have any meaning. The players that played tonight got more worth from the challenge matches than the competition itself.

A drum I've been banging for a bit is that counties are seriously missing a trick in terms of using the Juniors for developing players.

Kerry are getting a very solid return using their Junior setup to develop players for senior - It also a handy tool in terms of assessing players before promoting them to the seniors.

Read somewhere that 10 out of the 37 players Kerry used in the league this year lined out for their Juniors previously.

They treat the competition very seriously and are going for a four-in-a-row this year.
Except if you've played senior club championship the season before you're not eligible for the county junior team - in Galway anyway I know other counties are different.
Galway certainly don't put much emphasis on it and do little or no preparation for it.
My brother played on the team recently enough.I think they may have got together once before championship and that was it.

That's the same rule as in Kerry for eligibility.
Some counties have that rule and others have it if you haven't played senior with the county the previous year.

Kerry have explicitly said they are using it as a development pathway for the senior team and from what I've heard have the lads involved on gym programs/development programs i.e there's proper development of players. As a way of bringing on lads with talent who might not be ready physically for senior intercounty it's ideal to my mind.
There are so many positives I just can't understand why more counties don't make better use of the junior competition.
The thing though is that it involves long-term thinking, which is something a whole lot of county boards aren't all that good at.
If a county board is just going to randomly throw a bunch of lads together a week or two before the first game, it's no surprise if they don't get the same number of senior players out of it as a county like Kerry where there's joined up thinking at work.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 04, 2018, 07:44:18 PM
MFC Galway 2-5 Ros 0-5 at ht.
When will we produce defenders at all?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 04, 2018, 08:14:23 PM
Roscommon getting a proper mauling by the looks of things.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 04, 2018, 08:20:39 PM
FT

Galway 4-18 Roscommon 0-8
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 04, 2018, 08:25:32 PM
FT

Galway 4-18 Roscommon 0-8

Bloody hell a bad beating for Ros.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Itchy on May 04, 2018, 08:39:17 PM
I expect Ros had wrong studs in today and the ref was totally against them?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: larryin89 on May 04, 2018, 09:27:09 PM
Galway are going to take over
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 04, 2018, 10:01:19 PM
FT

Galway 4-18 Roscommon 0-8
Hard to pick it up now for the Rhubarbs next Friday.....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 04, 2018, 10:27:12 PM
FT

Galway 4-18 Roscommon 0-8
Hard to pick it up now for the Rhubarbs next Friday.....

Best not turn up, dot dot dot.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 04, 2018, 10:42:24 PM
If yer heading away anywhere be sure and let us know
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 04, 2018, 10:55:54 PM
I know Galway are very strong at this level but it still doesn't make much sense how Roscommon lost by that wide margin when they had a very competitive U16 team last year. At least its a round robin system and they might recover and show they are better than tonight can't be much worse anyway? As for Galway it going to take a top team to beat them at U17 level this year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 05, 2018, 09:08:26 AM
Ross were marginally the better team in the first until we got 2 very late goals, one a penalty.  Galway upped it significantly in the second half and it was very much one way traffic as the score line suggests.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 06, 2018, 08:26:03 PM
Trouble in paradise.

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/galway-minor-football-manager-unhappy-hurling-counterpart-159249 (https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/galway-minor-football-manager-unhappy-hurling-counterpart-159249)

Galway minor football manager unhappy with hurling counterpart

NIALL MCINTYRE

The perils of being good at both.
Galway are without doubt one of if not the most successful dual county in Ireland. While the common conception is that the majority of hurlers are from the east of the county, and footballers from the west, the reality is that there are a number who excel at both codes.

Hurlers Cathal and Padraig Mannion, John Hanbury, Daithí Burke and Matt Donoghue are all esteemed footballers. And despite Damien Comer, Danny Cummins and Eamonn Brannigan all being better known for their exploits with the big ball, they are adept with a stick in their hands also.

When it gets to senior, the majority of these players make a choice as to which code they'll stick with but in previous years, there hasn't been a huge problem with players playing both codes at an underage level for Galway. Tom Flynn and Daithí Burke, for example played both codes at minor and under-21 without any problems arising.

Some problems have arisen this year, however.

Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 08, 2018, 01:16:08 PM
Thats a bizare result from Tuam even more so given they were level after 30 minutes. I saw the highlights, Galway looked to have some  great forwards.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 08, 2018, 01:20:20 PM
Ross were marginally the better team in the first until we got 2 very late goals, one a penalty.  Galway upped it significantly in the second half and it was very much one way traffic as the score line suggests.

As much about young players dropping the head and talking a hammering as it was anything brilliant from Galway. Given the underage results between the same players previously it appears a very anomalous result and hopefully one we will get a chance to correct if we beat Mayo in Kiltoom on Friday.

Halloran at 11 stood out though, but it seemed mad playing him if he needed such a heavy knee brace and then having to be removed with a lot left on the clock simply as a precaution. We’re well used to short term thinking with talented young players here too.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 08, 2018, 01:37:15 PM
Anywhere I can see the Galway Roscommon minor highlights?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 08, 2018, 02:43:07 PM
Anywhere I can see the Galway Roscommon minor highlights?

should be on the tg4 player at some stage
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 09, 2018, 03:14:27 PM
Sligo have withdrawn from the junior.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 09, 2018, 03:22:15 PM
Sligo have withdrawn from the junior.

Bereavement in the camp. Condonlences to those involved.

It’s been a long time now since all five Connacht counties actually played in junior.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: sligoman2 on May 09, 2018, 06:14:14 PM
Who passed away?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ck on May 09, 2018, 09:47:59 PM
Sligo have withdrawn from the junior.

Certainly have and a wise decision too
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: MayoBuck on May 10, 2018, 07:36:30 PM
Mayo juniors ahead of Leitrim at the break, 0-10 to 0-3.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: MayoBuck on May 10, 2018, 08:26:33 PM
Full time:
Leitrim 0-8
Mayo 0-17
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 10, 2018, 08:41:51 PM
Who passed away?
A relation of the manager I believe.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 11, 2018, 08:17:36 PM
How good are Galway minors :o They're going to hammer everyone in Connacht,

Roscommon hammering Mayo
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 11, 2018, 08:20:26 PM
The Rossies are absolutely pasting Mayo, great response from their young lads to the bad result last week.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 11, 2018, 08:22:27 PM
Tonight minor Results

Sligo 0-10 Galway 3-15
Roscommon 4-12 Mayo 0-11
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 11, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Did the training match against Leitrim do ye much good, Tomas?? ;D

Much better than last week but I expected it, these are some good footballers and they didn’t suddenly turn into a useless team because of one bad half. Hopefully we can get a second crack at Galway now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 11, 2018, 08:44:01 PM
The terrible underage trend continues for Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 11, 2018, 09:51:32 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: sligoman2 on May 11, 2018, 10:07:12 PM
Not a good result for us, very surprised that no players from tourlestrane and only one from Mary's .  Hopefully that is a good thing for the county..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 10:16:04 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: twohands!!! on May 11, 2018, 10:28:00 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?

The default rule for all GAA competitions is that if 2 teams are level on points it's head-to-head, if it's 3 or more then scoring difference (not average) comes into play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 11, 2018, 10:33:00 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?

You’ll need to play with 12 men if you want to lose to Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 10:37:32 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?

You’ll need to play with 12 men if you want to lose to Mayo.
Stranger things have happened.
I won’t be judging Mayo on tonight’s game in isolation much like you haven’t judged Roscommon on last weeks butchering in isolation.
So you don’t have an answer to the question that was asked then I take it?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 10:39:00 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?

The default rule for all GAA competitions is that if 2 teams are level on points it's head-to-head, if it's 3 or more then scoring difference (not average) comes into play.
Across all 4 games a team plays not just those against the other 2 teams they are tied with is it?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 11, 2018, 10:49:35 PM
That's the norm...... but with Connacht Council.......
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 11, 2018, 10:50:38 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?




Thats the current table as you can see its currently based on head to head results but if 3 sides finish level on points it will be decided on scoring averages.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 11:02:38 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?




Thats the current table as you can see its currently based on head to head results but if 3 sides finish level on points it will be decided on scoring averages.
With that scoring difference it would want to go badly pear shaped for us not to make the final now regardless.
I think Connacht play Munster this year in quarter finals.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 11, 2018, 11:21:16 PM
The Herrins seem the real deal alright.
Hopefully we can win our 2 remaining games and get another cracking at them in the Final.
Great result for our buicíns tonight and hopefully they've all the dirty diesel out of the system now.
Does it come down to scoring averages across all games if 3 teams finish level on points?

You’ll need to play with 12 men if you want to lose to Mayo.
Stranger things have happened.
I won’t be judging Mayo on tonight’s game in isolation much like you haven’t judged Roscommon on last weeks butchering in isolation.
So you don’t have an answer to the question that was asked then I take it?

Sure it’s always scoring difference when there’s more than two on the same points. On that topic, if one team happens to have beaten both teams in a three-way tie the head-to-head should still count, but it never does. Had we lost to Cork in the NFL this year there was a possibility that Tipp and Cavan would have got promoted despite us beating both.

Edit: I like how Willie Joe reported on the Mayo minors hammering an under-strength Leitrim side but made no mention of them getting pasted in Kiltoom..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: larryin89 on May 12, 2018, 07:09:13 AM
Honestly  your obsession with Mayo is unhealthy.  You'll never enjoy a victory if you carry on . Well done on last night,  Galway and Ros almost there now to take over in the West.  Whether either are good enough to make this count in the senior grade in the years ahead remains to be see. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 12, 2018, 02:04:33 PM
It's interesting when you see that Mayo schools have been doing quite well in recent years but it doesn't seem to be translating into underage. Galway hasn't even had a school in the Connacht colleges final since 2013. Our own schools haven't been doing much at all but the schools game doesn't seem to have the importance it once did.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 12, 2018, 03:31:04 PM
It's interesting when you see that Mayo schools have been doing quite well in recent years but it doesn't seem to be translating into underage. Galway hasn'ti even had a school in the Connacht colleges final since 2013. Our own schools haven't been doing much at all but the schools game doesn't seem to have the importance it once did.

I don’t think schools football bears much relation to county success at all. The year CBS got to the A final we lost to Sligo in Kiltoom. It’s a bit like Cross winning club AIs and expecting Armagh to challenge for IC titles as a result.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on May 12, 2018, 06:02:59 PM
It's interesting when you see that Mayo schools have been doing quite well in recent years but it doesn't seem to be translating into underage. Galway hasn'ti even had a school in the Connacht colleges final since 2013. Our own schools haven't been doing much at all but the schools game doesn't seem to have the importance it once did.

I don’t think schools football bears much relation to county success at all. The year CBS got to the A final we lost to Sligo in Kiltoom. It’s a bit like Cross winning club AIs and expecting Armagh to challenge for IC titles as a result.

Well you'd hardly expect lads doing their leaving to be the linchpin of the county senior team...
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 12, 2018, 06:45:17 PM
It's interesting when you see that Mayo schools have been doing quite well in recent years but it doesn't seem to be translating into underage. Galway hasn'ti even had a school in the Connacht colleges final since 2013. Our own schools haven't been doing much at all but the schools game doesn't seem to have the importance it once did.

I don’t think schools football bears much relation to county success at all. The year CBS got to the A final we lost to Sligo in Kiltoom. It’s a bit like Cross winning club AIs and expecting Armagh to challenge for IC titles as a result.

Well you'd hardly expect lads doing their leaving to be the linchpin of the county senior team...

Eh?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 02:44:39 PM
Connacht Junior final with 3 mins to play. Mayo 1-10 Galway 1-11.

FT Mayo 1-10 Galway 1-11
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 14, 2018, 09:28:59 PM
Just seen the Roscommon Mayo minor highlights . Jesus the Mayo backs look a shambles . Galway must be a fair team though to beat the Rossies by such a big margin .
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 21, 2018, 03:01:38 PM
Do Galway play the winners of Sligo/Roscommon?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: magpie seanie on May 21, 2018, 03:04:25 PM
Don't think it's quite that simple Maroon Manc.....Mayo and Leitrim still in it with it being round robin.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 21, 2018, 03:11:46 PM
Don't think it's quite that simple Maroon Manc.....Mayo and Leitrim still in it with it being round robin.

My fault for not stating I meant the 20's?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 21, 2018, 04:36:19 PM
Don't think it's quite that simple Maroon Manc.....Mayo and Leitrim still in it with it being round robin.

My fault for not stating I meant the 20's?

Yes Galway play the winner of Sligo or Roscommon in the U20 semi final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on May 30, 2018, 10:10:19 AM
Sligo play Roscommon in the under 20's this weekend without their 3 best players (and probably their keeper) due to this crazy rule that under 20 players who play senior championship cannot play under 20. Again another rule implemented by GAA authorities that has an negative impact on the weaker counties. Don't think any Roscommon under 20 players lined out last weekend although the Lennon lad is injured. This 2 teams played out a very tight game at minor level with Roscommon coming from behind to win by a point. Likely to be a more comfortable victory for the Rossies at the weekend due to Sligo missing players.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 30, 2018, 10:55:07 AM
At least this year the winners get a week's break before they play Galway.
2 years ago as Minors we had Sligo game on Saturday and the Galway game 4 days later.
Ciaran Lennon has a hand injury as far as I know while Featherstone was sub keeper last Saturday.
I expect Galway with their recent spate of good minor teams are favoured to win it out.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 30, 2018, 11:26:52 AM
Sligo play Roscommon in the under 20's this weekend without their 3 best players (and probably their keeper) due to this crazy rule that under 20 players who play senior championship cannot play under 20. Again another rule implemented by GAA authorities that has an negative impact on the weaker counties. Don't think any Roscommon under 20 players lined out last weekend although the Lennon lad is injured. This 2 teams played out a very tight game at minor level with Roscommon coming from behind to win by a point. Likely to be a more comfortable victory for the Rossies at the weekend due to Sligo missing players.

We’re missing our starting senior IC FF with a broken thumb and exams may have ruled out Michael Galavey’s star forward Cathal Henaghan too. That would mean an awful lot of our offense will have to go through Cian McKeon, a senior panellist who started in the year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 30, 2018, 12:24:40 PM
"Offense" ......
What next?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 30, 2018, 12:47:56 PM
"Offense" ......
What next?

Defense...which Roscommon have a lot to learn about. ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 30, 2018, 12:57:10 PM
"Offense" ......
What next?

Defense...which Roscommon have a lot to learn about. ;)

Cake knows plenty about it.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 30, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
Sligo play Roscommon in the under 20's this weekend without their 3 best players (and probably their keeper) due to this crazy rule that under 20 players who play senior championship cannot play under 20. Again another rule implemented by GAA authorities that has an negative impact on the weaker counties. Don't think any Roscommon under 20 players lined out last weekend although the Lennon lad is injured. This 2 teams played out a very tight game at minor level with Roscommon coming from behind to win by a point. Likely to be a more comfortable victory for the Rossies at the weekend due to Sligo missing players.

Anyone with a ounce of sense knows it was wrong to scrap the U21 football championship and even more so when you see what its replaced with. Hard to warm to U20 championship at all and if its kept on the crazy rules as you mentioned there need to be changed and this championship should be played at more suitable time than in the middle of exams.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on May 30, 2018, 01:44:41 PM
Sligo play Roscommon in the under 20's this weekend without their 3 best players (and probably their keeper) due to this crazy rule that under 20 players who play senior championship cannot play under 20. Again another rule implemented by GAA authorities that has an negative impact on the weaker counties. Don't think any Roscommon under 20 players lined out last weekend although the Lennon lad is injured. This 2 teams played out a very tight game at minor level with Roscommon coming from behind to win by a point. Likely to be a more comfortable victory for the Rossies at the weekend due to Sligo missing players.

Anyone with a ounce of sense knows it was wrong to scrap the U21 football championship and even more so when you see what its replaced with. Hard to warm to U20 championship at all and if its kept on the crazy rules as you mentioned there need to be changed and this championship should be played at more suitable time than in the middle of exams.

BURN OUT!

SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE!

Or so the mantra went. Yet it was never defined. What exactly is burn out, and which players got burned out? And did everyone else with the same workload get burn out too, or was it just the odd lad?

So the answer is let's go after the little counties and hit them where it hurts, not let their best lads play!

It's training rather than matches that need sorting. Playing consecutive days for different teams (or the same team for Sigerson!) should be banned, as should training for multiple teams at the same time.

The rule should be that if you are training with the senior team, you can't also train with the U20s, other than maybe attend meetings or video sessions. But if the U20s want to pick you for a match, then fire ahead. It mightn't be ideal, but better than this situation which penalises the smaller counties very heavily.   
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 30, 2018, 05:53:42 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: westbound on May 31, 2018, 10:17:48 AM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on May 31, 2018, 10:37:58 AM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: magpie seanie on May 31, 2018, 11:17:01 AM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.


There are also other U20 players who would be in contention for a place on the bench with the seniors which adds complication to the week for both management teams. Not ideal.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 31, 2018, 12:02:27 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.
Silly rule no doubt but what is worse is scheduling this championship at exam times. Shane Curran from listening to this http://www.shannonside.ie/sport/roscommon-sport/shane-curran-looks-ahead-sligo-showdown/ has decided study,education comes first and rightly so but who is the buffoons responsible for playing it in June. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: westbound on May 31, 2018, 01:08:14 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.

I know that.

My point was to question how sligonian thinks that the senior fixtures (i.e. roscommon having the weekend off) 'sets it up for Roscommon'?

I agree that the rules affects teams with bigger/stronger panels the least.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2018, 01:16:38 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.

Can't you play for the U20s and still be a sub keeper for the seniors?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: weareros on May 31, 2018, 01:31:55 PM
The U21 Championship was one of the few GAA competitions that had no flaws. It was played off quickly, old fashioned knockout, at a time of year when did not conflict with senior championship or school exams, a good age for most players  to then transition into senior. The football was good and there was prestige in winning it. It was no wonder they decided to eff it up.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on May 31, 2018, 01:59:33 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.

Can't you play for the U20s and still be a sub keeper for the seniors?

I think that should be acceptable. However senior manager doesn't. Other players on the senior panel u20's are having difficulty getting access to. Rule is a joke and need to be repealed.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on May 31, 2018, 02:03:31 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.

What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.

Can't you play for the U20s and still be a sub keeper for the seniors?
Yep. But if you come on as sub for the seniors, then you can't play any more with the 20s.
Evan Comerford has been sub goalie for both the Dubs seniors and U20s this year. Not clear why he didn't start for the U20s, maybe he will for the next match
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 02:34:31 PM
Think this is a very good rule. All underage inter county championships should be played in group formats, knockout is daft, and lads should be only able to play on one team. I find it amazing that lads complain about the club fixtures but then want lads to be able to play with multiple inter county teams. If a guy is good enough to play on both an U20 and senior team then pick one and go with it. IMO, if he is U20 it should be the U20 team and he should be guaranteed at least 5 championship games with them.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: magpie seanie on May 31, 2018, 02:40:17 PM
Think this is a very good rule. All underage inter county championships should be played in group formats, knockout is daft, and lads should be only able to play on one team. I find it amazing that lads complain about the club fixtures but then want lads to be able to play with multiple inter county teams. If a guy is good enough to play on both an U20 and senior team then pick one and go with it. IMO, if he is U20 it should be the U20 team and he should be guaranteed at least 5 championship games with them.


The rule will only ever impact counties with fewer playing resources. You'll rarely see an u-20 player getting game time with Dublin for example while we had 3 lads playing against London. I understand the thinking but the impact is not equitable.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on May 31, 2018, 02:43:22 PM
This match could not have been more set up for Roscommon, having Sligo Seniors playing the day after and Roscommon seniors having the weekend off. So either way we were screwed. All im looking for is being competitive, we have some great players coming through but missing Liam Gaughan, Carrabine, O Connor who have excelled already for us at senior and will test Galway are huge losses to the u20. It will be interesting to see how we get on, because with Red Og, Marren, Gorman etc.. theres always a chance.
I assume Comerford was held in reserve for the u20s as he wouldn't be able to sub for the seniors if he played?
Begs the question of why he was included on the bench in the first place then though.
What impact does the seniors fixtures have on the U-20 game?

Rule brought in last year to combat 'burn out' which states a player cannot play under 20 if he has played senior championship in the same year. This rules out 3 Sligo players, Liam Gaughan, Paddy O'Connor and Sean Carribine. Also unlikely that the keeper will not play as he is sub keeper for the senior team the following day. Absolute joke of a ruling.

Can't you play for the U20s and still be a sub keeper for the seniors?
Yep. But if you come on as sub for the seniors, then you can't play any more with the 20s.
Evan Comerford has been sub goalie for both the Dubs seniors and U20s this year. Not clear why he didn't start for the U20s, maybe he will for the next match
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2018, 03:15:29 PM
Think this is a very good rule.
Why am i not surprised you think that ::)


All underage inter county championships should be played in group formats, knockout is daft, and lads should be only able to play on one team.


Group formats is for the development of underage players 17 or under the more games the better for them. U20 is an adult grade and the next stepping stone to senior county level. U21 was a old fashion knock out competition and was ran very well and U20 was meant to be its replacement but we are left with a competition scheduled at daft time of year and played without a number of its better players which will hit the lesser counties the most and any U20 player looking to make the step up would prefer to challenge himself against the best players at this grade and supporters want to see the best U20 footballers going head to head also.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 03:48:44 PM
Because it's sensible perhaps?

U21 is not about development, are you serious?? This is the most important period of development for young lads. In the old format, a guy overage for minor could have 3 years at U21 level and play 3 championship games, 3 games in 3 years, yeah that's brilliant for development. Not to mention the majority of U21 squads would have got 2 championship games per year together before breaking up for 8 months at least.


Who cares what the fans want? I'm interested in the players. Give them games and if you want to go watch do, if you don't then don't. The timing of the U20 might need looked at due to exams but that's easily addressed. Playing U21 in the muck, when Sigerson and league was on was far from ideal.

This doesn't favour the stronger teams, Dublin would have had a choice to make over Con O'Callaghan last year. Sligo have a choice to make regarding some players, let them make that choice but if they choose to play U20 give them plenty of games to develop. We often threw young players in too early and then they had to play senior U21, club and often in two codes. This caused problems with club fixtures and lads being flogged. This is about addressing those problems and is the correct road to take.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 03:52:45 PM
Think this is a very good rule. All underage inter county championships should be played in group formats, knockout is daft, and lads should be only able to play on one team. I find it amazing that lads complain about the club fixtures but then want lads to be able to play with multiple inter county teams. If a guy is good enough to play on both an U20 and senior team then pick one and go with it. IMO, if he is U20 it should be the U20 team and he should be guaranteed at least 5 championship games with them.


The rule will only ever impact counties with fewer playing resources. You'll rarely see an u-20 player getting game time with Dublin for example while we had 3 lads playing against London. I understand the thinking but the impact is not equitable.

I appreciate that but the problem in the GAA is that we have often not done the right think because of the minority situation which meant we fell between two stools.

Obviously, bigger counties might not face the problem of choosing as often but Kerry have Sean O'Se and Clifford this year (might be one or two more) but reducing the number of teams lads have to play for will help their development longterm. Sligo might have some short-term pain but it will be for longterm gain IMO.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 31, 2018, 03:59:34 PM
Anyway the Connacht U20 Championship is knock out while Leinster is  groups.
Not sure what format the other 2 have.
Our senior sub goalie is u20 also.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2018, 04:19:12 PM
Because it's sensible perhaps?
Getting rid of one well run tournament and replacing it with a poorly run and diluted one is not sensible



U21 is about development, are you serious?? This is the most important period of development for young lads. In the old format, a guy overage for minor could have 3 years at U21 level and play 3 championship games, 3 games in 3 years, yeah that's brilliant for development. Not to mention the majority of U21 squads would have got 2 championship games per year together before breaking up for 8 months at least.
I said 17 or under is about development. U21 grade 19,20,21 years old was adult grade where winning becomes more important than game time and anyway the majority of U21 players had more games with pre-season competitions which the U20s in Connacht don't have now




Who cares what the fans want? I'm interested in the players.
Fans spend alot of their hard earned cash traveling to see these games and are very loyal to their counties whatever the grade. A lot of fans that goes to these games are the parents and relations of the players and again they would prefer to see their players tested against the very best U20 footballers

This doesn't favour the stronger teams, Dublin would have had a choice to make over Con O'Callaghan last year. Sligo have a choice to make regarding some players, let them make that choice but if they choose to play U20 give them plenty of games to develop.
Dublin can cope with their pick likewise Kerry if they choose to play some of their U20s for the seniors this summer can Sligo? the point is having a well ran competition with the best of best U20s going head to head which can't have been the difficult to do.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 31, 2018, 04:34:49 PM
Anyway the Connacht U20 Championship is knock out while Leinster is  groups.
Not sure what format the other 2 have.
Our senior sub goalie is u20 also.
Ulster is knock out also. Late August early September was probably the best time to play this competition and all U-20 footballers should be allowed to play for their counties.

