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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2020, 12:27:38 AM »
Good win for our lads tonight over Galway.
2-13 to 0-11.
Was 2-11 to 5 at one stage.

Roscommon was about 12 points the better team in that match, Galway could live the pace and energy of the young rossies.
Yeah well beaten. Surprised at the margin of the defeat rather than the defeat itself.
This particular group of Galway players havenít shown much at u14/15/16 over the past few years.
A steep learning curve for Alan Glynn in his first year in charge.
A very difficult year to manage them in fairness as it turned out.

Disappointing showing alright but as you said this bunch weren't considered to be close to the same calibre as our last 5 minor sides who were all various shades of very good. They struggled to put away Leitrim for a long time last week which had me worried. Still a couple handy players there who can make an impact once they are moved into better sides as they develop.

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2020, 12:47:57 PM »
Any stream for the mayo v sligo game?

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2020, 01:02:13 PM »
Yes, all games being streamed by connacht gaa i think
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2020, 02:35:05 PM »
Sligo 1-5 Mayo 0-6 at HT.

Great win for Sligo against last year's Connacht champions.

Sligo 1-9 Mayo 1-7.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2020, 03:24:18 PM by Blowitupref »
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2020, 04:06:55 PM »
Well deserved win for Sligo, overall very impressive from backs and midfield.  Some work to do. It s a Nice Christmas present for us.
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2020, 04:09:23 PM »
Well done Sligo.
A big 2 Final :D
Hound will be pleased. Just shows how equal things can be among the other 31 Counties.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2020, 05:40:18 PM by Rossfan »
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2020, 04:53:01 PM »
Well deserved win for Sligo, overall very impressive from backs and midfield.  Some work to do. It s a Nice Christmas present for us.

Great win and performance for Sligo. Doing well at underage,
Won the last two U16 Fr Manning Cups and will now fancy their chances to win a Connacht minor title.

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2020, 05:41:35 PM »
Well done Slogo.
A big 2 Final :D
Hound will be pleased. Just shows how equal things can be among the other 31 Counties.

Letís not get carried away. Mayo have 40 minor titles and closing in on 50 senior. Galway have 29 minor, and closing in on 50 senior.

Sligo have  2 Connacht minors. They last played Roscommon (13 titles) in a minor final in 1949. Roscommon won the replay but Sligo were awarded the win after an objection. We owe them big time for that.

But with all the focus on Dublinís dominance, the fact that Galway and Mayo with their population advantages in Connacht have almost 100 senior titles between them and 69 of 87 Connacht minors shows this is repeated throughout the land. It means their young players are nearly always in the closing stages, getting that experience, and indeed winning silverware.. Itís never split here, but telling Ros/Sligo/Leitrim to amalgamate when we hate the sight of each other, only in football mind you. Grand lads otherwise.

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2020, 11:04:26 AM »
Well done Sligo.
A big 2 Final :D
Hound will be pleased. Just shows how equal things can be among the other 31 Counties.
Well done Sligo indeed!

It was Kerry, not Dublin, who won 4 or 5 in a row of minor titles.

If Dublin was that successful, it would be more "evidence" of how the Games Development money unfairly advantages Dublin - even though not a cent goes to the elite players coaching, but again nobody seems to care what the games development officers actually do, and just presume they're coaching the elite players at every club, even though it couldn't be further from the truth.

But the Dublin minors should always be competitive, we have by miles the biggest pick and we have ex-county players training them from U14 up.  However we got an almighty beating from Meath this year, albeit Meath have a decent size pick too, and it's generally very competitive at minor level between Dublin, Meath and Kildare, and there's usually at least one of the others in the mix from year to year too, like Offaly this year.

However, the Dubs players who got tanked this year will certainly improve. They'll nearly all be playing Division 1 or Division 2 ultra competitive club football from now on. When's Covid's gone there's a guaranteed 15 league games which will bring them on no end, not to mention the championship games. Each of them will also be going to college in Dublin or working in Dublin, so no hassle of travelling like most of the rest of the country. 

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2020, 11:20:10 AM »
Indeed.
Piking 15 or 20 big tall lads into a bus and traipsing them across Country for 2 or 3 hours , 2 hours training and then reverse the bus journey....
Wears lads out and any benefit from the training is lost by being cramped into a bus for 4 to 6 hours. And probably 1 am before lads hit the best.
Hopefully the Covid situation will lead to more remote working and studying to make it a bit easier for lads from rural Counties.
However Sligo has 4,800 registered GAA players, Dublin 39,000.
If you take say the top 1% as potential County Seniors its 48 v 390.....
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2020, 03:01:32 PM »
The novel Connacht final between Roscommon and Sligo is brought forward to December 29th. 7:30pm throw in and expected to be live on TG4,  edit i now seems the Connacht GAA will stream the final.
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2020, 03:15:08 PM »
Sensible thing to do.
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2020, 03:40:26 PM »
Sensible thing to do.

It's a good thing to see a final without the 'big two', but is it sensible for this game to go ahead at all, the way things seem to be heading?
Seems very likely this new strain of the virus is in Ireland and it's 70% more transmissible.
I can see all sporting activity being banned.
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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2020, 04:07:33 PM »
Sensible thing to do.

It's a good thing to see a final without the 'big two', but is it sensible for this game to go ahead at all, the way things seem to be heading?
Seems very likely this new strain of the virus is in Ireland and it's 70% more transmissible.
I can see all sporting activity being banned.

If this final wasn't played this month the two group of players could be left waiting months before its played. Already its been a stop start season for them when this championship was meant to start in May and again in October but postponed.

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Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2020, 06:27:01 PM »
Sensible thing to do.

It's a good thing to see a final without the 'big two', but is it sensible for this game to go ahead at all, the way things seem to be heading?
Seems very likely this new strain of the virus is in Ireland and it's 70% more transmissible.
I can see all sporting activity being banned.

If this final wasn't played this month the two group of players could be left waiting months before its played. Already its been a stop start season for them when this championship was meant to start in May and again in October but postponed.

The thing is I can't see the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals going ahead any time soon so it might make more sense to delay the various provincial finals or whoever wins this  will be going into the All-Ireland semi-finals cold. Given the health concerns I'd be cancelling the remaining minor games at provincial level.