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Alan Flynn's Galway U-21 footballers are the 2/1 outsiders this Saturday evening when they take on Roscommon in the Connacht final at Tuam Stadium (6pm).
At the end of the day, it's just a warm-up competition and on the balance of play Roscommon deserved their win in this Hastings Cup semi-final. But Mayo will feel that this game slipped through their fingers right at the death and denied them a place in the final against Galway next weekend, in what would have been another useful competitive game before their Connacht Championship kicks into gear in mid-March.
Roscommon’s minor footballers are just one hour of football away from booking a place in this year’s All-Ireland minor final. Tyrone lie between them and a place in this year’s decider where Mayo await the winners.
Would the real Kildare team stand up please? On all known evidence, Kildare were the team to beat in the race to be crowned all-Ireland minor champions. They simply blew all opposition out of the water in Leinster and were expected to have little difficulty in taking Roscommon’s scalp in the quarter-final. After all Roscommon had failed to retain their Connacht title.
Roscommon’s minor footballers may have been handed the underdogs tag ahead of Sunday’s provincial decider against Mayo but despite that I feel they are in with a great shout of completing the three in a row.
Tony Duffy is in his third year as Mayo minor manager and on Sunday he’s looking for his latest batch of minors to pick up a second provincial crown in those three years. This year Mayo will have to do it the hard way by going to the their opponents backyard to win the title.