As it stands most 18 year olds will be doing their leaving certs as will a few 19 years olds that have repeated and then you have some of best U20s not available for selection because they can't play both grades.  I can't even imagine how light that leaves the weaker counties and they will be forced to start lads that aren't up to this level at all.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 04:35:12 PM
That was a typo, 17 to 21 is the most important part of developing a player for adult. It is not about winning or shouldn't be and even if it is about winning how does a tournament that gives the vast majority of players 3-6 games in three years help anything? Pre-season games are fine but if you want to really develop players give them group games in the championship. No reason we can't have four groups of 8 so a minimum of 7 games against various opponents and you can still have your pre-season games.


From 17 to 21 lads should be playing football and fine tuning thier physical development, skills and decision making so that they are more prepared for the rigours of adult football.


If there are tweeks to be made to the U20 championship format then fine but it's nonsense to say the U21 was well run when the majority got one or two games and and it clashed with Sigerson and league and was played in poor weather.

Fans go to all types of games, nobody complains about school, club or regional competitions because their lads didin't beat the Dubs. If you want to see the best go to senior. Your entitled to your opinion on this but I wouldn't agree it should play any role in deciding our competition formats.

Of course it's difficult to have a competition with the best U20's if you want them also playing senior. The one thing all these discussions about formats prove is that it's extremely difficult to have players playing for multiple teams and still give games to the majority who don't have mulitple teams.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: shark on May 31, 2018, 04:50:28 PM
Anyway the Connacht U20 Championship is knock out while Leinster is  groups.
Not sure what format the other 2 have.
Our senior sub goalie is u20 also.
Ulster is knock out also. Late August early September was probably the best time to play this competition and all U-20 footballers should be allowed to play for their counties.

As it stands most 18 year olds will be doing their leaving certs as will a few 19 years olds that have repeated and then you have some of best U20s not available for selection because they can't play both grades.  I can't even imagine how light that leaves the weaker counties and they will be forced to start lads that aren't up to this level at all.

August and September? I hope you’re joking. Have you heard of club championships?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 31, 2018, 05:31:47 PM
Anyway the Connacht U20 Championship is knock out while Leinster is  groups.
Not sure what format the other 2 have.
Our senior sub goalie is u20 also.
Ulster is knock out also. Late August early September was probably the best time to play this competition and all U-20 footballers should be allowed to play for their counties.

As it stands most 18 year olds will be doing their leaving certs as will a few 19 years olds that have repeated and then you have some of best U20s not available for selection because they can't play both grades.  I can't even imagine how light that leaves the weaker counties and they will be forced to start lads that aren't up to this level at all.

August and September? I hope you’re joking. Have you heard of club championships?
Yes i have heard of club championships especially of daft scheduling of the club championships. First rounds played in April other rounds pushed back until late August early September, provincial championship played October,November and All Ireland final not played until March 17th.  In time that should be sorted along with playing this U20s competition at a more suitable time with its best players available for selection.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 05:45:17 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 31, 2018, 06:00:01 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.

Zulu in lala land on things that benefit (or hurt less) big counties. Imagine that.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on May 31, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.

Because it will become more like a pre-season competition than a championship without its best players. Dublin like to flex their muscles but this isn't a professional sports game and we shouldn't have a situation which penalises the smaller counties very heavily.

Weaker counties can have a decent starting 15 and challenge for a provincial title but take away 2 or 3 of their better players and they will struggle to win any game in their province. Training on multiple teams is what was needed to be addressed not playing on multiple teams especially on U20 Connacht championship team that is knock football and could be just one game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: shark on May 31, 2018, 06:18:54 PM
Anyway the Connacht U20 Championship is knock out while Leinster is  groups.
Not sure what format the other 2 have.
Our senior sub goalie is u20 also.
Ulster is knock out also. Late August early September was probably the best time to play this competition and all U-20 footballers should be allowed to play for their counties.

As it stands most 18 year olds will be doing their leaving certs as will a few 19 years olds that have repeated and then you have some of best U20s not available for selection because they can't play both grades.  I can't even imagine how light that leaves the weaker counties and they will be forced to start lads that aren't up to this level at all.

August and September? I hope you’re joking. Have you heard of club championships?
Yes i have heard of club championships especially of daft scheduling of the club championships. First rounds played in April other rounds pushed back until late August early September, provincial championship played October,November and All Ireland final not played until March 17th.  In time that should be sorted along with playing this U20s competition at a more suitable time with its best players available for selection.

All for these things being sorted or course. But putting U20 on top of club championships busiest months would make things worse for the majority of players.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 31, 2018, 06:44:32 PM
This championship and its rules were voted in by Congress.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 31, 2018, 06:52:30 PM
This championship and its rules were voted in by Congress.

And?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on May 31, 2018, 07:16:48 PM
In 2017!
Where were the objections then??
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 31, 2018, 07:17:49 PM
This championship and its rules were voted in by Congress.
Are you one of those lads that trusts everything that was voted in and never questions how it got voted in?




Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 11:28:33 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.

Zulu in lala land on things that benefit (or hurt less) big counties. Imagine that.

Syferus, if I was in LaLa land I'd be bumping into you all the time. So what if stronger counties can take the hit more? At some point we have to do the best thing for players longterm and realise that there aren't perfect solutions. Offaly have chosen to keep their best player for U20 yet Kerry are doing the opposite. Offaly seniors can still get 10 to 15 years out of all their best young players without them ever not playing for their U20's when they're eligible.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on May 31, 2018, 11:34:27 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.

Because it will become more like a pre-season competition than a championship without its best players. Dublin like to flex their muscles but this isn't a professional sports game and we shouldn't have a situation which penalises the smaller counties very heavily.

Weaker counties can have a decent starting 15 and challenge for a provincial title but take away 2 or 3 of their better players and they will struggle to win any game in their province. Training on multiple teams is what was needed to be addressed not playing on multiple teams especially on U20 Connacht championship team that is knock football and could be just one game.

Ah here! There's no way it will be like a pre-season competition. Young lads playing for their county treating it as a pre-season tournament because they are (maybe) missing one or two players who are with the seniors, you can't really believe that? The majority know this will be their last inter county team and a few will be hoping it showcases their talents to the senior management.

This isn't penalising the weaker counties, all counties have to make a choice. Why can't weaker counties decide to allow 19 and 20 year olds play U20? Will Leitrim, Waterford or many other senior teams do way better due to 2 or 3 20 year olds?


It is utterly daft to play any inter county underage competition on a knockout basis. Sort that and you sort the problems. Give games to players. Simple.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on May 31, 2018, 11:46:23 PM
Why do the best players need to play? Lads get injured, refuse to play or go travelling yet we don't hold up competitions until they return. If a professional sports person can make their senior team they aren't expected to play underage and nobody complains. Why should we be different when those players already have club, county and probably university and some would have that for hurling as well?

The GAA have got this absolutely correct IMO. The format and the timing might need to be addressed but we definitely need to end the concept of players playing with multiple teams.

Because it will become more like a pre-season competition than a championship without its best players. Dublin like to flex their muscles but this isn't a professional sports game and we shouldn't have a situation which penalises the smaller counties very heavily.

Weaker counties can have a decent starting 15 and challenge for a provincial title but take away 2 or 3 of their better players and they will struggle to win any game in their province. Training on multiple teams is what was needed to be addressed not playing on multiple teams especially on U20 Connacht championship team that is knock football and could be just one game.

Ah here! There's no way it will be like a pre-season competition. Young lads playing for their county treating it as a pre-season tournament because they are (maybe) missing one or two players who are with the seniors, you can't really believe that? The majority know this will be their last inter county team and a few will be hoping it showcases their talents to the senior management.

This isn't penalising the weaker counties, all counties have to make a choice. Why can't weaker counties decide to allow 19 and 20 year olds play U20? Will Leitrim, Waterford or many other senior teams do way better due to 2 or 3 20 year olds?


It is utterly daft to play any inter county underage competition on a knockout basis. Sort that and you sort the problems. Give games to players. Simple.

That you’d even ask that question shows how little you understand or care to understand the GAA outside of the big counties.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 12:11:47 AM
Again another comment from you that says nothing. You dismissed Carlow and when they showed you up you couldn't even give them a bit of credit. You're no friend of the weaker counties that's for sure.

For the craic, tell which counties would do significantly better with their U20's? And if you know of any, tell me why they can't have those players?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 01, 2018, 12:18:17 AM
Again another comment from you that says nothing. You dismissed Carlow and when they showed you up you couldn't even give them a bit of credit. You're no friend of the weaker counties that's for sure.

For the craic, tell which counties would do significantly better with their U20's? And if you know of any, tell me why they can't have those players?

You only need to leaf back a page to see one. But sure talking out of your hole and supporting elitism is much easier to do.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 12:26:56 AM
So you can't name any. Thought so. However, interesting to hear you think Sligo would beat Galway and Roscommon with a few extra 20 year olds.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Ball Hopper on June 01, 2018, 12:50:16 AM
In Munster, Limerick and Waterford senior footballers could be done for the year on 9 June.  If any U20's play in either of the senior games, they are ineligible for the U20 team.

Both Limerick and Waterford play their first U20 game later in June, Limerick on 15 and Waterford on 22 June.

They could push the U20 competition back a few weeks and any U20 who has played senior, can play with the U20's only if the seniors are out of the AI championship. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 01, 2018, 12:51:57 AM
So you can't name any. Thought so. However, interesting to hear you think Sligo would beat Galway and Roscommon with a few extra 20 year olds.
Not sure what Syferus thinks but to remind you Sligo beat Roscommon at U21 level last year and brought Galway the All Ireland finalists to be to extra time. They probably wouldn't have beaten Roscommon if they had to play them without 3 of their best players. It not a choice for Sligo they are light on numbers.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 02:05:37 AM
So you can't name any. Thought so. However, interesting to hear you think Sligo would beat Galway and Roscommon with a few extra 20 year olds.
Not sure what Syferus thinks but to remind you Sligo beat Roscommon at U21 level last year and brought Galway the All Ireland finalists to be to extra time. They probably wouldn't have beaten Roscommon if they had to play them without 3 of their best players. It not a choice for Sligo they are light on numbers.

Sorry I'm not following. You're talking about U20's not playing U21? Syferus has suggested Sligo would do significantly better with some 20 year olds at senior level, is that true?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 02:06:41 AM
In Munster, Limerick and Waterford senior footballers could be done for the year on 9 June.  If any U20's play in either of the senior games, they are ineligible for the U20 team.

Both Limerick and Waterford play their first U20 game later in June, Limerick on 15 and Waterford on 22 June.

They could push the U20 competition back a few weeks and any U20 who has played senior, can play with the U20's only if the seniors are out of the AI championship.

Not suggesting the timing is right but the concept is.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: manfromdelmonte on June 01, 2018, 08:10:31 AM
It's a simple rule.
Decide if a player is a development player - U20 or a senior player
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: magpie seanie on June 01, 2018, 09:18:59 AM
Aye and sure lets give them all a medal and a lollipop.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: AZOffaly on June 01, 2018, 09:55:24 AM
I personally have no problem with a county board holding back precocious youngsters if they feel it's in the player's interests. I also can see the argument for "if you're good enough, you're old enough", but in general I'd side with letting them mature physically and mentally within their own age group, and then stretch when ready.

But one thing about this, it does absolutely favour the stronger deeper counties, particularly at U20 level itself. It's very easy for Kerry, for example, to say 'Ah we'll let Clifford and O'Shea play with the seniors, we don't want to hold them back' because they are in the middle of an exceptional run of Minor teams coming through. This works out perfectly for them because now the lads just below in the pecking order, will get the full gametime with the U20s, and are probably better than what's in other counties anyway.

If Offaly, or Tipperary, release a star U20 to play senior, that will be a major blow to their competitiveness at that level. So they have a choice to make that is different to Kerry. Namely, do we prioritise the senior and take the risk that this lad is not ready for senior championship football, and screw the U20s; or Do we sacrifice the benefits this lad might make to our seniors, in the name of developing him at his own group, and making our U20s more competitive?

Offaly have chosen the latter, and I think that's to be commended as a principled stance.
Kerry can eat their cake and have it, because they have lads plenty good enough to pad out their U20s anyway.

By the way, I'm not saying it's an unfair rule, I think it's in place for the right reasons. I just think the deeper counties have a less tough time adhering to it.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 12:38:02 PM
I agree but all fair rules will favour the stronger counties so that doesn't matter. Players want games and not knockout competitions so lets give them that even if it means bigger counties get more from it. We can't please everyone all the time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: AZOffaly on June 01, 2018, 12:41:15 PM
I agree but all fair rules will favour the stronger counties so that doesn't matter. Players want games and not knockout competitions so lets give them that even if it means bigger counties get more from it. We can't please everyone all the time.

Yep, no problem with that.In my view you could play the U20 alongside the minor and senior because of the age partitioning. There's no crossover.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 12:57:46 PM
Exactly, you could give all IC players 7 games in 10 weeks and then have club games because there's no crossover at IC level but if you've to allow an 18 year old play U20 and senior IC hurling and football then clubs would have to wait 3 or 4 months, maybe more if one of those four teams are successful.


Thankfully the GAA are no longer catering for the 1% of elite young dual code athletes and instead are looking at the other 99%.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 01, 2018, 01:18:23 PM
Winning at the age group of U21 in the past and now U20 becomes more important because a winning mentality is one of the most important things needed for the step up to senior. Plenty if not most of the skillset of a footballer is done in development panels. Those deemed good enough are promoted up and then the objective is to bulk them up and make them physically ready for the senior game.

The best example is Dublin, minor and levels below is treated as development football and even right now at U17 level to the untrained eye some are judging that team on results alone. U21 was treated as adult grade by Dublin and won 4 All Irelands in 7 years meanwhile 1985 to 2017 Dublin only won one minor All Ireland title.

As i said before U21 level was a well ran tournament but wasn't perfect however only small tweeks is all the U21 grade needed than scrapping it.  Zulu you are entitled to your opinion on this also but nothing you have said has remotely changed my views on this topic. It is what it is right now but in time HQ should have the common sense to make the changes again and bring in a better or make the necessary improvements for this replacement tournament for the U21 championship as only so long can you run with diluted tournament played at the wrong time of year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 01, 2018, 01:53:11 PM
Roscommon U20 team. Oddly some of their best minors of the last few years only named on the bench and haven't named their senior sub keeper at all?

 1. Aaron Brady (Elphin)
2. Liam Cregg (Michael Glavey’s)
3. Evan Flynn (Tulsk)
4. Gerry Galvin (Tulsk)
5. Aidan Dowd , (Western Gaels)
6. Luke Mollohan (Elphin)
7. Darren Nerney, (St. Faithleach’s)
8. Conor Shanagher (Kilbride)
9. Eddie Nolan (St Brigid’s)
10. David Mc Manus (Clann na nGael)
11. Damien Duff (Clann na nGael)
12. Ciaran Lawless (Oran)
13. Paul Carey (Padraig Pearses)
14. Cian McKeon (Boyle)
15. Brian Derwin (St Brigid’s)

Subs

16. Richard Thompson (St Croan’s)
17. Keith Murphy. (Strokestown)
18. Dylan Ruane (Michaels Glavey’s)
19. Gavan Byrne (St. Brigid’s)
20. Lorcan Daly (Padraig Pearses)
21. Stephen Lennon (Tulsk Lord Edwards)
22. Cian Corcoran (Strokestown)
23. Michael Conroy (Castlerea St Kevin’s)
24. Ciaran Surgue (St Brigid’s)
25.Fergal Guihen (St Ronan’s)
26.Callum Fahey (Tulsk)
27.Kealan Byrne (St Brigid’s)
28.Darren Carroll (St. Brigid’s)
29.Conor Egan (Ballinameen)
30.Darragh Kildea (Clann na Gael)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 01, 2018, 01:58:48 PM
Looking like a handy win for Sligo :-\
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 01, 2018, 02:19:49 PM
Sligo team named. No subs published.



    Daniel Lyons (Shamrock Gaels)
    Oisin Conlon (Ballymote)
    Adrian Cummins (Calry/St Joseph’s)
    Evan Lyons (Shamrock Gaels)
    Sean Murphy (Coolera/Strandhill)
    Mikey Gordon (Easkey)
    Luke Towey (St Molaise Gaels)
    Barry Gorman (Coolaney/Mullinabreena)
    Adrian Frain (Bunninadden)
    Rory McHugh (Easkey)
    Red Óg Murphy (Curry)
    Conan Marren (Tourlestrane)
    Joe McHugh (Easkey)
    Shane Deignan (Shamrock Gaels)
    Ciaran O’Dowd (Enniscrone/Kilglass)

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on June 01, 2018, 02:37:17 PM
Sligo team named. No subs published.



    Daniel Lyons (Shamrock Gaels)
    Oisin Conlon (Ballymote)
    Adrian Cummins (Calry/St Joseph’s)
    Evan Lyons (Shamrock Gaels)
    Sean Murphy (Coolera/Strandhill)
    Mikey Gordon (Easkey)
    Luke Towey (St Molaise Gaels)
    Barry Gorman (Coolaney/Mullinabreena)
    Adrian Frain (Bunninadden)
    Rory McHugh (Easkey)
    Red Óg Murphy (Curry)
    Conan Marren (Tourlestrane)
    Joe McHugh (Easkey)
    Shane Deignan (Shamrock Gaels)
    Ciaran O’Dowd (Enniscrone/Kilglass)


County senior reserve keeper not selected for Sligo U20 team either.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 02:45:13 PM
Winning at the age group of U21 in the past and now U20 becomes more important because a winning mentality is one of the most important things needed for the step up to senior. Plenty if not most of the skillset of a footballer is done in development panels. Those deemed good enough are promoted up and then the objective is to bulk them up and make them physically ready for the senior game.

The best example is Dublin, minor and levels below is treated as development football and even right now at U17 level to the untrained eye some are judging that team on results alone. U21 was treated as adult grade by Dublin and won 4 All Irelands in 7 years meanwhile 1985 to 2017 Dublin only won one minor All Ireland title.

As i said before U21 level was a well ran tournament but wasn't perfect however only small tweeks is all the U21 grade needed than scrapping it.  Zulu you are entitled to your opinion on this also but nothing you have said has remotely changed my views on this topic. It is what it is right now but in time HQ should have the common sense to make the changes again and bring in a better or make the necessary improvements for this replacement tournament for the U21 championship as only so long can you run with diluted tournament played at the wrong time of year.

You claimed U21 was a great competition yet most teams were out after, at most, two games. How does that foster a winning mentality? What does that even mean anyway? The competition is only one of many those players take part in. I coach kids, some of them would kill you to win, others not so much, a winning mentality is inherent in players, you can't really develop it and you certainly can't with knockout football.

Dublin won U21's because they continued to develop players, not because they started focusing on winning.

You're entitled to your opinion but with respect, it's clear you don't coach as what you're saying is completely wrong.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 01, 2018, 03:31:46 PM

You claimed U21 was a great competition yet most teams were out after, at most, two games. How does that foster a winning mentality? What does that even mean anyway? The competition is only one of many those players take part in. I coach kids, some of them would kill you to win, others not so much, a winning mentality is inherent in players, you can't really develop it and you certainly can't with knockout football.

Dublin won U21's because they continued to develop players, not because they started focusing on winning.

You're entitled to your opinion but with respect, it's clear you don't coach as what you're saying is completely wrong.
I said it was a well ran competition and was the last of our old fashion knock out tournaments. Unlike you i believe a winning mentality is developed into a team and i certainly think it can be developed in a do or die knock out games and even in defeats plenty is learnt from it. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger and all that.

Dublins main development was done before those players joined the U21 grade and they only fine tuned things then. I have coached from U8 up to U16 getting children to first enjoy the sport then develop the skillset of the players. I have only briefly coached at adult level because the win at all cost mentality doesn't appeal to me as much.

One final word on this. In the future try to truly respect my opinion and the opinion of others and stop playing the arrogant and stubborn persona you like to play on here.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 06:53:10 PM
Sorry now but you set the tone of this conversation with your eyes to heaven emojie to my post. I rarely post these days and wouldn't feel I do so in an arrogant way though I will debate a point and do respect the opinions of others, especially when they show the same respect unlike yourself.


You haven't made a strong argument supporting your position.


U21 IC was well run? All IC competitions are well run as far as I can see.


Winning mentality being developed through knock out competition, sorry there's nothing to support that and even if it could the old GAA formats only helped the biggest and best. Leitrim will rarely win anything under any format but at least group formats give the players games. This is especially imp[ortant at underage U20 and below where games and group training can develop players, not 3 moths of training for one game.


All development is mainly done up to U18 but transforming them into effective adult players is often done from 18 to 22/23. Again, one IC game per year does not help this.





Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 01, 2018, 07:44:28 PM
Excuse me Zulu but you set the tone all by yourself with that bizarre view that "its a very good rule" and with your past views on this topic before i was not surprised.

It doesn't matter how often you post on here however without realizing it or not you have no respect for other opinions when you do post/debate on here and you stubbornly won't heed any argument to go against your own view. I believe i have made a strong argument supporting my position if you don't agree with that then fine move on but don't be giving this patronizing nonsense that you respect opinions when you clearly don't.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 07:55:06 PM
So you lecture me about respecting others opinions but engage with my post by using an eyes to heaven emoji? I gave my opinion and didn't disrespect other views. I've now supported my opinion - it is a good rule because it prevents players representing multiple teams which is one of the biggest problems we've had in the GAA. Small numbers representing multiple teams has made a mess of club fixtures and over burdened talented players. If Sligo or Carlow have to make a tougher decision than Dublin to address this then so be it. We can't have it every way.

I don't think I disrespect others but if I have, I apologise, it's not my intention. I will debate my point and sometimes that does lead to dismissing the more illogical views but I agree that debates here should be done with respect for other views and if I don't do that then it's something I'll try to do in the future.

Mind you, you're still entirely wrong about this!


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 01, 2018, 08:15:22 PM
Apology accepted and i believe nothing i said was wrong.

Once again with that final sentence you prove you can't help yourself almost robotic like responses from you at this stage. Do try harder if not you will deserve another one of these in future  ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 01, 2018, 08:17:59 PM
Could ye open yer own feckin thread and leave the Connacht Championships alone.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 01, 2018, 08:43:39 PM
Could ye open yer own feckin thread and leave the Connacht Championships alone.

If you want to be a mod you should offer your services. Something tells me you just like shouting from the back of the bus, though.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 01, 2018, 08:49:20 PM
All development is mainly done up to U18 but transforming them into effective adult players is often done from 18 to 22/23. Again, one IC game per year does not help this.
Most good county minor players in the past had the opportunity to develop for 3 full years at U21 level and you only have to look at the current Sligo and Roscommon senior teams to see how many have come from decent U21 teams.
 
Right now at U20 level we have a situation where good players 18 to 20 are thrown straight into senior setups to see if their can hold their own at that level or for the lesser counties they have no choice but to play their best U20s at senior level because they are light on numbers. One scenario you could have with U20 player is where he plays just one minute of action for his senior team while his U20 team may have won or got far in the U20 championship if he was allowed to play for them. I can't believe how anyone thinks so be it with that when it would be better to play the championship at more suitable time and where all U20s can play.

Next year The U20 grade replaces the U21 grade in hurling. In contrast to football, though, U20 hurlers will be eligible to play both U20 and senior hurling for their county.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Zulu on June 01, 2018, 08:57:02 PM
Apology accepted and i believe nothing i said was wrong.

Once again with that final sentence you prove you can't help yourself almost robotic like responses from you at this stage. Do try harder if not you will deserve another one of these in future  ::)

I didn’t apologise to you and the last sentence was a joke but should have known you wouldn’t get that. As Rossfan says, it’s a Connacht championship thread so I’ll leave it there.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 01, 2018, 11:12:36 PM
Yeah get A room lads if ye want to keep the verbals going
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 01, 2018, 11:15:27 PM
Yeah get A room lads if ye want to keep the verbals going
A room with him? no thanks.


