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All Ireland U20 Football Championship 2018

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Totally unexpected win for us but we fully deserved it. I see a few Mayo supporters elsewhere are talking themselves up as All Ireland contenders based on a trimming v Leitrim and how some players are doing at club level? well thats alright as the underdog tag will suit us fine."
Can you send an example of that please? And don't come back with Facebook or twitter chat as idiots reside there

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9097 - 10/06/2018 11:35:44    2109333

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As I am sure most will have heard Armagh beat Tyrone in Ulster. A pity about the melee in extra time because aside from that it was as good a game as I have seen in a long time. Nearly 50 scores and end to end football. Armagh have a number of fine footballers on the team. Suspensions may stop them going further though.

Armaghball (Armagh) - Posts: 96 - 10/06/2018 11:47:42    2109336

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Where was Goldrick and Evan Murphy Galwat posters? Injured or? Massive shock I must say.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1323 - 10/06/2018 13:27:53    2109374

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Replying To endgame:  "Is the new U20 championship straight knockout or is there a back door for defeated provincial Finalists.I"m not sure but I think it's straight knockout.If so, who do the Connacht champions play in the All Ireland semi final.?"
Knock out. Connacht winner into the semi final while the loser of the final is out.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2245 - 10/06/2018 13:52:28    2109384

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Knock out. Connacht winner into the semi final while the loser of the final is out."
Against who.? Ulster, Leinster or Munster champions this year.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 775 - 10/06/2018 14:21:42    2109396

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Replying To panamasam:  "Where was Goldrick and Evan Murphy Galwat posters? Injured or? Massive shock I must say."
Murphy was out with a hamstring injury. Goldrick was brought on before half time. We were 9/2 odds to win before the game so yes a big shock but we were good value for the 3 point winning margin as when we led by 6 points midway through the 2nd half we had more or less had that game won.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2134 - 10/06/2018 14:29:07    2109401

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Can you send an example of that please? And don't come back with Facebook or twitter chat as idiots reside there"
I presume on the Mayogaablog one or two posters have lost the run of themselves but i would have Mayo as favourites for connaght final. We have already exceeded expectation by beating Galway

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 831 - 10/06/2018 14:47:16    2109410

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "I presume on the Mayogaablog one or two posters have lost the run of themselves but i would have Mayo as favourites for connaght final. We have already exceeded expectation by beating Galway"
Roscommon will be tough beat in the Hyde with a big home support.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9097 - 10/06/2018 15:11:10    2109418

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Pleasantly surprised at our U20's making the Ulster final. They have good players no doubt but just the fact that most of the team and almost all their main players/spine are still U20 next year.

oakleaflad (Derry) - Posts: 8 - 12/06/2018 13:08:30    2110503

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Replying To oakleaflad:  "Pleasantly surprised at our U20's making the Ulster final. They have good players no doubt but just the fact that most of the team and almost all their main players/spine are still U20 next year."
Yeah serious talent there coming through. The competition has really opened up with the elimination of fancied Galway and Donegal sides. I was not surprised Derry beat Donegal at all. I did think Donegal would win but knew the odds of 1/3 for Donegal to win that match was ludicrous. By all accounts Derry deserved their win and that is twice now in 2 games they have shown great character and resolve to come through. Against Donegal they came back from conceding 2 goals to win through and were 7 points down at HT at the weekend. Best of luck to ye in the final and possibly beyond that. I am sure there are going to be a few tight tussles between Derry and Donegal over the next 3/4 years.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1323 - 12/06/2018 14:59:20    2110560

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Replying To panamasam:  "Where was Goldrick and Evan Murphy Galwat posters? Injured or? Massive shock I must say."
That Galway team picked amazed me on what I've seen the previous 2 years at minor level.

The sending off made a huge difference as Galway were 0-4 to 0-1 up at the time but even then its no excuse and Galway had enough time to get organised and win the game, I can't help feeling its a huge opportunity missed for a team that should have won Connacht and were red hot favourites to do so.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 123 - 14/06/2018 12:29:56    2111458

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Replying To JDF:  "That Galway team picked amazed me on what I've seen the previous 2 years at minor level.

The sending off made a huge difference as Galway were 0-4 to 0-1 up at the time but even then its no excuse and Galway had enough time to get organised and win the game, I can't help feeling its a huge opportunity missed for a team that should have won Connacht and were red hot favourites to do so."
it was 0-2 0-1 at the time of sending off. In a low scoring tight game that goal made a huge difference in the 8th of the 2nd half. From 0-6 to 0-5 to Galway to then finding themselves 1-10 to 0-7 behind and no way back after that.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 88 - 15/06/2018 11:47:36    2111796

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Replying To JDF:  "That Galway team picked amazed me on what I've seen the previous 2 years at minor level.

The sending off made a huge difference as Galway were 0-4 to 0-1 up at the time but even then its no excuse and Galway had enough time to get organised and win the game, I can't help feeling its a huge opportunity missed for a team that should have won Connacht and were red hot favourites to do so."
Well you were my favourites for beyond that but Evan Murphy being injured was a huge loss to ye too. Then going down a man things were always going to be touch and go. I seen Galway play Roscommon at minor 2 years ago and it was an obliteration but I did question the form of the province at the time after seeing Mayo play a couple of times subsequently. But I know how u feel as like that Donegal went into hot fav's for Ulster after destroying Cavan only to go out the next weekend. They should have had a handy free to force undeserved extra time but it was not given. The way the game had turned I think Donegal would have ran out winners in extra time especially having an extra man but those are the small margins. It just proves how unpredictable underage football can be sometimes. From what I had read most Roscommon supporters did not have much hope against ye either.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1323 - 15/06/2018 12:12:35    2111812

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10 Armagh players hit with bans over melee when oh when is this craic going to go away?

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3616 - 15/06/2018 17:00:10    2111920

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