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Jeez they knocked lumps out of each other. Never saw so many hits in a minor game! Laois Kildare rivalry is alive and well.
A right battle. We kicked at least 15 wides but had as many turnovers. No cake walk and a really good test before the final. In fairness to Laois they battled all the way, their no 10 did a lot of damage early on.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1567 - 21/06/2019 23:44:21    2198457

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A win's a win I suppose. Started brightly before Laois settled into it. Played much better in the second half as well, less wides and defended better as a unit too.

Hard to know what to say about Eoin Bagnall, most impressive display from any of the forwards to date from him.

Great to have another 2 games to look forward to at least, 6 finals in 7 years as well is a good run to be on.

1 down 3 to go, good start to the weekend.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3626 - 22/06/2019 10:54:24    2198520

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Fantastic performance from the young Lillie's . Deserving winners, played the better football throughout.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1567 - 06/07/2019 18:53:51    2206368

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Incredible performance from the boys today. They showed so much composure and grit, even when Dublin went 5 ahead in the second half.

A huge compliment to the coaching of that team. Their defensive setup was outstanding. So much intensity.

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1098 - 06/07/2019 21:33:53    2206519

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Should be a decent game between Galway and Kildare in 3 weeks.
Hard to know how we will bounce back after losing the Connacht final by a point in extra time - when we were 4 up at one stage in extra time.
I see our full forward Tomo Culhane played his club football in Kildare with Clane last year.
Will be an interesting game for him for sure.
Did ye win all yere games in Leinster?

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 08/07/2019 09:03:32    2207577

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Should be a decent game between Galway and Kildare in 3 weeks.
Hard to know how we will bounce back after losing the Connacht final by a point in extra time - when we were 4 up at one stage in extra time.
I see our full forward Tomo Culhane played his club football in Kildare with Clane last year.
Will be an interesting game for him for sure.
Did ye win all yere games in Leinster?"
Has he left Clane ? Wasn't sure he had. Our goalkeeper is from Clane so he'll certainly know him.
Yes, won all games in Leinster. We haven't done well outside of Leinster for a while so hopefully put one over on ye !! Should be a good game anyway. Looking forward to it.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 565 - 08/07/2019 14:24:58    2207878

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Match in three weeks?
Any idea of a venue?

Dr.Watson (Kildare) - Posts: 187 - 08/07/2019 16:46:22    2207985

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Replying To KildareKelly:  "Has he left Clane ? Wasn't sure he had. Our goalkeeper is from Clane so he'll certainly know him.
Yes, won all games in Leinster. We haven't done well outside of Leinster for a while so hopefully put one over on ye !! Should be a good game anyway. Looking forward to it."
Yeah I'm almost certain himself and his brothers are all back playing with Salthill in the city this year.
I believe he was a student at Clongowes which may have had something to do with why he was playing with Clane I'm not sure to be honest.
We have lost two games in Connacht - first time out against Ros in a game we were 8 points up in in the first half and fell asleep, then won all other games up until the extra time defeat in the final with Mayo whom we had beaten in Castlebar two weeks previously by 7 points.
It should be a good one though I would say. I don't think either team will walk away with it anyway.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 08/07/2019 16:52:07    2207992

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Yeah I'm almost certain himself and his brothers are all back playing with Salthill in the city this year.
I believe he was a student at Clongowes which may have had something to do with why he was playing with Clane I'm not sure to be honest.
We have lost two games in Connacht - first time out against Ros in a game we were 8 points up in in the first half and fell asleep, then won all other games up until the extra time defeat in the final with Mayo whom we had beaten in Castlebar two weeks previously by 7 points.
It should be a good one though I would say. I don't think either team will walk away with it anyway."
Fair enough, you're probably right, i just hadn't heard. Makes sense if he was in Clongowes. Not many GAA players from there !!!

I'd say you're right. Probably won't be a lot in it on the day.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 565 - 08/07/2019 21:18:41    2208168

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Fantastic to get the win on Saturday. Some really impressive performances, particularly from Browne and Bagnall in the forwards and Flynn in the middle before moving into full forward.

There's definitely a resilience within this team, at times in the Wicklow, Louth and Laois games there was little spells when the opposition were on top or got a run on them but the heads never dropped and they kept plugging away. Even 6 or 7 down on Saturday they stuck to the game plan and slowly pulled their way back into it in the middle of the 2nd half before getting ahead.

You'd imagine it'll either be either Tullamore or Portlaoise on the 27th as a double header with the Mayo - Dublin game. Hard to know what to expect from them, unlucky to lose to Mayo last weekend perhaps, bet them in the group stage before that but also lost to Roscommon in the group stage as well. Always hard to gauge provinces against each other at underage I suppose.

Overall it's been a very positive year, in different games different players have stepped up and driven the team on - especially among the forwards. There looks to be a solid midfield there as well and some of the back 7 have put in very impressive individual displays at times too. Our form outside of Leinster over the last few years hasn't been great so hopefully that'll change against Galway.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3626 - 09/07/2019 12:16:16    2208387

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