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2018 Club Championships

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Replying To ASaminthehand:  "I went to that game - thought it would be the hamebof the round! Ratoath were way better than Tones - I didn't think they were ever in trouble in the game and but for one bad kick out they would have won by more! Tones were missing two key men but looked well off Ratoath.
I don't know if Ratoath have enough to win Keegan - but they look better placed than most of the teams I have seen and certainly better placed than Tones! Looking forward to seeing Dunboyne - I haven't seen them yet this year
I honestly thought Tones would run rathoath close
As for the county management - if they weren't impressed with conor McGill and particularly Joey Wallace then I can't wsit to see who they are impressed with!"
Absolutely agree re Mc Gill and Wallace. Point is aside from those very little to shout about. Don't lose sight of the fact that Tones were down 5 nailed on starters. Time will tell on Ratoath but i just expected a bit more from.them to be honest

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1153 - 12/08/2018 13:44:23    2132213

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So where are we at!

Group A - Dunboyne should top the group and both Simonstown and Don/Ash look set to go through. Not sure if going through second or third makes a difference - as they are playing one another in the last round I hope it does as it will give us a better idea of where both teams are!

Group B - This one could go right to the wire. Skryne look set to go through but tonights game between NOM and S'Hill could make teh last round very interesting. If Summerhill win tonight I think both they and Skryne will go through but if NOM win tonight they will have a traget for their game with Skyrne. Gaeil Colcille should beat the depleted Curraha in teh last round and finish on 6 points so plenty to play for in this group.

Group C - Ratoath are sure to go through but whether they go through on top or second comes down to the last game. A draw will do Cillies to get them through but if they win they will top the group! Moynalvey should beat St Pat's so you would imagine Tones have to beat Rathkenny to go into the playoff!

Blackhall Gaels, Curraha and St Pat's all look likely to be bottom of their groups - how does the relegation sitiuation play out does anyone know?

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 125 - 13/08/2018 13:02:58    2132685

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Whatever about the standard the championships are definitely competitive, in the Senior only one group has 3 qualifiers nailed on with Simonstown and Dun/Ash playing for second place. All the other groups a still wide open. As for the relegation, Blackhall probably most likely to go down but they have been scrapping for survival for a number of years and that could stand to them in the play offs, Curraha really struggling, seem to be down a lot of numbers, will they be back to feature.

Dunboyne look the form team at present, have wont their games with little or no fuss.

In the Intermediate, the bracks looks strong with 4 wins from 4 could be the team to beat. The Michaels will have learned from last year and trim seem to have a lot of good young players, they could be anything. All very tight, Ballinlough showing themselves to be a serious championship team, no one will fancy playing them in the knockouts and they have plenty of experienced warriors in the team driving things on. Oldcastle will be very dangerous if they get out of the group but they have work to do with 5 out of the 6 teams still in the hunt for the knockouts.

The other group where Longwood and Syddan look through with Meath Hill and Dunderry in a shoot out for the last spot.

Either way the quarter finals will be very interesting and something to look forward to. As regards relegation Castletown and Drumbarragh struggling, reckon Castletown will put out a big performance to get out of trouble in the playoffs

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 264 - 13/08/2018 14:26:51    2132746

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Replying To ASaminthehand:  "So where are we at!

Group A - Dunboyne should top the group and both Simonstown and Don/Ash look set to go through. Not sure if going through second or third makes a difference - as they are playing one another in the last round I hope it does as it will give us a better idea of where both teams are!

Group B - This one could go right to the wire. Skryne look set to go through but tonights game between NOM and S'Hill could make teh last round very interesting. If Summerhill win tonight I think both they and Skryne will go through but if NOM win tonight they will have a traget for their game with Skyrne. Gaeil Colcille should beat the depleted Curraha in teh last round and finish on 6 points so plenty to play for in this group.

Group C - Ratoath are sure to go through but whether they go through on top or second comes down to the last game. A draw will do Cillies to get them through but if they win they will top the group! Moynalvey should beat St Pat's so you would imagine Tones have to beat Rathkenny to go into the playoff!

Blackhall Gaels, Curraha and St Pat's all look likely to be bottom of their groups - how does the relegation sitiuation play out does anyone know?"
Relegation is same as every other year as far as I am aware, bottom team in each group play off against each other in a round robin system, playing each other once with the worst performing team going down. I will stand to be corrected on that one though

ratlag (Meath) - Posts: 255 - 13/08/2018 15:54:00    2132790

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Replying To ratlag:  "Relegation is same as every other year as far as I am aware, bottom team in each group play off against each other in a round robin system, playing each other once with the worst performing team going down. I will stand to be corrected on that one though"
Thanks for that! Curraha will need some of their 'travelling men' back - I think at full strength they should stay up!

