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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Whoooo!

Excellent win for the under 20s over Galway in Birr. Were eight points down at half time. Looks like a serious team.

Well don to all :-)"
6 points down at half time I think but that looked an insufficient lead given the wind but with stats of 19 wides for Galway against 6 for Dublin there's no doubt the best team won.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 08/04/2023 16:56:07    2469580

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Wexford next week i think and they had a good win over the Cats so winner be in prime place to go straight to semi final in what is a most convoluted draw!"
Well done to your lads and see you in the Nell next Saturday . I think the convoluted draw might have led to an element of shadow boxing but it was good to see us both get wins nonetheless.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 08/04/2023 16:56:30    2469581

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Great result by Dublin. Didn't see this coming and especially when they went 9 points down. Great sign. I had Galway as 5/6 points better than the rest in Leinster followed by Kilkenny (with a full team), Dublin and then Wexford. Dublin have an amazing record in Leinster u20/21 the last 15 years and probably on par with Kilkenny in Leinster over that period. The jump to senior just seems not to happen for some reason (choosing football obviously a big factor in that I know)
Leinster u20 is funny this year, the big 4 will be threw no matter what really. Hopefully Dublin can push on now and that gives a good boost to yer seniors too. Dublin have an amazing knack to beat Galway. Not too dissimilar to Wexford and Kilkenny....just a pity Wexford can't beat Galway and Dublin can't beat Kilkenny then after!! Great day for the underdog today. Great to see this will be a competitive champioship and hopefully the same competitive will be there for the senior.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 252 - 08/04/2023 17:03:57    2469586

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Great result by Dublin. Didn't see this coming and especially when they went 9 points down. Great sign. I had Galway as 5/6 points better than the rest in Leinster followed by Kilkenny (with a full team), Dublin and then Wexford. Dublin have an amazing record in Leinster u20/21 the last 15 years and probably on par with Kilkenny in Leinster over that period. The jump to senior just seems not to happen for some reason (choosing football obviously a big factor in that I know)
Leinster u20 is funny this year, the big 4 will be threw no matter what really. Hopefully Dublin can push on now and that gives a good boost to yer seniors too. Dublin have an amazing knack to beat Galway. Not too dissimilar to Wexford and Kilkenny....just a pity Wexford can't beat Galway and Dublin can't beat Kilkenny then after!! Great day for the underdog today. Great to see this will be a competitive champioship and hopefully the same competitive will be there for the senior."
Wouldn't be at all surprising to see a 4 way tie.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 08/04/2023 17:27:10    2469595

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Great result by Dublin. Didn't see this coming and especially when they went 9 points down. Great sign. I had Galway as 5/6 points better than the rest in Leinster followed by Kilkenny (with a full team), Dublin and then Wexford. Dublin have an amazing record in Leinster u20/21 the last 15 years and probably on par with Kilkenny in Leinster over that period. The jump to senior just seems not to happen for some reason (choosing football obviously a big factor in that I know)
Leinster u20 is funny this year, the big 4 will be threw no matter what really. Hopefully Dublin can push on now and that gives a good boost to yer seniors too. Dublin have an amazing knack to beat Galway. Not too dissimilar to Wexford and Kilkenny....just a pity Wexford can't beat Galway and Dublin can't beat Kilkenny then after!! Great day for the underdog today. Great to see this will be a competitive champioship and hopefully the same competitive will be there for the senior."
You say the big 4 will be through no matter what. How does that work? Could you explain the format cos there's nothing on the leinster gaa website to explain it. It does seem strange to have 4 strong teams in the same group unless the top 2 go straight to the final.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 08/04/2023 17:33:27    2469597

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "You say the big 4 will be through no matter what. How does that work? Could you explain the format cos there's nothing on the leinster gaa website to explain it. It does seem strange to have 4 strong teams in the same group unless the top 2 go straight to the final."
Top 2 straight into the semis. Bottom 2 into the QFs.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 08/04/2023 17:47:08    2469599

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The 3rd and fourth in Tier 1 play the winners of Tier 2 and Tier 3 in quarter finals. Then most likely the four Tier 1 teams in the semi finals!

A bit odd to be sure. You could lose three times and win the All Ireland!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 08/04/2023 17:52:15    2469601

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Fine win in u-21 today. I'd say Dublin will take Galway in senior as well this year. MOD will time the fuse perfectly for an explosion against his former county.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1859 - 08/04/2023 19:30:04    2469632

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Fine win in u-21 today. I'd say Dublin will take Galway in senior as well this year. MOD will time the fuse perfectly for an explosion against his former county."
For a start its under 20 and not a hope in hell will ur seniors beat us this year

Dunmore10 (Galway) - Posts: 107 - 08/04/2023 20:22:08    2469640

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Replying To Dunmore10:  "For a start its under 20 and not a hope in hell will ur seniors beat us this year"
Sure there never is :-)

I wouldn't be confident about Dublin beating Galway this year myself, but today was a good day so won't be worrying too much about that for now,

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 08/04/2023 20:39:23    2469643

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Replying To Dunmore10:  "For a start its under 20 and not a hope in hell will ur seniors beat us this year"
Of course our seniors won't. We don't have a team here in the USA, duh!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1859 - 08/04/2023 20:46:13    2469646

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Replying To Dunmore10:  "For a start its under 20 and not a hope in hell will ur seniors beat us this year"
Dublin beat us in 4 senior championship matches between 2011 and 2021. They seem to relish playing Galway. We have absolutely no reason to be complacent against them.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 996 - 08/04/2023 20:59:54    2469650

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Fantastic result for the u20s. Some excellent players there, great hope for the future. Hope they dont play football too!

