U20s just edged out by Derry

The county’s U20s came up short by the minimum margin on today’s Leo Murphy Cup meeting with Derry. The Oakleafers edged it at The Loup by 0-11 to 1-7.

I’ve very little information on this game, which was a second round U20 Football Development League contest – the prize for the section we’re in is the Leo Murphy Cup. From the very sparse details I do have, however, it appears the game was one that was heavily influenced by the strong wind that blew hard all over the country today.

Derry scored the game’s four opening point and by half-time they had ten points on the board, with Mayo having scored 1-1. The visitors obviously had more of the play after the break, with Derry only adding a solitary point to their half-time tally by the finish.

That additional score proved crucial for the Northern team, however, as Mayo’s second half comeback came up just a point short.

Post-match reaction from Mayo U20 manager Maurice Sheridan is here.

Elsewhere in the same group, Donegal beat Roscommon today by 2-9 to 0-11 and so they lead the table with two wins from two outings. Maurice Sheridan’s team face Donegal away from home next weekend, with victory needed in that one if we’re to progress further in this useful pre-Championship tournament.

2 thoughts on “U20s just edged out by Derry

  1. Hard luck to the u20’s. A wind management game by the sounds of it.

    Good win for Donegal over the red hand. They’ve had to improvise without Murphy and did well to fight back after going behind before halftime. I’m sure that’ll pit a bit of pep in their step.

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