Just seen a fixture for the coming weekend, Galway Juniors playing Kilkenny in an All Ireland Semi Final, does anyone know much about our junior team? Who's playing well? Who's on the Team. I presume its made up of mainly Intermediate club footballers from the county?
Maghnus Breathanach (An Spideal) Eddie O Sullivan ( Uachtar Ard) Daniel Garvey (Ath Cinn) Adrian Warde ( Kil/Clon) James O Brien (Ath Cinn) Sean O Currin (Carna) Patrick O Donnell ( Oileain Arainn) Colm Brennan (Oileain Arainn) Conor Brady (Corafinne) Aaron Mc Donagh (Ath Cinn) Antaine O Laoi ( An Spideal) Padraic Eoin O Curraoin (An Spideal) Tyler O Flatharta (Oileain Arainn) Padraic Cunningham (Ath Cinn) Gary Kelly (Baile Liam)
Tadhg O Maille (Naomh Anna) Noel Cotton (Beal ath an slua) Damien Morrin (An Fhairche) Mark Goldrick (Baile Clar) Johnny Ryan (Kil/Clon) Aongus O Hiarnan ( Oileain Arainn) Alan Hanley (Naomh Sheamus) Thomas Gleeson (Dun Mor) Enda Tierney (Uachtar Ard)
1. M. Breathnach - An Spideal 2. E. O'Sullivan - Uachtar Ard 3. S. Cunniffe - Claregalway 4. C. Reilly - Corofin 5. A. Ward - Kilkerrin/Clonbeirne 6. S. Ó Currin - Carna/Cashel 7. D. O'Reilly - Uachtar Ard 8. A. Molloy - Corofin 9. M. Day - Headford (0-2) 10. P. E. Ó Curraoin - An Spideal 11. A. Ó Laoi - An Spideal (0-1) 12. T. Gleeson - Dunmore McHales 13. J. Ryan - Kilkerrin/Clonbeirne (1-4, 0-1fr, 0-1 45') 14. P. Cunningham - Headford (0-7) 23. G. Kelly - Williamstown (0-6, 0-2 fr)
Subs 21. M. Reddington - Dunmore McHales (1-1) for T. Gleeson (black card) 24. A. Ó hIarnáin - Oileain Arainn for O Curraoin 20. D. Hennessy - Claregalway for A. Molloy 19. O. Canney - An Fhairche for S. Ó Currin 22. S. Gaffney - Tuam Stars (0-1) for P. Cunningham 18. T. Rabbitte - Kilkerrin/Clonbeirne for G. Kelly
Unused 15. M. Coady - Uachtar Ard 16. T. Ó Maille - Naomh Anna Leitir Mor 17. J. Kirrane - Milltown
Replying To GAAFanLikeYourslefSure: "Was at the Mayo game earlier in the year, this is a very impressive Junior team. Kerry in the final will be difficult but I've heard Cunningham and Kelly been playing very well together.
On a side note, after that Mayo game I was told this team would be travelling to London for the Quarter/Semi, did I miss a game or was this scrapped?"
It was fixed as the Connacht champs v the British champs. Kilkenny play in the British Championship I think so while most thought they'd be playing Warwickshire or Lancashire or whoever, it turned out to be Kilkenny who won it.
For those asking about the final, it's going to be played the weekend after next I think, 21 or 22. Probably depends on what day the senior game v Kildare is. Last couple of Junior finals were played in Croke Park before quarter-finals that won't happen now. Gaelic Grounds would be my guess.