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29-03-2012, 20:22   #46
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Meath only lost by 2 points to Kildare in the first round of the hurling league, so should they beat or draw with Armagh they will definitely be capable of matching Kildare in the final.
That's true, though Kildare will definitely be hot favourites if we do get to the final.
Was hoping to make it to the Armagh game this weekend but it's been moved to Middletown. It'll be tough assuming Armagh play their first team this time but hopefully the boys can do it. No doubt they'll put more effort into it than the footballers have the past two weekends.

Rumours are doing the rounds that GG has quit the management team (although he denies it). Why can't we go through a season without any controversy?
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Fair play Hammer Archer, Meath hurling fans are rare enough, but a fan willing to go to away games is another level of rare altogether. The county board don't help of course when they put club games on at the same time as county ones.

I feel they will beat Armagh sunday, and this will set up an interesting game against Kildare. Unlike the footballers, the hurlers don't disappoint as often against teams they should beat, and rarely collapse pathetically against teams a level above them.

The addition of some minors from last year seems to be working well, Healy, Toher and Fitzsimons have made quite a successful step up to the senior team.
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30-03-2012, 11:36   #48
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You're dead right. I wish the county board would pay more than just lip service to the hurlers. I think we would be able to dramatically improve and be on a par with the likes of Antrim and Laois if more effort was put in. We're obviously able to produce fantastic hurlers (I'm of the opinion that Nicky Horan would have walked onto any team in the country in his prime) and just 10 years ago we were in Division 1 of the league and beat Dublin if I remember correctly.

To go back to the footballers, Paddy Gilsenan could be out for a while with a hamstring injury. Also there's rumours that Cormac McGuinness is out.
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And the hurlers easily beat Armagh 1-19 to 8 points to make it to the Division 2B final on April 15th.
Well done lads!
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Not in the final according to RTÉ...aaaaaaand they've corrected their mistake, phew! :-)

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right lads cards on the table with the championships i havent seen any club football so far this year whos gonna win the various championships.ive already been told ratoath will win the junior but i hear that most years!!i think theres no real stand out club team in meath for a good while now
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Losing to Louth would do us the world of good. but things aren't looking to good in the Meath camp , bringing back Geraghty and Boylan was madness yes too great icons of Meath football but imo there both jobs who have had there day.

I'm a believer in Karma and I reckon that goal in 2010 has us cursed.
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right lads cards on the table with the championships i havent seen any club football so far this year whos gonna win the various championships.ive already been told ratoath will win the junior but i hear that most years!!i think theres no real stand out club team in meath for a good while now
Every team has their loud mouths but that doesn't mean it's the view of the whole club. As a Ratoath man, I can see us having trouble getting out of our group. We're grand against the weaker teams but we seem to freeze when pressure is put on us.
I was at the Ballivor game last year and we were absolutely cruising with around 15 minutes left (I think we were 4 or 5 points up). Then Ballivor got a lucky goal and we just fell apart.
Dunsany in the quarters was even worse. Think we had 6 clear goal chances and only took one and notched up something like 17 wides that day.
We're definitely in the toughest group this season with Bective (who we were constantly reminded last season were unbeaten in Junior), O Mahoneys and Drumbaragh. If we get out of the group, then I'll start hoping.
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Losing to Louth would do us the world of good. but things aren't looking to good in the Meath camp , bringing back Geraghty and Boylan was madness yes too great icons of Meath football but imo there both jobs who have had there day.

I'm a believer in Karma and I reckon that goal in 2010 has us cursed.
How exactly would it do us the world of good to play div 3 football next year. We need a morale boost heading into the championship.

The goal was cursed. Would you go away on out of that.
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How exactly would it do us the world of good to play div 3 football next year. We need a morale boost heading into the championship.

The goal was cursed. Would you go away on out of that.
Agreed. While Meath are in Division 2, they are playing a higher level football against some top teams and you need this as preparation going into the championship.This is why it is rare that you have division 3 and 4 teams winning a provincial title and it can only be harmful in the medium term.

I just don't think the players are there to do anything significant.The Meath team seem to play on form on a year on year off basis but with Joe Sheridan emigrating and David Bray out injured along with Gilsenan, the lack of a midfield and effective application of a gameplan plus Banty tactics and the issue of Geraghty being a player-selector being a conflict of interest, this is only going to be harmful.

I can see Meath escaping relegation again this year.Meath would take a 1 point win if it was offered to them beforehand. I think Louth are going to believe they can bring it to Navan and get revenge for 2010 and 2011.It will be interesting as I would expect Keenan to cause problems in the middle but I think Meath half back line may offset that threat.
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How exactly would it do us the world of good to play div 3 football next year. We need a morale boost heading into the championship.

The goal was cursed. Would you go away on out of that.
Well clearly where not good enough to be playing division 2 football at the minute losing 4 of the matches and only winning aginist Westmeath and Monaghan.
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Yay a Meath GAA thread!!! Hopefully we perform in the championship, it just isn't happening in the league! Will it be good or bad to reach the 1/4 or semi finals?
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embarrassing first half performance so far.....completely dominated in midfield so he Banty takes off a forward...albeit he was not playing well......shocking im tired of the crap we have played under Bantys reign we are a shambles of a team.
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3 points to Louths 1-12 according to RTE I'd say Banty will be leaving Navan fairly rapido tonight
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