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 125 - 13/08/2018 16:26:29    2132804

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How's the Junior A championship looking? Just being following the results but don't much about the contenders for winning it or the teams likely to be battling relegation.

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 152 - 13/08/2018 17:32:13    2132832

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Replying To Aloblack:  "How's the Junior A championship looking? Just being following the results but don't much about the contenders for winning it or the teams likely to be battling relegation."
Carnaross & Ballivor at a different level to all other pretenders. Take your pick from these two.

The_Ripper (Meath) - Posts: 155 - 13/08/2018 19:52:13    2132910

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Replying To The_Ripper:  "Carnaross & Ballivor at a different level to all other pretenders. Take your pick from these two."
Carnaross seem to be flying, wouldn't rule out dunboyne or another 2nd team though

Northsidegaels (Meath) - Posts: 191 - 13/08/2018 20:53:52    2132932

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Ballivor or Carnaross to win it, Drumconrath to go down unless they get their team from last Year back playing

weekendwarrior (Meath) - Posts: 27 - 14/08/2018 09:47:19    2133053

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For Junior relegation, does it still depend on who wins the Junior B as to who will go down? For example, if a second (or third) team wins Junior B again this year, I'm assuming that a second team will be relegated from Junior A.

For senior relegation, quality wise I think Blackhall will go down. But I wouldn't bet against them if/when they come up against Curraha in a relegation playoff. Senior experience would mean a hell of a lot in a game like that.

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - Posts: 1084 - 14/08/2018 11:36:39    2133120

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Replying To Ratoath Royal:  "For Junior relegation, does it still depend on who wins the Junior B as to who will go down? For example, if a second (or third) team wins Junior B again this year, I'm assuming that a second team will be relegated from Junior A.

For senior relegation, quality wise I think Blackhall will go down. But I wouldn't bet against them if/when they come up against Curraha in a relegation playoff. Senior experience would mean a hell of a lot in a game like that."
The bigger issue for the Ha - is the loss of quality players to the US and travelling! I think if they had their full squad they would stay up!

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 125 - 15/08/2018 08:17:04    2133463

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Replying To Northsidegaels:  "Carnaross seem to be flying, wouldn't rule out dunboyne or another 2nd team though"
This is all over as per the following link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnaross it contains the following line "Carnaross has a Gaelic Football Club who will win the Junior Championship in 2018"
Is this a prophet or what?

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 500 - 15/08/2018 10:26:51    2133505

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Replying To Maestro:  "I remember you giving out about Simonstown last year when they bet Wolfe Tones, calling them lucky....."
He tends to this when the tones are beat to deflect away from their inadequacies, the reality is ratoath like simonstown last year were never troubled and will be hard bet

Northsidegaels (Meath) - Posts: 191 - 15/08/2018 10:42:25    2133510

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Navan O'Mahonys v Summerhill - a lot of wides by both Summerhill were motoring at the end and have a lot of youth coming through. Navan were old stage and nothing youthful at all were very disappointing.

ALLGAA32 (Meath) - Posts: 45 - 15/08/2018 11:32:36    2133528

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Who comes up with the venues for these games at all at all........Blackhall v senchelatown in Donore....why not just play it in senchelatown sure. Dunboyne v dunshaughlin in ardcath
The likes of clonard and that duleek kip of a pitch getting senior matches and only one game in PT.

southmeathgael (Meath) - Posts: 557 - 15/08/2018 12:52:51    2133564

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very frustrating that certain average at best pitches and overall facilities get championship games in all 5 rounds. other venues that are far better for players and fans get sweet fa, Clubs hosting and where they wont even help with a linesmen etc... its a joke. my club ended up having to ask 2 lads who had paid €10 in to watch game do an umpire and the line

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 264 - 15/08/2018 13:10:50    2133570

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Replying To longroadback:  "Whatever about the standard the championships are definitely competitive, in the Senior only one group has 3 qualifiers nailed on with Simonstown and Dun/Ash playing for second place. All the other groups a still wide open. As for the relegation, Blackhall probably most likely to go down but they have been scrapping for survival for a number of years and that could stand to them in the play offs, Curraha really struggling, seem to be down a lot of numbers, will they be back to feature.

Dunboyne look the form team at present, have wont their games with little or no fuss.