I didn’t apologise to you and the last sentence was a joke but should have known you wouldn’t get that. As Rossfan says, it’s a Connacht championship thread so I’ll leave it there.
I was leaving it there about 2 or 3 posts back. A self conscious apology it was so. You do jokes now? well thats something different from you and yes you certainly should have known as i don't get half of your bizarre posts.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 02, 2018, 07:14:21 PM
Sligo off to a good start 15 mins played Roscommon 0-2 Sligo 2-1
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 02, 2018, 07:24:03 PM
Level game Roscommon 1-4 Sligo 2-1 25 mins gone.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 02, 2018, 07:36:44 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 02, 2018, 07:42:26 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us
A wasteful Sligo team apart from Red OG. The winner of this game will need to improve big time to trouble Galway next.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 02, 2018, 07:42:35 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us

Sligo are utterly pathetic. The problem is so are we on the evidence of that half. One of the worst halves of football I’ve seen in a long time. They’re all young lads but either team is going to get well beaten next weekend, the amount of wides and basic errors in perfect conditions is something to behold.

Also, we’re missing at least three of our best players from this group too so whatever about your loses, we have just as many.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 02, 2018, 07:56:07 PM
40 mins gone. Roscommon 1-9 Sligo 2-2
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 02, 2018, 08:08:00 PM
Game gone totally away from Sligo 2nd half. Roscommon 3-10 Sligo 2-5 with about 10 mins to play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on June 02, 2018, 08:37:26 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us

Sligo are utterly pathetic. The problem is so are we on the evidence of that half. One of the worst halves of football I’ve seen in a long time. They’re all young lads but either team is going to get well beaten next weekend, the amount of wides and basic errors in perfect conditions is something to behold.

Also, we’re missing at least three of our best players from this group too so whatever about your loses, we have just as many.
Reality is both teams are missing numerous players because of unavailability, injury and Leaving Cert. Sligo missing 4 due to senior and 3 other starters due to Leaving Cert. Im sure Ross are similarly affected. Stronger counties will have better replacements. A once good competition has been destroyed by GAA officialdom.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 02, 2018, 08:45:24 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us

Sligo are utterly pathetic. The problem is so are we on the evidence of that half. One of the worst halves of football I’ve seen in a long time. They’re all young lads but either team is going to get well beaten next weekend, the amount of wides and basic errors in perfect conditions is something to behold.

Also, we’re missing at least three of our best players from this group too so whatever about your loses, we have just as many.
Reality is both teams are missing numerous players because of unavailability, injury and Leaving Cert. Sligo missing 4 due to senior and 3 other starters due to Leaving Cert. Im sure Ross are similarly affected. Stronger counties will have better replacements. A once good competition has been destroyed by GAA officialdom.

Well it didn’t help that Cake put three of his best players on the bench. Once Ruane and Murphy were brought on we were a far better side and there was only going to be one result. Sligo got to 2-01 and despite kicking away something in the region of fifteen points didn’t score for about 30 minutes in the match.

Still not good enough to bother Galway without a truly special performance, though.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mano on June 02, 2018, 09:08:04 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us

Sligo are utterly pathetic. The problem is so are we on the evidence of that half. One of the worst halves of football I’ve seen in a long time. They’re all young lads but either team is going to get well beaten next weekend, the amount of wides and basic errors in perfect conditions is something to behold.

Also, we’re missing at least three of our best players from this group too so whatever about your loses, we have just as many.
Reality is both teams are missing numerous players because of unavailability, injury and Leaving Cert. Sligo missing 4 due to senior and 3 other starters due to Leaving Cert. Im sure Ross are similarly affected. Stronger counties will have better replacements. A once good competition has been destroyed by GAA officialdom.

Well it didn’t help that Cake put three of his best players on the bench. Once Ruane and Murphy were brought on we were a far better side. Sligo got to 2-01 and despite kicking away something in the region of fifteen points didn’t score for about 30 minutes in the match.

Still not good enough to bother Galway without a truly special performance, though.
I'm sure he had a reason for putting them on the bench. 3 Sligo lads, one was on the bench and 2 others not in the 24 for missing training last weekend.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Captain Obvious on June 02, 2018, 10:13:59 PM
Ros up a 1pt, we had goal disallowed and hit post to go 9 up, hit loads of wides, need to be more accurate second half but if we had carrabine, o Connor and gaughan we would of destroyed this roscommon team , Red og with 2-1 for us

Sligo are utterly pathetic. The problem is so are we on the evidence of that half. One of the worst halves of football I’ve seen in a long time. They’re all young lads but either team is going to get well beaten next weekend, the amount of wides and basic errors in perfect conditions is something to behold.

Also, we’re missing at least three of our best players from this group too so whatever about your loses, we have just as many.
Reality is both teams are missing numerous players because of unavailability, injury and Leaving Cert. Sligo missing 4 due to senior and 3 other starters due to Leaving Cert. Im sure Ross are similarly affected. Stronger counties will have better replacements. A once good competition has been destroyed by GAA officialdom.
Absolutely and a real shame this has been allowed to happen.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 02, 2018, 10:41:56 PM
We won but should have been dead and buried after 20 minutes. Much improved all round 2nd half but how much of that was down to Sligo being demoralised after there awful wides in the first.
Anyway off to Tuam next week where we'll be lucky to keep the ball kicked out to Galway.
Only thing we have going for us is a Championship game under the belt.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 06, 2018, 11:30:52 AM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 06, 2018, 02:49:39 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.

Mayo seniors playing in Limerick might have something to do with the timings.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 06, 2018, 03:01:31 PM
I do forget all about them oul early round Qualifier thingys ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 06, 2018, 04:41:54 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Is there a need to host the game there? surely a smaller ground in Mayo would take whatever crowd turns up and maybe play it closer to Leitrim.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 06, 2018, 05:00:08 PM
I suppose if lads make a County team they deserve a game in the main stadium.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 06, 2018, 05:58:46 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Is there a need to host the game there? surely a smaller ground in Mayo would take whatever crowd turns up and maybe play it closer to Leitrim.

The Hyde is free.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 06, 2018, 08:48:11 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Is there a need to host the game there? surely a smaller ground in Mayo would take whatever crowd turns up and maybe play it closer to Leitrim.

Now that's not going to help with paying off the loan is it? Same sh*te with games at the latter end of the county championship, a few thousand rattling around in there and no atmosphere   >:(
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 06, 2018, 10:39:12 PM
I see one of Galway's best minors of recent years if not the best, Evan Murphy, is not on the U-20 panel this year. Heard a rumour he had left it alright. Anyone know the story there?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 06, 2018, 10:46:44 PM
I see one of Galway's best minors of recent years if not the best, Evan Murphy, is not on the U-20 panel this year. Heard a rumour he had left it alright. Anyone know the story there?
Out with a hamstring injury i have been told.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 06, 2018, 11:59:24 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Is there a need to host the game there? surely a smaller ground in Mayo would take whatever crowd turns up and maybe play it closer to Leitrim.

Now that's not going to help with paying off the loan is it? Same sh*te with games at the latter end of the county championship, a few thousand rattling around in there and no atmosphere   >:(

I never understood the craic with obsessing over a game being played in the main county ground. The senior county finals we’ve staged in Kiltoom had so much more atmosphere than the ones at the Hyde, and with the CB wanting to make the new pitch seem worthwhile even junior and immediate finals will end up being played in the Hyde, which is honestly madness.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 07, 2018, 12:07:46 AM
Off batin' the Kiltoom drum again ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 07, 2018, 02:03:50 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 07, 2018, 02:54:37 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 07, 2018, 03:01:19 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Few stronger midfield pairings at U20 level this year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on June 07, 2018, 03:22:24 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Few stronger midfield pairings at U20 level this year.
Ryan Forde centre back is a strange one.
Would be more noted as a forward.
A very pacey player.
John Daly has been injury plagued over the past number of years. Hopefully he gets an injury free run at it.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 07, 2018, 04:03:50 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Few stronger midfield pairings at U20 level this year.
Ryan Forde centre back is a strange one.
Would be more noted as a forward.
A very pacey player.
John Daly has been injury plagued over the past number of years. Hopefully he gets an injury free run at it.

I think Ernan McDonagh (Like Evan Murphy) is injured otherwise he'd be at centre-back. Forde more known as a forward I think alright. They could have played Mulkerrin at centre-back as he plays for the club there but he's pretty much been full-back all through the age grades for Galway.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 07, 2018, 04:30:40 PM
U20 semi finals on Saturday next
Rhubarbs v Laythrum 1.30 in Castlebar
Herrins v Ros 4pm in Tuam.
I presume the staggered times is to allow JP and McGovern to attend both?
Hard to see anything other than victories for Galway and Mayowestros.
Is there a need to host the game there? surely a smaller ground in Mayo would take whatever crowd turns up and maybe play it closer to Leitrim.

Now that's not going to help with paying off the loan is it? Same sh*te with games at the latter end of the county championship, a few thousand rattling around in there and no atmosphere   >:(
Agreed, the obsession with putting every possible games into the county ground like McHale or Markievicz is ridiculous. Plenty of other decent venues in most counties capable of hosting such ties.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Manning18 on June 07, 2018, 04:48:48 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Few stronger midfield pairings at U20 level this year.
Ryan Forde centre back is a strange one.
Would be more noted as a forward.
A very pacey player.
John Daly has been injury plagued over the past number of years. Hopefully he gets an injury free run at it.

I think Ernan McDonagh (Like Evan Murphy) is injured otherwise he'd be at centre-back. Forde more known as a forward I think alright. They could have played Mulkerrin at centre-back as he plays for the club there but he's pretty much been full-back all through the age grades for Galway.

The hope is really to find one rock solid centre back from this side going forward into senior, whether it be Mulkerrin or John Daly or anyone else. Cein Darcy can start to force his way into whats now a crowded looking midfield sector from next year. Really think Galway should be hitting their best potential level in 2-3 years times with only Bradshaw and Conroy as potential age causalities going forward. Comer, Walsh & Burke should still be in their prime, SAC, Cooke, & Mike Daly should be strong established players down the spine with a few of these younger guys from this team coming though. Who knows, could even have McDaid back (although i wish him well) or Evan Murphy playing at that stage. Lot of roads to travel first and it's gone wrong before but it's a bright situation currently
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 07, 2018, 05:00:42 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on June 07, 2018, 05:13:07 PM
Some good players out injured but as you can imagine with their pick from Connacht minor winning teams its a very strong Galway U20 team.


1. Oran Burke (Corofin)
2. Sean Fitzgerald (Barna)
3. Sean Mulkerrins (Oileain Arainn)
4. Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
5. Jack Glynn (Claregalway)
6. Ryan Forde (Annaghdown)
7. Colin Murray (Mountbellew Moylough)
8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane)
9. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough)
10. Darragh Silke (Corofin)
11. Lorcan Molloy (Menlough)
12. Finian O’Laoi (An Spideal)
13. Rob Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
14. Liam Costello (Milltown)
15. Dessie Conneely (Moycullen)
Strong midfield !
Few stronger midfield pairings at U20 level this year.
Ryan Forde centre back is a strange one.
Would be more noted as a forward.
A very pacey player.
John Daly has been injury plagued over the past number of years. Hopefully he gets an injury free run at it.

I think Ernan McDonagh (Like Evan Murphy) is injured otherwise he'd be at centre-back. Forde more known as a forward I think alright. They could have played Mulkerrin at centre-back as he plays for the club there but he's pretty much been full-back all through the age grades for Galway.

The hope is really to find one rock solid centre back from this side going forward into senior, whether it be Mulkerrin or John Daly or anyone else. Cein Darcy can start to force his way into whats now a crowded looking midfield sector from next year. Really think Galway should be hitting their best potential level in 2-3 years times with only Bradshaw and Conroy as potential age causalities going forward. Comer, Walsh & Burke should still be in their prime, SAC, Cooke, & Mike Daly should be strong established players down the spine with a few of these younger guys from this team coming though. Who knows, could even have McDaid back (although i wish him well) or Evan Murphy playing at that stage. Lot of roads to travel first and it's gone wrong before but it's a bright situation currently

We already have a man that would be a top class CHB and one of the best footballers in the country if he lined out with Galway. Unfortunately Daithi Burke is the best hurling FB in the country instead. The other lad we need there, who is another serious bit of stuff, is in Australia and the very best of luck to him there, you couldn't begrudge anyone a shot at a professional sporting career.
A HB line of McDaid - Burke - (and on current form) Kelly would make the Galway a far, far more formidable prospect.
Instead I fear that the Galway HB line is an accident waiting to happen that will sink us at some point this summer.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 07, 2018, 07:45:44 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 07, 2018, 07:47:01 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Those red cheeks take at least five years off the age he looks.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Duine Eile on June 07, 2018, 08:32:35 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Sean Kelly's display against Mayo and Sligo has cemented Gary's place on the bench you'd think, Bradshaw seems to do 50, 55 minutes and then he's goosed, this is probably our weakest line, if we had Daithí Burke, McDaid and Dylan Wall available it could be one of our strongest. Anyway, swings and roundabouts, we don't have them. I can see Cathal Sweeney getting a serious roasting some day though.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on June 07, 2018, 08:35:34 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Sean Kelly's display against Mayo and Sligo has cemented Gary's place on the bench you'd think, Bradshaw seems to do 50, 55 minutes and then he's goosed, this is probably our weakest line, if we had Daithí Burke, McDaid and Dylan Wall available it could be one of our strongest. Anyway, swings and roundabouts, we don't have them. I can see Cathal Sweeney getting a serious roasting some day though.
A line of Kelly Bradshaw & Heaney would do fine for me.
Brad having a good season overall up to now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 07, 2018, 08:48:05 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Sean Kelly's display against Mayo and Sligo has cemented Gary's place on the bench you'd think, Bradshaw seems to do 50, 55 minutes and then he's goosed, this is probably our weakest line, if we had Daithí Burke, McDaid and Dylan Wall available it could be one of our strongest. Anyway, swings and roundabouts, we don't have them. I can see Cathal Sweeney getting a serious roasting some day though.
A line of Kelly Bradshaw & Heaney would do fine for me.
Brad having a good season overall up to now.
Would be a surprise if Kevin Walsh drops Sweeney from his half back line and isn't Heaney playing a type of sweeper role?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on June 07, 2018, 08:53:06 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Sean Kelly's display against Mayo and Sligo has cemented Gary's place on the bench you'd think, Bradshaw seems to do 50, 55 minutes and then he's goosed, this is probably our weakest line, if we had Daithí Burke, McDaid and Dylan Wall available it could be one of our strongest. Anyway, swings and roundabouts, we don't have them. I can see Cathal Sweeney getting a serious roasting some day though.
A line of Kelly Bradshaw & Heaney would do fine for me.
Brad having a good season overall up to now.
Would be a surprise if Kevin Walsh drops Sweeney from his half back line and isn't Heaney playing a type of sweeper role?
It won’t happen but would be my preference.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Duine Eile on June 07, 2018, 08:59:26 PM
Think Bradshaw will be gone after June 17th persoonally

He's been playing fairly well of late to be fair but he's obviously up there in age now. He's probably going to be phased out over the next 18 months or so. O'Donnell seems to have lost his place already.

Sean Kelly's display against Mayo and Sligo has cemented Gary's place on the bench you'd think, Bradshaw seems to do 50, 55 minutes and then he's goosed, this is probably our weakest line, if we had Daithí Burke, McDaid and Dylan Wall available it could be one of our strongest. Anyway, swings and roundabouts, we don't have them. I can see Cathal Sweeney getting a serious roasting some day though.
A line of Kelly Bradshaw & Heaney would do fine for me.
Brad having a good season overall up to now.
Would be a surprise if Kevin Walsh drops Sweeney from his half back line and isn't Heaney playing a type of sweeper role?
It won’t happen but would be my preference.

Definitely won't happen, even Patrick got a run against Sligo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 08, 2018, 01:29:52 PM
3 changes to the Ros starting 15 as Lorcan Daly, Keith Murphy and Dylan Ruane replace Galvin,  Lawless and Duff.
Stronger team but I fear Galway will be too good for them.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 08, 2018, 10:06:30 PM
Mayo U20 team

1. Patrick O Malley - Westport
2. Rory Brickenden - Westport
3. Brian O Malley - Westport
4. John Cunnane - Ballyhaunis
5. Paul Lambert - Westport
6. Oisin Mullin  - Kilmaine
7. Cathal Horan - Kilmovee
8. Jordan Flynn - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
9. Evan O Brien - Ballinrobe
10. Nathan Moran - Hollymount/Carramore
11. Ryan O Donoghue - Belmullet, Captain
12. Oisin McLoughlin - Westport
13. John Gallagher - Mayo Gaels
14. Ross Egan - Aghamore
15. Tommy Conroy - The Neale

1.Aaron Brady - Elphin
2.Liam Cregg - Michael Glaveys
3. Luke Mollahan - Elphin
4. Lorcan Daly - Padraig Pearses
5. Aidan Dowd - Western Gaels
6. Evan Flynn - Tulsk
7. Darren Nerney - St Faithleachs
8. Conor Shanagher - Kilbride
9. Eddie Nolan - St Brigids
10. Keith Murphy - Strokestown
11. David McManus - Clann na nGael
12. Dylan Ruane - Micheal Glaveys
13. Paul Carey - Padraig Pearses
14. Cian McKeon - Boyle
15. Brian Derwin - St Brigids

I don't see any Leitrim team named yet.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 09, 2018, 12:00:54 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 12:56:22 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Is this Mayo team expected to be up to much, though?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 09, 2018, 01:03:47 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Is this Mayo team expected to be up to much, though?

Perhaps not but it means westport gave some of the best young talent in the county
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: spuds on June 09, 2018, 06:33:58 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Manning18 on June 09, 2018, 07:57:53 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold.

Soccer stronghold In Mayo terms. There's not even a semblance of a soccer stronghold in Mayo nationally though. This current Mayo team and the fanfare around them will almost certainly ensure Mayo remains one of the most uniquely one sport counties going, like KK with hurling or Wicklow with Rugby
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: spuds on June 09, 2018, 08:18:21 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold.

Soccer stronghold In Mayo terms. There's not even a semblance of a soccer stronghold in Mayo nationally though. This current Mayo team and the fanfare around them will almost certainly ensure Mayo remains one of the most uniquely one sport counties going, like KK with hurling or Wicklow with Rugby

What are you trying to say here?

Westport won a FAI junior cup in mid noughties, was a soccer first town for most young lads as I was growing up and few players getting on county underage teams etc. As Mayo's third largest town I can only recall James Gill and Charlie Lambert making county teams. Tomás Tierney doesn't count.  :)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 09, 2018, 09:08:00 AM
Fair dues to those who rescued Westport from what was a gas desert, 5 starters on a championship is normally the reserve  of clubs in county towns
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on June 09, 2018, 09:20:14 AM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold.

Soccer stronghold In Mayo terms. There's not even a semblance of a soccer stronghold in Mayo nationally though. This current Mayo team and the fanfare around them will almost certainly ensure Mayo remains one of the most uniquely one sport counties going, like KK with hurling or Wicklow with Rugby

What are you trying to say here?

Westport won a FAI junior cup in mid noughties, was a soccer first town for most young lads as I was growing up and few players getting on county underage teams etc. As Mayo's third largest town I can only recall James Gill and Charlie Lambert making county teams. Tomás Tierney doesn't count.  :)
You could add Mick Higgins and Conor Dever to that list.  Brian Kilkenny and Martin Connolly would be in the same boat as Tierney.  Connolly would however get a lot of credit locally for all the work he would be putting into Gaelic Football at Rice College for the best part of 30 years. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 09, 2018, 09:49:37 AM
Best of luck to the Mayo u20s later today. Interesting no Claremorris player named to start.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 12:23:03 PM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold.

Soccer stronghold In Mayo terms. There's not even a semblance of a soccer stronghold in Mayo nationally though. This current Mayo team and the fanfare around them will almost certainly ensure Mayo remains one of the most uniquely one sport counties going, like KK with hurling or Wicklow with Rugby

You don't know much about Wesport to say this. It'd be like typing that Toreen is a hurling stronghold only in Mayo terms with a straight face, or that Four Roads was here. Boyle has suffered from much the same problems because of soccer as Wesport has.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 01:51:22 PM
20 mins gone Mayo 1-6 Leitrim 1-0
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 09, 2018, 02:00:40 PM
5 westport starters, no wonder Holmes & horan are involved there

Whatever about Horan coming in, Holmes is living in Westport and has his lads playing with the club. Westport going very well at underage the last 10 years or so and this from a town that was always seen as a soccer stronghold.

Soccer stronghold In Mayo terms. There's not even a semblance of a soccer stronghold in Mayo nationally though. This current Mayo team and the fanfare around them will almost certainly ensure Mayo remains one of the most uniquely one sport counties going, like KK with hurling or Wicklow with Rugby

You don't know much about Wesport to say this. It'd be like typing that Toreen is a hurling stronghold only in Mayo terms with a straight face, or that Four Roads was here. Boyle has suffered from much the same problems because of soccer as Wesport has.

A lot lot more county men came from Boyle than Westport in fairness
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 02:01:10 PM
Mayo 1-11 Leitrim 1-1 no Mayo wide yet a rare sight from any mayo team.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 02:05:55 PM
HT Mayo 1-12 Leitrim 1-1.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 02:15:44 PM
I hope they are using this one as a training session for playing Roscommon..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 02:55:05 PM
Just the two scores for Leitrim 2nd half who played most of that half with 14 men. Leitrim goal keeper in top form saved a number of goal opportunities including a penalty.. FT Mayo 1-24 Leitrim 1-3.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 09, 2018, 03:14:52 PM
Hope we get a bit closer to Galway  :o
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on June 09, 2018, 04:14:19 PM
Galway 4-1 up after 10 minutes.
But down to 14 players. Straight red card.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 09, 2018, 04:16:48 PM
Galway 4-1 up after 10 minutes.
But down to 14 players. Straight red card.

O'Laoi straight red. Up against it now with only 14 for that long.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 04:41:51 PM
Galway 4-1 up after 10 minutes.
But down to 14 players. Straight red card.

Level at the half. This is the crack of light the lads would have been hoping for. Make it count.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 04:43:20 PM
Galway 0-5 Roscommon 0-5 at half time. Roscommon have lost their midfielder to injury who was MOTM in their last game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 05:02:29 PM
Gwan Ruane ya big West Ros lump ya. Goal. Ros up 1-06 to 0-07.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 05:16:15 PM
Ros up 1-10 to 0-09 with 7 to play. C’monnnnn.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 05:19:48 PM
The Galway man with Willie today is nearly in tears. Not part of the plan. Ros five up with four minutes left. Galway down to 13 Roscommon 14.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 09, 2018, 05:29:50 PM
O'Laoi's teammates won't want to see him for a while I'd say. Straight red card after 10 minutes when you are on top and leading by 3. Very likely cost his team the game. I remember something similiar happening with Michael Daly against Mayo a few years ago but that was much closer to half-time and 2 yellows rather than a straight red.

That said I'll wait until I see it though because have heard from a couple of people since that it should have been a yellow for a push in the chest rather than a red for a strike. Either way disappointing end for a Galway side whom with a full compliment of players would defnitely have had designs on maybe reaching the final again this year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 09, 2018, 05:41:40 PM
Super result for the rossies were 9/2 before the game well done to them.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 09, 2018, 05:46:55 PM
Successful Roscommon u21 teams always had an Elphin keeper.... pat Reynolds rip 1966 and Brendan Kenny 1978.......
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 05:50:45 PM
From what I saw in the first half last week this result is one of the most amazing in our recent underage history. Just an incredible level of grit and belief shown to go to Tuam and beat that Galway side. Cake pulled off both the ridiculous and the magnificent at underage himself and we’ve got a little bit of both already as manager.

What’s to stop them doing it again at home?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 09, 2018, 05:54:35 PM
Much of a crowd there syferus
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 05:57:22 PM
Much of a crowd there syferus

I missed the Luas listening to Willie so I don’t know, but over on Stolen Sheep they said it was a poor crowd. The GAA seems to be getting its wish of destroying this grade.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Duine Eile on June 09, 2018, 07:25:40 PM
O'Laoi's teammates won't want to see him for a while I'd say. Straight red card after 10 minutes when you are on top and leading by 3. Very likely cost his team the game. I remember something similiar happening with Michael Daly against Mayo a few years ago but that was much closer to half-time and 2 yellows rather than a straight red.

That said I'll wait until I see it though because have heard from a couple of people since that it should have been a yellow for a push in the chest rather than a red for a strike. Either way disappointing end for a Galway side whom with a full compliment of players would defnitely have had designs on maybe reaching the final again this year.

Along with Robert Finnerty, discipline and finishing let them down big time today.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 09, 2018, 07:54:43 PM
Big blow for Galway. Didn't see that coming.
Roscommon surely red hot favourites, 2 games under belt and at home.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 09, 2018, 09:27:08 PM
Great unexpected. win by our ladeens today.
Unfortunately had to work so coukdnt make Tuam at that silly time.
Now that the Rhus are in the Final will the CC discover that the recent improvements to the Hyde mean that the licensed capacity will go up 3 or 4,000. ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 09, 2018, 10:24:45 PM
Big blow for Galway. Didn't see that coming.
Roscommon surely red hot favourites, 2 games under belt and at home.

