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Replying To Greenfield:  "So player welfare should only be considered for our sacred senior players?"
No.
In the interest of player welfare a pitch big enough for Senior level fitness might be considered too big for underage or lower junior grades. Castletown might be considered perfect for u/14

Ashrules (Dublin) - Posts: 269 - 30/08/2018 16:11:08    2137712

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Senior:

Pre/Lim Quarter Final

Gaeil Colmcille V Wolfe Tones - I think this will be close but I fancy Gaeil Colmcille to sneak it.



Summerhill V St. Colmcille's - I think this will be tighter than most expect. Edging towards Colmcilles causing an upset!

Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Could be fireworks at this - another close game and I keep changing my mind on who will win it - put going to go with Ratoath

Skryne V Simonstown - Another close call - I fancy Skryne to just edge this and dethrone the champions

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Gaeil Colmcille/Wolfe Tones - I can only see one winner (no matter who Dunboyne play!!) - Dunboyne to march on


Intermediate:


Longwood V Trim - Slightly favour Longwood for this!

Ballinlough V St Michael's - Ballinlough topped their group with some very close wins - Michaels only won two games in the group. Ballinlough to go through!

Syddan V Oldcastle - Oldcastle finished their group well and seem to be hitting form at the right time. Syddan topped their group and will fancy their chances. Tie of the round - and I fancy Oldcastle.

Ballinabrackey V Dunderry - Ballinabrackey should win this although Dunderry will have benefitted from the Prelim game. Still think Ballinabrackey will do the job!


Junior:


JFC Prem/Lim Quarter Final

Dunsany V Wolfe Tones - Dunsany!


QUARTER FINAL

St Vincent's V St Brigid's - Vincents

Ballivor GFC V Dunshaughlin GAA - Ballivor

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Moylagh - Dunboyne

Carnaross V Dunsany or Wolfe Tones - Carnaross

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 205 - 03/09/2018 14:55:14    2138827

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Senior:

Pre/Lim Quarter Final

Gaeil Colmcille V Wolfe Tones - Gaeil Colmcille

Summerhill V St. Colmcille's - Summerhill

Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Ratoath

Skryne V Simonstown - Simonstown

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Gaeil Colmcille/Wolfe Tones - Dunboyne


Intermediate:
Longwood V Trim - Trim

Ballinlough V St Michael's - St Michael's

Syddan V Oldcastle - Oldcastle.

Ballinabrackey V Dunderry - Ballinabrackey

Junior:

JFC Prem/Lim Quarter Final

Dunsany V Wolfe Tones - Dunsany

QUARTER FINAL

St Vincent's V St Brigid's - Vincents

Ballivor GFC V Dunshaughlin GAA - Ballivor

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Moylagh - Dunboyne

Carnaross V Dunsany or Wolfe Tones - Carnaross

Meathmaster (Meath) - Posts: 238 - 03/09/2018 15:44:50    2138854

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Kells won by 6 but like last year, are injuries going to cost them ?, played hurling on Saturday, football this evening and now quarter final in six days time.

Count (Meath) - Posts: 92 - 03/09/2018 21:53:30    2138989

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Senior:

Pre/Lim Quarter Final

Gaeil Colmcille V Wolfe Tones - Gaeil Colmcille

Summerhill V St. Colmcille's - Summerhill BU 3

Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Ratoath by 5

Skryne V Simonstown - Skryne - Paddy O'Rourke factor and The champions dont have his cousin this year.

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Gaeil Colmcille/Wolfe Tones - Dunboyne


Intermediate:
Longwood V Trim - Loonwood by 5

Ballinlough V St Michael's - St Michael's by 6

Syddan V Oldcastle - Syddan
Ballinabrackey V Dunderry - Ballinabrackey by 4

Junior:

JFC Prem/Lim Quarter Final

Dunsany V Wolfe Tones - Tones by 5

QUARTER FINAL

St Vincent's V St Brigid's - St Brigets by 6

Ballivor GFC V Dunshaughlin GAA - Ballivor by 10

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Moylagh - Dunboyne by 6

Carnaross V Dunsany or Wolfe Tones - Tones by 4

gardentree (Meath) - Posts: 194 - 04/09/2018 12:45:54    2139110

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Replying To ASaminthehand:  "Senior:

Pre/Lim Quarter Final

Gaeil Colmcille V Wolfe Tones - I think this will be close but I fancy Gaeil Colmcille to sneak it.



Summerhill V St. Colmcille's - I think this will be tighter than most expect. Edging towards Colmcilles causing an upset!

Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Could be fireworks at this - another close game and I keep changing my mind on who will win it - put going to go with Ratoath

Skryne V Simonstown - Another close call - I fancy Skryne to just edge this and dethrone the champions

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Gaeil Colmcille/Wolfe Tones - I can only see one winner (no matter who Dunboyne play!!) - Dunboyne to march on


Intermediate:


Longwood V Trim - Slightly favour Longwood for this!

Ballinlough V St Michael's - Ballinlough topped their group with some very close wins - Michaels only won two games in the group. Ballinlough to go through!

Syddan V Oldcastle - Oldcastle finished their group well and seem to be hitting form at the right time. Syddan topped their group and will fancy their chances. Tie of the round - and I fancy Oldcastle.

Ballinabrackey V Dunderry - Ballinabrackey should win this although Dunderry will have benefitted from the Prelim game. Still think Ballinabrackey will do the job!


Junior:


JFC Prem/Lim Quarter Final

Dunsany V Wolfe Tones - Dunsany!


QUARTER FINAL

St Vincent's V St Brigid's - Vincents

Ballivor GFC V Dunshaughlin GAA - Ballivor

St Peter's, Dunboyne V Moylagh - Dunboyne

Carnaross V Dunsany or Wolfe Tones - Carnaross"
Simonstown V Skryne
This will be tight but as much as I like The skyrne team I think Simonstown at there best move the ball very sharp about the pitch and I think they can grab the goals. It will be tight but The champions by 1 or 2.

Dunboyne V Kells

Seen Dunboyne and don't know what all the fuss is about them been favorites. They are good side but I have seen this Kells team and they are tough but play with loads of imagination and can play nice football. As much as the talk is about Dunboyne I give Kells a real chance in this. Dunboyne to win but Kells to give them a real scare.

Ratoath V Ashbourne

I have see both these sides and I don't think either are contenders. As a match Ratoath looked very ordinary against a completely depleted Cilles side whilst Ashbourne have not set the world alight either. Also rans for me but I am going to go with Ashbourne to win in tight one

Summerhill V St Colmcilles
Summerhill are all the talk. Talk they are going to be the team to beat. Hardworking and real solid outfit they will take beating. If we listen to all they just have to turn up against the Cilles. However I think Summerhill would best take heed of this St Colmcilles outfit. They have number of smart guys running them and they are not going to be going into their first ever Senior Championship Quarter Final to get rolled over. If the Cilles roll out their full compliment of forwards, they have arguably the best forward line left in the competition. It's Summerhill to lose but I suspect Colmcilles could well surprise us all and take this right to the wire. Summerhill to win but in much tighter contest that pundits think

Talking_Sense (Meath) - Posts: 107 - 04/09/2018 21:43:15    2139267

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Replying To Talking_Sense:  "Simonstown V Skryne
This will be tight but as much as I like The skyrne team I think Simonstown at there best move the ball very sharp about the pitch and I think they can grab the goals. It will be tight but The champions by 1 or 2.

Dunboyne V Kells

Seen Dunboyne and don't know what all the fuss is about them been favorites. They are good side but I have seen this Kells team and they are tough but play with loads of imagination and can play nice football. As much as the talk is about Dunboyne I give Kells a real chance in this. Dunboyne to win but Kells to give them a real scare.

Ratoath V Ashbourne

I have see both these sides and I don't think either are contenders. As a match Ratoath looked very ordinary against a completely depleted Cilles side whilst Ashbourne have not set the world alight either. Also rans for me but I am going to go with Ashbourne to win in tight one

Summerhill V St Colmcilles
Summerhill are all the talk. Talk they are going to be the team to beat. Hardworking and real solid outfit they will take beating. If we listen to all they just have to turn up against the Cilles. However I think Summerhill would best take heed of this St Colmcilles outfit. They have number of smart guys running them and they are not going to be going into their first ever Senior Championship Quarter Final to get rolled over. If the Cilles roll out their full compliment of forwards, they have arguably the best forward line left in the competition. It's Summerhill to lose but I suspect Colmcilles could well surprise us all and take this right to the wire. Summerhill to win but in much tighter contest that pundits think"
Definitely written by a Cilles man!! Ratoath, Simonstown, Dunboyne and Ashbourne all have far better full forward line than Cilles

TakeYourPoints6 (Meath) - Posts: 221 - 05/09/2018 08:37:32    2139326

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Simonstown V Skryne
Very tough game to call with both sides evenly matched I think. Padraig McKeever and Sean Tobin will be huge additions to Simonstown and will give the Skryne defence plenty to think about. Both sides play similar brand of football with a lot of kicking and moving at pace. However I think Skryne will have the extra bit of hunger needed as they are on a high after having a great year so far and I think it will get them over the line. Skryne by 2

