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It took just two games and two rounds of extra time for the gladiators from Claremorris and Ballina Stephenites in the Mayo GAA u21 final. On Sunday afternoon, it was the men from south Mayo who emerged victorious and claimed their first A championship at this grade.
When we previewed the semi-finals of this competition, we said that Ballina were going to have to be on the top of their game to take down an impressive looking Breaffy side, and Ballina were just that. Tough, hard-working, and when it came to the crunch holding their nerve in digging out the win. When it looked like their semi-final was heading towards extra-time sub John Moylette kept his cool and put the ball between the posts to book their deserved spot in the final. This Ballina team coming good at u21 this year really should not be that much of a surprise as in 2011, this crop of players picked up the minor A title.
The last of the big titles to be given out in Mayo football will be handed out on Sunday week, all going well, with the final of the MD Roofing Services Mayo u21 football championship pencilled in for that date. Before then tomorrow night, Saturday, November 29 there is the small matter of the two semi-finals in the competition down for decision in Elverys MacHale Park.
After their marvellous All-Ireland success in 2013, it is back to the drawing board for Alan Flynn's Galway u-21 footballers when they face Leitrim this Saturday (4.30pm) in Carrick-on-Shannon in the Connacht semi-final.
Galway senior football manager Alan Mulholland, who was a selector with the u-21 management team, will not be rushing the youngsters into senior championship action.
The Galway u-21 footballers picked the ideal occasion to produce an exemplary team performance in defeating Cork by 1-14 to 1-11 in the All-Ireland final on Saturday evening in Limerick’s Páirce na nGael.
The Galway u-21 football panel will head down to Limerick this Saturday afternoon with the prime objective of collecting another All-Ireland at that grade for the county.
Many times in the past decade, Galway football fans have headed to championship games hoping to win, and returned disappointed, but last weekend was a day to savour.
The Galway u-21 footballers will head to Tullamore this Saturday (2pm) to take on Kildare in the All-Ireland semi-final knowing they will have to improve significantly on their Connacht final display if they are to get past a big, tall and physical Kildare outfit.