You can blow as much smoke up our arses are you like because our lads set fire to the script tonight. Fûcking heroes.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on June 09, 2018, 10:37:11 PM
Big blow for Galway. Didn't see that coming.
Roscommon surely red hot favourites, 2 games under belt and at home.

You can blow as much smoke up our arses are you like because our lads set fire to the script tonight. Fûcking heroes.

nobody wants to go near your arse....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: cornetto on June 09, 2018, 11:19:21 PM
Today's u20 match reminded me of recent Galway v mayo encounters in that the better team on paper lost due to indiscipline.
the big difference is no qualifier route to redeem themselves.
well done to roscommon,should be a good final and more pressure on the limited tickets!😁
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 09, 2018, 11:48:39 PM
http://www.shannonside.ie/sport/roscommon-sport/roscommon-u-20s-make-dr-hyde-park-decider/

Cake obviously passed the managers Course -he  has the oul "lookit"

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to poor Conor Shanagher.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 10, 2018, 02:33:26 AM
Today's u20 match reminded me of recent Galway v mayo encounters in that the better team on paper lost due to indiscipline.
the big difference is no qualifier route to redeem themselves.
well done to roscommon,should be a good final and more pressure on the limited tickets!😁

The best team won and won well. The signs were there after the struggle many of these lads had in Salthill last year. Coaching beat hype. Cake’s legend grows..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: manfromdelmonte on June 10, 2018, 07:53:36 AM
Today's u20 match reminded me of recent Galway v mayo encounters in that the better team on paper lost due to indiscipline.
the big difference is no qualifier route to redeem themselves.
well done to roscommon,should be a good final and more pressure on the limited tickets!😁

The best team won and won well. The signs were there after the struggle many of these lads had in Salthill last year. Coaching beat hype. Cake’s legend grows..
You said you weren't at it
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 10, 2018, 10:21:02 AM
Today's u20 match reminded me of recent Galway v mayo encounters in that the better team on paper lost due to indiscipline.
the big difference is no qualifier route to redeem themselves.
well done to roscommon,should be a good final and more pressure on the limited tickets!😁

The best team won and won well. The signs were there after the struggle many of these lads had in Salthill last year. Coaching beat hype. Cake’s legend grows..
You said you weren't at it
???
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: larryin89 on June 10, 2018, 10:41:04 AM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 10, 2018, 10:55:28 AM
Today's u20 match reminded me of recent Galway v mayo encounters in that the better team on paper lost due to indiscipline.
the big difference is no qualifier route to redeem themselves.
well done to roscommon,should be a good final and more pressure on the limited tickets!😁

The best team won and won well. The signs were there after the struggle many of these lads had in Salthill last year. Coaching beat hype. Cake’s legend grows..
You said you weren't at it

Syfīn isn't one for letting facts get in the way of his view of the world  :D ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 10, 2018, 11:14:30 AM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

Big blow for Galway. Didn't see that coming.
Roscommon surely red hot favourites, 2 games under belt and at home.

I would tend to agree with these views. Not:

Quote
You can blow as much smoke up our arses are you like because our lads set fire to the script tonight. Fûcking heroes
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 10, 2018, 11:27:51 AM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 10, 2018, 12:29:27 PM
Good.
Hope the management and players are of similar view.
AI Semis are down for weekend of 14th/15th July with the Final weekend 4th/5th August.
The Rhubarbs will have a lot of travelling to do both those weekends.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 13, 2018, 01:03:23 PM
What odds were Roscommon before the game?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 13, 2018, 01:08:13 PM
It was Galway 1/5 and Ros 9/2.
Rhubarbs are bookies favourites for the Final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 13, 2018, 01:13:00 PM
It was Galway 1/5 and Ros 9/2.
Rhubarbs are bookies favourites for the Final.

crikey, knew Galway were hot favourites but not to that extent.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: spuds on June 13, 2018, 01:42:45 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 13, 2018, 01:52:43 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 13, 2018, 02:04:58 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
I find that hard to believe. Surely Cakes forward roll onto the pitch in celebration in Tuam gives an indication of his confidence? Mentioned All Ireland semi final in post match interview too...
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 13, 2018, 02:28:34 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
I find that hard to believe. Surely Cakes forward roll onto the pitch in celebration in Tuam gives an indication of his confidence? Mentioned All Ireland semi final in post match interview too...

He also mentioned we ended up with a lot of 18 year-olds on the field by the end of the match, that five of our best players (including the star forward of the Inter AI Club finalists) are still sitting their Leaving Cert and aren’t avaialble, that Ciaran Lennon the starting senior FF has a broken thumb, that our starting corner back is our due to a straight red and our best midfielder is likely out due to the cumulative effects of multiple concussions. Did he mention this is also our third championship match in 15 days?

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to pretend the opposition is overconfident, as if it grants any advantage when it’s verfiably not the case.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on June 13, 2018, 02:32:09 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
I find that hard to believe. Surely Cakes forward roll onto the pitch in celebration in Tuam gives an indication of his confidence? Mentioned All Ireland semi final in post match interview too...

He also mentioned we ended up with a lot of 18 year-olds on the field by the end of the match, that five of our best players (including the star forward of the Inter AI Club finalists) are still sitting their Leaving Cert and aren’t avaialble, that Ciaran Lennon the starting senior FF has a broken thumb, that our starting corner back is our due to a straight red and our best midfielder is likely out due to the cumulative effects of multiple concussions. Did he mention this is also our third championship match in 15 days?

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to pretend the opposition is overconfident, as if it grants any advantage when it’s verfiably not the case.

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to play the poor mouth... 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 13, 2018, 02:36:06 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
I find that hard to believe. Surely Cakes forward roll onto the pitch in celebration in Tuam gives an indication of his confidence? Mentioned All Ireland semi final in post match interview too...

He also mentioned we ended up with a lot of 18 year-olds on the field by the end of the match, that five of our best players (including the star forward of the Inter AI Club finalists) are still sitting their Leaving Cert and aren’t avaialble, that Ciaran Lennon the starting senior FF has a broken thumb, that our starting corner back is our due to a straight red and our best midfielder is likely out due to the cumulative effects of multiple concussions. Did he mention this is also our third championship match in 15 days?

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to pretend the opposition is overconfident, as if it grants any advantage when it’s verfiably not the case.

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to play the poor mouth...

Facts aren’t ‘poor mouth’, we’re fully capable of beating what is far from a heralded Mayo side. But to pretend this team or management are overconfident is a little insulting.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 13, 2018, 02:38:23 PM
Mayo are very average would expect ros to win after beating a fancied Galway

With Galway taken out a few lads over on Mayogaablog are taking this Mayo team up as potential All Ireland winners its almost like they have won Connacht already.
Few lads on that site more than a tad excitable, hardly the opinion of a majority of level headed punters.
Mayo are favourites for Sundays final and their All Ireland odds have gone from 12/1 to now 7/1 so plenty of punters are laying their hard earned cash on Mayo.
I find that hard to believe. Surely Cakes forward roll onto the pitch in celebration in Tuam gives an indication of his confidence? Mentioned All Ireland semi final in post match interview too...

He also mentioned we ended up with a lot of 18 year-olds on the field by the end of the match, that five of our best players (including the star forward of the Inter AI Club finalists) are still sitting their Leaving Cert and aren’t avaialble, that Ciaran Lennon the starting senior FF has a broken thumb, that our starting corner back is our due to a straight red and our best midfielder is likely out due to the cumulative effects of multiple concussions. Did he mention this is also our third championship match in 15 days?

The usual nonsense on GAABoard trying to pretend the opposition is overconfident, as if it grants any advantage when it’s verfiably not the case.
Ah right, didn’t know that. I take it back.  Ye are fcuked so.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 13, 2018, 03:21:14 PM
Ros 1/1, Rhus 8/11.
Senior Ros 5/2 Herrins 4/9.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on June 13, 2018, 04:57:19 PM
Ros 1/1, Rhus 8/11.
Senior Ros 5/2 Herrins 4/9.
So 6/1 for the Ros double. Anyone tempted?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 13, 2018, 05:21:08 PM
Ros 1/1, Rhus 8/11.
Senior Ros 5/2 Herrins 4/9.
So 6/1 for the Ros double. Anyone tempted?
Its tempting, Roscommon U20s having to play 3 times in 3 weeks could be their downfall however as players at that age don't have the conditioning work done. Why is the Connacht championship ran off in a short space of time? the All Ireland semi finals aren't on until mid July.


Thanks Syferus for spotting the small typo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 13, 2018, 05:24:51 PM
Ros 1/1, Rhus 8/11.
Senior Ros 5/2 Herrins 4/9.
So 6/1 for the Ros double. Anyone tempted?
Its tempting, Roscommon U20s having to play 3 times in 3 days could be their downfall however as players at that age don't have the conditioning work done. Why is the Connacht championship ran off in a short space of time? the All Ireland semi finals aren't on until mid July.

Jesus JP is really trying to do us in..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 13, 2018, 06:33:24 PM
They wanted a curtain raiser but that could have been a semi final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 15, 2018, 01:08:07 PM
Roscommon U20 team. Missing some key players due to injury and suspension it seems. 

1. Aaron Brady - Elphin
2. Damien Duff - Clann na nGael
3. Luke Mollahan - Elphin
4. Lorcan Daly - Padraig Pearses
5. Aidan Dowd - Western Gaels
6. Evan Flynn - Tulsk
7. Darren Nerney - St Faithleachs
8. David McManus - Clann na nGael
9. Eddie Nolan - St Brigids
10. Keith Murphy - Strokestown
11. Cian McKeon - Boyle
12. Dylan Ruane - Micheal Glaveys
13. Paul Carey - Padraig Pearses
14. Brian Derwin - St Brigids
15. Ciaran Sugrue - St Brigids
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 15, 2018, 01:17:50 PM
2 enforced  due to concussion and suspension.

Not sure if Liam Cregg appeal heard yet....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 15, 2018, 02:32:35 PM
Mayo team one change with Johnny Maughan replacing Rory Brickenden in the number 2 jersey.

    Patrick O’Malley (Westport)
    Johnny Maughan (Castlebar Mitchels)
    Brian O’Malley (Westport)
    John Cunnane (Ballyhaunis)
    Paul Lambert (Westport)
    Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine)
    Cathal Horan (Kilmovee)
    Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers)
    Evan O’Brien (Ballinrobe)
    Nathan Moran (Hollymount/Carramore)
    Ryan O’Donoghue (C) (Belmullet)
    Oisín McLoughlin (Westport)
    John Gallagher (Mayo Gaels)
    Ross Egan (Aghamore)
    Tommy Conroy (The Neale)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 15, 2018, 02:35:38 PM
Is Johnny Maugham encumbered with a tool of a father ????
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 15, 2018, 02:52:12 PM
I believe so.
More motivation for Cakeen :D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 15, 2018, 02:58:57 PM
Poor young lad.

I'm hopeful for this Ross team, no superstars but savage work ethic and able to deal with sticky situations in bith games to date
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 15, 2018, 03:49:23 PM
Hope the 3 games in 15 days schedule will be a help rather than a killer compared to the Rhus and their training spin.
Another argument in favour of a round robin system like in Leinster.
Anyway it is what it is and if there isn't a fatigue v freshness factor I'd be hopeful too.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 17, 2018, 07:34:18 AM
Best of luck to the Mayo u20s later today.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 17, 2018, 01:50:57 PM
Mayo lead 1-5 to 1-3 at half time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: maigheo on June 17, 2018, 02:10:46 PM
Roscommon 1.05. Mayo 3.10. Ten min. to go
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: larryin89 on June 17, 2018, 02:23:15 PM
Home and hosed . Roscommon had a tough game last week , not right they had to play again  . Mayo score very false , a fresh Ros would of beaten us.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam on June 17, 2018, 02:28:46 PM
Poor young lad.

I'm hopeful for this Ross team, no superstars but savage work ethic and able to deal with sticky situations in bith games to date

That’s a bit uncalled for, John Maughan is a gentleman

Looks like his son and comrades gave you ur answer today
3-16 to 1-6 final score
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: maigheo on June 17, 2018, 02:32:36 PM
Is Johnny Maugham encumbered with a tool of a father ????
What an idiotic comment to make.Would expect a bit more on this forum than that.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 17, 2018, 02:37:06 PM
Is Johnny Maugham encumbered with a tool of a father ????
What an idiotic comment to make.Would expect a bit more on this forum than that.
Indeed. Delighted Mayo hammered them when such asshole like comments such as this one was made.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 17, 2018, 02:51:28 PM
Is Johnny Maugham encumbered with a tool of a father ????
What an idiotic comment to make.Would expect a bit more on this forum than that.
Indeed. Delighted Mayo hammered them when such asshole like comments such as this one was made.

If only he didn’t insult The Tanned Son, we’d have won that one.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Tubberman on June 17, 2018, 03:01:30 PM
between the rain and the delicate young primroses getting trampled, it could be a subdued atmosphere in the Hyde.
Hopefully the seniors don't wilt as easily.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 17, 2018, 03:21:46 PM
between the rain and the delicate young primroses getting trampled, it could be a subdued atmosphere in the Hyde.
Hopefully the seniors don't wilt as easily.

Did you drink whatever floor cleaner Seafoid is on or something? I know it’s a Sunday but it’s a bit early..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 17, 2018, 03:53:28 PM
Hey Syferus...

You're boys took a hellva beating .
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on June 17, 2018, 03:58:46 PM
Hey Syferus...

You're boys took a hellva beating .

Somehow, I feel that's going to make diddly squat of a difference. Call me psychic all you like ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: sans pessimism on June 17, 2018, 03:59:27 PM
Is Johnny Maugham encumbered with a tool of a father ????
What an idiotic comment to make.Would expect a bit more on this forum than that.
Indeed. Delighted Mayo hammered them when such asshole like comments such as this one was made.

If only he didn’t insult The Tanned Son, we’d have won that one.
Everuy Rossie in the country could have kissedJohn Maughans  butt aand ye still wouldn't win it
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 17, 2018, 10:13:38 PM
Poor young lad.

I'm hopeful for this Ross team, no superstars but savage work ethic and able to deal with sticky situations in bith games to date

That’s a bit uncalled for, John Maughan is a gentleman

Looks like his son and comrades gave you ur answer today
3-16 to 1-6 final score

I'm showing him as much respect as he showed us at the time of his departure from we supplementing his incomes...

But well done to a good Mayo team today with an excellentl half back line
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 17, 2018, 10:26:55 PM
Are there QFs in the U20s? Or straight to SF? Who do we play next?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: MayoBuck on June 17, 2018, 10:33:42 PM
Are there QFs in the U20s? Or straight to SF? Who do we play next?

Straight to the semis. We play either Derry or Armagh in 4 weeks time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 17, 2018, 10:36:17 PM
Are there QFs in the U20s? Or straight to SF? Who do we play next?

Straight to the semis. We play either Derry or Armagh in 4 weeks time.

Cheers
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 18, 2018, 09:06:52 AM
Not a lot to be said here.
We got further than expected and bang.
However we were still in it on the scoreboard till the 2nd Rhubarb goal.
Hopefully the many 18 and 19 year olds involved will give us a good platform for this grade next year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 18, 2018, 10:04:49 AM
Great result for Mayo, any standouts in that Mayo team?

I saw them as minors 2 years ago against Kildare and nobody stood out that day, realise a lot can happen in 2 years at that age. With dropping from 21's to 20's some people are expecting too much for a lad to go straight up to the senior panel although Sean Kelly from Galway was U20 last year and was only a sub in the Connacht Final yet started for the seniors yesterday and he was one of the smaller lads physically last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on June 18, 2018, 10:52:46 AM
Great result for Mayo, any standouts in that Mayo team?

I saw them as minors 2 years ago against Kildare and nobody stood out that day, realise a lot can happen in 2 years at that age. With dropping from 21's to 20's some people are expecting too much for a lad to go straight up to the senior panel although Sean Kelly from Galway was U20 last year and was only a sub in the Connacht Final yet started for the seniors yesterday and he was one of the smaller lads physically last year.

The set up at minor until this year seemed to be very ad hoc for three or four years with mangement changes and problems with coaching appointments accross the county. What has made the difference is Mike Solan has been stable at U20 level since 2016 with a good backroom team,a lot of these lads had success with St Colmans, Ballinrobe CBS, Rice College, St Geralds and Our Lady's Bellmullet at secondary school and most importantly playing at club level in a very competetive club scene in Mayo. Westport had these lads on their All Ireland wining intermediate team, Claremorris have lads playing senior club and Bellmullet have lads competeing well at intermediate which is very strong the last 5 years in Mayo.
This has probably brought alot of these lads on strong then the likes of Johnny Maughan have been winning Senior county titles Mitchels.Playing against all time great clubs like Corofin has to be more benfifcal for a young lad than an elite training squad can ever be? Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on June 18, 2018, 12:22:09 PM
Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!

Yeah, I made the very same point on another thread.
Dinny had been saying that Dubs, Kildare and Meath tend to be even enough at minor level, but Dubs tend to improve heaps up to U21 level, and of course he was alluding, as he does, that it was because of the money the GAA are giving us!

But most of the minors are dropped off the Dubs panels for a year or two before getting back into the U21, and even when on the U20/21 panel, there's not a huge amount of training done at county level (until the business end when it ramps up of course) and so the lads are left with their clubs for the most part.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: ballinaman on June 18, 2018, 12:29:53 PM
Great result for Mayo, any standouts in that Mayo team?

I saw them as minors 2 years ago against Kildare and nobody stood out that day, realise a lot can happen in 2 years at that age. With dropping from 21's to 20's some people are expecting too much for a lad to go straight up to the senior panel although Sean Kelly from Galway was U20 last year and was only a sub in the Connacht Final yet started for the seniors yesterday and he was one of the smaller lads physically last year.


The set up at minor until this year seemed to be very ad hoc for three or four years with mangement changes and problems with coaching appointments accross the county. What has made the difference is Mike Solan has been stable at U20 level since 2016 with a good backroom team,a lot of these lads had success with St Colmans, Ballinrobe CBS, Rice College, St Geralds and Our Lady's Bellmullet at secondary school and most importantly playing at club level in a very competetive club scene in Mayo. Westport had these lads on their All Ireland wining intermediate team, Claremorris have lads playing senior club and Bellmullet have lads competeing well at intermediate which is very strong the last 5 years in Mayo.
This has probably brought alot of these lads on strong then the likes of Johnny Maughan have been winning Senior county titles Mitchels.Playing against all time great clubs like Corofin has to be more benfifcal for a young lad than an elite training squad can ever be? Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!

Good few lads from Junior and Intermediate clubs on the U20 panel....Kilmovee. Kilmaine, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Mayo Gaels , The Neale....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 18, 2018, 12:30:38 PM
Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!

Yeah, I made the very same point on another thread.
Dinny had been saying that Dubs, Kildare and Meath tend to be even enough at minor level, but Dubs tend to improve heaps up to U21 level, and of course he was alluding, as he does, that it was because of the money the GAA are giving us!

But most of the minors are dropped off the Dubs panels for a year or two before getting back into the U21, and even when on the U20/21 panel, there's not a huge amount of training done at county level (until the business end when it ramps up of course) and so the lads are left with their clubs for the most part.

Nope, Hound I have been consistent on inorganic and organic growth and have often cited Dublin's strong culture around senior inter-county football and their very strong club scene.

But let's be frank here, inter-county players are well looked after to play Dublin club as well by the clubs, although if they had to pay their GDO out of their own pocket that might cut that out as well.

We will never see the figures but does anyone no believe that Dublin spend more money on their u20s that any other county!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on June 18, 2018, 01:10:02 PM
Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!

Yeah, I made the very same point on another thread.
Dinny had been saying that Dubs, Kildare and Meath tend to be even enough at minor level, but Dubs tend to improve heaps up to U21 level, and of course he was alluding, as he does, that it was because of the money the GAA are giving us!

But most of the minors are dropped off the Dubs panels for a year or two before getting back into the U21, and even when on the U20/21 panel, there's not a huge amount of training done at county level (until the business end when it ramps up of course) and so the lads are left with their clubs for the most part.

Nope, Hound I have been consistent on inorganic and organic growth and have often cited Dublin's strong culture around senior inter-county football and their very strong club scene.

But let's be frank here, inter-county players are well looked after to play Dublin club as well by the clubs, although if they had to pay their GDO out of their own pocket that might cut that out as well.

We will never see the figures but does anyone no believe that Dublin spend more money on their u20s that any other county!!!
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 18, 2018, 01:38:55 PM
Won and won well yesterday but still hard to know how good this Mayo U20 team is. They had advantage yesterday of playing a Roscommon team that was missing key players and had come through two tough games the last two weeks. Mayo minors 2015,2016,2017 were less than great well beaten by Galway in each year however minor football is a development grade and players and teams can improve once they play adult football. Mayo had a number of players yesterday that won the Intermediate All Ireland with their club Westport last year and it was no surprise to see most of those players stand out yesterday. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 18, 2018, 10:26:18 PM
Our wing back Lambert looked decent on the TG4 highlights
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 18, 2018, 11:03:24 PM
Our wing back Lambert looked decent on the TG4 highlights

Is he the same Lambert that was a starter on the Westport All Ireland Intermediate winning team?

Round 3 of the Connacht minor league on this Saturday

Mayo v Sligo in MacHale Park at 1230
Leitrim v Roscommon in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 5pm
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossie11 on June 20, 2018, 09:26:38 PM
Get well soon to Mayos walking wounded after Sunday's battle..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Crete Boom on June 20, 2018, 11:26:29 PM
Get well soon to Mayos walking wounded after Sunday's battle..

Thanks Rosie, although I was told Oisin Mullin had accountancy on Monday in the Leaving Cert so if he liked that subject as much as I did he would be celebrating on the double if he damaged the shoulder of his writing hand!! :D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 22, 2018, 05:32:45 PM
Sligo and Mayo minor/U17 teams named.

Sligo

1     Griffin Gallagher    Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
2     Luke Fleming    Curry
3     Lee Wilson    Coolera/Strandhill
4     David Barrett    Coolaney/Mullinabreena
5     Hubert Gilvarry    St Marys
6     Niall Kilcullen    Easkey
7     Ronan Wilson    Castleconnor
8     Sean Carroll    Shamrock Gaels
9     Sean Doyle    Coolaney/Mullinabreena
10     Eoghan Smith    Drumcliffe/Rosses Point
11     Gavin Duffy    Enniscrone/Kilglass
12     Connor Finn    Ballymote
13     Rian Moylan    Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
14     Matthew Clavin    Bunninadden
15     Eoghan Sweeney    Curry

Mayo

1. Ronan Connolly - Ardnaree Sarsfields
2. Alfie Morrison - Louisburgh
3. Luke Dawson - Westport
4. Sean Holmes - Knockmore
5. Evan Ivers - Belmullet
6. Conor Dunleavy - Balla
7. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
8. Jack Carney - Kilmeena
9. Frank Irwin - Ballina Stephenites
10. Liam Donoghue - Kiltane
11. Jack Mahon - Charlestown Sarsfields
12. Liam Og Horkan - Garrymore
13. Martin Ball  - Louisburgh
14. Ultan O'Reilly - Castlebar Mitchels
15. Enda Hession - Garrymore(Captain)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 23, 2018, 11:35:39 AM
Best of luck to the Mayo u17s today. Cracking day for a game it must be said.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 23, 2018, 02:11:11 PM
FT Mayo 2-18 Sligo 0-10. 2-10 Mayo scored in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 23, 2018, 06:52:50 PM
Leitrim 0-9 Roscommon 4-15 FT It was 0-6 to 1-4 at Half time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 23, 2018, 10:38:13 PM
We started brightly with a very early goalife but Leitrim gave us our fill in that firate half.
A few half time subs and positional switches and we took off in the second half which was over as a contest long before the end.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: macdanger2 on June 29, 2018, 08:55:25 PM
Mayo 1-9 Galway 0-15
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 29, 2018, 09:03:49 PM
So that makes a Galway Ross final, if Ross beat  Sligo  is it..

The round Robin has helped develop players / managersvacross the board instead of the brutal old system
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 29, 2018, 09:04:58 PM
So that makes a Galway Ross final, if Ross beat  Sligo  is it..

The round Robin has helped develop players / managersvacross the board instead of the brutal old system

Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo haven't looked too developed..
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on June 29, 2018, 09:06:22 PM
Sligo 0-13 Leitrim 2-14. Still one round to play but the Connacht final will be Galway v Roscommon and Mayo,Leitrim,Sligo go into the B championship
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 29, 2018, 09:19:33 PM
A really good result for Leitrim...