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4624 - 08/04/2023 21:12:05    2469651

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Replying To bad.monkey:  "Fantastic result for the u20s. Some excellent players there, great hope for the future. Hope they dont play football too!"
That's the thing. Several do for their clubs obviously but not sure if they are on football panel. They probably don't have dual even at that age.

Dublin do have good record at senior v Galway and from going to games and talking to some Galway supporters, we were rarely given a chance! Not sure if that seeped into the team, but one thing's for certain is that a Henry Shefflin team doesn't do arrogance or taking anyone for granted.

When we beat Galway before we had a very good team - as in Anthony era, or were very well prepared and got the match ups right. I honestly don't think we have the means at this stage to do the same this year. Hope I'm wrong of course.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 09/04/2023 10:13:36    2469680

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Great result for u20's, but I fear teams know they'll make the semi finals regardless of what team they put out.
Element of shadow boxing but still, progress.
If MD gets wins over Wexford and Galway in Croke Park then it will be genius. Win 1 and it might be enough. But if they lose both, the wisdom of this move will be scrutinised a lot.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 10/04/2023 10:16:39    2469959

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Great result for u20's, but I fear teams know they'll make the semi finals regardless of what team they put out.
Element of shadow boxing but still, progress.
If MD gets wins over Wexford and Galway in Croke Park then it will be genius. Win 1 and it might be enough. But if they lose both, the wisdom of this move will be scrutinised a lot."
The only game they ought to be even thinking about is the first one in Belfast on April 22. Bookies have Dublin at 1/4. I'd make that 1/2. Antrim will see this as their best, and perhaps only chance of beating anyone other than Westmeath, and will have trained solely with this on their mind.

Perhaps a good job that they got a bit of a fright when Antrim got the two late goals in Parnell in league, and hopefully they come through with a win and without any more injuries.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 10/04/2023 15:25:14    2470043

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Replying To Dunmore10:  "For a start its under 20 and not a hope in hell will ur seniors beat us this year"
Yeah in fairness there never is a hope in hell we'll beat you and yet we've managed to pull a few out of the bag over the years. On league form it's looking very unlikely this year though. Trying to get into third place above Wexford is probably the most we can hope for

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 11/04/2023 13:52:29    2470253

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "That's the thing. Several do for their clubs obviously but not sure if they are on football panel. They probably don't have dual even at that age.

Dublin do have good record at senior v Galway and from going to games and talking to some Galway supporters, we were rarely given a chance! Not sure if that seeped into the team, but one thing's for certain is that a Henry Shefflin team doesn't do arrogance or taking anyone for granted.

When we beat Galway before we had a very good team - as in Anthony era, or were very well prepared and got the match ups right. I honestly don't think we have the means at this stage to do the same this year. Hope I'm wrong of course."
You beat them less than 2 years ago Barney.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 11/04/2023 14:34:00    2470271

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The only game they ought to be even thinking about is the first one in Belfast on April 22. Bookies have Dublin at 1/4. I'd make that 1/2. Antrim will see this as their best, and perhaps only chance of beating anyone other than Westmeath, and will have trained solely with this on their mind.

Perhaps a good job that they got a bit of a fright when Antrim got the two late goals in Parnell in league, and hopefully they come through with a win and without any more injuries."
A good point alright, if we can win that one it'll set us up nicely for a rattle at Wexford.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 12/04/2023 17:22:55    2470619

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "The only game they ought to be even thinking about is the first one in Belfast on April 22. Bookies have Dublin at 1/4. I'd make that 1/2. Antrim will see this as their best, and perhaps only chance of beating anyone other than Westmeath, and will have trained solely with this on their mind.

Perhaps a good job that they got a bit of a fright when Antrim got the two late goals in Parnell in league, and hopefully they come through with a win and without any more injuries."
I think they should have another scalp at least in their minds. Any team that goes up there is going to be in some battle. Always love to see Dublin going well too but would love to see Antrim come and shake things up in Leinster. Its a shame they have 3 away games.
If Dublin can get over Antrim, they have two winnable home games directly after which could leave them in a great position with other teams likely to take points off each other.
Like most teams this year though we dont really know where Dublin are at, at the min

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 14/04/2023 09:58:56    2470928

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