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Replying To jimbodub:  "High speed broadband on top of that

Will be the major game changer

This time next year I think Covid will be under control"
Jes I hope you're right Jim. well done to Galway and Dublin, didn't see the Galway game, thought Dublin V Tyrone was very good and Tyrone have some great young players there too, just not their day today, it's great to see county football again, better than any medicine.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 931 - 17/10/2020 22:19:32    2298576

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Would this be the first dublin galway final at any grade since that famous dirty dozen dublin team beat galway in the 1983 senior final, I'm looking forward to this game would galway be slight favourites.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 438 - 17/10/2020 22:20:20    2298578

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Would this be the first dublin galway final at any grade since that famous dirty dozen dublin team beat galway in the 1983 senior final, I'm looking forward to this game would galway be slight favourites."
Nah since the 12 apostles game, there's been a few, more recently we played in the 2017 U 21 final and 2018 national league final, I think we played again in the Championship semi final the year to, Cluxton saving a penalty to turn the tide when Galway were ahead and in the ascendency in the first half.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3481 - 17/10/2020 22:50:37    2298589

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Replying To superbluedub:  "This is not the covid thread :)"
Sorry : )

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 759 - 17/10/2020 23:08:28    2298595

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Would this be the first dublin galway final at any grade since that famous dirty dozen dublin team beat galway in the 1983 senior final, I'm looking forward to this game would galway be slight favourites."
No Galway beat Dublin in the 2003 U-21 final. Dublin beat Galway in the 2017 U-21 final.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1771 - 17/10/2020 23:58:37    2298608

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Stop.. sure Galway have lost their own spine, Paul Kelly, Mc Loughlin and Fox all from Moycullen along with Cathal Sweeney who is probably the best player in the country at this grade..."
Sweeney must be some player. I would have said its Oisin Gallen myself with my Donegal bias of course. Though given what I seen yesterday and bits of Gallen I seen in the club championship that opinion has not changed.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2342 - 18/10/2020 15:09:09    2298734

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Replying To panamasam:  "Sweeney must be some player. I would have said its Oisin Gallen myself with my Donegal bias of course. Though given what I seen yesterday and bits of Gallen I seen in the club championship that opinion has not changed."
I think that Galway poster is overrating Sweeney. Very good player but definitely wouldn't be top 5 and maybe not top 10. Oisín Mullen the best u20 in the country in my opinion. Followed by Gallen and then Blake Murphy. That would be my top 3. Then there's the likes of Aaron Mulligan, Darragh Canavan, Shane Walsh, Paul O'Shea, Mark Cronin and Ciaran Archer.

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 560 - 18/10/2020 23:18:53    2298987

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It was tough on both teams (Galway and Kerry) missing so many starters on Saturday, but the lads who came in for us were super. Some of them were minor last year, and have another couple of years at the grade.
It would be great to get over the line on Saturday, after near misses in recent underage finals.
Kerry had some very lively inside forwards, but just couldn't get any decent possession into them in the second half.
I thought Uosis looked very good in goal for Kerry. I heard he was over in Australia, but if he stays here, I'm assuming it won't be long before he's in with the seniors. Leaving aside his excellent long range free-taking, he's a big lad who looks comfortable under any high ball around the square.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 813 - 20/10/2020 11:40:06    2299527

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "It was tough on both teams (Galway and Kerry) missing so many starters on Saturday, but the lads who came in for us were super. Some of them were minor last year, and have another couple of years at the grade.
It would be great to get over the line on Saturday, after near misses in recent underage finals.
Kerry had some very lively inside forwards, but just couldn't get any decent possession into them in the second half.
I thought Uosis looked very good in goal for Kerry. I heard he was over in Australia, but if he stays here, I'm assuming it won't be long before he's in with the seniors. Leaving aside his excellent long range free-taking, he's a big lad who looks comfortable under any high ball around the square."
Will the Galway players who missed the Semi Final be available for the Final, do you know.?

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 20/10/2020 13:40:50    2299586

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Replying To Fionn:  "Will the Galway players who missed the Semi Final be available for the Final, do you know.?"
It's unclear yet and a decision will be made by the medical team. Many of them are in different situations timing wise and contact wise, so the short answer is we're likely to have some back, but maybe not all.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 813 - 20/10/2020 14:03:10    2299605

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "It was tough on both teams (Galway and Kerry) missing so many starters on Saturday, but the lads who came in for us were super. Some of them were minor last year, and have another couple of years at the grade.
It would be great to get over the line on Saturday, after near misses in recent underage finals.
Kerry had some very lively inside forwards, but just couldn't get any decent possession into them in the second half.
I thought Uosis looked very good in goal for Kerry. I heard he was over in Australia, but if he stays here, I'm assuming it won't be long before he's in with the seniors. Leaving aside his excellent long range free-taking, he's a big lad who looks comfortable under any high ball around the square."
Ya Uosis is a good baller for sure but he'll be off to Oz in the new year, his uncle was or is the manager of the Lithuanian soccer team.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 20/10/2020 14:09:51    2299611

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "It's unclear yet and a decision will be made by the medical team. Many of them are in different situations timing wise and contact wise, so the short answer is we're likely to have some back, but maybe not all."
It would be some way to miss out on an All Ireland Final.

