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Under 20s 2019

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May as well get the ball rolling on the Under 20's as well as the minor's at this stage in the hope that we've some level of positivity to look forward to.

Development league starts next month and we're in a 5-team group along with Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kerry - so a pretty high standard there. Each team plays each other once so 2 home games and 2 away.

Rest of the groups seem to be based on geography more than anything by the looks of it so would imagine that this Joe Kerins Cup is deemed to be the higher standard of the development competitions, or an O'Byrne Cup type tournament for the Under 20's perhaps.

Gay Campbell has been involved with our underage sides for a good while now so will hopefully know these players inside out and be able to get them playing well. No idea how many are still eligible from last year but those that remain should be complemented by some decent minor teams over the last couple of years at least.

Home to Dublin on the 29th May
Away to Galway on the 1st June
Bye week on the 8th June
Home to Cork on the 12th June
Away to Kerry on the 15th June

Week break after the Kerry game before playing Laois in the first round of the Leinster championship on the 22nd June in Newbridge with Westmeath awaiting the winners in the next round. Moved from a group-based competition last year to a knock out one this year so that's probably where the need for the development competition came in.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3626 - 23/04/2019 15:29:42    2179935

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Replying To if_in_doubt:  "May as well get the ball rolling on the Under 20's as well as the minor's at this stage in the hope that we've some level of positivity to look forward to.

Development league starts next month and we're in a 5-team group along with Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kerry - so a pretty high standard there. Each team plays each other once so 2 home games and 2 away.

Rest of the groups seem to be based on geography more than anything by the looks of it so would imagine that this Joe Kerins Cup is deemed to be the higher standard of the development competitions, or an O'Byrne Cup type tournament for the Under 20's perhaps.

Gay Campbell has been involved with our underage sides for a good while now so will hopefully know these players inside out and be able to get them playing well. No idea how many are still eligible from last year but those that remain should be complemented by some decent minor teams over the last couple of years at least.

Home to Dublin on the 29th May
Away to Galway on the 1st June
Bye week on the 8th June
Home to Cork on the 12th June
Away to Kerry on the 15th June

Week break after the Kerry game before playing Laois in the first round of the Leinster championship on the 22nd June in Newbridge with Westmeath awaiting the winners in the next round. Moved from a group-based competition last year to a knock out one this year so that's probably where the need for the development competition came in."
I have to agree if_in_doubt, the development league is very strong and should set us up for Leinster. I'd reckon Meath will fancy a crack at this grade, given their success last year at the U17 grade, but we've got some AI winners and some Hogan Cup players to mix together, so it should be interesting.

AnFearBan (Kildare) - Posts: 30 - 23/04/2019 17:01:31    2179955

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First match at home tonight against Dublin in Newbridge at 7. Team as follows;

1. Didier Cordonnier (Two Mile House)
2. Oisin O'Cuill (Cappagh)
3. Conor Lynch (Maynooth)
4. Daniel Reilly (Clane)
5. Cian Buckley (Milltown)
6. Jack Sargent (Eadestown)
7. Darragh Ryan (Sarsfields)
8. James Carey (Carbury)
9. Darragh Kirwan (Naas)
10. Liam O'Flynn (Celbridge)
11. Adam Steed (St Laurences)
12. Caolan Halpin (Ballymore Eustace)
13. Luke Griffin (Naas)
14. Jack Cully (Carbury)
15. Eoghan McGlinchey (Athy)

Darragh Ryan the only starter who also started last season.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3626 - 29/05/2019 14:00:25    2188833

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First game against Dublin was pretty much over early on. 11 down at one stage in the first half, Dublin played very well, constant running off the ball and very quick and sharp on restarts. We struggled to get going and a few wides combined with giving away possession a few times allowed them to pull away easily enough.

Played some good stuff in the 2nd half though, brought the gap back to 5 points and between the 40-50 minute mark we looked to be on top with momentum behind us but just couldn't create the goal chance we needed really.

Jack Cully and Luke Griffin both kicked some nice points, some from frees, in the 2nd half.

Similar enough story in the Galway game as the Dublin one, slow to start and Galway just looked a lot sharper and more clinical - created chances easier and a lot more efficient in taking them.

Didn't come into it as much as it went on as we did in the first game and the goal really killed it off right at the start of the 2nd half. Don't think we scored from play in the 2nd half with Jack Cully and Darragh Kirwan popping over some frees.

Good bit of rotation over both games at least which is good to see. Playing Cork tomorrow night who were also beaten by Galway but managed to draw with Dublin and Kerry.

Laois game in the Leinster championship has been moved back to the 25th so it frees up that weekend a bit with the minors playing on Friday, seniors on Saturday and juniors on Sunday.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3626 - 11/06/2019 11:10:59    2193398

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Is Shane O'Sullivan not involved with under 20s this year ? Did so well as an impact sub last year & still underage but haven't seen him mentioned at all.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 565 - 24/06/2019 18:17:38    2200124

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Very poor tonight. Hard to see too many progressing to senior. Looked clueless in second half once Laois took the lead.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1567 - 25/06/2019 21:59:49    2200939

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Look doomed from the start with the amount of Naas players lining out.

lilly4life (Kildare) - Posts: 1 - 27/06/2019 09:49:38    2201588

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