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Best Young Players In The Country

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Who are some exciting young players to watch out for this year?

Tiern1 (Limerick) - Posts: 10 - 19/01/2019 16:56:38    2158240

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For football;
Conor Diskin (Mayo)
Cian Johnson (Offaly)
Jimmy Hyland (Kildare)
Ben McCarron (Derry)
Darragh Canavan (Tyrone)
Sean McMahon (Dublin)
Cillian McDaid (Galway)
Ross McQuillian (Armagh)
David Garland (Monaghan)

Jasonmcg2_ (Mayo) - Posts: 10 - 19/01/2019 18:05:31    2158253

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Eoin D'Arcy Wicklow
(Full forward on the All Ireland Minor Team of the Championship - eligible again next year.
Matthew Ging Wicklow

Both lads are from the Tinahely club. Tinahely are now back in Senior Club Football ranks. If they win the county these two young men will lead them there.

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - Posts: 1030 - 20/01/2019 18:45:02    2158481

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James Conlon. Meath.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14998 - 20/01/2019 20:14:30    2158506

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Niall O'Donnell from Donegal is a very stylish player. We'll hopefully be seeing a lot of him in the years to come.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6287 - 21/01/2019 09:24:33    2158568

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Tom O'Sullivan- Kerry- Serious operator at wing or corner back and good for a score or two as well.

macruiskeen (UK) - Posts: 15 - 21/01/2019 09:35:00    2158569

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Jimmy Hyland as a forward and Mark Dempsey and Mark Barrett as backs, equally as important but far less likely to be brought up here. While I'm at it, Aaron O'Neill is a great prospect as a keeper and Keepers tend not to be talked about at all other than critically.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 109 - 21/01/2019 09:48:49    2158573

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Ciaran Lennon Roscommon

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1232 - 21/01/2019 10:53:13    2158591

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Barry McGinn would be the main one to watch for Monaghan I'd say. Very promising forward, he'd have featured more over the last couple of years only he's had horrible luck with injuries. If he can stay fit then he'll have a big 2019 imo.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 772 - 21/01/2019 14:06:07    2158644

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Replying To royaldunne:  "James Conlon. Meath."
This thread is for the best young players in Ireland, not the best young players in Meath.

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 325 - 24/01/2019 08:31:43    2159216

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David Clifford Kerry
Brian Howard Dublin

2 decent prospects

Kingofthehill100 (Mayo) - Posts: 62 - 24/01/2019 11:53:12    2159253

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Peter canavan son Darragh is pure class..I have seen him at underage but looking forward to see him play senior this year

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 533 - 24/01/2019 12:09:02    2159258

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Replying To 11jm11:  "This thread is for the best young players in Ireland, not the best young players in Meath."
So one person from Roscommon picks a player from Roscommon, another picks another from his county. And you have a problem with me picking one from my county? Wow. Need to get that chip off ur shoulder. Btw you will see how good he is when you come to navan.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14998 - 24/01/2019 12:48:12    2159267

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Actually just after looking over this. Everyone has picked a player from their own county (presumably cause that is who they would know most about) yet I am only one pulled up cause I picked a fine young player from Meath. What the hell is this place becoming??

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14998 - 24/01/2019 12:50:25    2159268

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Replying To royaldunne:  "So one person from Roscommon picks a player from Roscommon, another picks another from his county. And you have a problem with me picking one from my county? Wow. Need to get that chip off ur shoulder. Btw you will see how good he is when you come to navan."
I've just had to re-read the thread and in fairness I got it wrong and was naming Kildare lads, don't know why I wasn't called out anymore than you were RD. Your opinion is as valid as anyone's, at the end of the day, that's what forums are about.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 109 - 24/01/2019 13:10:31    2159273

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "I've just had to re-read the thread and in fairness I got it wrong and was naming Kildare lads, don't know why I wasn't called out anymore than you were RD. Your opinion is as valid as anyone's, at the end of the day, that's what forums are about."
Thank you. I actually don't see a problem with you picking a Kildare player ,a dub picking a dub a rossie picking a rossie , these are the people best positioned to pick them as that's the whole idea, players who will make a impact at co level. And who will be known outside of county in years to come. So you have every right to pick a Kildare person. Who would know better than a Kildare fan.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 14998 - 24/01/2019 13:51:21    2159288

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Hows this going?

I know John Daly & Antaine O'Laoi have had excellent leagues for Galway, Daly had been expected to make the step up but O'Laoi has come out of nowhere in terms of expectancy and looks like he'll develop into a top forward in the next few years.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 265 - 20/03/2019 13:51:42    2173942

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Young Canavan look like the real deal alright.
Could be a great given time.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 653 - 20/03/2019 15:00:51    2173963

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