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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #105 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 donít 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. Itís a bit like Cross winning club AIs and expecting Armagh to challenge for IC titles as a result.

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #106 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 donít 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. Itís 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...
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #107 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 donít 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. Itís 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?

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #108 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
« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 02:48:21 PM by Blowitupref »
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #109 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 .

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2018, 03:01:38 PM »
Do Galway play the winners of Sligo/Roscommon?

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #111 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.

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #112 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?

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #113 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.
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #114 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.

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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #115 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.
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #116 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.

Weíre missing our starting senior IC FF with a broken thumb and exams may have ruled out Michael Galaveyís 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.
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #117 on: May 30, 2018, 12:24:40 PM »
"Offense" ......
What next?
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #118 on: May 30, 2018, 12:47:56 PM »
"Offense" ......
What next?

Defense...which Roscommon have a lot to learn about. ;)
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Re: Connacht Minor, U-20 and Junior championships 2018
« Reply #119 on: May 30, 2018, 12:57:10 PM »
"Offense" ......
What next?

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

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