Originally Posted by Dickie10
wow your good! yes i remember being at wexford v kilkenny i thought it seemed like mid may all right everyone in coats and jackets. i was at it because Meath played Offaly in the first game in hurling , Meath put in a really brave perfermonance i think it was 2-12 to 2-18. yes the dublin -meath leinster final was played in a downpour and we got a famous breakthrough victory, we also had a famous THE breakthrough victory over dublin in july 1986 which was on a downpour as well. the famous 1986 summer!
i think the Laois v Meath leinster final was wet overcast day on August 10th 1991 too. the roscommon semi final was played in beautiful warm day and all ireland final v down where our heart was broken was also lovely and warm. That game still haunts many meath fans....
Meath hurling was quite strong in the mid 1990s alright. Pat Potterton staring and the league win over Wexford. That 6 pt loss to Offaly at the peak of their powers. Laois hurling was decent from 1979 until 1998 or so. We had a heart breaking 2 point loss to KK in May 1995 when we should have had a free in and Denis Byrne scored a last minute goal. Similar in 1998.
The Roscommon v Meath game on 18 August was beautiful weather. Our GAA club had an open day and the tv was on with the match in the clubhouse. The Derek Duggan dummy solo and drop shot. Meath reeling the Rossies in point by point. The weather took up the evening of the 10th Aug.
Down were underestimated a little, no Connacht or Ulster team had won an AI in 23 years. Meath had so many close shaves their name seemed set on the cup. If O'Rourke hadn't the flu and played full game. 11 pts was too big a lead to claw back. Beautiful spell of weather.