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Derry Minors Qualify For The 2017 All-Ireland Final Against Kerry

GAA All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 26/8/2017 Dublin vs Derry Derry panel Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Almost all of last week’s headlines were taken by Kerry’s David Clifford in last Sunday’s curtain raiser, when Kerry defeated Cavan to keep their chances of winning four All-Ireland minor titles in a row in tact.

Today saw Dublin and Derry go to battle in the second All-Ireland minor semi-final, where both teams played out a very entertaining game of football. It was an outstanding encounter filled with good performances, but Derry were full value for their victory in the end.

Little separated the sides, with Derry prevailing in the end, by a narrow margin of three points, 0-17 to 0-14. They put on a tremendous defensive display as Dublin lay siege on their goal.

Dublin’s discipline cost them dearly as Derry scored a number of late frees. Despite seven minutes of injury time, Derry maintained their composure and made excellent decisions in and out of possession to qualify for the All-Ireland final.

Over the hour, both sides showed maturity beyond their years with some excellent all round play, and Derry will now play three-in-a-row reigning champions Kerry in the All-Ireland final on September 17th.

Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.