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  1. Result: Kerry 6-17 Derry 1-08
  2. Kerry Minor champions for fourth year in a row
  3. David Clifford nets four goals

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All times stated are UK


Kerry 6-17 Derry 1-08

After four minutes of stoppage-time, the final whistle sounds and the Kerry celebrations begin.

Derry did superbly to make it to the showpiece occasion at Croke Park, but were outclassed on the big stage.

Let's leave the last word to man of the match David Clifford who scored four goals and four points for the victors.

"We really put in a performance and the four in a row is massive for the people of Kerry.

"We expected more of a defensive set-up by Derry but maybe it worked better for us that they did not do that."

Kerry 6-13 Derry 1-07

Brian Friel, Adam Donohue and Donchadh O'Sullivan reel off points for Kerry who will become the first - and last - county to win four All-Ireland Minor titles in a row.

The final whistle cannot come soon enough for the Derry lads.

Clifford to the four

Kerry 6-10 Derry 1-07

David Clifford strikes again! Kerry's brightest prospect nets from close-range for his fourth goal in what is a landslide victory for the Munster lads.

Hat-trick hero

Kerry 5-10 Derry 1-07

No need to debate who the man of the match should be. David Clifford plucks a high ball out of the air and turns to shoot left-footed past Oran Hartin for his third goal in the 48th minute.

David Clifford has been outstanding in Kerry's dominant display against Derry
David Clifford has been outstanding in Kerry's dominant display against Derry


Kerry 4-9 Derry 1-7

Derry score a goal through a Paddy Quigg penalty after substitute forward Callum Brown is hauled down by two Kerry defenders.


Kerry 4-9 Derry 1-7

Kerry aren't taking their foot off the pedal and bag a fourth goal early in the second half through Fiachra Clifford.


Kerry 3-8 Derry 0-5

Donal O'Sullivan registers for Kerry, and Derry get their first point in 12 minutes through Richie Mullan.

Down go Kerry to the other end for Jack Griffin to send over another point - 12 points in it at half-time.

Could be a long second period for the boys from Derry.

No stopping Clifford

Kerry 3-6 Derry 0-4

Jack Griffin lands a point and then the hugely impressive David Clifford rattles off three in a row for the boys in green.

Double trouble

Kerry 3-2 Derry 0-4

Two goals in a minute put Kerry in early command at Croke Park. David Clifford, regarded as a real star of the future, forces his way past several Derry defenders to score and then Fiachra Clifford fires in the Kingdom's third goal.

If Derry recover from this, it really will be a Minor miracle.

Fiachra Clifford celebrates after scoring Kerry's third goal
Fiachra Clifford celebrates after scoring Kerry's third goal

Derry response

Kerry 1-0 derry 0-4

Brian Friel points for Kerry but Mark McGrogan lands a couple for Derry and Lorcan Williams also points to reduce the gap to one.

But that response is almost undone when Kerry break through once more - but this time keeper Oran Hartin does well to block Jack Griffin's shot.

Kerry miss

Kerry 1-1 Derry 0-1

Hearts in mouths time for Derry again as Kerry carve them open - but luckily for the Ulster lads Jack Griffin shoots wide from right in front of goal.

Fair exchange

Kerry 1-1 Derry 0-1

Oisin McWilliams gets Derry off the mark but Donal O'Sullivan hoists a point in reply for Kerry


Kerry 1-0 Derry 0-0

It is a disastrous start for Derry as they concede a goal within seconds of the throw-in. Centre half forward David Clifford, identified as the main danger to the Oak Leafers, catches and shoots left-footed into the net.

Kerry's David Clifford
Kerry's David Clifford

One for the album

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final

The Derry boys pose for the traditional pre-match photocall
The Derry boys pose for the traditional pre-match photocall

Last Minor final

Derry v Kerry

This will be the last All-Ireland Minor final, as the Under-18 championship is being replaced by an Under-17 competition. The first Minor final was played in 1929, and altogether 18 counties have lifted the Tom Markham Cup, named after a well-known Clare GAA figure.

Derry have won it on four occasions while Kerry, wait for it, have a record 14 Minor All-Irelands to their name.

Derry last celebrated All-Ireland Minor success in the 2002 final against Meath
Derry last celebrated All-Ireland Minor success in the 2002 final against Meath

Big task facing Derry

Skipper McGrogan says Derry Minors not overawed

Padraig McGrogan, the captain of Derry Minors, insists the Ulster boys will not be fazed by the fact they are taking on Kerry who have dominated the Minor scene in recent seasons.

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On the air

All-Ireland Minor final

Mark Sidebottom is Radio Ulster's match commentator at Croke Park, and alongside is former Derry star Conleth Gilligan.

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Starting soon

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final (throw-in 13:15 BST)

The finishing touches have been applied and it will not be long until the action starts on All-Ireland final day.

As far as Ulster involvement is concerned, the focus is on the Minor final as Derry square up to mighty Kerry before the Senior final between Dublin and Mayo.

Kerry have won the Minor title for the last three years but there is a real belief in the Derry camp, particularly after their semi-final win over Dublin three weeks ago.

"We are going there to win the match, but we will need luck on our side," says Oak Leaf Minor boss Damian McErlain. "We will need to show up big time. Anything less than our absolute best will not be enough."

This will be McErlain's last match with the Derry youngsters, as his success at Minor level in recent years has earned him promotion to manager of the county's Senior football team.

He is taking over from Damian Barton and has been awarded a three-year contract.

A member of the ground staff painting the lines at Croke Park
A member of the ground staff painting the lines at Croke Park