I'd disagree with you Syf...  Roscommon, mayo and Sligo all improved with games played....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 29, 2018, 09:20:45 PM
A really good result for Leitrim...

I'd disagree with you Syf...  Roscommon, mayo and Sligo all improved with games played....

Sligo lost their first two by 14 and were hammered tonight at home by Leitrim.. if you prepare shitily all the new format does is give you more opportunities to expose that fact to the public. Prepartion and coaching has always mattered more than format, but the format does help the better counties. It makes either of the ‘small two’ more unlikely to make the CF, though.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: weareros on June 29, 2018, 09:26:46 PM
A really good result for Leitrim...

I'd disagree with you Syf...  Roscommon, mayo and Sligo all improved with games played....

Sligo lost their first two by 14 and were hammered tonight at home by Leitrim.. if you prepare shitily all the new format does is give you more opportunities to expose that fact to the public. Prepartion and coaching has always mattered more than format, but the format does help the better counties. It makes either of the ‘small two’ more unlikely to make the CF, though.

Well in the old format, we would have gone out on a 4-18 to 0-8 defeat to Galway, thinking we had a terrible U-17/minor team (even tho we were competitive in first half). Lo and behold, we've hammered Mayo and Leitrim since, while Mayo ran Galway a lot closer than us. Underage can be very predicable - when things go wrong, they can really go wrong, whereas a few games can completely swing things around.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Orchard park on June 29, 2018, 09:27:19 PM
But it could prepare more potential adult footballers....

Certaiinly more chance than having one championship game annually perhaps.

U17 and u20 are about much more than pewter winning or at least should be...
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 29, 2018, 09:48:58 PM
This age group is all about development the more games the better.  23mins 1st Half Sligo 0-10  Leitrim  0-4. 24mins 2nd Half Sligo 0-13 Leitrim: 0-10. FT 0-13 to 2-14. Some turnaround by Leitrim there.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on June 29, 2018, 09:59:46 PM
Underage teams should never be finished after 1 game.
Have I this right -If we lose to Sligo and Leitrim beat Galway don't Mayowestros get in on score difference?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on June 29, 2018, 10:09:32 PM
Underage teams should never be finished after 1 game.
Have I this right -If we lose to Sligo and Leitrim beat Galway don't Mayowestros get in on score difference?
I believe so yes - Mayo are +19 while Ros are +9.
It seems unlikely Ros will lose to Sligo.
Galway are already through so will give the subs a run from the start against Leitrim I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 29, 2018, 11:29:56 PM
This age group is all about development the more games the better.  23mins 1st Half Sligo 0-10  Leitrim  0-4. 24mins 2nd Half Sligo 0-13 Leitrim: 0-10. FT 0-13 to 2-14. Some turnaround by Leitrim there.
Shocking stuff at Home in Markievicz Park, outscored 2-8 to 2 pts 2nd half, 6 mins to go 3pts up but must of been alot of injury time, its one of the worst yrs in terms of results for us at all levels, but not surprising and not sure what development we can take from it, these results only develop a negative belief system which is already engrained into our players
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 30, 2018, 03:10:08 AM
This age group is all about development the more games the better.  23mins 1st Half Sligo 0-10  Leitrim  0-4. 24mins 2nd Half Sligo 0-13 Leitrim: 0-10. FT 0-13 to 2-14. Some turnaround by Leitrim there.
Shocking stuff at Home in Markievicz Park, outscored 2-8 to 2 pts 2nd half, 6 mins to go 3pts up but must of been alot of injury time, its one of the worst yrs in terms of results for us at all levels, but not surprising and not sure what development we can take from it, these results only develop a negative belief system which is already engrained into our players

Seems odd when Sligo schools are as strong as they've ever been in Connacht colleges football. That said I've said myself here that schools football isn't as important these days as it once was. Most counties have youth development squads now so the same reliance on a school or two to produce players isn't there. Galway schools have been in the bucket recently but they are going for their 4th Connacht minor on the trot all the same despite zero schools success. Unthinkable back in my own day.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 30, 2018, 03:54:43 AM
This age group is all about development the more games the better.  23mins 1st Half Sligo 0-10  Leitrim  0-4. 24mins 2nd Half Sligo 0-13 Leitrim: 0-10. FT 0-13 to 2-14. Some turnaround by Leitrim there.
Shocking stuff at Home in Markievicz Park, outscored 2-8 to 2 pts 2nd half, 6 mins to go 3pts up but must of been alot of injury time, its one of the worst yrs in terms of results for us at all levels, but not surprising and not sure what development we can take from it, these results only develop a negative belief system which is already engrained into our players

Seems odd when Sligo schools are as strong as they've ever been in Connacht colleges football. That said I've said myself here that schools football isn't as important these days as it once was. Most counties have youth development squads now so the same reliance on a school or two to produce players isn't there. Galway schools have been in the bucket recently but they are going for their 4th Connacht minor on the trot all the same despite zero schools success. Unthinkable back in my own day.

Well, if we want to get technical, Roscommon are the reigning Connacht champions at this age grade.. I’d safely say there’s many more players who played U17 last year involved on all teams than played U18, for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 30, 2018, 10:24:27 AM
Underage teams should never be finished after 1 game.
Have I this right -If we lose to Sligo and Leitrim beat Galway don't Mayowestros get in on score difference?

Head to head swings it for Ros though.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 30, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
Underage teams should never be finished after 1 game.
Have I this right -If we lose to Sligo and Leitrim beat Galway don't Mayowestros get in on score difference?

Head to head swings it for Ros though.

Better than yellow cards that swung it for Japan... I see the team that finishes 3rd in this group are into the Connacht B final and 4th v 5th play off to gain the other place in the final.

The Connacht finalists (Galway and probably Roscommon) play Kerry and Clare in the All Ireland Quarter finals to be played 28/29th of July
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on June 30, 2018, 02:44:03 PM
Underage teams should never be finished after 1 game.
Have I this right -If we lose to Sligo and Leitrim beat Galway don't Mayowestros get in on score difference?

Head to head swings it for Ros though.

Farr, if those results happen there will be three teams on four points so scoring difference does come into play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 02, 2018, 06:24:51 PM
Anyone at the Galway Mayo game?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2018, 10:53:48 AM
We play Sligo in the Hyde on Friday in the last group game.
Game us at 7 or 7.30 depending on where you read it.
If as expected it's a Ros/Galway Final I hear it's fixed for Friday 13th in the Hyde.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 06, 2018, 08:57:14 PM
We scraped through 5-18 to 1-13
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 06, 2018, 08:58:29 PM
Third home Connacht final of the year for the best in the West.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on July 06, 2018, 08:59:05 PM
Tonights U17 results

Galway 4-17 Leitrim 1-11
Roscommon 5-19 Sligo 1-13

Connacht final Roscommon v Galway to be played next Friday.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 06, 2018, 10:13:06 PM
Third home Connacht final of the year for the best in the West.

We could do with feckin winning one......
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on July 06, 2018, 10:48:56 PM
Tonights U17 results

Galway 4-17 Leitrim 1-11
Roscommon 5-19 Sligo 1-13

Connacht final Roscommon v Galway to be played next Friday.
Are Sligo and Leitrim falling further and further behind or it is always this way at minor?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: SLIGONIAN on July 06, 2018, 11:28:20 PM
Tonights U17 results

Galway 4-17 Leitrim 1-11
Roscommon 5-19 Sligo 1-13

Connacht final Roscommon v Galway to be played next Friday.
Are Sligo and Leitrim falling further and further behind or it is always this way at minor?
Sligo underage is an enigma, our players develop later IMO, but in this years case the u17s have had major issues, with 4 players going to sea sessions music festival and missing the Mayo game and the Manager on Holiday with his son one of the better players for the Leitrim game (crazy stuff) and add in to the horrendous coaching going on in Sligo and the focus on schools you get the shit we got in the u17 Minor Championship this year.

Nobody really wanted to manage this group so the manager stepped up even though his development team is the u16s this year and I'm told they are much different mentality and talent wise, this year was a bit of write off for us but there's a lot of pressure on for next year.

Roscommon GAA posted the 5th goal on twitter and its a lesson in how not to defend from us which is at epidemic levels. I know its the 5th goal, late on and game is up but we had 9 players back in our 45 and they waltzed through us untouched through the centre.  Our championship results at u17, u20 and Senior have been disgraceful.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 09, 2018, 03:55:40 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 09, 2018, 03:57:19 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.

That’s a crazy favourable venue choice for Mayo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on July 09, 2018, 04:47:23 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.
Typo in there? Presumably 2pm and 4pm?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on July 09, 2018, 04:50:20 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.
Typo in there? Presumably 2pm and 4pm?
Its 1pm confirmed.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Hound on July 09, 2018, 04:54:15 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.
Typo in there? Presumably 2pm and 4pm?
Its 1pm confirmed.
Jeez. So just in case a Mayo or Derry football fan might have been thinking about whether to show up for some or all of the hurling, this will make their decision a lot easier!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 09, 2018, 05:01:02 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.
Typo in there? Presumably 2pm and 4pm?
Its 1pm confirmed.
Jeez. So just in case a Mayo or Derry football fan might have been thinking about whether to show up for some or all of the hurling, this will make their decision a lot easier!

The U20 Connacht final was on three hours before the senior. It’s to allow for extra time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 09, 2018, 05:04:08 PM
COMFIRMED: Mayo v Derry U20 All Ireland Semi-Final is next Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon. It will be preceded by Mayo v Derry U21 B Hurling quarter final at 1pm.

That’s a crazy favourable venue choice for Mayo.
And Kerrys venue choice of Limerick. How come they always seem to get Munster venues for these games?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on July 09, 2018, 06:30:32 PM
The Mayo v Derry hurling game is now to be played on Sunday in Carrick on Shannon at 1pm
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 13, 2018, 05:28:44 PM
Big match tonight in the Hyde.
C'Mon the Ros gasúns.
Could be the highest  scoring game of the year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 13, 2018, 05:41:44 PM
I'm sure the young rossies will be out to prove that round 1 game was nothing but a freak result. Galway has scored 11-65 on route to this final while Roscommon have scored 13-53 which would suggest this will be a high scoring game.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on July 13, 2018, 08:11:49 PM
Galway 1-10 Ros 0-6 HT
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on July 13, 2018, 08:12:47 PM
Roscommon 0-6 Galway 1-10 half time. Galway goal came on 16 mins when the score was 0-2 to 0-4
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on July 13, 2018, 08:54:23 PM
Galway 2-13 Ros 2-9 FT.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 13, 2018, 08:56:04 PM
FT

Roscommon 2-9 Galway 2-13

Congrats to the young lads. Had the game won in the first half really where they led by 9 points at one stage. Fairly dominant in Connacht this year. The All Ireland series will show us what the standard is in the province in 2018. Best of luck to both sides.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Blowitupref on July 13, 2018, 09:26:13 PM
Well done to Galway some amount of underage trophies they have won the last number of years. Roscommon can take some consolation that they were more competitive tonight than in the last game v Galway. Should be interesting to see how both fare in the All Ireland series.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 13, 2018, 09:35:42 PM
Beating Kerry has always been our speciality anyways.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 14, 2018, 12:23:30 AM
Galway well worth their win and we're more than 4 points better than us. A penalty 4 minutes into added time made the scoreboard more respectable.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 14, 2018, 10:08:28 AM
Galway well worth their win and we're more than 4 points better than us. A penalty 4 minutes into added time made the scoreboard more respectable.

43 mins played 1-7 to 1-10 it looked like a possible comeback was on the cards but i suppose the damage was done 1st half.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2018, 11:07:49 AM
Galway well worth their win and we're more than 4 points better than us. A penalty 4 minutes into added time made the scoreboard more respectable.

A four point win just about reflected the game correctly.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Rossfan on July 14, 2018, 12:18:13 PM
Galway well worth their win and we're more than 4 points better than us. A penalty 4 minutes into added time made the scoreboard more respectable.

43 mins played 1-7 to 1-10 it looked like a possible comeback was on the cards but i suppose the damage was done 1st half.
It was and unfortunately we weren't able to build on the goal.
They hit a good few wides around then as well so a couple of points then could have worked wonders.
Ah well.....bring on Kerry :o
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 14, 2018, 01:04:07 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2018, 01:11:37 PM
There were four players involved yesterday that weren’t available for whatever reason in the first round match for Galway from what I heard.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 14, 2018, 01:19:43 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."

Can you name some of those dual players were they possible starters or subs? Not sure would I call it that great of achievement when you consider Galway city west and north teams won the Ted Webb cup and shield last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on July 14, 2018, 02:25:54 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."
Ballygar are gone to the dogs in football.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on July 14, 2018, 02:27:23 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."

Can you name some of those dual players were they possible starters or subs? Not sure would I call it that great of achievement when you consider Galway city west and north teams won the Ted Webb cup and shield last year.
Two that I know of are Keelan Creaven (Kilconly) & Donal O Shea (Salthill).
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: fearsiuil on July 14, 2018, 02:46:41 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."

Can you name some of those dual players were they possible starters or subs? Not sure would I call it that great of achievement when you consider Galway city west and north teams won the Ted Webb cup and shield last year.
Two that I know of are Keelan Creaven (Kilconly) & Donal O Shea (Salthill).
Donal O'Shea son of Eamon the ex Tipp manager?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
Post by: galwayman on July 14, 2018, 03:38:29 PM
http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/ (http://www.the42.ie/galway-roscommon-match-reports-connacht-final-kildare-wicklow-4127024-Jul2018/)

Great achievement for the young lads especially as they lost all the dual players on the panel a few months ago to the hurlers. I was wondering when I saw lads from Tuam, Annaghdown, Ballygar and Salthill on the Galway minor hurling team that played Limerick last weekend. All traditional football areas not known for their hurling.

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Galway minor football manager Donal Ó Fatharta was interviewed on Raidió Na Gaeltachta by Cárthach Breathnach in the aftermath of his side's comprehensive victory over Roscommon in their Connacht Championship first round clash on Friday evening.

Ó Fatharta, a member the An Spideal hurling and football club, hit out at minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey for preventing a number of his panellists from playing football as well as hurling in maroon.

"They (a group of players) were with us in January but there was a decision made that I didn't agree with and I fought as much as I could, but I wasn't listened to at all," began Ó Fátharta.

It is claimed that Lynskey has disallowed ten of his panel members from playing football.

"It was the manager of the hurling panel, Jeffrey Lynskey who made the decision. It wouldn't be right that I would have that power, and in my opinion, it's not right that anybody would have that power," he continued.

"This first happened in February, we're without, around ten of them who would probably be on the panel.

"But we drew a line in the sand in February and from then on we said that's the panel we have for the year now.

"The power should be with the county board for something like that, but that's the way it is and we're going to work away with what we have...It will be in front of the board and the clubs in the future."

Can you name some of those dual players were they possible starters or subs? Not sure would I call it that great of achievement when you consider Galway city west and north teams won the Ted Webb cup and shield last year.
Two that I know of are Keelan Creaven (Kilconly) & Donal O Shea (Salthill).
Donal O'Shea son of Eamon the ex Tipp manager?
Correct
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 12, 2018, 12:06:09 AM
2019 draws.

U20

Extra Time in all games, Finish on Day

2019 Connacht Under 20 football championship draw.

Preliminary round June 26th

Leitrim v Roscommon  Carrick on Shannon

Semi finals July 3rd

Leitrim/Roscommon v Galway  Tuam/Hyde Park
Mayo v Sligo - MacHale Park

Final July 10th


Junior

Preliminary round May 12th

Roscommon v Leitrim Hyde Park

Semi finals

May 19th Sligo v Galway Markievicz Park
May 26th Mayo v Leitrim or Roscommon MacHale Park or Carrick


U17

Round robin system again.

Top Team qualifies for Final
2nd & 3rd Teams qualify for Semi Final
4th & 5th Teams qualify for B Final

Round 1 May 17th

Roscommon v Galway
Leitrim v Mayo

Round 2   May 24th

Galway v Sligo
Mayo v Roscommon

Round 3 May 31st

Roscommon v Leitrim
Sligo v Mayo

Round 4 June 14th

Mayo v Galway
Leitrim v Sligo

Round 5 June 21st

Sligo v Roscommon
Galway v Leitrim

Semi final June 26th

Final A and B July 5th










Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 14, 2019, 07:50:51 PM
Farrandeelin can change the thread title to 2019

Minor (U17)

First round on this Friday at 730pm

Leitrim v Mayo  in Ballinamore
Roscommon v Galway  Hyde Park

Looks like a competitive championship with Sligo apparently much improved from last year. Mayo,Galway will be strong and Roscommon should be decent with some schools success. Leitrim will find it tough to win any game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on May 15, 2019, 11:01:55 AM
Sligo v Galway in Junior on Sunday.

Did Roscommon play Leitrim in that competition last Sunday?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 15, 2019, 11:10:37 AM
Sligo v Galway in Junior on Sunday.

Did Roscommon play Leitrim in that competition last Sunday?
Think they gave a walkover, Leitrim are playing Mayo in the semi anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 15, 2019, 01:02:10 PM
 We withdrew because it seems D1 Counties (even if relegated) are only allowed to pick lads from Junior or Inter Clubs.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on May 15, 2019, 02:41:48 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on May 15, 2019, 02:44:55 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.


Isn't the Webb Cup a blitz like competition?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on May 15, 2019, 02:48:41 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.


Isn't the Webb Cup a blitz like competition?

group games are blitz like. Semi final and finals are full 60 minute games i think. Your own Sligo won the Fr Manning cup last year and did well when they took part in the Ulster league this spring.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on May 15, 2019, 03:10:08 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.


Isn't the Webb Cup a blitz like competition?

group games are blitz like. Semi final and finals are full 60 minute games i think. Your own Sligo won the Fr Manning cup last year and did well when they took part in the Ulster league this spring.


Ya, I know that.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 15, 2019, 03:19:56 PM
So it's Galway, Sligo and Mayowestros for the top 3 it seems.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 15, 2019, 03:26:18 PM
So it's Galway, Sligo and Mayowestros for the top 3 it seems.

Looks that way and Leitrim v Roscommon for the B final if it's played (wasn't last year)

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on May 15, 2019, 03:48:34 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.
Galway should have a decent side alright but both of those finals against the 2 Mayo teams went down to the wire. The North Galway team were well beaten by one of those Mayo teams in their group.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on May 15, 2019, 03:58:33 PM
Galway minor team for Friday night

Donie Halloran (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)
Ruairi King (Clifden)
Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)
Ethan Fiorentini (St Michael's)
Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)
Daniel McNulty (St James)
James McLoughlin (Moycullen)
Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Alan Naughton (Caltra)
Daniel Cox (Moucullen)
Dylan Brady (Corofin)
Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)
Tomo Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Warren Seoige (Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir)


Cox,Culhane and goalkeeper Halloran played last year any others?

Last summer Galway CW won the Ted Webb cup (U16 level) and Galway North won the Ted Webb Shield so they are very much the team to beat at this grade in Connacht once more.
Galway should have a decent side alright but both of those finals against the 2 Mayo teams went down to the wire. The North Galway team were well beaten by one of those Mayo teams in their group.

North Galway team won the shield final by 9 points.  City West team won the cup final by 5 points.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on May 16, 2019, 08:53:28 AM
I wouldn't be reading too much into u16 competitions. Or leagues. Minor when it was U-18 was very much about who performed on the day....think U-17 is even moreso.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on May 16, 2019, 03:43:30 PM
I wouldn't be reading too much into u16 competitions. Or leagues. Minor when it was U-18 was very much about who performed on the day....think U-17 is even moreso.

No two year gap between Ted Webb and Minor anymore and i think there is a better idea where teams stand. I also think it was more on the day when it was a knock out format not as much now when its a group stage. Saying all that its 16,17 year olds and that age they are notoriously inconsistent.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 17, 2019, 08:19:03 PM
Connachr minor half times

Leitrim 0-4 Mayo 0-8
Roscommon 0-6 Galway 1-11
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on May 17, 2019, 08:42:32 PM
Ros have mounted a comeback and leading by one now
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Tubberman on May 17, 2019, 08:59:40 PM
Leitrim 0-06 Mayo 1-20 FT
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 17, 2019, 08:59:58 PM
Ros have mounted a comeback and leading by one now

Won it by 2 in the end. Were 8 points down at HT. Just shows you how very young players can struggle once the momentum of a match goes against them.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 17, 2019, 09:02:32 PM
Roscommon 1-17 Galway 1-15 FT some game of two halves there in Hyde Park and big upset win.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on May 17, 2019, 09:02:46 PM
I’m pretty sure there is a semi final this year between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams (the top team goes straight into the final) so our lads still very much in it.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 17, 2019, 09:24:42 PM
I’m pretty sure there is a semi final this year between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams (the top team goes straight into the final) so our lads still very much in it.

There is yeah.

First Galway loss in Connacht at minor in 5 years. I imagine they are happy enough now that they are still alive rather than already knocked out.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 17, 2019, 11:52:52 PM
Well done to our ladeens who certainly turned things around in the 2nd half.
Wasn't able to make it tonight but I was told by a chap who was there that  it was one amazing experience and Aaron Oyiki's goal was one of the finest ever in the Hyde.
Hopefully TG4 show a decent bit of it Monday night (If they're not too upset at the outcome).
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on May 18, 2019, 09:38:18 AM
Was at the game last night and it was a serious second half comeback, Ros were off the pace completely in the first half, what looked a serious injury to Daire Cregg seemed to upset them and also a very questionable Galway goal gave all the momentum to Galway.
Very strong tae at ht got the Rossies flying and I have to say they dominated Galway in every line in that 2nd half the highlight being that brilliant goal by Aaron Oyiki.
Ros had seven players on the field yesterday that did not play u16 last year, I hope young Creggs injury is not too serious and wish him a speedy recovery. Now on to the rhubarbs next Friday in ballina.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 18, 2019, 10:13:01 AM
7 lads that weren't on the U16s last year is an odd one?
Injuries? Other sports? ??
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on May 18, 2019, 10:31:23 AM
Dont really know, at that age panels keep evolving, our u16 were beaten by everyone last year [or nearly everyone] so i suppose they had to make changes, by all accounts Emmet Durney has done a lot of work with them this year and it showed in that 2nd half last evening, Galway definitely panicked in that 2nd half but Im sure they will address that and will be thinking valuable lesson learned that can be corrected.
Both teams will learn from this game which really was a quality game of football and a credit to both counties.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 18, 2019, 11:52:50 AM
That's the glory of a round robin system that underage teams can learn and develop unlike the old one strike and you're out.
I see the Rhubarbs are doing their best to reduce the Ros support by having next week's game in fkn.Ballina!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 18, 2019, 01:03:37 PM
Sligo and Galway have both named their starting 15s for the Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi Final this Sunday at 1pm

Sligo: Lorcan Callaghan, Andy Flynn, Stephen Bar rett, John McDonnell, Tony O’Kelly Lynch, Cathal Mullaney, Eoin Kent, James Carroll, Dillon McDermott, Stephen Connolly, Ciaran O’Connor, Darragh Kilcoyne, Brian Coleman, Darragh Hailstones, Ross Taheny

Galway: Cormac Haslem, Eddie O’Sullivan, Daniel Ó’Ruairc, Thomas Rabbitte, Damian Moran, Adrian Ward, Padraic O’Donnell, Alan Molloy, Conor Brady, Seán Denvir, Michael Day, Thomas Gleeson, Padraic Éoin Ó Currin, Jonathan Ryan, Tyler Ó Flaithearta
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: ballinaman on May 18, 2019, 01:56:39 PM
That's the glory of a round robin system that underage teams can learn and develop unlike the old one strike and you're out.
I see the Rhubarbs are doing their best to reduce the Ros support by having next week's game in fkn.Ballina!
Permanently cribbing about something  ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 18, 2019, 02:18:21 PM
That's the glory of a round robin system that underage teams can learn and develop unlike the old one strike and you're out.
I see the Rhubarbs are doing their best to reduce the Ros support by having next week's game in fkn.Ballina!

