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:11213 - 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:869 - 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:1234 - 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:11213 - 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:680 - 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:468 - 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:651 - 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:14 - 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:3293 - 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:2921 - 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:680 - 24/05/2017 22:34:10   1990449

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