i think where possible the gaa will try and accomadate counties who have senior and minor teams left in the championship to play on the same day .
Easy win for Na Fianna over a rather unusual Vincents selection this morning. All county players playing and doing well.
As an aside its hard to see anyone getting near Na Fianna in the club championship.
Tipp minors won today and with the seniors winning and being down for the semi on the 14th the minors will almost certainly be on with them. I think we can take it now we'll be on the 7th versus either Galway or Limerick. We cannot play Wexford if they come through and Antrim won't come through so it's one of the other two.
i think galway won the minor last year with a lot of first year minors on the team ,they would be a tough nut to crack this year with so many returning . .
But it will be interesting to see how Wexford do get on in the QF, it is the first chance to benchmark, albeit indirectly, with others outside Leinster.
They did and they will. But they needed a replay over KK last year. And we should have beaten KK in the Leinster final. And we've a few back ourselves. Anyone left bar Antrim has a shout.
They will be missing their best hurler. Rory OConnor sent off for a straight red against us, so that will limit them big time.
Forgot that. They better get Antrim so.
What position did Mark O'Keeffe play?
Galway will be strong this year again Evan Niland and Ian O Brien are both underage again and both were the two main players for Galway last year. Niland is a very stylish full forward and he is very accurate from placed balls only problem with him is he is very light. Ian O Brien is a big centre back who is very strong and great under the high ball so will need to be avoided from puck outs. Salmon who came on in the All Ireland is also underage and is a good forward and huge in height so will cause problems if Galway beat Limerick.
Thanks Alan. A couple of Vincent's people I know tell me he's an excellent corner back also.
I'd have him playing half back all day long personally. I think that's where he may end up as a senior.
If I'm right (and I might not be ....) O'Brien and Niland were CB and CF for Clarinbridge in 2012 Feile final against Brigids, who had Cian O'Sullivan and Johnny McG CB and CF
All 4 were brilliant that day, if I remember rightly
I don't really remember much about that day but I would say that four years is a long time. And the Galway lads would have that bit more experience than ours with their success last year. Our entire starting fifteen, subs and the line will have to get most things right from here on in. A first half like the one against Wexford and we could be in real trouble.
Galway got Antrim in the Quarter final. Hard to fathom how that's even allowed. Not the first time either. The other game between Wexford and Limerick will be played in Semple as part of the Senior quarter finals bill. Galway it is in the semi so as we cannot get Wexford if they win and Tipp cannot get Limerick.
Might not be the worst thing, Galway will be going into the semi without playing a game of consequence...
On that, did we not play Kilkenny three times in (I think) 2010? Do they prevent re-matches at the semi stage?
Just reading that again actually. If Limerick win, then we should get them and Tipp get Galway
Yes you are correct. Hawkshaw was MOTM that day aswel for Brigids. That Clarinbridge team have also won everything since and huge favourites to win Minor A in Galway again.
Sorry. I'm an idiot. These draws always wreck my head.