God help ye if that's bothering you.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 18, 2019, 02:59:02 PM
Rhubarbs -up to no good as usual.
Our hurley bucks had a great win in London today.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: whitey on May 18, 2019, 04:21:44 PM
That's the glory of a round robin system that underage teams can learn and develop unlike the old one strike and you're out.
I see the Rhubarbs are doing their best to reduce the Ros support by having next week's game in fkn.Ballina!
Permanently cribbing about something  ;D

I heard that it was originally scheduled for Belmullet
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Mayo Border on May 18, 2019, 04:42:39 PM
Next time we play ye it will be on that pitch out on Inisturk
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Lar Naparka on May 18, 2019, 05:01:45 PM
Next time we play ye it will be on that pitch out on Inisturk
Well, I heard on good authority that the game was originally fixed  for the new Prenty Bowl in Bekan but for safety reasons, it was switched to an open air stadium instead.
Seems there were concerns that with the amount of hot air to be expected from the sheep shaggers fans, the dome could lift off and wind up in  Inishturk.
Mind you, if Rossfan were to turn up, it mightn't come down again this side of New York. ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 18, 2019, 06:47:25 PM
Ya can go off some people.......
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 19, 2019, 02:21:51 PM
Sligo and Galway have both named their starting 15s for the Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi Final this Sunday at 1pm

Sligo: Lorcan Callaghan, Andy Flynn, Stephen Bar rett, John McDonnell, Tony O’Kelly Lynch, Cathal Mullaney, Eoin Kent, James Carroll, Dillon McDermott, Stephen Connolly, Ciaran O’Connor, Darragh Kilcoyne, Brian Coleman, Darragh Hailstones, Ross Taheny

Galway: Cormac Haslem, Eddie O’Sullivan, Daniel Ó’Ruairc, Thomas Rabbitte, Damian Moran, Adrian Ward, Padraic O’Donnell, Alan Molloy, Conor Brady, Seán Denvir, Michael Day, Thomas Gleeson, Padraic Éoin Ó Currin, Jonathan Ryan, Tyler Ó Flaithearta

Easy win for the Tribesmen a similar result expected for the senior game this afternoon?

FT Sligo 0-8 Galway 2-15
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on May 21, 2019, 04:15:55 PM
Some goal by Aaron Oyiki in the Roscommon v Galway match last Friday. A big lad for under 17!

https://twitter.com/SportTG4/status/1130784313753186304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130784313753186304&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.balls.ie%2Fgaa%2Faaron-oyiki-goal-roscommon-galway-minors-410925

Round 2 this Friday.

Mayo v Roscommon
Galway v Sligo


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 24, 2019, 08:16:28 PM
Unlike Galway last weekend Mayo U17s have the contest put to bed at half time with a glut of goals. Sligo and Galway fairly even.

Half times in the Connacht U17 round 2 games

Mayo 4-8 Roscommon 0-3
Sligo 0-5 Galway 0-7
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on May 24, 2019, 08:29:23 PM
Unlike Galway last weekend Mayo U17s have the contest put to bed at half time with a glut of goals. Sligo and Galway fairly even.

Half times in the Connacht U17 round 2 games

Mayo 4-8 Roscommon 0-3
Sligo 0-5 Galway 0-7
Galway a point up ten mins into second half but down to 14 men
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 24, 2019, 08:55:24 PM
Full times

Sligo 1-10 Galway 0-15
Mayo 4-14 Roscommon 0-5
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on May 24, 2019, 10:34:53 PM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on May 24, 2019, 10:50:35 PM
Full times

Sligo 1-10 Galway 0-15
Mayo 4-14 Roscommon 0-5

Great win.

Sounds like sligo missed a chance there.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 24, 2019, 10:59:35 PM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.

The extra miles up the road must be tough on Roscommon 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on May 24, 2019, 11:25:42 PM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.

The extra miles up the road must be tough on Roscommon

Love Ballina great spot. Bit of a snide post from a Knockmore man.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 24, 2019, 11:28:00 PM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.

The extra miles up the road must be tough on Roscommon

Love Ballina great spot. Bit of a snide post from a Knockmore man.

I live half a mile from the border of the two parishes.  I was getting at Rossfan's complaint earlier in the week about travelling to Ballina.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on May 25, 2019, 12:40:23 AM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.

Ah now Rossfan!

A bad night for Roscommon, I will give ye that but the Mayo kids were really good.
I don't see as much underage as I used so this was an eye-opener for me this evening. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on May 25, 2019, 12:52:42 AM
Bad night in effin Ballina.
Hope the management can get the lads right for next Friday.

The extra miles up the road must be tough on Roscommon

Love Ballina great spot. Bit of a snide post from a Knockmore man.

Farrandeelin just having a cut back at Rossfan. 'deein knows that Knockmore played a lot of their best matches in Ballina down the years. Would have won that game v Eire Óg if played in Ballina and not the huge distraction of getting to play in Knockmore, I digress - it was brilliant to see a Mayo team play again in Ballina on a Summer's evening.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 30, 2019, 04:58:57 PM
There was a Culhane lad who was on the Galway minor panel last year even though he was playing his club football in Kildare and been u16, he's back on it this year and will be one of the better players. I know his dad is a Galway man but under what rule is he available for Galway?

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: cornetto on May 31, 2019, 08:22:57 PM
There was a Culhane lad who was on the Galway minor panel last year even though he was playing his club football in Kildare and been u16, he's back on it this year and will be one of the better players. I know his dad is a Galway man but under what rule is he available for Galway?

He Is back playing for salthill/ knocknacarra I think he still is in kildare but like your man cox with roscommon he lines out with listowel Emmett.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: cornetto on May 31, 2019, 08:24:41 PM
U17 Connacht League Rd3

06mins 2nd half
Sligo u17: 0-9(9)
Mayo: 0-10(10)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: cornetto on May 31, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
U17 Connacht League Rd3

00mins 2nd half

Sligo u17: 0-7(7)
Mayo: 0-9(9)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 31, 2019, 08:42:00 PM
13 -11 Sligo up with 9 mins left, nervous here, we have to get over the line,

Mayo were 7-1 up in 1st half
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 31, 2019, 08:46:23 PM
Sligo on the brink of a huge win 15-11 up 2 mins left
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 31, 2019, 08:50:27 PM
16 -11 in injury time
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 31, 2019, 08:52:24 PM
16-12 4 mins into injury time, ref playing prenty time
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 31, 2019, 08:56:23 PM
Massive Win for Sligo GAA, Sligo 0-16 Mayo 0-12, after seeing how Mayo destroyed Roscommon they seriously impressed me, Mayo went 7-1 up in the 1st half but our lads fought back to leave it 8-7 at HT. Congrats to all involved, now we need to show consistency. Grouping is wide open 4 horse race.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on May 31, 2019, 08:58:15 PM
Ros beat Leitrim 5.15 to 8 pts
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 31, 2019, 09:39:49 PM
Massive Win for Sligo GAA, Sligo 0-16 Mayo 0-12, after seeing how Mayo destroyed Roscommon they seriously impressed me, Mayo went 7-1 up in the 1st half but our lads fought back to leave it 8-7 at HT. Congrats to all involved, now we need to show consistency. Grouping is wide open 4 horse race.
Mayo must have believed their own hype from the Roscommon game
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2019, 10:17:42 PM
Massive Win for Sligo GAA, Sligo 0-16 Mayo 0-12, after seeing how Mayo destroyed Roscommon they seriously impressed me, Mayo went 7-1 up in the 1st half but our lads fought back to leave it 8-7 at HT. Congrats to all involved, now we need to show consistency. Grouping is wide open 4 horse race.
Mayo must have believed their own hype from the Roscommon game
At this age group lack of consistency will always be a problem. Great win for Sligo though who have brought their good pre season form into this championship and were also somewhat unlucky to lose to Galway.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 31, 2019, 10:26:37 PM
Galway v Mayo next week is it?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2019, 10:51:26 PM
Galway v Mayo next week is it?
Week break. So two weeks time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on May 31, 2019, 11:51:20 PM
I assume if two teams are level on points the head to head result between the sides determines who progresses whereas it’s scoring difference if more than 2 teams are level?
Personally I think we have to beat Mayo next time out to progress as I would fancy Sligo to beat Ros which would mean Ros would get third spot on head to head.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 01, 2019, 12:23:40 AM
This one will go down to the wire with 3 places up for grabs from 4 good teams .
Not much consistency or form lines at this age group.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: larryin89 on June 01, 2019, 09:24:27 AM
Irwin missing for Mayo last night , the difference im afraid .
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on June 01, 2019, 09:42:07 AM
Big win for us and badly needed. We're back in it now after the bitter disappointment of last week. No point getting too excited as we have two more games to win. Onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 01, 2019, 10:12:45 AM
14/6 Leitrim v Sligo and Rhus v Galway
21/6 Sligo v Ros and Galway v Leitrim.

4 teams could all end on 4 points yet!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 01, 2019, 10:44:27 AM
14/6 Leitrim v Sligo and Rhus v Galway
21/6 Sligo v Ros and Galway v Leitrim.

4 teams could all end on 4 points yet!

Seriously, could you not for once call us Mayo...
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 01, 2019, 11:39:39 AM
No Farr, not till ye're GAA County Board covers Co. Mayo only ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 03, 2019, 06:06:52 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: larryin89 on June 03, 2019, 06:20:18 PM
No Farr, not till ye're GAA County Board covers Co. Mayo only ;)

Can't believe I'm actually arguing this ,I'm at this since I was 12  yrs old in nathys.

But anyway , when the GAA was set up in Ballagh , what county was Ballagh in at the time . 1885 and it was in county Mayo. 

(According to the story all that existed in what is now Ballaghaderreen town was a trackway through an oak wood. This was mainly used by the people from Kilmovee to transport their goods to Sligo to be traded. One day after a storm the traders found their route through the wood blocked by a fallen tree. They had to unload all their goods from their carts and carry them to the other side of the tree, they then had to reload their carts when they were on the other side. This went on for some time attracting the attention of the local people who began trading at the spot of the falling tree with the Kilmovee men. From then on it became a trading centre, resulting in the landlord near the area at the time to see the trading potential and offered six acres of land to anyone who would build there.) Ballagh will always be Mayo .

It's just a complete farce to think it should ever change to Roscommon . Only compromise I'd ever give the blowins from Sheepwalk,ballinameen, Fairmount etc is give a player choice of county when under 16 and they cannot change .
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 03, 2019, 06:22:56 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 03, 2019, 06:49:15 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team

Think Liam Sammon is with them as well.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 03, 2019, 07:24:06 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team
Yeah PJ has two really good coaches by all accounts in his back room team in Divilly and Liam Sammon. John Concannon also involved.
Galway have gotten off to a decent start in that u20 league but I’m not convinced they will get out of Connacht.
The management issue is important though - we had a batch of very talented u21s recently who massively underachieved under a bad manager.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 03, 2019, 07:49:04 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran. 
By most accounts a teetotal disaster.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 03, 2019, 08:28:54 PM
Sligo have done well beating Leitrim, fermanagh and longford in the u20 so far, we play Tyrone who beat Mayo 3-9 to 11 in the final of the Philly McGuinness cup. Groups looked uneven tbf.

Obviously missing Red Og and Inj Conan Marren huge losses to the forwards but we have a solid side.

In championship we play Mayo in Mchale.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: ck on June 03, 2019, 09:28:18 PM
Sligo have done well beating Leitrim, fermanagh and longford in the u20 so far, we play Tyrone who beat Mayo 3-9 to 11 in the final of the Philly McGuinness cup. Groups looked uneven tbf.

Obviously missing Red Og and Inj Conan Marren huge losses to the forwards but we have a solid side.

In championship we play Mayo in Mchale.

Correct, it's a very well balanced side and I'd have a lot of hope for them. Tyrone will present a formidable challenge but if we can be competitive at least then that will set us up nicely for Mayo (who are no great shakes this year).
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on June 04, 2019, 12:08:31 AM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran. 
By most accounts a teetotal disaster.

Wha? Not drinking enough?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on June 04, 2019, 12:12:08 AM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team

Think Liam Sammon is with them as well.

Great to see Liam Sammon still involved. Great coach in the old game. Got the Galway gig when game had changed. Must be in his 70s now. Paths crossed a few times but a proper fella. Top player too. Old enough to have seen him play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: mouview on June 04, 2019, 12:12:11 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team
Yeah PJ has two really good coaches by all accounts in his back room team in Divilly and Liam Sammon. John Concannon also involved.
Galway have gotten off to a decent start in that u20 league but I’m not convinced they will get out of Connacht.
The management issue is important though - we had a batch of very talented u21s recently who massively underachieved under a bad manager.

The presence of Scan doesn't fill one with optimism, 'jobs for the boys' from PJ I feel.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 04, 2019, 01:15:34 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team
Yeah PJ has two really good coaches by all accounts in his back room team in Divilly and Liam Sammon. John Concannon also involved.
Galway have gotten off to a decent start in that u20 league but I’m not convinced they will get out of Connacht.
The management issue is important though - we had a batch of very talented u21s recently who massively underachieved under a bad manager.

The presence of Scan doesn't fill one with optimism, 'jobs for the boys' from PJ I feel.
No nothing about scans prowess or otherwise in terms of coaching - was really referring specifically to JD and Sammon who are both very well regarded.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 04, 2019, 01:22:36 PM
The u20's pre season cup competitions have been up and running for the last few weeks. Galway who are favourites for Connacht got of to a comfortable win over Kildare on Saturday. Whats going on with Roscommon, they should have a decent side this year with 17's getting to an AI final in 2017 and that years minor team running Galway fairly close. They've been hammered in a couple of games one of which was against Mayo.

Galway 5/6
Mayo 2/1
Roscommon 11/2
Sligo 9/1
Leitrim 40/1

Probably hampered under the management of Shane Cake Curran.  Meanwhile i can imagine John Divilly is a big addition to Galway's u20 management team
Yeah PJ has two really good coaches by all accounts in his back room team in Divilly and Liam Sammon. John Concannon also involved.
Galway have gotten off to a decent start in that u20 league but I’m not convinced they will get out of Connacht.
The management issue is important though - we had a batch of very talented u21s recently who massively underachieved under a bad manager.

The presence of Scan doesn't fill one with optimism, 'jobs for the boys' from PJ I feel.

Perhaps but he's surrounded himself with some very highly thought of people too.

2017 was certainly a lost opportunity, that was a brilliant panel when you see whats come out of it and can't remember Antaine O'Laoi or Dylan Wall playing at all during that campaign either. Another huge lost opportunity last year, some very strange selections especially at the back. Think only 6 of the team that reached the minor final in 16 played last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on June 05, 2019, 12:43:04 AM
No Farr, not till ye're GAA County Board covers Co. Mayo only ;)

Can't believe I'm actually arguing this ,I'm at this since I was 12  yrs old in nathys.

But anyway , when the GAA was set up in Ballagh , what county was Ballagh in at the time . 1885 and it was in county Mayo. 

(According to the story all that existed in what is now Ballaghaderreen town was a trackway through an oak wood. This was mainly used by the people from Kilmovee to transport their goods to Sligo to be traded. One day after a storm the traders found their route through the wood blocked by a fallen tree. They had to unload all their goods from their carts and carry them to the other side of the tree, they then had to reload their carts when they were on the other side. This went on for some time attracting the attention of the local people who began trading at the spot of the falling tree with the Kilmovee men. From then on it became a trading centre, resulting in the landlord near the area at the time to see the trading potential and offered six acres of land to anyone who would build there.) Ballagh will always be Mayo .

It's just a complete farce to think it should ever change to Roscommon . Only compromise I'd ever give the blowins from Sheepwalk,ballinameen, Fairmount etc is give a player choice of county when under 16 and they cannot change .
Your telling bedtime stories now larryin, tell us about Santy as well.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Lar Naparka on June 05, 2019, 07:56:11 AM
No Farr, not till ye're GAA County Board covers Co. Mayo only ;)

Can't believe I'm actually arguing this ,I'm at this since I was 12  yrs old in nathys.

But anyway , when the GAA was set up in Ballagh , what county was Ballagh in at the time . 1885 and it was in county Mayo. 

(According to the story all that existed in what is now Ballaghaderreen town was a trackway through an oak wood. This was mainly used by the people from Kilmovee to transport their goods to Sligo to be traded. One day after a storm the traders found their route through the wood blocked by a fallen tree. They had to unload all their goods from their carts and carry them to the other side of the tree, they then had to reload their carts when they were on the other side. This went on for some time attracting the attention of the local people who began trading at the spot of the falling tree with the Kilmovee men. From then on it became a trading centre, resulting in the landlord near the area at the time to see the trading potential and offered six acres of land to anyone who would build there.) Ballagh will always be Mayo .

It's just a complete farce to think it should ever change to Roscommon . Only compromise I'd ever give the blowins from Sheepwalk,ballinameen, Fairmount etc is give a player choice of county when under 16 and they cannot change .
Your telling bedtime stories now larryin, tell us about Santy as well.
Christy Almighty!  ;D ;D
Larry, you're obviously a man of profound erudition and perspicacity!
But don't leave the story at that. Go on and tell your readers (fans) what used to happen to any unfortunate sheep that got stuck in the bog in that god-forsaken part of the country.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: weareros on June 05, 2019, 11:50:56 AM
The Kilmovees have always done their bit of shoppin’ In Claremorris and Charlestown. Ballaghadereen has always been supported by the Lisaculs, Loughglynns, Tibohines and Frenchpark. Every trader in the town still in business knows that. The odd Kilmovee  like Larry has come to the town for their education and has left no smarter than when they first arrived.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 08, 2019, 10:05:28 AM
Meanwhile back in the bigger  world it seems we gave Tyrone a walk over which was probably just as well as we conceded around 13-25 in the first 2 games.
Hope those who advocated for and re appointed the current manager are proud of themselves.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 12, 2019, 10:58:33 AM
If 2 teams are level in the minor table will their place be decided by the head to head?



Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 12, 2019, 11:10:54 AM
If 2 teams are level in the minor table will their place be decided by the head to head?
Assume so yes
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 12, 2019, 08:24:39 PM
Galway 1-10 Kerry 1-8

Wins over Kildare, Cork and Kerry now in the U-20 John Kerins Cup. Just the Dubs left to play now. Cork beating Kildare handily this evening as well so they'll go on to 4 points.

Galway 6 +15
Dublin 3 +3
Kerry 3 +1
Cork 2 -2
Kildare 0 -17
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 12, 2019, 08:29:40 PM
Galway 1-10 Kerry 1-8

Wins over Kildare, Cork and Kerry now in the U-20 John Kerins Cup. Just the Dubs left to play now.
significant result tonight and serious form going into the championship.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 12, 2019, 08:54:05 PM
Galway 1-10 Kerry 1-8

Wins over Kildare, Cork and Kerry now in the U-20 John Kerins Cup. Just the Dubs left to play now. Cork beating Kildare handily this evening as well so they'll go on to 4 points.

Galway 6 +15
Dublin 3 +3
Kerry 3 +1
Cork 2 -2
Kildare 0 -17
So Galway have topped the group via the head to head win over Cork?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 12, 2019, 08:56:43 PM
Meanwhile we are so disorganised and fkd up we won't bate Laythrum  :-\
Maybe it would be as well seeing what we conceded in the 2 McGuinness Cup games.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 12, 2019, 09:06:21 PM
Galway 1-10 Kerry 1-8

Wins over Kildare, Cork and Kerry now in the U-20 John Kerins Cup. Just the Dubs left to play now. Cork beating Kildare handily this evening as well so they'll go on to 4 points.

Galway 6 +15
Dublin 3 +3
Kerry 3 +1
Cork 2 -2
Kildare 0 -17
So Galway have topped the group via the head to head win over Cork?

No Cork are on 4 points I think now after beating Kildare this evening. Galway on 6.

But yeah if they finish level after the last round then Galway have the head to head.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on June 12, 2019, 09:10:52 PM
Galway 1-10 Kerry 1-8

Wins over Kildare, Cork and Kerry now in the U-20 John Kerins Cup. Just the Dubs left to play now. Cork beating Kildare handily this evening as well so they'll go on to 4 points.

Galway 6 +15
Dublin 3 +3
Kerry 3 +1
Cork 2 -2
Kildare 0 -17
So Galway have topped the group via the head to head win over Cork?
Cork have played everyone already and will finish on 4 points, two draws with Dublin, Kerry and a win against Kildare. Lost to Galway.
Remaining matches are Galway-Dublin and Kerry-Kildare. Don't think Galway can be caught now, Dublin will finish on 5 points if they beat Galway on Saturday.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 13, 2019, 10:44:36 PM
Tomorow a important night in the minor/U17 championship





Sligo should move onto 4 points with a win against Leitrim who were well beaten in their games so far.

A key fixture between Mayo and Galway in McHale Park.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 13, 2019, 11:44:28 PM
I think I'd prefer a Mayowestros win and get them out of the equation....but then a Galway win ....they'll end up on 6 points.
If we bate Sligo after that we get straight to Final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 14, 2019, 12:01:30 PM
Tomorow a important night in the minor/U17 championship





Sligo should move onto 4 points with a win against Leitrim who were well beaten in their games so far.

A key fixture between Mayo and Galway in McHale Park.
Is it the top two straight into the final? If it is then it boils down essentially to being the winner of Mayo/Galway tonight v the winner of Sligo/Roscommon next time. Assuming they both take care of Leitrim naturally.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 14, 2019, 12:08:44 PM
Tomorow a important night in the minor/U17 championship





Sligo should move onto 4 points with a win against Leitrim who were well beaten in their games so far.

A key fixture between Mayo and Galway in McHale Park.
Is it the top two straight into the final? If it is then it boils down essentially to being the winner of Mayo/Galway tonight v the winner of Sligo/Roscommon next time. Assuming they both take care of Leitrim naturally.

1st straight into the final. 2nd plays 3rd in a play off for the other spot.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on June 14, 2019, 12:17:24 PM
Do Galway and Sligo wins tonight mean Sligo will go through to at least a semi final regardless of results next week? It would leave Galway, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon on 4. Galway would move to 6 by beating Leitrim. Even if we lost to Roscommon we'd have the HTH on Mayo for 3rd. Isn't that correct?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: sligoman2 on June 14, 2019, 01:19:24 PM
Tomorow a important night in the minor/U17 championship





Sligo should move onto 4 points with a win against Leitrim who were well beaten in their games so far.

A key fixture between Mayo and Galway in McHale Park.
Is it the top two straight into the final? If it is then it boils down essentially to being the winner of Mayo/Galway tonight v the winner of Sligo/Roscommon next time. Assuming they both take care of Leitrim naturally.

1st straight into the final. 2nd plays 3rd in a play off for the other spot.
That's right Seanie. Worst case foe us is a mayo win tonight Galway beat Leitrim and we lose to the Rossies. That leaves us and Galway on 4 (if we beat Leitrim) and we lose out on head to head v Galway
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 14, 2019, 01:24:34 PM
On head to heads - we'll lose out v Mayowestros,  we'll win out v Galway- the very opposite to Sligo!
Hopefully Sligo and Ros to make the cut and  one of the big lads miss out.

Leading to a change of format next year no doubt ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 14, 2019, 01:45:41 PM
On head to heads - we'll lose out v Mayowestros,  we'll win out v Galway- the very opposite to Sligo!
Hopefully Sligo and Ros to make the cut and  one of the big lads miss out.

Leading to a change of format next year no doubt ::)

Why would it?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 14, 2019, 02:29:35 PM
Hahaha.
Very "innocent" Farreen ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: weareros on June 14, 2019, 04:02:51 PM
On head to heads - we'll lose out v Mayowestros,  we'll win out v Galway- the very opposite to Sligo!
Hopefully Sligo and Ros to make the cut and  one of the big lads miss out.

Leading to a change of format next year no doubt ::)

Why would it?


Likely a reference to when a round robin was introduced in 2007 and after initially agreeing to it, Galway and Mayo opted out leaving Ros/Sligo and Leitrim playing a round robin for the benefit of playing Galway and Mayo in semis. Then after Ros dished a couple of hammerings to the big boys, Mayo and Galway complained about going into games cold. The system was then scrapped.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 14, 2019, 06:37:02 PM
On head to heads - we'll lose out v Mayowestros,  we'll win out v Galway- the very opposite to Sligo!
Hopefully Sligo and Ros to make the cut and  one of the big lads miss out.

Leading to a change of format next year no doubt ::)

Why would it?


Likely a reference to when a round robin was introduced in 2007 and after initially agreeing to it, Galway and Mayo opted out leaving Ros/Sligo and Leitrim playing a round robin for the benefit of playing Galway and Mayo in semis. Then after Ros dished a couple of hammerings to the big boys, Mayo and Galway complained about going into games cold. The system was then scrapped.

Ah right. Well I hope the round robin is here to stay for underage games anyway. Better development for all that way.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 14, 2019, 07:01:10 PM
On head to heads - we'll lose out v Mayowestros,  we'll win out v Galway- the very opposite to Sligo!
Hopefully Sligo and Ros to make the cut and  one of the big lads miss out.

Leading to a change of format next year no doubt ::)

Why would it?


Likely a reference to when a round robin was introduced in 2007 and after initially agreeing to it, Galway and Mayo opted out leaving Ros/Sligo and Leitrim playing a round robin for the benefit of playing Galway and Mayo in semis. Then after Ros dished a couple of hammerings to the big boys, Mayo and Galway complained about going into games cold. The system was then scrapped.

