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All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship 2017

  • 29-05-2017 12:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 33,602 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    The leinster under 21 Championship got under way last Weds night with Westmeath beating Meath 2-20-0-10 in the Leinster 1st Round. The Leinster QFs take place this Wednesday night 31st May

    Leinster QFS (all 7.30pm)
    Kildare vs Carlow- Newbridge
    Wexford vs Offaly- Wexford Park
    Westmeath vs Laois- Mullingar
    Kilkenny vs Dublin- Nowlan Park

    The Munster championship starts on the 22nd June with Limerick vs Tipperary in the QF

    semi final
    Clare vs Limerick/Tipperary- Weds 12th July- Thurles/Limerick
    Waterford vs Cork- Thus 13th July- Walsh Park
    Final 26th July

    Kilkenny and Wexford suppose to be pretty strong in Leinster and Tipp are favourites for Munster but anything can happen in the under 21 championships. Current Champions Waterford still have a few players from last years squad but are missing a few marquee players such as Austin Gleeson, Stephen Bennett, DJ Foran, Tom Devine


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,444 ✭✭✭ brookville


    I'd imagine cork are strong enough with a number of their u21s involved with the senior setup.I also thought kk and dublin were the two strongest teams in leinster but with both set to clash Wednesday night one of them will be eliminated.it's always hard to gauge how teams are going but the kk v dublin match wednesday should be a good match


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭ Rasputin11


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    The leinster under 21 Championship got under way last Weds night with Westmeath beating Meath 2-20-0-10 in the Leinster 1st Round. The Leinster QFs take place this Wednesday night 31st May

    Leinster QFS (all 7.30pm)
    Kildare vs Carlow- Newbridge
    Wexford vs Offaly- Wexford Park
    Westmeath vs Laois- Mullingar
    Kilkenny vs Dublin- Nowlan Park

    The Munster championship starts on the 22nd June with Limerick vs Tipperary in the QF

    semi final
    Clare vs Limerick/Tipperary- Weds 12th July- Thurles/Limerick
    Waterford vs Cork- Thus 13th July- Walsh Park
    Final 26th July

    Kilkenny and Wexford suppose to be pretty strong in Leinster and Tipp are favourites for Munster but anything can happen in the under 21 championships. Current Champions Waterford still have a few players from last years squad but are missing a few marquee players such as Austin Gleeson, Stephen Bennett, DJ Foran, Tom Devine

    Tipp are 12/1 to win Munster, outsiders of the 5 and that's a fair assessment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    If the players involved with the seniors yesterday manage to come through physically and mentally unscarred then Dublin have a fair chance of beating Cats. Should be a good match. Last time they played in Parnell was high drama indeed with Kilkenny taking it at the death. Home advantage tends to be big in underage so KK rightly favourites.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,177 ✭✭✭ finbarrk


    Kilkenny v Dublin is on TG4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,193 ✭✭✭✭ Kerrydude1981


    Looking forward to this championship,its always very competitive and is real championship hurling,lose and go home no second chances


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Westmeath giving Kilkenny another good game this evening.

    Nothing between the teams so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,602 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Westmeath giving Kilkenny another good game this evening.

    Nothing between the teams so far.

    Westmeath doing very well so far and a point up at HT. Expect them to tire and Kilkenny too win it in the 2nd half but you never know


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,045 ✭✭✭ The White Feather


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Westmeath doing very well so far and a point up at HT. Expect them to tire and Kilkenny too win it in the 2nd half but you never know

    Your prediction was correct! KK just that bit better all around.

    Feel a bit sorry for Westmeath with a few ref giving Kilkenny a few things here and there but nothing to effect the result.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 120 ✭✭ HurlingRanker


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Westmeath doing very well so far and a point up at HT. Expect them to tire and Kilkenny too win it in the 2nd half but you never know

    You fairly hit the nail on the head with that call. Level with 20 minutes left, from then Kilkenny outscore Westmeath by 1-9 to 0-2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,602 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Expect Limerick too win handy tonight against Tipp. I think Cork are going to be good in this grade this year and face current champions Waterford (down a good few quality players from last year) in the semi final on the 13th July. Clare face the winners of tonight's game

    I'd put Wexford favourites in the Leinster final Kilkenny are an average enough team and don't think Eddie Brennan is anything special as a manager


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,045 ✭✭✭ The White Feather


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    don't think Eddie Brennan is anything special as a manager

    I hope he is a better manager than pundit because I don't know if it was just me but he seemed to be a bit "sneery" sometimes in his analysis. That was my impression of him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,045 ✭✭✭ The White Feather


    Limerick racing off into a good lead so far against Tipp

    2-08 to 0-5 20 mins gone


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭ letowski


    Limerick look good this year, have stars right across the team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,602 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    letowski wrote: »
    Limerick look good this year, have stars right across the team.