In the Intermediate, the bracks looks strong with 4 wins from 4 could be the team to beat. The Michaels will have learned from last year and trim seem to have a lot of good young players, they could be anything. All very tight, Ballinlough showing themselves to be a serious championship team, no one will fancy playing them in the knockouts and they have plenty of experienced warriors in the team driving things on. Oldcastle will be very dangerous if they get out of the group but they have work to do with 5 out of the 6 teams still in the hunt for the knockouts.

The other group where Longwood and Syddan look through with Meath Hill and Dunderry in a shoot out for the last spot.

Either way the quarter finals will be very interesting and something to look forward to. As regards relegation Castletown and Drumbarragh struggling, reckon Castletown will put out a big performance to get out of trouble in the playoffs"
Yeah the intermediate championship is really open with no real favorite like previous years with two of the tipped teams at the start of the year in dunderry and Oldcastle struggling and needing a win in the last game and hoping results go there way to make the knockout stage. Syddan ballinabrackey and Longwood are all looking good at the minute with all very different styles of play from ultra defensive to attacking traditional football. Just wondering what way does the draw for the quarter and semi final of the intermediate championship work who plays who??

Meath4Sam2020 (Meath) - Posts: 98 - 15/08/2018 14:52:22    2133612

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Replying To longroadback:  "very frustrating that certain average at best pitches and overall facilities get championship games in all 5 rounds. other venues that are far better for players and fans get sweet fa, Clubs hosting and where they wont even help with a linesmen etc... its a joke. my club ended up having to ask 2 lads who had paid €10 in to watch game do an umpire and the line"
Don't think the host club have to supply linesmen, but they will usually have an umpire or two. Lot of referees turning up without umpires these days.
Was at a league final in Pairc Tailteann a couple of weeks ago and the linemen were the Club President from one team and the Club Chairman from the other!
A lot of the games are now fixed for grounds where the county board know they will get legitimate gate money back.

Roger (Meath) - Posts: 394 - 15/08/2018 15:13:23    2133618

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Replying To Meath4Sam2020:  "Yeah the intermediate championship is really open with no real favorite like previous years with two of the tipped teams at the start of the year in dunderry and Oldcastle struggling and needing a win in the last game and hoping results go there way to make the knockout stage. Syddan ballinabrackey and Longwood are all looking good at the minute with all very different styles of play from ultra defensive to attacking traditional football. Just wondering what way does the draw for the quarter and semi final of the intermediate championship work who plays who??"
Agreee with the teams mentioned as the form teams and ones to beat so far, but for Dunderry and Oldcastle their fate is entirely in their own hands.
Dunderry play Meath Hill in the last round and if they beat them they go 1 point ahead of them and into 3rd place which qualifies from the group.
Oldcastle play Ashbourne in the last round and if they beat them then they go onto 6 points which puts them in 3rd spot ahead of Duleek. If Duleek beat Bective in the last round then all 3 teams will be tied on 6 points so it will go down to score difference which will actually put Bective out of the championship. And then to really shake things up if Castletown somehow manage to pull off a shock and beat Balinlough then there will be 4 teams tied on 6 points Balinlough, Bective, Oldcastle and Duleek) and by the looks of it that will be Balinlough that will not qualify as they will have the lowest score difference.

The draw is the same as it was last year, same format and groups playng each other

ratlag (Meath) - Posts: 255 - 15/08/2018 15:25:10    2133623

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Replying To ratlag:  "Agreee with the teams mentioned as the form teams and ones to beat so far, but for Dunderry and Oldcastle their fate is entirely in their own hands.
Dunderry play Meath Hill in the last round and if they beat them they go 1 point ahead of them and into 3rd place which qualifies from the group.
Oldcastle play Ashbourne in the last round and if they beat them then they go onto 6 points which puts them in 3rd spot ahead of Duleek. If Duleek beat Bective in the last round then all 3 teams will be tied on 6 points so it will go down to score difference which will actually put Bective out of the championship. And then to really shake things up if Castletown somehow manage to pull off a shock and beat Balinlough then there will be 4 teams tied on 6 points Balinlough, Bective, Oldcastle and Duleek) and by the looks of it that will be Balinlough that will not qualify as they will have the lowest score difference.

The draw is the same as it was last year, same format and groups playng each other"
Yeah I knew if dunderry win that they'd finish third and play in preliminary quarter final but thought results had to go Oldcastles way thanks for clearing that up. What format was the draw last year just can't remember what way it works?

Meath4Sam2020 (Meath) - Posts: 98 - 15/08/2018 15:44:08    2133632

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