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Bad News For The Rest Of Leinster As The Future Looks Blue

Bad News For The Rest Of Leinster As The Future Looks Blue
Daniel Kelly
By Daniel Kelly
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There were two games on Sunday in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship, as the provincial championships came to a close.

In Clones, Derry's minors reached their third Ulster final in a row where they were pitted against Cavan. Louth's minors were in their first Leinster minor final since 1971, and looked to topple Dublin.

Players from Dublin and Derry put in superb performances across both games to make up the nominees for the Electric Ireland Minor Player of the Week. You can cast your ballot every week on Electric Ireland's Facebook page, and get involved in the conversation through #GAAThisIsMajor.

Kieran Kennedy - Dublin

Dublin had 12 separate scorers in their 13-point win over Louth, but Kieran Kennedy was not one of them.

Such was the Ballyboden St. Endas' star's performance, he was still named man of the match, for his role at wing-back.

Kennedy and his teammates in defence were so dominant against Louth's attack, that they only conceded three points from open play in the 60 minutes.


Ross McGarry - Dublin

It took less that 30 seconds for Ross McGarry to score Dublin's opening point against Louth on Sunday afternoon in Croke Park. From there the side never looked back as they secured their first Leinster title since 2014.


The Ballyboden St Endas' forward scored three points in total (all from play) as he and his teammates won their first provinical title at minor level.


McGarry has been one of Dublin's bright lights throughout the Championship this summer. In three games, McGarry has scored 3-07 as Dublin won their Leinster title.

Padraig McGrogan - Derry

Next year will be the twentieth anniversary of Derry's last Ulster senior title, but there is no such drought for the minor side. On Sunday, the Oak Leaf county played in their third Ulster final in as many years, winning their second title in that period.

Derry captain Padraig McGrogan was named man of the match in the seven-point win, as he led the side from the middle of the field.


The Newbridge player was part of last year's team that lost to Donegal in the Final, but he made up for that disappointment on Sunday, scoring a first-half point as the county minors won their 14th provincial title.

You can cast your vote for the Player of the Week nominees every week on Electric Ireland's Facebook page.




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