I got my grass cut and our U21s did the business against Galway down in Charlestown. We won by a single point but what decided it in our favour was the two goals we scored, one in each half. Mikey Sweeney got the first as we led 1- 4 to 0-4 at the break but I’ve no idea who scored the second one. Kevin McLoughlin, who made his senior debut last weekend, was Man of the Match. All these slivers of information, by the way, are courtesy of this thread on gaaboard.com.
UPDATE: No one Shouted Stop! (who was at Charlestown today) has provided his thoughts on the game and has also pointed out that, somewhat incredibly, the Mayo Advertiser already has a match report up on their site.
That result should send the seniors off to Tralee in good spirits but Kerry’s short-lived defence of their Munster and All-Ireland U21 titles could make the home supporters a bit grumpy tomorrow, as Cork beat the living shite of Kerry at Pairc Ui Rinn this afternoon, winning by 1-17 to 0-9. If there’s one thing the Kingdom hate more than losing, it’s losing to the Langers so I hope our lads don’t suffer any backlash arising from this one tomorrow.
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backs as a unit were outstanding especially the HB line with Mcglaughing deserving of MOTM but was closely challenged by Parsons and Vaughan. Keegan looks like a real find. Uncompromising in defence and not afraid to head for goals either.Keane has a few tricky moments against the FF replacement who was massive. Keeper nearly spilt a “backpass” type shot into his own net but did nothing wrong besides. MF was excellent with Parsons cleaning out the highly rated Conroy. O Shea overplayed the ball a little too much but still made a decent contribution. Freeman was excellent in his brian dooher role. THe Center forward certainly looked decent. FF line is what let us down to be honest. If these boys delivered a performance we would have been out the gate by half time such was our dominance. Our backs and MF are probably the best around but our forwards would appear to lack a cutting edge and we have no free taker which is a big worry. I cant remember a team ever winning an all ireland without a free taker so i hope something is done here. I couldnt have asked for more committment it has to be said from all involved. They did make it diffiicult for themselves but winning a tight one will stand to them. They will improve i have no doubt and if they find a proper place kicker could put in a serious challenge. by the way we had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the 1st half for a “square ball”. The umpire even had the green flag raised. Well done to connelly and holmes who are keeping the conveyor belt ticking along. Tomorrow will bring us all back down to earth with a bang i fear based on the kerry team i just saw
That was too close WJ, we were by far the better side over the course of the hour, but wides cost us and let Galway get back into the game. Most of the wides too were from very scorable positions and most were from frees also. But on we go and the Rossies in Charlestown next Saturday, should be fun
the Burishoole man Jason Doherty scored the second goal as per http://www.clubmayo.ie/
Thanks for the updates, guys. That match with the Sheepstealers next Saturday should be one hell of a battle, what with them having all their All-Ireland winning minors coming through. They almost beat us in last year’s U21 Connacht final as well, so they’ll really be gunning for revenge this year.
And, of course, it’ll be another weekend where there’s a do-or-die U21 match on the Saturday followed by crunch senior NFL match the day after. Also, if we lose tomorrow, the Dublin match next Sunday could be a relegation decider, in light of the Dubs’ defeat to Derry tonight.
Probably a bridge to far today but after watching the dubs I don’t think there to much to fear for next week. If we can have the same start next week as the finish we had against Donegal then we should be o.k.
Dublins back line look very vulnerable and thats what we’ve got to get at.
Good luck to boys today.
The Dubs were pretty much torn to shreds last night and you’d have to think that we could do damage to them if they have the same backline on duty in Ballina.
I’d fancied the Dubs to win last night but I guess that just shows that, not for the first time, I had fallen for the propaganda up here!