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U21 - Leinster Football Final 2017

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The problem last night they were far too predictable. It was nine times out of ten a long ball pumped in on top of con o Callaghan, he won plenty and was at the heart of most scores we got giving the ball off to the scorer each time but on a wet and windy night it was too hard to get your hands on it every time.
One thing they seemed to have worked on is their tackling of the ball around the middle of the park, they stripped offaly of possession plenty of times.
the one thing this team is similar to last year's crop is that they play too much in fits and starts, in each game they have had a purple patch and then almost gone out of the game for fifteen minutes, they have gotten away with it against inferior opposition but the next game they will need to eradicate them switching off periods as the opposition will be a step up on what we have played to date regardless of who comes through to play us.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 30/03/2017 16:38:26    1973228

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I was at the game

Dubs controlled it well

Offaly with the wind advantage had plenty of possession but I thought we were very clinical with the chances we had against the wind. It was a good conversion rate.

2nd half was as one sided as you'll see, Dubs went up by 10 and then just game managed the rest, dropped men back and countered

The margin wasn't flattering to Dublin, Offaly were comprehensively beaten.

It was a poor enough night for football so it was a good win, some fine looking players there for Dublin, be great to add another couple of options, the future still looks bright

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 01/04/2017 10:51:40    1973779

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Offaly kicked a serious amount of wides in the first half and Dublin struggled to get out of their own half for long periods. Offaly should never have been 5 down at half time.

Bigger tests await and you'd imagine a repeat performance against the Ulster Champions would have them knocked out."
Both teams "scored" 10 wides apiece.

CrubeenBlue (Dublin) - Posts: 28 - 01/04/2017 21:33:47    1973939

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A trip to Cavan on Saturday then lads?

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 448 - 11/04/2017 15:18:31    1978437

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Replying To ryan:  "A trip to Cavan on Saturday then lads?"
Looking very much forward to it, was there when we beat MMs 21 side (just about) in the final but this time around you'd fancy Donegal.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7701 - 11/04/2017 16:27:31    1978493

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Looking for to seeing o Callaghan in the flesh. Apparently he is the next big thing in Dublin football.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 448 - 13/04/2017 00:36:14    1978973

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Who is the dublin lad's to watch for?

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 403 - 13/04/2017 13:31:56    1979077

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Replying To ryan:  "Looking for to seeing o Callaghan in the flesh. Apparently he is the next big thing in Dublin football."
Ssssshhhhhhh jim is keeping that quiet

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 13/04/2017 15:20:10    1979125

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Who is the dublin lad's to watch for?"
O Callaghan and Aran byrne are two really good players for their age already.
Byrne is image of conor McHugh and comes from same club so you won't miss him and o Callaghan will operate at full forward.basquel is another who stands out at this level but hasnt featured with injury i think.we have maybe 3 or 4 others who could develop into seniors down the line and goalkeeper comerford potentially could be cluxton successor in time her currently sub keeper with seniors

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 13/04/2017 15:26:56    1979128

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