Ah right. Well I hope the round robin is here to stay for underage games anyway. Better development for all that way.
Definitely it’s a killer for lads to have one game - lose it and that’s their year over.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 14, 2019, 08:04:48 PM
Minor half times

Leitrim 1-4 Sligo 1-11
Mayo 0-4 Galway 0-4



Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 14, 2019, 08:05:05 PM
Sligo 1-11 Leitrim 1-4 at ht, Leitrim got a good start with a goal but Sligo reacting and kicking on well. Hopefully can keep it going. Live on oceanfm.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 14, 2019, 08:30:22 PM
Galway 9-7 up

Sligo 1-16 Leitrim 1-5 - Sligo missing lots of chances now too but comfortable

13 mins gone 2nd half
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 14, 2019, 08:32:32 PM
Galway 9-7 up

Sligo 1-16 Leitrim 1-5 - Sligo missing lots of chances now too but comfortable

13 mins gone 2nd half

Decent 1st halves by Leitrim in each game but seem to fade badly in every 2nd half they play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: cornetto on June 14, 2019, 08:45:15 PM
1-11 to0-9pts galway lead 7 mins left.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 14, 2019, 08:52:36 PM
Sligo 1-20 Leitrim 1-9 FT, Sligo play Roscommon next week in Markievicz.

Galway 2-12 Mayo 0-11 FT
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on June 14, 2019, 08:55:54 PM
Great start to the weekend with yet another victory at minor level over Mayo by 2-12 to 0-11.
Hopefully the U20s and the Seniors to come on Saturday and Sunday continue in the same vein, hup Galway.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 14, 2019, 08:57:20 PM
So we're all on 4 points except Leitrim.
Rhubarbs have all their games played.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 14, 2019, 09:05:23 PM
Great result for our lads. They should account for Leitrim next week to confirm their progress to at least a semi final.
A Sligo win would see Mayo still in it - any other result and they are out.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 14, 2019, 09:07:31 PM
4 teams on 4 pts - its head to head as said

Sligo are guarnteed a Semi final place now because Mayo can't get beyond 4pts and Sligo have the head to head.

Galway will beat Leitrim so they will be on 6pts next week, if Sligo beat Roscommon, Galway go to Connacht final. If Roscommon beat Sligo they get into Connacht final.

If we beat Roscommon we play Mayo in the Semi final with Galway in final.
If we lose we play Galway in the semi final with Roscommon in final.

We have it in us to beat either mayo or galway in the semis.

Am I correct?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 14, 2019, 09:36:51 PM
That's correct. Don't forget about a draw between Sligo,Roscommon which would mean the same teams play again in the semi final and Galway into the final.



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Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 14, 2019, 09:51:08 PM
That's correct. Don't forget about a draw between Sligo,Roscommon which would mean the same teams play again in the semi final and Galway into the final.



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Yes so Sligo could face of any of the 3 in the semi final.

How does home and away work for semi final and final? If it goes by the league, we get Mayo and Roscommon away or Galway at home? I think it should be based on last knock out match.

Semi final June 26th Wednesday
Final July 5th
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 14, 2019, 10:01:07 PM
Sligo are effectively already qualified for the semi final regardless of what happens next week in their game as Mayo can’t improve on 4 points and Sligo have the edge in that head to head.
Realistically the chance of Galway not beating Leitrim is slim.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 14, 2019, 10:09:10 PM

How does home and away work for semi final and final? If it goes by the league, we get Mayo and Roscommon away or Galway at home? I think it should be based on last knock out match.

Semi final June 26th Wednesday
Final July 5th

Goes by the league.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 14, 2019, 10:09:52 PM
Anyone at the Mayo v Galway game? Another bad day at the office for a Mayo team against Galway. Getting sick of these lately.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: sligoman2 on June 14, 2019, 11:03:07 PM
Sligo and Galway win - Galway in final Sligo v mayo in sf
Rosc and Galway win - Rosc in final, Sligo v Galway

So unless Galway lose which is unlikely, we will be in the semi- final.

We might pick up a few fans from Mayo next week  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on June 14, 2019, 11:42:06 PM
Sligo are effectively already qualified for the semi final regardless of what happens next week in their game as Mayo can’t improve on 4 points and Sligo have the edge in that head to head.
Realistically the chance of Galway not beating Leitrim is slim.

So basically Sligo have little incentive to go and beat Roscommon next week, which is bad news for us unfortunately.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Hound on June 15, 2019, 08:08:12 AM
The ‘magic’ of the round robin!

For the Rossies, this is the equivalent of an actual semi-final
WIN - into the final
LOSE - out
DRAW - re play Sligo in the semi final

Whereas for Sligo, it’s borderline meaningless
WIN - into semi
LOSE - into semi
DRAW - into semi
Just different opposition for each scenario!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 15, 2019, 01:43:48 PM
The ‘magic’ of the round robin!

For the Rossies, this is the equivalent of an actual semi-final
WIN - into the final
LOSE - out
DRAW - re play Sligo in the semi final

Whereas for Sligo, it’s borderline meaningless
WIN - into semi
LOSE - into semi
DRAW - into semi
Just different opposition for each scenario!

Sligo losing will give them home advantage for the semi final while a draw or win and they will be away to Roscommon or Mayo. Food for thought there.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 15, 2019, 02:35:01 PM
Last game of John Kerins U-20 Cup

Galway 2-17 Dublin 1-7

Kildare v Kerry was called off I believe.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 15, 2019, 03:20:32 PM
Never a good sign for these new trial competitions when games are called off. Tyrone v Roscommon and now Kildare v Kerry. Surely a shield section would avoid such postponements.

 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 15, 2019, 04:25:32 PM
Philly McGuinness U20 FINAL Full time Sligo: 1-10(13) Tyrone: 1-23(26)
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Hound on June 15, 2019, 09:52:00 PM
Last game of John Kerins U-20 Cup

Galway 2-17 Dublin 1-7

Proof again that the people who say the GDO ‘financial doping’ is the reason Dublin are dominant are morons

Well done Galway.
Worrying for Dublin, we should be better than that with the pick we have.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 15, 2019, 10:23:35 PM
Last game of John Kerins U-20 Cup

Galway 2-17 Dublin 1-7

Proof again that the people who say the GDO ‘financial doping’ is the reason Dublin are dominant are morons

Well done Galway.
Worrying for Dublin, we should be better than that with the pick we have.
Caveat here being it was a dead rubber in terms of the tournament itself so who knows how strong of a team dublin fielded.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 16, 2019, 02:49:22 AM
Last game of John Kerins U-20 Cup

Galway 2-17 Dublin 1-7

Proof again that the people who say the GDO ‘financial doping’ is the reason Dublin are dominant are morons

Well done Galway.
Worrying for Dublin, we should be better than that with the pick we have.
Caveat here being it was a dead rubber in terms of the tournament itself so who knows how strong of a team dublin fielded.

That was my immediate thought alright.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 16, 2019, 01:44:45 PM
Galway 1-3 Mayo 0-2. Half time in the Connacht junior final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 16, 2019, 02:20:07 PM
Galways winning run v Mayo at all grades continues. Full time Mayo 0-9 Galway 1-7

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 21, 2019, 08:07:43 PM
Half times in the Minor games tonight.

Sligo 0-8 Roscommon 3-4
Galway 1-12 Leitrim 0-2
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Tubberman on June 21, 2019, 08:30:02 PM
Sligo a point up now! That would put Mayo into semi at Ros expense
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 21, 2019, 08:44:35 PM
Sligo 2-14 Ros 3-7 with 2 mins left, some turnaround, win and we play Mayo away in semi with potentially Galway at home in final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 21, 2019, 08:49:02 PM
Would have got long odds on Roscommon not qualifying after beating Galway in the first game. Coming from 8 points down.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 21, 2019, 08:54:15 PM
Full times

Sligo 2-15 Roscommon 4-7
Galway 5-25 Leitrim 1-4

Semi final

Sligo v Mayo

Final

Galway v Sligo/Mayo


B Final

Roscommon v Leitrim
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 21, 2019, 08:55:07 PM
Sligo 2-15 Roscommon 4-7- great result, Roscommon got 3 1st half goals and were 3-3 to 6 pts up at one stage, Sligo took over then and ros got a late goal to bring it to 2pts.

Mayo v Sligo in semi with Galway waiting in final.

Narrowly losing to Galway, beating Mayo, Leitrim and Roscommon is great stuff for us. Looking forward to the knockouts.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on June 21, 2019, 09:16:29 PM
Sligo deserved win on the night. They took no hammerings in group stage either. Would be nice to see them win Connacht. Think this year's format is good,  although the B final is pointless.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 21, 2019, 09:55:52 PM
So the final three of the U17 Connacht championship goes to the form of U16 last year. Sligo after coming through a tough battle tonight are at a disadvantage i feel. The semi final v a rested Mayo is in 5 days time.

Galway have recovered well from their opening round defeat and will be hard bet in the July 5th final.





Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 21, 2019, 10:13:31 PM
Is there confusion over the venue Mayo v Sligo semi final, meeting of the provincial CCC to confirm tomorrow? Why bother meeting if straightforward?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Hound on June 21, 2019, 10:14:03 PM
Hope I’m wrong, but have a feeling Sligo will regret giving Mayo a second chance!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 21, 2019, 10:36:33 PM
Its a pointless way of looking at it Hound, What do you expect us to lose or draw on purpose. We have momentum, we have beaten them before, despite what blowitupref says I think we will be sharper given there lay off. Galway beat them there, so why cant we.

We are delighted to be in the semi final, this was the only way we could get a home final if fixtures stay the way we think.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 21, 2019, 10:55:12 PM
Sligo were told 2nd place gets home advantage in the semi final. Final is Neutral venue.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 21, 2019, 11:21:15 PM
Sligo were told 2nd place gets home advantage in the semi final. Final is Neutral venue.

A change from last year and only fair that home advantage is given to the team that finishes 2nd in the group.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on June 21, 2019, 11:58:53 PM
Ya - actually checked the fixtures after it was put up here (wrongly) that it was the reverse of the league. Competition fixtures clearly state first named team has home advantage and semi is 2 v 3.

Great result after a ropey first half. Looking forward to Wednesday.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Hound on June 22, 2019, 12:01:32 AM
Its a pointless way of looking at it Hound, What do you expect us to lose or draw on purpose. We have momentum, we have beaten them before, despite what blowitupref says I think we will be sharper given there lay off. Galway beat them there, so why cant we.

We are delighted to be in the semi final, this was the only way we could get a home final if fixtures stay the way we think.
Ah, I know, you have to go out to win every game. No doubt.  But still...!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 22, 2019, 09:46:13 PM
Confirmed tonight that the Minor Semi-Final; Mayo v Sligo next Wednesday 26th June will be played in MacHale Park. Where is the reward for finishing 2nd in the group?

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Mano on June 22, 2019, 10:20:54 PM
Did anyone really believe that the decision would go Sligos way.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on June 22, 2019, 10:33:56 PM
Seems unfair alright that 2nd isn't rewarded with a home game
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 23, 2019, 12:01:21 AM
I presumed with Sligonians post yesterday that a change was to be made on where these knock out games would be played but as it turns out and i stated last week only a defeat to Roscommon would have given Sligo home advantage for the semi final. On the plus side for Sligo should they win that semi final they will have home advantage for final v Galway.

Galway will have home advantage if they play Mayo in the final.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 23, 2019, 01:20:41 AM
Did anyone really believe that the decision would go Sligos way.
Connacht Council looking after the same county as it somehow always does.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 24, 2019, 06:16:43 PM
Roscommon U20 team to play Leitrim on Wednesday night.

Rob Kearney (Boyle)
Enda Killoran (Elphin)
Evan Flynn (Tulsk)
Robbie Dolan (St Brigids)
Michael Conroy (Castlerea)
Niall Higgins (Elphin)
Gerry Galvin (Tulsk)
Patrick Fannon (St Josephs)
Padraig Halpin (St Barrys)
Daire Keenan (St Dominics)
Ronan Dowd (Creggs)
Thomas O'Rourke (Tulsk)
Brian Derwin (St Brigids)
Paul Carey (Padraig Pearses)
Dylan Ruane (Michael Glaveys)

A surprise to see such a lack of St Brigids starters. They won the last two Connacht club minor titles and only 2 of the Roscommon U17 All Ireland finalist team of 2017 is starting this match.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 24, 2019, 06:24:07 PM
Most of us are fearful we won't bate Laythrum :-\
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on June 24, 2019, 06:33:18 PM
Where the rest of the 17's from 2017? I'd have thought there would be at least 7 or 8 of them involved.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 24, 2019, 07:01:26 PM
Where the rest of the 17's from 2017? I'd have thought there would be at least 7 or 8 of them involved.

Would have to wonder alright. I also see none of the Roscommon CBS team that won the B All Ireland in April are starting either.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 24, 2019, 08:22:09 PM
Let's just say there might have  been more available if.......
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 24, 2019, 09:22:49 PM
Let's just say there might have  been more available if.......

Manager?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 26, 2019, 03:08:26 PM
Ros v Laythrum in Carrick tonight.
Not very hopeful.

Yes Farr.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 26, 2019, 03:10:58 PM
Mayo v Sligo tonight too. I'd go but for the bales that will have to be brought in.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 26, 2019, 03:16:01 PM
Hadn't Sligo a decent Minor (u18) team in 2017?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 26, 2019, 03:48:07 PM
Mayo v Sligo tonight too. I'd go but for the bales that will have to be brought in.

To save any confusion. The Mayo v Sligo game tonight is a minor semi final while Mayo v Sligo U20 semi final is next Wednesday.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on June 26, 2019, 05:28:32 PM
Ros v Laythrum in Carrick tonight.
Not very hopeful.

Yes Farr.

ive not heard of this? i know we are missing players but not heard it was manager related.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Hound on June 26, 2019, 09:07:21 PM
Connacht minor SF result:
Mayo 5-7 Sligo 1-10

Paul Walsh with 4 goals
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: whitey on June 26, 2019, 09:22:02 PM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 26, 2019, 11:10:20 PM
This is easier than trying to describe a mad night in Carrick

https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/connacht-u-20-fc-roscommon-pip-leitrim-in-thriller/
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 27, 2019, 01:28:02 AM
Hope I’m wrong, but have a feeling Sligo will regret giving Mayo a second chance!
You were spot on as it turned out and as nearly always the case at this grade the fresher side prevails.

This is easier than trying to describe a mad night in Carrick

https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/connacht-u-20-fc-roscommon-pip-leitrim-in-thriller/

Some game but needing extra time to over come Leitrim doesn't bode well for the next game v a in form Galway. Why is that semi final in Kiltoom instead of Hyde Park?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on June 27, 2019, 07:20:26 AM
Ros v Laythrum in Carrick tonight.
Not very hopeful.

Yes Farr.

ive not heard of this? i know we are missing players but not heard it was manager related.

can you commrnt further on the panel and the manager rossfan?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on June 27, 2019, 09:07:42 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 27, 2019, 09:39:37 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.
And it wasn't even that fitting since they didn't score 5 goals in 1985, Sligo did but seemingly forgot that points count too, didn't get any and lost. Had won the minor league before that which made it more disappointing. Every time your hopes get up with a Sligo team they are invariably crushed, and too often it's self-inflicted.

The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on June 27, 2019, 09:47:36 AM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: ballinaman on June 27, 2019, 09:48:58 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.
Hope never kicked a ball over the bar sure !
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: whitey on June 27, 2019, 09:54:12 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.

I must be getting old to have it backwards like that. I wouldn’t mind but I was actually at that game in 1985
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 27, 2019, 09:56:53 AM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on June 27, 2019, 10:04:11 AM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.

TBF, that does look like ye were down to have home advantage
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 27, 2019, 10:06:05 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.

Where's the arrogance?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on June 27, 2019, 10:17:44 AM
Didn't realise we were having the U20 game in Kiltoom Cunny.
Probably to avoid giving Galway the advantage of playing us on a better bigger pitch?
I still cant fathom why Sligo n the minor didn't put out their B team against us and have their first 15 rested for the Semi Final.
The semi should have been fixed for Friday like all the other minor games but when you know who saw Mayowestros were back in.....we have a Wednesday fixture and a 5 day turnaround for Sligo.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on June 27, 2019, 10:29:50 AM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
Pretty sure it's every second game on a home and away basis. Certainly for Galway it seems like it has been that way anyway.
We won all our games in Connacht last year at minor level but played the Connacht final away anyway.
That rule is probably a legacy of when it was a straight knockout competition and should probably be changed now that we have around robin system so that the top team gets home advantage in the final and the team that finishes second gets home advantage in the semi final.
The home and away arrangement was overruled in the past for the final because it was generally always played as a curtain raiser to the senior final wherever that would be played.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: weareros on June 27, 2019, 11:22:06 AM
Got to feel very bad for Sligo. They did the right sporting thing to play to win the Roscommon game but they would have been better served to rest their best players. A loss or a draw and they had home advantage in their semi less than a week later. A win and they brought Mayo back in, lost home advantage to a fresher team that had the added incentive of getting revenge for the earlier loss - and were a strong team as we know.. It’s always harder to beat Mayo and Galway a second time, as indeed it will be for us should we come up against them later in senior championship. In the other scenario I think Sligo would have won Connacht, as they had the incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking, and are a very good team that the system did not serve well.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on June 27, 2019, 11:29:46 AM
Sligo after coming through a tough battle tonight are at a disadvantage i feel. The semi final v a rested Mayo is in 5 days time.

I called the disadvantage at the time and i'd say in hindsight Sligo will feel they should have rested players for that Roscommon game or not had taken that game as serious as they did. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: rosnarun on June 27, 2019, 12:45:31 PM
can no one take a fair beating  anymore
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: TheClubman on June 27, 2019, 12:59:51 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 27, 2019, 01:13:01 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
believed wrong so as would have been at home to Galway and as said already more of a incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking.

Last year had no semi final just the top two in the group reached the final. If that format wasn't changed it would be a Sligo v Galway final and played in Markievicz Park  now as last year Roscommon who finished 2nd in table had home advantage for the final as they played Galway in Tuam in the group game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: TheClubman on June 27, 2019, 01:23:38 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
believed wrong so as would have been at home to Galway and as said already more of a incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking.

Last year had no semi final just the top two in the group reached the final. If that format wasn't changed it would be a Sligo v Galway final and played in Markievicz Park  now as last year Roscommon who finished 2nd in table had home advantage for the final as they played Galway in Tuam in the group game.


You seem to have misunderstood what I posted. If Sligo had lost they'd have finished 3rd in the group. Galway would have been 2nd. Per the fixtures plan, this would have meant Sligo v Galway in Tuam as the 2nd place team is clearly denoted to have home advantage. That's what I've been told and it stacks up.

If what you're saying about there not being a semi final last year is true, and the new fixtures plan wasn't ratified, then it should have been straight through to a Sligo v Galway final in Markievicz Park with no semi final.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 27, 2019, 01:47:59 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
believed wrong so as would have been at home to Galway and as said already more of a incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking.

Last year had no semi final just the top two in the group reached the final. If that format wasn't changed it would be a Sligo v Galway final and played in Markievicz Park  now as last year Roscommon who finished 2nd in table had home advantage for the final as they played Galway in Tuam in the group game.


You seem to have misunderstood what I posted. If Sligo had lost they'd have finished 3rd in the group. Galway would have been 2nd. Per the fixtures plan, this would have meant Sligo v Galway in Tuam as the 2nd place team is clearly denoted to have home advantage. That's what I've been told and it stacks up.

If what you're saying about there not being a semi final last year is true, and the new fixtures plan wasn't ratified, then it should have been straight through to a Sligo v Galway final in Markievicz Park with no semi final.

By right the team that finished 2nd in the group should be getting home advantage for a semi final/play off but that wasn't case in this years format. (2nd place Galway v 3rd place Sligo would be played in Markievicz Park)

It seems Sligo management misunderstood the situation when in hindsight they should have rested players for their final group game. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: TheClubman on June 27, 2019, 01:54:13 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
believed wrong so as would have been at home to Galway and as said already more of a incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking.

Last year had no semi final just the top two in the group reached the final. If that format wasn't changed it would be a Sligo v Galway final and played in Markievicz Park  now as last year Roscommon who finished 2nd in table had home advantage for the final as they played Galway in Tuam in the group game.


You seem to have misunderstood what I posted. If Sligo had lost they'd have finished 3rd in the group. Galway would have been 2nd. Per the fixtures plan, this would have meant Sligo v Galway in Tuam as the 2nd place team is clearly denoted to have home advantage. That's what I've been told and it stacks up.

If what you're saying about there not being a semi final last year is true, and the new fixtures plan wasn't ratified, then it should have been straight through to a Sligo v Galway final in Markievicz Park with no semi final.

By right the team that finished 2nd in the group should be getting home advantage for a semi final/play off but that wasn't case in this years format. (2nd place Galway v 3rd place Sligo would be played in Markievicz Park)

It seems Sligo management misunderstood the situation when in hindsight they should have rested players for their final group game.


Can I ask you - did you click on the link posted by someone above? I must not be communicating this very well or you're simply ingonring the facts.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: weareros on June 27, 2019, 02:15:03 PM
The venue decision only serves to confirm again all our suspicions about the provincial body and how it is run, and for whom. A bit unfair too that this game wasn't played this evening or tomorrow evening, giving teams who played last Friday and extra day or two to recover. Could have been the same for both teams of course had the pairing worked out differently, but it did seem to tell at times last night. Of course neither of these things would excuse the defending for the Mayo goals, but that's where the self-inflicted part comes in again.

I agree that Sligo should have had home advantage for finishing 2nd but surely this is something that should have been agreed up front. I'm not sure about the conspiracy theories though, isn't it the case that if Sligo won, ye would have had home advantage against Galway despite them finishing top?
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-minor-championship/)

Note the home team in the semi-final pairing.


I've no axe to grind with either county as I'm not even from Connaught but this is the scéal I've heard. The fixtures for all Connaught Championships went out last December and stated, as per the link above, that 2nd had home advantage in the u17 semi final. These fixtures were circulated on a couple of more occasions with exact same format. Sligo believed per the fixture plan that if they lost v Roscommon they were away to Galway in the semi final. It seems that this fixtures plan, which was circulated by Connaught council several times, had in fact not been ratified and this came to light at the fixtures meeting last Saturday. Sounds like someone was keeping that information up their sleeve in case it was needed.....
believed wrong so as would have been at home to Galway and as said already more of a incentive to beat Galway at second time of asking.

Last year had no semi final just the top two in the group reached the final. If that format wasn't changed it would be a Sligo v Galway final and played in Markievicz Park  now as last year Roscommon who finished 2nd in table had home advantage for the final as they played Galway in Tuam in the group game.


You seem to have misunderstood what I posted. If Sligo had lost they'd have finished 3rd in the group. Galway would have been 2nd. Per the fixtures plan, this would have meant Sligo v Galway in Tuam as the 2nd place team is clearly denoted to have home advantage. That's what I've been told and it stacks up.

If what you're saying about there not being a semi final last year is true, and the new fixtures plan wasn't ratified, then it should have been straight through to a Sligo v Galway final in Markievicz Park with no semi final.

By right the team that finished 2nd in the group should be getting home advantage for a semi final/play off but that wasn't case in this years format. (2nd place Galway v 3rd place Sligo would be played in Markievicz Park)

It seems Sligo management misunderstood the situation when in hindsight they should have rested players for their final group game.


Can I ask you - did you click on the link posted by someone above? I must not be communicating this very well or you're simply ingonring the facts.

You are assuming first unknown teams  mentioned gets home advantage when it does not state that. Not how Connacht typically works as Mayo were going to get home advantage because the group game was in Sligo. It was posted here and elsewhere that a Sligo Mayo semi would give home advantage for Mayo, whereas Galway was home for Sligo. Bigger issue was the 5 day turnaround. In that sense it was pointless putting such a huge effort into that when the dubious prize was a rested Mayo away.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 27, 2019, 02:19:07 PM

Can I ask you - did you click on the link posted by someone above? I must not be communicating this very well or you're simply ingonring the facts.
Nothing on that link states home advantage would be given to the 2nd place team in the group. For example If Mayo had topped the group the final would still be played in Tuam.

Bigger issue was the 5 day turnaround. In that sense it was pointless putting such a huge effort into that when the dubious prize was a rested Mayo away.
Agreed.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: sligoman2 on June 27, 2019, 02:47:13 PM

Can I ask you - did you click on the link posted by someone above? I must not be communicating this very well or you're simply ingonring the facts.
Nothing on that link states home advantage would be given to the 2nd place team in the group. For example If Mayo had topped the group the final would still be played in Tuam.

