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Replying To befair:  "First senior league club games in Down postponed; why do club players even bother anymore?"
They're only starting their senior league now !!! That's very late. What's the reason behind it?

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5707 - 21/07/2021 03:00:28    2362380

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Replying To befair:  "First senior league club games in Down postponed; why do club players even bother anymore?"
Due to covid? Multiple games have been cancelled or postponed in Mayo recently due to confirmed and suspected covid cases in teams.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10841 - 21/07/2021 07:43:16    2362386

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Replying To befair:  "First senior league club games in Down postponed; why do club players even bother anymore?"
Whats that got to do with the U20 All-Ireland Championship???

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1602 - 21/07/2021 07:45:19    2362388

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Dublin almost caught last night by Offaly.

Nine points up going into last water break. Offaly scored 1 - 4 without reply. Was down to a point going into injury time before Dublin extended lead.

Very strange game. Dublin dominated first and third quarters. Offaly the second and fourth. Very physical game and heat obviously a factor. Exciting if nerve wracking to watch!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 362 - 21/07/2021 09:44:34    2362407

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya the step up is massive baldy badger and hopefully ye'll get a senior management team that can harness all that brilliant youth coming through.

My Cork relatives are allways telling us how Cork are unique in that the majority of their great footballers are also great hurlers so they're being pulled in every direction, I know other counties like Galway and Tipp have a semilar situation but not as much as Cork by all accounts."
Well it not just Galway and Tipp. At the start of the Century Limerick won 3 U21 AIs in Hurling, but the dual player thing probably cost an AI Hurling Title.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3308 - 21/07/2021 09:45:09    2362408

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Replying To BaldyBadger:  "Cork fought back superbly in that second half. I was very sceptical at half time but fair play to the players and management for turning it around. It will be a very tough game against a strong Limerick next week. There is a real buzz around underage teams in Cork now. Players look like they want to represent the county and are well prepared. Not before time.
Special congrats to Galway and Dublin too. A couple of interesting finals to come."
Yer on track for the double baldy badger, the future looks bright.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13941 - 21/07/2021 10:03:42    2362417

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Dublin almost caught last night by Offaly.

Nine points up going into last water break. Offaly scored 1 - 4 without reply. Was down to a point going into injury time before Dublin extended lead.

Very strange game. Dublin dominated first and third quarters. Offaly the second and fourth. Very physical game and heat obviously a factor. Exciting if nerve wracking to watch!"
Very strange. The Galway v Kilkenny match was weird too in that KK only scored 3 points in the 1st half. The wind was no real factor to either side but KK mounted a savage comeback in the 2nd half and got to within 4 points at one stage before losing by 5 points.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 21/07/2021 12:31:42    2362469

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Yer on track for the double baldy badger, the future looks bright."
I've been bitten before hoping for that. I'll hope for a win tomorrow night and nothing else. If we win that, I will start to think about it. Tipp won't roll over and have recent history of beating us at all levels.

BaldyBadger (Cork) - Posts: 284 - 21/07/2021 15:13:06    2362546

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Roscommon beat Mayo to win the Connacht football title this evening. It would be considered a shock, but very little surprises me in underage competitions. It can be hard to gauge the strength of teams until they meet. The margin of victory was very impressive though.
Roscommon have produced plenty fine underage teams over the past decade. Congrats to them on a big win and the best of luck in the semi-final.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1224 - 21/07/2021 22:08:25    2362681

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Well done Roscommon, your lads played all the good football. Good luck in the semi-final.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2451 - 22/07/2021 11:14:00    2362776

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Replying To Pericles:  "Well done Roscommon, your lads played all the good football. Good luck in the semi-final."
Thanks for that.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1572 - 22/07/2021 14:35:17    2362866

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Well Done Offaly

Fully justified win

Better team won. End of.

Unlucky to the young Dubs but you know yourselves that it wasn't deserved on the night

But it just shows.. if you're good enough you'll beat Dublin despite all the noise. Sure didn't Dublin have 1.6 million to pick an U20 team lol

Great win and congratulations on your achievement

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20342 - 22/07/2021 20:57:02    2362987

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Great performance from Offaly. Have some fine footballers in that team especially egan and the number 11 with some pace.

The tackling and intensity the whole team brought to the match was very impressive.

The goals kept the dubs in it and were unlucky with one or two calls but it was clear Offaly were the better team for the majority of the match. Well done to them.

KY4SAM2015 (Kerry) - Posts: 898 - 22/07/2021 21:02:16    2362991

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Well Done Offaly

Fully justified win

Better team won. End of.

Unlucky to the young Dubs but you know yourselves that it wasn't deserved on the night

But it just shows.. if you're good enough you'll beat Dublin despite all the noise. Sure didn't Dublin have 1.6 million to pick an U20 team lol

Great win and congratulations on your achievement"
A great win for Offaly. Tough luck on Dublin but this might inspire Offaly seniors too. Its good for football overall.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2788 - 22/07/2021 21:20:20    2362997

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Well Done Offaly

Fully justified win

Better team won. End of.

Unlucky to the young Dubs but you know yourselves that it wasn't deserved on the night

But it just shows.. if you're good enough you'll beat Dublin despite all the noise. Sure didn't Dublin have 1.6 million to pick an U20 team lol

Great win and congratulations on your achievement"
Thanks Jim Bob for that generous and sporting comment on tonight's game. We'll enjoy the win in the Faithful County.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 403 - 22/07/2021 21:21:42    2362998

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Fantastic win for Offaly great performance, the Leinster championship badly needs results like this where in a few years time other teams might get a bit stronger at senior level.

ke40 (Kildare) - Posts: 198 - 22/07/2021 21:35:56    2363004

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Well Done Offaly

Fully justified win

Better team won. End of.

Unlucky to the young Dubs but you know yourselves that it wasn't deserved on the night

But it just shows.. if you're good enough you'll beat Dublin despite all the noise. Sure didn't Dublin have 1.6 million to pick an U20 team lol

Great win and congratulations on your achievement"
I've mentioned it a few times in this thread already, but it's why underage football, particularly U20/21 has been so compelling.
Results are far less predictable and we see teams competing for and winning provincial titles, that wouldn't have a hope in senior at the moment.
So we have a Roscommon vs Offaly semi-final, which should be a great occasion. Congrats to both teams.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1224 - 22/07/2021 21:37:51    2363005

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Well done Offaly on a fantastic and well deserved win… The goals kept Dublin in the game but overall they were pathetic…3 pts in 60 minutes is a woefully poor effort…. Offaly had more desire and hunger for the game…and much the better players in key positions

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 327 - 22/07/2021 22:09:04    2363014

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Congratulations Offaly, great win. What's with Dublin's U10 score?

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 22/07/2021 22:10:10    2363015

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "I've mentioned it a few times in this thread already, but it's why underage football, particularly U20/21 has been so compelling.
Results are far less predictable and we see teams competing for and winning provincial titles, that wouldn't have a hope in senior at the moment.
So we have a Roscommon vs Offaly semi-final, which should be a great occasion. Congrats to both teams."
Ros playing Ulster champs
Cork v offally

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1585 - 22/07/2021 22:33:38    2363023

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