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2020 All Ireland Minor Football

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Semi-finals on this weekend. Any thoughts from Roscommon, Kerry, or Derry posters on what ye think of your teams. Obviously all pretty good after winning provinical. A pity that the games aren't in Croke Park with the chance of a crowd at it

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 1069 - 07/07/2021 15:13:41    2357417

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Replying To LeitrimRoyal99:  "Semi-finals on this weekend. Any thoughts from Roscommon, Kerry, or Derry posters on what ye think of your teams. Obviously all pretty good after winning provinical. A pity that the games aren't in Croke Park with the chance of a crowd at it"
Does anyone know if the Derry full forward (Murray) who got the straight red card is appealing? In fairness it is tough man on the young man )who was involved in a lot of their scores) to miss out.
I would be surprised if Kerry don't beat Roscommon and should be a tighter game in Newry.

Meathball (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 07/07/2021 15:59:48    2357436

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Replying To Meathball:  "Does anyone know if the Derry full forward (Murray) who got the straight red card is appealing? In fairness it is tough man on the young man )who was involved in a lot of their scores) to miss out.
I would be surprised if Kerry don't beat Roscommon and should be a tighter game in Newry."
If he didn't appeal, he should. Poor decision. Good Derry team. Think that game is being streamed on tg4 youtube. Yous can turn the volume down where necessary :)

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 931 - 07/07/2021 16:28:16    2357447

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Meath team has impressed me especially defensively. They hammered Dublin by 11 points. And they kept Dublin to 0 - 7, Westmeath to 0 - 7 , laois to 1 - 6 and Offaly to 1-7. That's great defending. Kelly looks a quality full back. While Caulfield looks a huge talent at wing back. While Donnelly, McConnell, and O Donoghue are good defenders. Gray is 6f 4 or 5. Real powerhouse at midfield and Emmanuel who is minor next year is a great athlete and great prospect. Kinsella is the playmaker, a very good player. But Frayne is exceptional minor. Destroyed Offaly and Dublin. Best forward to come out of Summerhill in a long time. But Derry look a real good side.

No leinster team has reached a final in 9 years since 2012. Only 2 leinster teams have won minor All Ireland since 2000. They are Dublin 2012 and laois in 2003. Only a few leinster teams have got to finals at minor since 2000. Dublin got to minor final in early 2001 and 2003 and lost both and 2011 and lost and 2012 and won. Meath got to finals in 2002 and 2012, lost both No leinster has won All Ireland minor outside Dublin since laois 17 years ago. Leinster have only won 1 minor All Ireland in 17 years. So Derry will be favourites. Kerry are the team to beat. But Roscommon look a real good team also. But with minors, you just don't know.

Kingkeegan (UK) - Posts: 51 - 07/07/2021 17:29:31    2357466

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Replying To Kingkeegan:  "Meath team has impressed me especially defensively. They hammered Dublin by 11 points. And they kept Dublin to 0 - 7, Westmeath to 0 - 7 , laois to 1 - 6 and Offaly to 1-7. That's great defending. Kelly looks a quality full back. While Caulfield looks a huge talent at wing back. While Donnelly, McConnell, and O Donoghue are good defenders. Gray is 6f 4 or 5. Real powerhouse at midfield and Emmanuel who is minor next year is a great athlete and great prospect. Kinsella is the playmaker, a very good player. But Frayne is exceptional minor. Destroyed Offaly and Dublin. Best forward to come out of Summerhill in a long time. But Derry look a real good side.

