National - All-Ireland minor football championship

Anyway I look forward to a good minor championship, I would say both Louth and Kildare could be the teams to beat. Laois might just make final if either others slip. Interesting games ahead. Btw I speak of Leinster only.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:11735 - 07/05/2017 15:31:25   1984975

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Replying To beir_bua:  "Carlow played well against Kildare and didn't deserve to lose by 10 points. Peter McConnon is a good manager. I would not be surprised if they took another scalp or two."
McConnon is not the manager, it's Ken Hickey from Bagenalstown who was a selector on the team that got to the Leinster final ten years ago.

McConnon was manager of the Carlow u/21s this year and last and I'm afraid whilst he has a good record with club sides he has never down anything with Carlow underage sides, including minor in the past.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:911 - 07/05/2017 16:46:21   1984987

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Kildare barely got over Carlow in last round so they're certainly not favourites this time round. Surely Laois must be in with a shout after beating the best team in Leinster??

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts:1293 - 07/05/2017 16:54:19   1984990

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Replying To St.Conleth:  "Kildare barely got over Carlow in last round so they're certainly not favourites this time round. Surely Laois must be in with a shout after beating the best team in Leinster??"
After Meath handed dubs game, yesterday was always going to be a difficult job. So hard to know with Laois but time will tell

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:11735 - 07/05/2017 18:00:07   1984999

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Leinster Quarter Final Draw

Wexford v Carlow, Louth v Offaly, Dublin v Longford and Laois v Kildare

panamasam (Australia) - Posts:779 - 07/05/2017 22:03:47   1985069

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Look lads its only the one poster from Meath who continually gets carried away,

TheWestIsAwake (UK) - Posts:509 - 08/05/2017 10:06:32   1985132

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Kerry minors gave cork a 10 point batin in cork
david Clifford was unreal scoring 2.08
the guy looks like the biggest talent since Maurice fitz to come out of Kerry
that's unless the aussie rules grab him

rhudson (Galway) - Posts:684 - 11/05/2017 10:37:10   1985899

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Replying To rhudson:  "Kerry minors gave cork a 10 point batin in cork
david Clifford was unreal scoring 2.08
the guy looks like the biggest talent since Maurice fitz to come out of Kerry
that's unless the aussie rules grab him"
That lad is some player.

Groundball (Wexford) - Posts:35 - 11/05/2017 13:42:41   1985958

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So Donegal beaten today by Antrim. Game went to Extra Time with our lads winning by a point at the long whistle. Great result!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3370 - 21/05/2017 16:44:39   1988840

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "So Donegal beaten today by Antrim. Game went to Extra Time with our lads winning by a point at the long whistle. Great result!"
Yes it was a good game, exciting football all throughout. Congrats to Antrim, there is character in that side. They came back from 3 points down in extra time to win it. Some great long range scores too. Hard luck our lads, no back door means no 2nd chance. But that is proper championship football.

Donegalman (All) - Posts:3031 - 21/05/2017 20:13:22   1988979

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Very good high quality game in Ballybofey at the weekend with Antrim deserving winners. They were the more composed side throughout and as DLMAN said showed great character to come through at the end. Donegal were in the position to win the game twice despite been 7 points down at one stage. Unfortunately they lacked the composure necessary to see out the game. It was a very young side with only 3 players from last years team available and I think this showed throughout with alot of nerves on display. Again Peader Mogan was immense and he is a guy who will follow Jason McGee, and Niall O'Donnell into being senior stars of the future. Liam Quinn was excellent for Antrim especially in the first half and special mention to Rurari Brolly who made some impression when he came on. My feelings before the game were that Donegal were not as strong as the previous 3 years and that the best 4 teams in the province at the grade were on the same side of the draw (Donegal, Antrim, Derry and Tyrone) and I think this proved correct. The semi final whoever Antrim play will be worth seeing before the senior game on the 18th. My Leinster dark horses in Offaly also fell by the wayside at the weekend.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts:779 - 24/05/2017 22:34:10   1990449

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Would a good side allow a team to build up such a lead and only for opponents totally changing in second half wouldn't have come back, again it wasn't a typical comeback it was Meath throwing away the game. That is fact."
"Laois unlike Dublin were actually a good side..."

Well the Dublin minors cant be all that bad now after all eh... ;o)

Beating the favourites Kildare in their own back yard 1-16 to 0-14

Dubs v Louth in the Leinster Final

Great achievement so far by Louth by the way. Fair play to them.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts:2434 - 05/07/2017 22:59:22   2011258

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Final 8 now:

Dublin
Louth
Kerry
Clare
Galway
Sligo
Derry
Cavan

Ulster v Connacht Provincial Winners v Provincial Runners-up August 5th - 7th
Munster v Leinster Provincial Winners v Provincial Runners-up August 5th - 7th

opa01 (Cavan) - Posts:434 - 06/07/2017 08:31:20   2011326

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Great win for the Dublin minors and nice to be back in a Leinster final, its been a while for the young Dubs.

This championship seems really competitive this year.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:735 - 06/07/2017 10:18:18   2011383

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Good game last night and an impressive win for Dublin, number 11 looked a level above everybody on the pitch and they controlled the middle pretty well at times.

Was always going to be a big ask for us to do 3 in a row and reach 5 finals in a row. There wasn't a lot between these sides at under 17 last year and after struggling against Carlow and Laois I don't think too many of us would have expected as much from this years team as previous ones.

Fair to say most people will be cheering on Louth in the final as the underdog, they've had 3 good wins so far and will get 2 more days out at least so ya never what will happen I suppose, best of luck to both anyways.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts:3441 - 06/07/2017 10:43:20   2011400

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Great to see Louth get to a final and hopefully they put up a good showing in the final if not win it but the Dubs comeback win over Meath seems to have unlocked alot of their potential and they will be tough beat. I know my own fancies to do well in Leinster Offaly were undone by Louth and they were a good side though as always really hard to weigh up against other teams. As shown in Ulster Antrim who were really good in beating a young Donegal side in a high quality got beat out the gate against Derry which just shows the sometimes unpredictable nature of the grade. In saying that I expect the winners to come from Kerry and Galway semi final granted Galway win Connaught and both their quarter finals.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts:779 - 06/07/2017 13:24:04   2011495

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Underage football known for the odd shock but how i see the last ever Minor AI championship playing out.

Quarter finals

Derry v Sligo
Galway v Cavan
Dublin v Clare
Kerry v Louth

Semi finals
Derry v Dublin
Galway v Kerry

Final
Dublin v Kerry

Winners
Kerry

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts:1656 - 06/07/2017 18:04:39   2011601

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Underage football known for the odd shock but how i see the last ever Minor AI championship playing out.

Quarter finals

Derry v Sligo
Galway v Cavan
Dublin v Clare
Kerry v Louth

Semi finals
Derry v Dublin
Galway v Kerry

Final
Dublin v Kerry

Winners
Kerry"
I have not seen Derry myself but going by their results it would take a very good Dublin team to beat them if of course they both get to a semi final as provincial winners. Derry beat a good Tyrone team and followed it up by spanking Antrim the last day. That was definitely a good Antrim side but I would the one sided result was a combination of a very good Derry performance and Antrim blowing up on the day. I remember saying to myself in Ballybofey after they beat Donegal that they would wanna get back down to planet earth very quickly as they celebrated the win on the pitch as if they had won Ulster even though it was just a quarter final.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts:779 - 06/07/2017 20:56:30   2011677

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