Bigger issue was the 5 day turnaround. In that sense it was pointless putting such a huge effort into that when the dubious prize was a rested Mayo away.
Agreed.

I find it impossible to believe that the venue of a semi final is not determined in advance.  This reeks of favoritism or else incompetency and in either case prunty and co should be kicked out ASAP. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 02, 2019, 10:34:58 PM
Connacht U20 semi finals on tomorrow

Roscommon V Galway – Kiltoom, 7.30pm

Mayo V Sligo –  MacHale Park 7.30pm

The winners will meet in the final the following Wednesday at 7.30pm, venue TBC.

Roscommon: Rob Kearney, Enda Killoran, Evan Flynn, Robbie Dolan, Michael Conroy, Niall Higgins, Gerry Galvin, Patrick Fannon, Padraig Halpin, Daire Keenan, Ronan Dowd, Thomas O’Rourke, Brian Derwin, Paul Carey, Dylan Ruane

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisin Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLoughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aiden Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Sligo: Alan Davey, Evan Lyons, Josh Ellis, David Barrett, Cian Surlis, Karl McKenna, Niall Connolly, Barry Gorman, Dillon McDermott, Gavin Gorman, Alan Reilly, James Carroll, Luke Towey, Shane Deignan, Rory McHugh


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 03, 2019, 12:49:30 AM
I think we e named same team as started last week.
Hopefully 4 or 5 changes to avoid an awful tanking.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 03, 2019, 08:13:06 PM
Could be worse. 11 to 1-3 for Galway.
They look so much better than us but....
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 03, 2019, 08:55:13 PM
Expected more from Sligo in u20 tbh.
Mayo 1-25 Sligo 1-4.
Galway 0-17 Ros 1-7.
Galway weren’t great. If we put in a similar performance in the final there will be only one winner.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on July 03, 2019, 09:04:03 PM
I see the Connacht final is fixed for Tuam next Wednesday.

Should it not be a Mayo venue since the last game between us at U21/20 level was in Tuam? Either way it's not great publicity for the grade having it on a Wednesday evening.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 03, 2019, 09:08:42 PM
Expected more from Sligo in u20 tbh.
Mayo 1-25 Sligo 1-4.
Galway 0-17 Ros 1-7.
Galway weren’t great. If we put in a similar performance in the final there will be only one winner.

Not the best 2nd half performance but still won the game comfortably enough away from home. When Roscommon got it back to 3 they kicked on again which is a good sign at least that they had an extra gear or two in them. The goal was a bit freakish. Keeper lost the ball in the evening sun. Mulkerrin black carded for pulling down his marker even though he was the one in possession of the ball. Must say I've never seen that before.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 03, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
We earned a bit of respectability in the second half but never in danger of winning.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on July 04, 2019, 12:42:22 AM
Fitting that we score 5 goals against Sligo in McHale Park this week given Mick Burke’s passing last weekend. We scored 5 goals against them in 1985 at McHale Park when Mick managed the team to All Ireland victory


And ye wonder why your neighbours hope ye never win Sam. Disgusting arrogance.

The game shouldn't have been in McHale anyway. The whole thing is a disgrace.

Where's the arrogance?

Indeed.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on July 04, 2019, 12:51:29 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.
 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on July 04, 2019, 12:59:42 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.

Seems Waterford have about 8 players on both U20 hurlers and footballers...they play on Tuesday (hurling v Tipp in Thurles) and on Thursday (footballers v Cork in Clonakilty) next week.

Now that is unfair.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on July 04, 2019, 01:48:21 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.

Seems Waterford have about 8 players on both U20 hurlers and footballers...they play on Tuesday (hurling v Tipp in Thurles) and on Thursday (footballers v Cork in Clonakilty) next week.

Now that is unfair.

Not good.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on July 04, 2019, 01:55:44 AM
Expected more from Sligo in u20 tbh.
Mayo 1-25 Sligo 1-4.
Galway 0-17 Ros 1-7.
Galway weren’t great. If we put in a similar performance in the final there will be only one winner.

Galway!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 04, 2019, 06:10:37 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.
It does for sure. Did Roscommon have any u20s ruled out due to being involved with the seniors?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Kurtz on July 04, 2019, 08:26:35 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.

I forgot this competition was even going LOL  :D
Seems like I didnt miss much.
Even the Super 8 structure makes it impossible for small counties.
its like the GAA are in self destruct mode
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 04, 2019, 09:20:30 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.
It does for sure. Did Roscommon have any u20s ruled out due to being involved with the seniors?
1 and he's injured anyway.
Something like 16 others unavailable due to exams, injury and some say the "Cake factor"
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 04, 2019, 09:27:06 AM
The u20 is a joke competition and they sooner they change it back to u21 under the old structure the better or drop it completely. Once again the rule about not playing u20 if you play senior discriminates against the smaller counties with limited playing panels.

I forgot this competition was even going LOL  :D
Seems like I didnt miss much.
Even the Super 8 structure makes it impossible for small counties.
its like the GAA are in self destruct mode

It is. What is the endgame? I know having the best teams in the finals or semi finals seems to be what it is, but regarding finals it was ever thus.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on July 04, 2019, 10:16:59 AM
The day is not far away when a so called weaker county will withdraw from inter county championship competitions and just concentrate on their own club games which after all is the backbone of the association.
The grants they get from croke park may fall victim to this action but the foolish money spent preparing their county teams for slaughter would far exceed those grants.
When that day comes and it will come the gaa that we know and is part of our dna ceases to exist.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 04, 2019, 01:01:18 PM
Expected more from Sligo in u20 tbh.
Mayo 1-25 Sligo 1-4.
Galway 0-17 Ros 1-7.
Galway weren’t great. If we put in a similar performance in the final there will be only one winner.

Would expect more out of Sligo indeed, they had a decent minor team two years ago but maybe they were up against a well managed Mayo outfit that are flying fit.

I didn't expect Roscommon missing so many players to be still in that contest with a few minutes to play. Probably no harm for Galway to get a decent test before the final as its best not to base your form totally on what happened in the league. A very hard Connacht final to call and the winner will likely be there or thereabouts for the All Ireland.

Changes in this grade certainly need to be made again. The scheduling and timing of it is poor and any competition is weaker if some of its best players aren't playing in it.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 04, 2019, 01:08:27 PM
Can't be played in February due to Sigerson,
Can't be played in the old u21 slot due to April Club only
Can't be played in May 3rd level exams
Played in June and it seems most good 19 year olds are doing repeat Leaving. Also it clashes with Senior so gets little publicity.
Can't be played in August as Club Championships will be in full fling.

I expect the u19 thing will come back on the agenda of the Review Committee.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 04, 2019, 01:43:37 PM
Can't be played in February due to Sigerson,
Can't be played in the old u21 slot due to April Club only
Can't be played in May 3rd level exams
Played in June and it seems most good 19 year olds are doing repeat Leaving. Also it clashes with Senior so gets little publicity.
Can't be played in August as Club Championships will be in full fling.

I expect the u19 thing will come back on the agenda of the Review Committee.

There is no can't things can be arranged and the April club only month has been a waste of time.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 01:39:10 PM
Tonight's minor final will be screened live.


Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 07:46:26 PM
15 mins played Galway 0-6 Mayo 0-2. 6 points in a row for the home side.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 08:00:45 PM
Coming towards HT, mayo by 1. Great point there from Mayo no 18
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 08:01:41 PM
9-7 @ ht to mayo

EDit: thought he had blown for HT but he hadn't, Mayo concede 2 very soft frees in front of their own goals and it's level at HT
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 08:04:43 PM
Half time Galway 0-9 Mayo 0-9. Strong finish to half by Mayo but gave away two silly frees late on to allow Galway to level it up.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 05, 2019, 08:08:59 PM
Mayo taking all short kick outs. Galway just booting them all long. Causing bother for both sides for different reasons. Galway not on top in midfield like they were in the first game between the two.

Tomo Culhane is pure class if Galway can get enough ball into him. Worry is he’ll try to do it all by himself if he’s starved of enough ball.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 08:33:51 PM
46 minutes played Galway 0-12 Mayo 0-11
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 08:42:34 PM
0-14 each 5 minutes to play.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 08:53:13 PM
Full time Galway 0-15 Mayo 0-15.  Extra time to be played
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 08:54:19 PM
Galway number 8 is a serious fielder of the ball.

Very entertaining game
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 05, 2019, 08:59:04 PM
Sides level and Galway hit the post in injury time.

Galway kick the ball away from a sideline ball.

Then Mayo kick a 45 just about over the bar to lead by 1.

Culhane kicks an equaliser from out on the wing.

All happened in injury time lol.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Zulu on July 05, 2019, 09:02:09 PM
Some game and two unbelievable scores from each team in the last few minutes to see us through to ET.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 09:02:58 PM
Sides level and Galway hit the post in injury time.

Galway kick the ball away from a sideline ball.

Then Mayo kick a 45 just about over the bar to lead by 1.

Culhane kicks an equaliser from out on the wing.

All happened in injury time lol.

It was drama aplenty alright.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 09:09:12 PM
Penalty for Galway, they lead by 4
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 09:15:41 PM
Half time in extra time. Galway 1-17 Mayo 0-17 the goal a penalty.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 09:21:36 PM
Penalty mayo, 1-17, 1-18 to mayo
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 05, 2019, 09:32:06 PM
Full time after extra time. Galway 1-17 Mayo 1-18. Congrats Mayo and hard luck Galway who more that played their part in a enjoyable contest.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 09:34:16 PM
Great win

Who is 18 for mayo?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Mayo Border on July 05, 2019, 09:37:12 PM
Rory Morrin. He should have started
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 05, 2019, 09:37:52 PM
How did Galway end up with the midfielder taking the last free? Surely should have been Culhane. Especially since they played it short for the return pass anyway. Makes no sense.

Some game. Same Galway midfielder will regret giving away a bit of a needless pen.

Will be interesting to see how both sides go against Leinster opposition.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 09:38:37 PM
Yeah, very strong and direct. What club?
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2019, 09:42:25 PM
I hope the Sligo manager is pleased with himself  >:(
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 05, 2019, 09:43:33 PM
Well done Mayo. Good advert for Connacht U17 football. Two teams that gave their all for 80 plus minutes.  A few weeks ago Mayo thought they were out as Sligo as they thought wouldn't be going all out in what was a dead rubber for them yet here we are with Mayo as Connacht champions.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on July 05, 2019, 10:12:01 PM
Yeah, very strong and direct. What club?

Morrin? Ballina.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 05, 2019, 10:14:05 PM
Delighted to have heard that result, well done lads.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 05, 2019, 10:16:19 PM
Yeah, very strong and direct. What club?

Morrin? Ballina.

Looked v good tonight, pity he's from ballina mind you  ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Itchy on July 05, 2019, 10:33:19 PM
I hope the Sligo manager is pleased with himself  >:(

I have it on very good authority that Sligo dud not understand how the semi final pairing worked. It wasn't some ode to old time sportsmanship I'm afraid!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 06, 2019, 12:07:17 AM
I was told Co Board said to manager that Ros game didn't matter and suggested he give the panel a run out.
He refused point blank as he wanted to beat Roscommon.
Don't know how reliable that is though.
Anyway Congrats to the Rhubarbs and good luck to both Connacht teams in AI series.
I believe Leinster Final  is Kildare v Dublin tomorrow.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: moysider on July 06, 2019, 12:33:18 AM
Yeah, very strong and direct. What club?

Morrin? Ballina.

Looked v good tonight, pity he's from ballina mind you  ;D

You know as well as I do when Ballina lads are good they are usually very good! Lol! I suspect he may be good enough to go the rugby road though. Thornton was very good too and Frank is the real deal but has had injuries lately and we've yet to see the best of him. Callinan would be a boost if he can get back to fitness and the age again next year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 09, 2019, 11:56:54 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 10, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GetItInTheMixer on July 10, 2019, 11:05:15 AM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

Their best player by far at minor (2017)  was Evan Murphy who is out with a long term injury , but 2 years is a long time at that age i suppose. Tonight is the test,  the pre-season stuff they won a lot of games in doesn't prove much.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 10, 2019, 11:50:32 AM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 10, 2019, 12:28:56 PM
Yeah I think this Galway team is way overhyped.
They won a pre season tournament but the main reason is the fact that Padraic Joyce is the manager!
Mayo at 2/1 is a serious price.
It’s a very different Mayo side to minor two years ago.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 12:29:56 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my count from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 10, 2019, 12:37:07 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my county from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.

Not sure. I definitely saw him pictured in Galway United gear at some stage last year but then he got a bad injury playing for Salthill last August. No sign of him since.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Tubberman on July 10, 2019, 12:40:48 PM
I heard he's transferring to Mayo - the heart wasn't in it with Galway...
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on July 10, 2019, 12:54:35 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my county from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.
It was the Galway United u19s he was with I think.
Not sure what the story is with his injury now.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 10, 2019, 01:04:26 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my county from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.

Tierney did play U17 that year, he's underage for the 20's again next year,
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 10, 2019, 02:11:25 PM
U20 All Ireland semi finals to be played July 27th or 28th, Munster still has to play its semi finals yet.

The line up will be

Galway or Mayo v Laois or Dublin
Munster winner v Tyrone or Derry


Minor 2017  Derry won Ulster,Galway Connacht,Dublin Leinster and Kerry Munster.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GetItInTheMixer on July 10, 2019, 03:12:36 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my count from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.

As far as i know he was playing some games with Galway Utd (Centre back i believe)  and missed some of the club championship around this time last year,  then came back for the quarterfinal and very unfortunately picked up a bad injury.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: thebackbar1 on July 10, 2019, 05:22:11 PM
Connacht U20 final on tomorrow night at 730 in Tuam. No Youtube coverage for this final unlike the U17 final by the looks of it?

Two teams named

Galway: Oran Burke, Ross Mahon, Seán Mulkerrin, Eoghan McFadden, Liam Boyle, Ciarán Potter, Jack Kirrane, Matthias Barrett, Michael Collins, Matthew Tierney, Gavin Burke, Ben O’Connell, Darragh Silke, Padraig Costello, Rory Cunningham

Mayo: Jamie McNicholas, Jack Coyne, Rory Brickenden, Oisín Mullin, Aaron McDonnell, Conor Beirne, Eoghan McLaughlin, Evan O’Brien, Gavin Durcan, John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Paddy Goldrick, Aidan Orme, Stephen McGreal, Tommy Conroy

Galway have been really hyped up due to the results in the John Kerins competiton, Galway never seems to wear the favourites tag well.

I only saw this bunch once at minor level against Cavan and they were poor, lets hope they live up to the expectation.

They hammered this Mayo team by 13 points at minor in 2017 albeit Evan Murphy is a substantial loss since then but Matthew Tierney was only a sub that day and has really blossomed since. A lot of positional changes on the Mayo side since 2017 so it'll be a lot tighter tonight I imagine.

What happened to Evan Murphy's try out with Galway United, was it cut short due to injury? both have 8 same starters by my count from that minor match.  Daniel Kenny who i recall was big physical lad scored two goals in that match is he still playing football?  I think Tierney was starter Galway U17 team that year.

As far as i know he was playing some games with Galway Utd (Centre back i believe)  and missed some of the club championship around this time last year,  then came back for the quarterfinal and very unfortunately picked up a bad injury.
he did his cruciate, a big loss for Galway, i think he would of thrived under the management of P Joyce
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 07:40:25 PM
10 minutes played. Galway 0-3 Mayo 0-2

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 08:04:03 PM
Half time Galway 0-10 Mayo 0-4. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 08:33:41 PM
15 mins to play  Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-6
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 08:54:09 PM
Full time Galway 0-16 Mayo 0-10. The tribesmen eased to victory and were never in any danger of losing that game.   
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 10, 2019, 09:10:42 PM
Full time Galway 0-16 Mayo 0-10. The tribesmen eased to victory and were never in any danger of losing that game.   

Yeah good win in the end. Got 9 points up and Mayo got a few scores back in the final 10 mins.

I think there was a bigger Galway crowd there tonight than was down in Limerick last weekend.

Don't even know who they play next but that's an impressive run of wins behind them now.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2019, 09:33:24 PM
Full time Galway 0-16 Mayo 0-10. The tribesmen eased to victory and were never in any danger of losing that game.   

Yeah good win in the end. Got 9 points up and Mayo got a few scores back in the final 10 mins.

I think there was a bigger Galway crowd there tonight than was down in Limerick last weekend.

Don't even know who they play next but that's an impressive run of wins behind them now.

Laois or Dublin.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 11, 2019, 09:47:24 AM
Would have been a dreadful week if Galway hadn't won last night, sounds like a very comfortable win. How did Tierney play?

We won't know how good this group are until the next day although I do think this is a poor Mayo team. Galway hammered Mayo u17's & U18's in 2017. I see Solan get plenty of criticism but he can't perform miracles if the players aren't there.

Galway have 4 wins in a row against Mayo at this level. I still maintain they threw away a great opportunity last year to go very far and win against the Dubs in 2017 through poor management.



Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on July 11, 2019, 10:09:10 AM
Would have been a dreadful week if Galway hadn't won last night, sounds like a very comfortable win. How did Tierney play?

We won't know how good this group are until the next day although I do think this is a poor Mayo team. Galway hammered Mayo u17's & U18's in 2017. I see Solan get plenty of criticism but he can't perform miracles if the players aren't there.

Galway have 4 wins in a row against Mayo at this level. I still maintain they threw away a great opportunity last year to go very far and win against the Dubs in 2017 through poor management.
Yeah, it was pretty comfortable and was more or less over as a contest once Galway went 9 up early in the 2nd half.

Tierney was so so.  Probably his least effective game at this level so far this year.  Got into the game more in the second half and kicked a fine long distance free near the end but overall I thought we played second fiddle to Mayo around the middle for long periods of the game.

Ross Mahon and Sean Mulkerrin were solid at the back and some of the tackles and blocks through the game were top drawer at times.  The 2 Costello's and Darragh Silke were the pick of the forwards with Liam Costello kicking 4 pts from play for a MOTM performance.  The forwards high press on the Mayo backs caused a lot of turnovers in our favour and a led to a few nice scores through the first half especially - Divilly's influence there for sure.

We had good wins against the Dubs and Kerry in the John Kerins cup but its hard to know if those 2 were at full strength personnel wise for those games - I have my doubts.  Anyway, its either the Dubs again or Laois in the semi final in a few weeks time.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 11, 2019, 01:20:04 PM
Would have been a dreadful week if Galway hadn't won last night, sounds like a very comfortable win. How did Tierney play?

We won't know how good this group are until the next day although I do think this is a poor Mayo team. Galway hammered Mayo u17's & U18's in 2017. I see Solan get plenty of criticism but he can't perform miracles if the players aren't there.

Galway have 4 wins in a row against Mayo at this level. I still maintain they threw away a great opportunity last year to go very far and win against the Dubs in 2017 through poor management.
Yeah, it was pretty comfortable and was more or less over as a contest once Galway went 9 up early in the 2nd half.

Tierney was so so.  Probably his least effective game at this level so far this year.  Got into the game more in the second half and kicked a fine long distance free near the end but overall I thought we played second fiddle to Mayo around the middle for long periods of the game.

Ross Mahon and Sean Mulkerrin were solid at the back and some of the tackles and blocks through the game were top drawer at times.  The 2 Costello's and Darragh Silke were the pick of the forwards with Liam Costello kicking 4 pts from play for a MOTM performance.  The forwards high press on the Mayo backs caused a lot of turnovers in our favour and a led to a few nice scores through the first half especially - Divilly's influence there for sure.

We had good wins against the Dubs and Kerry in the John Kerins cup but its hard to know if those 2 were at full strength personnel wise for those games - I have my doubts.  Anyway, its either the Dubs again or Laois in the semi final in a few weeks time.

A lot of talk about PJ as the next Galway senior manager but he's still a rookie in management and would be a little soon to give him the senior gig yet. John Divilly would be a more suitable candidate to replace KW is he does step down this year.

The Dubs apparently played a 2nd string team in that John Kerins cup game as it was a dead rubber game while Kerry played a strong team. 

On Mayo, last year they won U20 Connacht and reached the AI final, before that championship started you could make a case that they were a "poor team" based  on their minor performances in 2016,2017 but their improvement came about due to what they did at schools level whereby a number of their players played in or won All Ireland schools titles.

One final note relating to this thread. The Connacht Junior champions Galway play Meath in the All Ireland semi final in Hyde Park on Saturday the winner will play Kerry in the AI final.

Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on July 11, 2019, 01:45:38 PM
Would have been a dreadful week if Galway hadn't won last night, sounds like a very comfortable win. How did Tierney play?

We won't know how good this group are until the next day although I do think this is a poor Mayo team. Galway hammered Mayo u17's & U18's in 2017. I see Solan get plenty of criticism but he can't perform miracles if the players aren't there.

Galway have 4 wins in a row against Mayo at this level. I still maintain they threw away a great opportunity last year to go very far and win against the Dubs in 2017 through poor management.
Yeah, it was pretty comfortable and was more or less over as a contest once Galway went 9 up early in the 2nd half.

Tierney was so so.  Probably his least effective game at this level so far this year.  Got into the game more in the second half and kicked a fine long distance free near the end but overall I thought we played second fiddle to Mayo around the middle for long periods of the game.

Ross Mahon and Sean Mulkerrin were solid at the back and some of the tackles and blocks through the game were top drawer at times.  The 2 Costello's and Darragh Silke were the pick of the forwards with Liam Costello kicking 4 pts from play for a MOTM performance.  The forwards high press on the Mayo backs caused a lot of turnovers in our favour and a led to a few nice scores through the first half especially - Divilly's influence there for sure.

We had good wins against the Dubs and Kerry in the John Kerins cup but its hard to know if those 2 were at full strength personnel wise for those games - I have my doubts.  Anyway, its either the Dubs again or Laois in the semi final in a few weeks time.

A lot of talk about PJ as the next Galway senior manager but he's still a rookie in management and would be a little soon to give him the senior gig yet. John Divilly would be a more suitable candidate to replace KW is he does step down this year.

The Dubs apparently played a 2nd string team in that John Kerins cup game as it was a dead rubber game while Kerry played a strong team. 

On Mayo, last year they won U20 Connacht and reached the AI final, before that championship started you could make a case that they were a "poor team" based  on their minor performances in 2016,2017 but their improvement came about due to what they did at schools level whereby a number of their players played in or won All Ireland schools titles.

One final note relating to this thread. The Connacht Junior champions Galway play Meath in the All Ireland semi final in Hyde Park on Saturday the winner will play Kerry in the AI final.
My personal preference would be to see PJ and Divilly remain within the U20 grade for 2 - 3 seasons and then move up to the top gig if that is what they ultimately desire - would be more beneficial to the management and players from a development perspective and also later at senior level etc. 
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 13, 2019, 03:08:33 PM
AI junior semi final AET Galway 7-17 Meath 5-22. No blanket defences in that game.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on July 13, 2019, 03:47:51 PM
AI junior semi final AET Galway 7-17 Meath 5-22. No blanket defences in that game.
Fair play to both teams, savage scoreline for a game of football!!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 13, 2019, 04:53:39 PM
AI junior semi final AET Galway 7-17 Meath 5-22. No blanket defences in that game.

Would have got your money's worth if you headed along to that anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on July 14, 2019, 12:52:54 PM
Special post for sligonian, yere small mindedness and hate of the rossies probably cost ye a Connacht minor championship, Ros were clearly 4th after in my opinion and i saw all teams playing Sligo, Mayo Galway but ye put out a full team against us knowing ye could not improve on a semi final spot a semi that being played  the following mid-week, if ye ran yere panal against us and lost Mayo would have been out, ye more than likely would have beaten Galway and ye were 7pts a better team than us but ye were clouded by yere hatred of ros and paid a heavy price. Small minds usually reap small rewards ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on July 14, 2019, 01:47:21 PM
Indeed Ballagh whatever the reason it was the height of stupidity by the Sligo manager.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: twohands!!! on July 14, 2019, 09:37:00 PM
AI junior semi final AET Galway 7-17 Meath 5-22. No blanket defences in that game.

Jeez you'd be wondering if any defender on either side made a tackle.
51 scores in 80 minutes.
It's like an underage scoreline.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 20, 2019, 04:23:14 PM
AI Junior final on today Kerry v Galway at 5pm in Portlaoise

Galway looking to claim a first Junior All-Ireland since 1985, while the Kingdom are bidding to win the title for the fifth year-in-a-row.
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: macdanger2 on July 20, 2019, 05:37:22 PM
Mayo playing Dublin in Longford next Saturday in the minors
Title: Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 20, 2019, 06:27:32 PM
Kerry: 3-14 Galway : 0-13 the result