Galway 2-16 v Cavan 1-09, 2pm Croke Park
60 mins played
The game is all over, Galway are the champions.
Into added time here,Hehir scores another Galway point
Cavan goal but too little too late
Conor Doherty with another score for Galway
Mark Hehir points for Galway
Jack Brady points for Cavan
Cummins hits back right away for Galway
Niall McDermott with a Cavan point
Michael Boyle points for Galway to extend their lead
That could be Cavan’s big chance
Saved by the Galway keeper from Barry Reilly
Penalty for Cavan. The game needed this.
Niall Murray responds for Cavan
Galway first off the mark again,point from Doherty
Second half just started
We credited Cavan with 6 points in that half but only 5 have been chalked up. it appears that a point may have been disallowed.
Half-time here in Croke Park, Galway lead by 11 points
Mark Hehir points a free for Galway,this young lad looks some player
2 minutes injury time to be played here
Niall McDermott with a Cavan point
Cavan trying hard but that goal just won’t come
Barry Reilly with a point for Cavan
Mark Hehir with another fantastic point for Galway
All Galway in this half, Cavan have a mountain to climb
Eric Monaghan with a second Galway goal
A great point from Mark Hehir, Cavan are in trouble here
Cummins makes it a seven point lead
Mark Hehir with a free stretches the Galway lead
A Galway goal from Full Forward Patrick Sweeney
Cummins increases the lead to two points
Mark Hehir with a point for Galway
Scores coming thick and fast here
Jack Brady with a point for Cavan
Flannagan puts the Ulster side back in front and Danny Cummins equalises
Josh Moore with his second score for Galway ties the game
Barry Reilly puts Cavan back in front
A bright start here in Croke Park, end to end stuff
The game is on, Cavan score from Niall Smith, but Moore replies for Galway
Match about to get underway here
It should be a cracking match in croke park.
Galway hope to ignite the west when they seek a fourth Cadbury All Ireland U21 title in a potentially intriguing game against Cavan at Croke Park.
Tribesmen manager, Alan Mulholland, has spent the build up to this game emphasising the benefits of having a positive ball playing side as opposed to some who feel you need a harder edge to succeed at All Ireland level.
He has his young charges looking to pass and move rather than the current vogue for blanket defence as used at senior level by a number of counties looking to buy into a Tyrone style.
Galway move the ball extremely well and Mulholland knows how to mould a group of energetic youngsters into a winning side as he tasted Minor success in 2007. This current side pulled off a great win against a fancied Cork side last time out and are extremely good in snuffing out any threats having only conceded 0-23 in their last three matches.
The opposition tomorrow head down from the north west, never having won a title at this level but have won the only other meeting of these two sides at this level 23 years ago. The Breffni men will look to Gearoid McKiernan to continue the form that saw him snaffle three points against Louth for the senior side recently.
The gangly midfielder comes complete with a good engine and will drive his teammates on against the tribesmen. They won through to the decider by beating title favourites Tyrone and a strong back line, like opponents Galway, have only shipped 2-29 in their four matches to date, so it will not be a one sided encounter at headquarters.
McKiernan would love to get his hands on the cup tomorrow as Cavan have lost their two other final appearances and it would a great fill up for the county in the week that has seen them withdraw from hurling at senior level.
Galway however should have too much for the Breffni and look to take their fourth title, having beaten Kerry, Dublin and Down in previous finals, at Croke Park tomorrow.
Cavan: A O’Mara; F Flanagan, O Minagh, D Tighe; K Meehan, D Barkey, M Brady; G McKiernan, M Leddy; N Smith, N Murray, B Reilly; J Brady, N McDermott, P Leddy.
Galway: M Breathnach; G Sweeney, C Forde, A Tierney; J Moore, J Duane, T Fahy; F Ó Curraoin, T Flynn; M Boyle, M Hehir, C Doherty; D Cummins, P Sweeney, E Monaghan.