Dunboyne V Kells

Having seen both sides play this year I think this is another tight one to call. Dunboyne have a young team and a great finishers in Robbie McCarthy and Donal Lenihan, but I think Kells are more balanced and outfit with huge work rate and serious finishers as well in Seamus Mattimoe and Brian Hanlon. Kells by 1

Ratoath V Ashbourne

If I was to make a case for one of these teams to win the Senior Championship, it would probably be Ratoath as they have more pace all over the field and have the standout defender in Meath in Conor McGill to deal with Don/Ash main threat up front in Andrew Tormey. Ratoath by 3

Summerhill V St Colmcilles
Would not be surprised if cilles won this one. If Graham Reilly, Ben Brennan and James Conlon are all playing they could swing it for them. Cilles by 2

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 464 - 05/09/2018 08:58:28    2139330

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Some crackers this weekend in all grades, this is the weekend that the season ticket provides most value!
Senior
Dunboyne V Kells, this could be a cracker, Kells have been there or there abouts for a few years now and will provide Dunboyne with a serious test of their metal, will be close, Dunboyne will just about do enough
Simonstown V Skyrne : Tough test for the treble chasers, Skyrne will fancy their chances, can Simonstown cope with the Big Man on the square, I think they will but this one will go all the way, Simonstown AET
Summerhill V Cilles : Summerhill are always there in the business end, they have a chip on their shoulder after last years no show in the final, Cilles are on new ground, while they have very dangerous forwards they are not great at the back and set up very defensively as a result, Think Summerhill will have plenty to do to break them down but will ultimately win by about 4
Dun/Ash V Ratoath : Very interesting match up, I feel that Dun/Ash time to win a Keegan was a couple of years ago, they are a tough bunch with plenty of quality. The time for Ratoath to deliver on all that potential has to be now, Think they will just get over the line here but it will be tight

Intermediate

Bracks V Dunderry : Hopefully the ref will have his full compliment of help for this one, this could be very spicy. Two very physical teams that look to dominate opponents in the physicality stakes. Dunderrys 3rd game in 15 days, will not be easy but they seem to be coming into form at the right time. Bracks usually very tight at the back, dont expect free flowing football but this will be close. Bracks by 1

Longwood V Trim : Trim could be anything, very good going forward and are very easy on the eye as they move the ball quickly, Longwood underestimated by many at the start of the year, Very experienced and tough competitors, if they can keep things tight at the back the can win, However think Trim will have enough firepower to get over the line, Trim by 3

Michaels v Ballinlough : Interesting duel, one of the most experienced teams coming up against one of the least experienced, Peadar Byrne is crucial to Ballinloughs chances, if Michaels can limit his impact they will win, I'm not sure that they will though, Ballinlough by 2

Oldcastle V Syddan : 2 teams that will be lining out in Division 1 of the league next year. Oldcastle blew them away in the league final, suggest things will be a lot closer this time around. both teams in good form coming into the knockouts, Jason Scully the key man, Oldcastle by 3

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 291 - 05/09/2018 12:43:06    2139419

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LMFM Radio 95.8

LMFM are covering all 4 Senior Quarter Finals.
A good service for those unable to attend all 4 matches

Ashrules (Dublin) - Posts: 269 - 07/09/2018 14:25:17    2140138

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Replying To Ashrules:  "LMFM Radio 95.8 LMFM are covering all 4 Senior Quarter Finals. A good service for those unable to attend all 4 matches"
Only score updates on radio. Station has gone to the dogs.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 76 - 07/09/2018 18:51:00    2140214

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Replying To ISupposeSoSheehan:  "Only score updates on radio. Station has gone to the dogs."
Shelbourne park.or Dundalk ?

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1210 - 07/09/2018 20:50:41    2140230

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Replying To Ratoath Royal:  ""Hard work" means winning by 8 and scoring 25 points in the process? OK, if that's the case I hope we make hard work of our remaining games.

It really kills you to see Ratoath win, doesn't it?"
Ratoath are quite an average side after sering them in Navan on Friday evening. Tones missing a lot of key men and Ratoath made hard work of getting over the line. No championship in that side and looking at the game i wouldn't like to be the county senior management.




I may just have been right....

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1210 - 08/09/2018 17:51:59    2140364

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Puke football from Ashbourne but it's working. They were full of flair the last couple fo times they got to finals and bottled it. This could be the year...