    They sound like the team too beat this year

    Hard too knw with Waterford and Clare but have a sneaky feeling Cork are going to be good


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭ letowski


    Yeah Cork would probably be next best in terms of senior quality. Id expect they will really target this Munster u21, the county hasnt won anything underage for ages.

    Limerick should be too strong for my county, we have a couple of good players but not as star studded as Limerick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,798 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds between Limerick & Clare is live on TG4 now.

    Limerick winning 1-5 to 0-2 after 8 minutes.
    Limerick looking impressive so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,784 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds between Limerick & Clare is live on TG4 now.

    Limerick winning 1-5 to 0-2 after 8 minutes.
    Limerick looking impressive so far.

    Half time now, limerick are 1-14 to 1-05


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,784 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    clare are fighting back, 8 minutes into the 2nd half, 1-15 to 1-9


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,798 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Clare are coming back into it now but I still expect Limerick to win. 40 minutes gone, 1-16 to 1-10.

    One observation is that the pitch is in fairly poor condition for the time of year. Especially compared to the likes of Semple Stadium and Nowlan Park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,784 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    its well over now. 11 points with 5 minutes of normal time left


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,908 ✭✭✭ slegs


    Good win against a poor Clare team. Cork or Waterford should provide a better game in final


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,908 ✭✭✭ slegs


    Aaron Gillane and Cian Lynch destroyed the Clare half back line


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,602 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Think the final is on in Limerick no matter who wins 2morrow night as Limerick most recent games vs Cork and Waterford have been away from home

    Waterford have a strong enough team for 2morrow nignt and I expect Cork too have a strong team too although Luke Meade is out

    Edit Luke Meade is down too start

    1. Patrick Collins - Ballinhassig
    2. Sean O Donoghue - Inniscarra
    3. Eoghan Murphy - Sarsfields
    4. David Griffin - Carrigaline
    5. Billy Hennessy - St Finbarrs
    6. Darren Browne - Kanturk (C)
    7. Mark Coleman - Blarney
    8. Paul Leopold - Sarsfields
    9. Darragh Fitzgibbon - Charleville
    10. Chris O Leary - Valley Rovers
    11. Declan Dalton - Fr O' Neills
    12. Luke Meade - Newcestown
    13. Robbie O Flynn - Erins Own
    14. Shane Kingston - Douglas
    15. Michael O Halloran - Blackrock
    16. Eoghan Healy - Ballymartle
    17. David Lowney - Clonakilty
    18. Conor Cahalane - St Finbarrs
    19. Aaron Myers - Sarsfields
    20. Jack O Connor - Sarsfields
    21. Tim O Mahony - Newtownshandrum
    22. Dave O Neill - Mayfield
    23. Seadna Smyth - Sarsfields
    24. Dayne Lee - Na Piarsaigh


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,798 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Think the final is on in Limerick no matter who wins 2morrow night as Limerick most recent games vs Cork and Waterford have been away from home

    I hope the condition of the pitch has improved for the final!


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ lim4ev


    I hope the condition of the pitch has improved for the final!

    What was wrong with pitch looked ok to me


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,908 ✭✭✭ slegs


    Pitch looked good to me don't know what you are seeing. Unlike Thurles who had to have artificial grass in goal areas last week


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 mountgomery burns


    slegs wrote: »
    Pitch looked good to me don't know what you are seeing. Unlike Thurles who had to have artificial grass in goal areas last week

    Thurles pitch was fantastic last week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ big_drive


    Agree pitch looked awful last night.

    Hard to see Limerick being beaten in this grade, too much quality all over the pitch


  • Registered Users Posts: 671 ✭✭✭ Quintis


    big_drive wrote: »
    Agree pitch looked awful last night.

    Hard to see Limerick being beaten in this grade, too much quality all over the pitch

    Do you think they'll get away with shooting as many wides against a better team?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ big_drive


    Quintis wrote: »
    Do you think they'll get away with shooting as many wides against a better team?

    Probably will if they're still scoring as much ch as they do you can afford plenty wides and still get away with it


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