League: All Ireland Championship 2020

It will be a lot different championship due to the Coronavirus, but we are hoping to see some live GAA in July.

Donegal v Tyrone – Preview and Live Score Commentary

Preview and Live Score Commentary – Donegal vs Tyrone is the fixture for the Ulster Quarter-Final on the 1st of November. Firstly, these teams have a chance to test each other out in the League. They meet in Ballybofey on Sunday October 18 as inter-county football resumes.

Currently, these two sides are sitting in the middle of Division 1. However, Donegal and Tyrone both have tough round 7 ties against Kerry and Tyrone respectively. As a result, this clash is important for both teams if they wish to be safe from a relegation fight heading into their final game.

The postponement of the League came at a bad time for Tyrone. They had just beaten Dublin in Omagh to bounce back from a trouncing in Galway. Previously, they had wins against Kerry and Meath to overshadow a loss to Monaghan. Four points from their last two games could see Mickey Harte’s team contest the title. But, if results go the opposite way they could easily be leapfrogged and be in relegation trouble.

Meanwhile, Donegal are just a point behind their Ulster rivals. This is courtesy of an earlier draw with Mayo. Wins over Meath and Monaghan came either side of defeats to Galway and Dublin. In a similar way to Tyrone, Donegal could still finish at either end of the table. However, they are more unlikely to go top. Instead, good results from their final two games are important to remain in Division 1. After winning Division 2 to gain promotion in 2019, the 2012 All-Ireland winners will be keen to justify their place among the best.

Championship the Priority

Last weekend, Donegal lost a challenge game to Mayo in Sligo. But, they were without their Kilcar and Naomh Conaill contingent for this game as the sides were scheduled to play the county final. Now, this final is suspended and the likes of Paddy McBrearty and Ryan McHugh will bolster Declan Bonner’s squad.

In Tyrone, all the talk is about Conor McKenna’s return from the AFL. This summer, the 24-year-old announced his return to Ireland after a successful few years with Essendon. If he should link up with the squad, it will provide much needed attacking prowess in Cathal McShane’s absence.

With the Championship fixture between these two the priority, both managers will be cautious of picking up injuries. Therefore, we could see two experimental sides in Ballybofey.

Allianz National League: Donegal vs Tyrone, Sunday October 18th, 4pm (Ballybofey). 

https://www.sportsnewsireland.com/gaa/club-championships-county-by-county/

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Cillian O’Connor

Cillian O’Connor (born 1992) is a Gaelic footballer and captain for the Mayo senior team. He plays his club football for Ballintubber. O’Connor is the leading all-time top scorer in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

Galway vs Kerry All Ireland Football U20 semi-final – Live scores

Its Galway v Kerry in the semi-final of U21 All-Ireland Football final, we have live score commentary and a preview of the match, throw-in at 4pm on Saturday.

The westerners claimed the Connacht title for the second year in succession with a convincing win over Roscommon in March. It ended 4-13 to 0-5 but it was the previous game that Galway will remember more vividly. It took a penalty shoot-out to separate Mayo and Galway in McHale Park all the way back in February. After a second-half fightback with the aid of a massive wind, Galway won the shoot-out 3-2.

The Kingdom Come?
Recently, Kerry have failed to translate the success of their minor teams into their U-20/U-21 setups. Despite winning five minor All-Ireland finals between 2014 and ’18, the Kingdom have had no U-20/21 side reach a final in that time. However, John Sugrue will be hopeful that 2020 is the year a Kerry side reaches the showdown again.

Conquering Munster will have gone a long way to boosting Sugrue’s players’ confidence in spite of the time elapsed. Earlier in the year, they defeated Cork 0-17 to 1-9 in Tralee. More impressively, they were four down at the midway stage. A second-half masterclass from Ruaidhri Ó Beaglaoich, who scored 0-5 on the night, catapulted Kerry to the Munster title.

Currently, Kerry edge Dublin as the favourites to lift the All-Ireland. But, it will only take two wins from any of the remaining teams be crowned Champions. Furthermore, it remains to be seen how each team has been affected by the long break. Therefore, expect two very closely contested semi-finals this Saturday.

TG4 are broadcasting both games live.

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Dublin vs Tyrone All Ireland Football U20 semi-final

We have live score commentary from the All Ireland Football U20 semi-final – Dublin v Tyrone. Throw in for the match is 2:30pm Saturday.

Firstly, it is Dublin vs Tyrone in Kingspan Breffni Park. Last year’s runners-up will be keen to prove that they can get over the line after being beaten by Cork in the final. This time around, they need to first overcome a high-quality Tyrone side who have their own high ambitions.

The Leinster side imitated their senior counterparts by cruising through Leinster. For example, they had ten points to spare in the final against a spirited Laois team. On that day, seven different scorers contributed to their 18 points. But, now the Championship becomes far more competitive. The players will be hoping this form doesn’t suffer after such a long lay-off.

Contrastingly, Tyrone had to dogfight their way to an Ulster final. In the quarter-final, they were at the mercy of Armagh in the final quarter of the game. However, they found a way back in and eventually won in extra-time. Then, Antrim seemed to handle the atrocious elements better in the semi-final. Yet, Tyrone still found a way to win 0-11 vs 0-9. Surprisingly, the final offered them the least trouble. A strong second-half surge led by corner-forward Ethan Jordan led them to a 1-11 vs 0-9 victory.

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Dara Moynihan

Dara Moynihan is a Kerry footballer, he plays in the forward line and made his debut for Kerry against Waterford in 2016.

Tony Brosnan

Tony Brosnan is Kerry footballer, Brosnan plays in the forward line and made his debut against Clare in 2015.

Ronan Buckley

Ronan Buckley plays for the Kerry football team, he plays in the forwards and made his debut in 2015.

Diarmuid O’Connor Kerry

Diarmuid O’Connor is a Kerry footballer, he plays in Midfield and made his championship debut in 2019, he was minor in 2016.

Peter Crowley

Peter Crowley is a Pharmacist who plays with the Kerry Senior Football team, Crowley made his debut in against Tipperary in 2012.

Jason Foley

Jason Foley is a cornerback with the Kerry senior football team, Foley is a teacher and made his championship debut in 2018, he won a Munster title in 2019.