RR (Meath) - Posts: 69 - 08/09/2018 18:04:08    2140368

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Replying To RR:  "Puke football from Ashbourne but it's working. They were full of flair the last couple fo times they got to finals and bottled it. This could be the year..."
You may be right, but the standard of football from both teams was shocking!!! Ratoath really will never win senior without a midfield and their fowards are all similar.i was really disappointed in the standard overall. Conor mc gill got taught a real lesson from a not fully fit andrew tormey. Yes ashbourne are limited but what does that say about ratoath.

Footnote (Meath) - Posts: 53 - 08/09/2018 18:35:55    2140373

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Replying To Footnote:  "You may be right, but the standard of football from both teams was shocking!!! Ratoath really will never win senior without a midfield and their fowards are all similar.i was really disappointed in the standard overall. Conor mc gill got taught a real lesson from a not fully fit andrew tormey. Yes ashbourne are limited but what does that say about ratoath."
Ashbourne won't get within 10 points of Summerhill. I said it before Ratoath are shocking badly coached and Ashbourne have no forwards . Only for Tormey they would have nothing. Summerhill will destroy Ashbourne. In fairness to the Cilles they had a proper right go at Summerhill and had Graham Reilly slotted his 3rd goal with 3 minutes to go the game was level. The hill hit 2-19 and yes they conceded 3-10 but it as against Brennan, Reilly, Conlon and O'Byrne, 4 proper scoring forwards. So Summerhill go stern examination and still hit 2-19. Ashbourne won't even remotely be able to score enough to live with summerhill. How people rate Ratoath is mystery to me. The cilles are better prospects going forward if they can find some defenders

Talking_Sense (Meath) - Posts: 107 - 08/09/2018 19:29:44    2140385

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I got savaged on this site when I criticized Ratoath following their first round failure to hold on to a decent lead against St Pat's. Yes a Pat's team who are in the relegation mix. I knew then that Ratoath were a beaten docket but our crazy championship setup drags on and on and finally when we get to true championship fare teams like Ratoath are caught out as they are more runners than footballers. No fault of theirs as they are trying to make the most of their resources but unfortunately have too many similar type players but not enough old style fielders who can dominate midfield, like Shane O'Rourke and Conor Nash did two years ago when they literally swatted Donaghmore/Ashbourne aside in the county final.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 606 - 08/09/2018 20:58:39    2140394

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Replying To Footnote:  "You may be right, but the standard of football from both teams was shocking!!! Ratoath really will never win senior without a midfield and their fowards are all similar.i was really disappointed in the standard overall. Conor mc gill got taught a real lesson from a not fully fit andrew tormey. Yes ashbourne are limited but what does that say about ratoath."
And what does that say about Meath? Only a year ago we had 6 Ratoath players on the pitch v Kildare in first round of the league!

Crinigan (Meath) - Posts: 586 - 08/09/2018 21:28:50    2140397

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Replying To Analyst:  "Ratoath are quite an average side after sering them in Navan on Friday evening. Tones missing a lot of key men and Ratoath made hard work of getting over the line. No championship in that side and looking at the game i wouldn't like to be the county senior management.




I may just have been right...."
Don't know why you quoted my posted. I argued against your weird assertion that an 8 point win was "hard work". I didn't argue against anything else.
That post of yours does prove that you really have a serious axe to grind with Ratoath. The final whistle went at 5:50pm and not 2 minutes later you post that! That's some amount of effort to hate a club that you have no connection with. Bit pathetic in my opinion but I can't stop you I suppose. It's part for the course for a lot of posters.

As for the game. Carbon copy of last year's quarter final loss by the sounds of it. No midfield and no ability to deal with a packed defence. I'd agree with the poster that said the team is badly coached.
Hopefully get some silverware from the second and third teams or the hurlers.

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - Posts: 1118 - 09/09/2018 09:02:16    2140432

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Replying To Ratoath Royal:  "Don't know why you quoted my posted. I argued against your weird assertion that an 8 point win was "hard work". I didn't argue against anything else.
That post of yours does prove that you really have a serious axe to grind with Ratoath. The final whistle went at 5:50pm and not 2 minutes later you post that! That's some amount of effort to hate a club that you have no connection with. Bit pathetic in my opinion but I can't stop you I suppose. It's part for the course for a lot of posters.

As for the game. Carbon copy of last year's quarter final loss by the sounds of it. No midfield and no ability to deal with a packed defence. I'd agree with the poster that said the team is badly coached.
Hopefully get some silverware from the second and third teams or the hurlers."
Don't have a problem with any team to be honest, i simply stated after Tones match that i thought they were poor and that there was no championship in them. In fairness Ashbourne are an average side and should not be beating Ratoath but it looks like Ratoath may be the new Ashbourne in that they will never maje the breakthrough

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1210 - 09/09/2018 13:29:35    2140477

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