No leinster team has reached a final in 9 years since 2012. Only 2 leinster teams have won minor All Ireland since 2000. They are Dublin 2012 and laois in 2003. Only a few leinster teams have got to finals at minor since 2000. Dublin got to minor final in early 2001 and 2003 and lost both and 2011 and lost and 2012 and won. Meath got to finals in 2002 and 2012, lost both No leinster has won All Ireland minor outside Dublin since laois 17 years ago. Leinster have only won 1 minor All Ireland in 17 years. So Derry will be favourites. Kerry are the team to beat. But Roscommon look a real good team also. But with minors, you just don't know."
Correction. Leinster Final result. Meath 1-7 Offaly 1-6.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 401 - 09/07/2021 10:11:16    2357941

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Replying To Kingkeegan:  "Meath team has impressed me especially defensively. They hammered Dublin by 11 points. And they kept Dublin to 0 - 7, Westmeath to 0 - 7 , laois to 1 - 6 and Offaly to 1-7. That's great defending. Kelly looks a quality full back. While Caulfield looks a huge talent at wing back. While Donnelly, McConnell, and O Donoghue are good defenders. Gray is 6f 4 or 5. Real powerhouse at midfield and Emmanuel who is minor next year is a great athlete and great prospect. Kinsella is the playmaker, a very good player. But Frayne is exceptional minor. Destroyed Offaly and Dublin. Best forward to come out of Summerhill in a long time. But Derry look a real good side.

No leinster team has reached a final in 9 years since 2012. Only 2 leinster teams have won minor All Ireland since 2000. They are Dublin 2012 and laois in 2003. Only a few leinster teams have got to finals at minor since 2000. Dublin got to minor final in early 2001 and 2003 and lost both and 2011 and lost and 2012 and won. Meath got to finals in 2002 and 2012, lost both No leinster has won All Ireland minor outside Dublin since laois 17 years ago. Leinster have only won 1 minor All Ireland in 17 years. So Derry will be favourites. Kerry are the team to beat. But Roscommon look a real good team also. But with minors, you just don't know."
Thats hard to believe the poor Leinster record
When you consider the huge population in Leinster
Plus most of countrys economy and wealth is in the region

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1336 - 09/07/2021 12:38:02    2358008

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Well done Derry, did Derry and Ulster football poud

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 931 - 18/07/2021 14:56:06    2361049

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Congrats to Derry. Fully deserved on that second half performance

Forpucksake (UK) - Posts: 122 - 18/07/2021 15:33:18    2361058

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Congratulations to Derry on a great win and great for the county in general.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2769 - 18/07/2021 15:58:48    2361084

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Congratulations to the Derry minors on today's victory , well done theyre a fine team.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13754 - 18/07/2021 21:40:05    2361391

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Well done Derry.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 949 - 18/07/2021 22:06:44    2361412

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Congrats to Derry.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10819 - 18/07/2021 23:23:36    2361463

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Congratulations to Derry on the win today. Battled to the end and took their chances. Pity the Kerry forward didn't take his point at the end to force extra time instead of going for goal, but those are the decisions that matter at crucial times.

Even though it was a blatant instance that led to the penalty, personally, I'm not a fan of the leg block rule - especially when applied to a keeper. Them's the breaks though.....

kingdom_come (Kerry) - Posts: 76 - 19/07/2021 00:04:15    2361470

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Great result Derry.
The joy watching two lads with mops of curly wavvey hair lopey running style going up and down pitch making the game look so casual and enjoyable. Derrys steelstown player and Kerrys mop of black hair lad.

IssacBall (Derry) - Posts: 51 - 19/07/2021 13:00:18    2361651

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Well done Derry. Congratulations.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 19/07/2021 15:58:49    2361768

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Well done Derry. Congratulations! It made my Derry friends really happy. Btw, has any other father and son pair captained senior and minor winning AI teams, like Henry and Matthew Downey? I wouldn't think so!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 735 - 19/07/2021 16:01:35    2361772

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That a serious minor team as as i ive seen
Of course theres some famous Derry names there
Downey,Mc Gurk, Diamond sons if former legends
Derry have a good chance of getting quite a few lads from this team to senior

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1336 - 19/07/2021 19:43:43    2361897

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FairPlay Sligo 2021 Connacht Champs

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1510 - 06/08/2021 20:24:37    2368313

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "FairPlay Sligo 2021 Connacht Champs"
First time since 1968 and only third time ever.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1563 - 06/08/2021 21:55:50    2368344

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