2017 All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

With the age bracket set to be changed to U-20 from 2018 onwards, this could be the last ever U-21 Football Championship.

Leinster had a few matches over the past couple of weeks, but Munster & Ulster kick off this week.

3-in-a-row All-Ireland minor winners Kerry play Clare tomorrow night in Tralee at half 7.

Kerry

  1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)
  2. Tom (Leo) O’Sullivan (Dingle)
  3. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
  4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)
  5. Brian Sugrue (Renard) (Captain)
  6. Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil)
  7. Daniel O’Brien (Glenfesk)
  8. Barry O’Sullivan (Dingle)
  9. Brian Ó’Seanacháin (Ballydonoghue)
  10. Brandon Barrett (Ardfert)
  11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
  12. Matthew Flaherty (Dingle)
  13. Conor Geaney (Dingle)
  14. Matthew O’Sullivan (St. Michael’s-Foilmore)
  15. Cathal Bambury (Dingle)

That’s quite a lot of Dingle players.

Brian Ó’Beaglaoich misses out through injury, Killian Spillane is on the bench.

Limerick face Tipperary in the other Munster first round fixture in the Gaelic Grounds

Limerick

  1. Richard Hayes (St. Senan’s)
  2. David Connolly (Adare)
  3. Jim Liston (Gerald Griffin’s)
  4. Ed Sheehy (Granagh/Ballingarry)
  5. Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen)
  6. Seán Murphy (Newcastlewest)
  7. Michael Donovan (Gabally)
  8. Josh Ryan (Oola)
  9. Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels)
  10. Padraig de Brún (Firies)
  11. Hugh Bourke (Adare)
  12. Killian Ryan (Mungret) (Captain)
  13. Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh)
  14. A.J. O’Connor (Newcastlewest)
  15. Brian O’Donovan (Monaleen)

Tipperary

  1. Charlie Manton (Fethard)
  2. Willie Connors (Kildangan)
  3. Liam Ryan (Clonmel Commercials)
  4. Colm O’Shaugnessy (Ardfinnan)
  5. Daire Brennan (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)
  6. Liam Fahey (Rockwell Rovers)
  7. Paudie Feehan (Killenaule)
  8. Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers) (Captain)
  9. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
  10. Aidan Buckley (St. Patrick’s)
  11. Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers)
  12. Emmet Moloney (Drom/Inch)
  13. Joe Ryan (Kilmurry)
  14. Jack Butler (Upperchurch/Drombane)
  15. Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)

Hon Shuchroo bai.

Decent lineup in fairness although our CB could be an issue if not properly protected by the MF combo.

O’Shaugnessy is a lovely bit of stuff and first cousin to a famous Limerick hurler of the same surname.

Clare v Kerry

Firies man on the Limerick team?! ?

Na Piarsaigh originally, currently playing for Firies. Nice footballer, probably the best kickpasser in the team.

does he play hurling? He might boost the Kerry hurling panel?!

I have no idea of his hurling credentials.

As far as I know, he’s played with Firies for quite a while so if he was any good at hurling, he’d probably already be starting for them at least.

Is na Gaeil club in tralee? If so only one townie picked. Fair spread of clubs

Very unusual for Kerry to have one club with so many.
Some achievement for Dingle. They produce very skillful players as well.
Fitzmaurice has had a huge influence along with Griffen and others. But all the clubs down there are being risen by the schools.

Dingle is a town

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It is kev but I wouldn’t be classing them as townies. And you can be sure the killarney lads don’t think the Dingle lads are townies :grinning:

Ya but i’m sure all the Lispole lads do.

Declan Brouder has done a fine job with this Limerick squad. They could very well spring a shock tonight.

Who are they playing?

Tipperary

It’s not like they are massive underdogs and they do have home advantage. Nice sprinkling of seniors on the team as well.

Laois Under-21 Football Manager Gary Kavanagh has announced his starting 15 for tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Leinster U-21 FC clash with Louth in O’Moore Park

Aaron Cooney (St Joseph’s)
James Kelly (St Joseph’s)
Shane Nerney (O’Dempsey’s)
Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)
Patrick O’Sullivan (Portarlington)
Eoin Buggie (Stradbally)
Daniel O’Reilly (Graiguecullen)
David Connolly (Ballyfin)
Danny Luttrell (Courtwood)
Darragh Connolly (Ballyfin)
Brian Daly (Barrowhouse)
Conor Whelehan (Timahoe)
Colm Murphy (Portarlington)
Sean Moore (Ballyfin)
Brian Byrne (Graiguecullen)

Bolded denotes players who have league or championship intercounty experience, another, Tom Shiel is named on the bench. Anyway, Sean Moore is the stand out there. Daly is a bit of use (also had an attempted transfer from his Junior club to St Josephs turned down Monday night), and Kelly in the corner is decent, but after that, its anyones guess.

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Unusual that there’s no-one from Portlaoise on the team. Don’t they generally dominate club football in Laois?