Hopefully all can make it back for the game.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 20/10/2020 14:09:57    2299612

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I hope the lads who were missing are going to be backs as anyone whos watched much of Galway underage in recent years will tell you Sweeney, Culhane & McLaughlin are the best 3 prospects we have at this age group along with Tierney who did play. Culhane & McLaughlin are still only in their 1st year at this grade and both had excellent club championships for their clubs at Senior Level.

If Galway's strongest team did start then 11 of them are underage next year so its a ask to beat a strong Dubs team.

Talent wise I expect Galway to get a lot more out of his team in the coming years then last years vintage.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 41 - 20/10/2020 14:12:09    2299613

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Should be a cracking final, hopefully the Galway lads from Moycullen are back, you want to compete against the best.

Although a win would be nice, winning and success is not the be all and end all of importance, what is important is that we are in another final at this grade and we continue a very respectable showing at this grade and keep producing the talent. That is philosophical for a Tues, but come Sat ill be screaming for the young Dubs. ;)

Fitting its Galway in the final, who i think i am right in saying are the second most consistent team at this grade after ourselves (going from memory) - certainly feels that way over the years. Im sure they will feel like they owe us one.

Of this bunch i think we have a good few eligible again for next year so all good experience, hopefully we go one better then last year. Galway looked the best out of the four teams last weekend to me, very balanced side.

Hopefully Rory Dwyer is back & fit, i thought we missed him the last day.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3481 - 20/10/2020 16:45:53    2299668

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Should be a cracking final, hopefully the Galway lads from Moycullen are back, you want to compete against the best.

Although a win would be nice, winning and success is not the be all and end all of importance, what is important is that we are in another final at this grade and we continue a very respectable showing at this grade and keep producing the talent. That is philosophical for a Tues, but come Sat ill be screaming for the young Dubs. ;)

Fitting its Galway in the final, who i think i am right in saying are the second most consistent team at this grade after ourselves (going from memory) - certainly feels that way over the years. Im sure they will feel like they owe us one.

Of this bunch i think we have a good few eligible again for next year so all good experience, hopefully we go one better then last year. Galway looked the best out of the four teams last weekend to me, very balanced side.

Hopefully Rory Dwyer is back & fit, i thought we missed him the last day."
Try again, Cork have 12 titles, Kerry 10, Dublin and Galway have 5.

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 20/10/2020 18:45:56    2299691

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Replying To EDH:  "Try again, Cork have 12 titles, Kerry 10, Dublin and Galway have 5."
Don't take any notice of multiple username EDH he's relatively new to the game of football, going by his posts I reckon he started following dublin in 2011.

I was reading on another forum that dublin have won 9 of the last 12 leinster titles at U21/20 level and prior to that they had won 1 leinster in 47 years, that's some improvement in a short time.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 20/10/2020 20:40:42    2299724

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Replying To EDH:  "Try again, Cork have 12 titles, Kerry 10, Dublin and Galway have 5."
Mayo have 5 titles too...I'll forgive you for leaving us out of that particular stat ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 20/10/2020 20:46:59    2299729

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Replying To EDH:  "Try again, Cork have 12 titles, Kerry 10, Dublin and Galway have 5."
Yep absolutely, apologies, meant to say over the last decade. But a point of mitigation I think we pulled out of this grade for a period of time and banned another year.

We've fallen in and out of love with 20's football a few times.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3481 - 20/10/2020 20:54:28    2299732

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Mayo have 5 titles too...I'll forgive you for leaving us out of that particular stat ;)"
We only count one stats with Mayo, and it is 9 to 3 in case you forgot :)

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 20/10/2020 21:08:16    2299738

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Don't take any notice of multiple username EDH he's relatively new to the game of football, going by his posts I reckon he started following dublin in 2011.

I was reading on another forum that dublin have won 9 of the last 12 leinster titles at U21/20 level and prior to that they had won 1 leinster in 47 years, that's some improvement in a short time."
Correction dublin had won 7 in 45 years prior to 2009.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 20/10/2020 21:16:11    2299739

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