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2018 Club Championships

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Replying To Maestro:  "The Westmeath champions threw away a big lead in the final and should have won it so simonstown weren't too far off and were competing against the top teams."
Meath almost beat Tyrone last year and Tyrone had Dublin in bother in the All ireland final atvone stage, does that make us potential all ireland champs ?

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1208 - 11/11/2018 17:33:34    2150613

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Replying To Analyst:  "Meath almost beat Tyrone last year and Tyrone had Dublin in bother in the All ireland final atvone stage, does that make us potential all ireland champs ?"
I'm reminded of a little snippet I saw in a newspaper a few years ago where using the X beat Y ; Y beat Z. Therefore X are better than Z logic they "proved" through a chain of only about 6 matches that some team from the English 10th tier were better than European and World Champions Bayern Munich.

People trying to latch onto Tyrone's success and attributing it to Meath are just embarrassingly clutching at straws.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1264 - 11/11/2018 18:00:09    2150623

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Replying To Analyst:  "Meath almost beat Tyrone last year and Tyrone had Dublin in bother in the All ireland final atvone stage, does that make us potential all ireland champs ?"
No as one was a semi final to get to the final and one was a qualifier with about 6 more games to get to the final. Completely different. If we had of got beaten by a point in the semi final then by Tyrone it would have been a fair point.

Maestro (Meath) - Posts: 453 - 11/11/2018 18:03:30    2150625

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Some rubbish on main page maninom scorecard a peno and 5 easy frees Seamus lavi looked after him ok. His goal was brilliant but only after dunboyne gave ball away. Thought dunboyne do better but sadly no

Dublin club is about as far ahead of Meath club as county is ...

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 405 - 11/11/2018 18:40:50    2150633

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Replying To Brownepat:  "Some rubbish on main page maninom scorecard a peno and 5 easy frees Seamus lavi looked after him ok. His goal was brilliant but only after dunboyne gave ball away. Thought dunboyne do better but sadly no

Dublin club is about as far ahead of Meath club as county is ..."
So apart from everything he scored, Mannion was no good...

What have the Romans ever done for us?

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1264 - 11/11/2018 19:51:20    2150648

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Royaldunne I see my neighbours the Cilles are looking for a new manager. You should go for it. You would get my vote anyway."
Haha. Id love it. But would they cover my expenses traveling from the West of Meath. Lol

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16066 - 11/11/2018 20:31:41    2150660

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Was hoping to get to this but circumstances got in way. Hugely disappointed for Dunboyne and what seems a very low standard in county clubs over all when we get to Leinster, someone previously said about Westmeath champions last year? I live in Westmeath and Lomans are a ONE MAN team, to try to take solace in that is embarrassing. I don't know if changing the format will help. But something I feel has to be done. Not taking away from Croke's the are a exceptional team.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16066 - 11/11/2018 20:41:08    2150663

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There we go. Senior champions who took it seriously bet by 16 pints. Longwood bet by louth champions. We are at such a low point in meath I really can't see the light.

Foley91 (Meath) - Posts: 308 - 11/11/2018 21:41:51    2150680

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Replying To Brownepat:  "Some rubbish on main page maninom scorecard a peno and 5 easy frees Seamus lavi looked after him ok. His goal was brilliant but only after dunboyne gave ball away. Thought dunboyne do better but sadly no

Dublin club is about as far ahead of Meath club as county is ..."
Agree with you here. The way it is being reported you would think all were from play. 1-5 from placed balls he was handled well compared to what st judes did to him in the county final. Unfortunetly Kilmacud were far and away superior all over the field.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 464 - 12/11/2018 09:08:15    2150712

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Drastic reform of our championships is urgently required. This should include regrading, amalgamations abolition of lower grades etc. In short nothing should be ruled out until a competitive championship in all grades is achieved. Maybe not full knock out but certainly we need Championships where one defeat brings serious pressure to progress.

To achieve this we need a top table that can "sell" this approach to delegates who themselves need to wake up and take in reality.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 599 - 12/11/2018 09:26:47    2150717

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In the first half Mannion seemed to get a free every time he got the ball. Some frees were very soft . Dunboyne held there own in midfield for large parts of the game but had no real treat going forward-Donal Lenihan a very big loss to them. Once Kilmacud got their first goal the game felt over and Dunboyne collapsed. In the last 15 minutes it was one way traffic. I thought Dunboyne would do better but no doubt there was a gulf in class between the sides.

Poormouth (Meath) - Posts: 184 - 12/11/2018 10:05:25    2150725

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Replying To Brownepat:  "Some rubbish on main page maninom scorecard a peno and 5 easy frees Seamus lavi looked after him ok. His goal was brilliant but only after dunboyne gave ball away. Thought dunboyne do better but sadly no

Dublin club is about as far ahead of Meath club as county is ..."
"Mannion continues his rich vein of form as Kilmacud march on: Paul Mannion bagged 2-6 as Kilmacud Crokes eased past St Peter's, Dunboyne in today's Leinster SFC quarter-final clash at Pairc Tailteann"

I don't see anything wrong with that. Any player who scores 2-6 from play or placed balls whatever by himself is going to make headlines especially when its a media darling like Paul Mannion.

I thought Dunboyne would do much better but they were outclassed all over the pitch. Are you saying Seamus Lavin got the better of Lavin? Mannion made a fool of him. Going around in first gear, winning handy frees.

Dunboyne appeared to be flat out doing their warm up drills before the game while Kilmacud had a target practice with Cian O'Sullivan just back from his own stag retrieving balls behind the goal. I doubt they had a more easier game this season.

The result is hardly surprising giving the record of Meath teams in the competition.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 76 - 12/11/2018 11:47:19    2150742

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Lads Dunboyne were awful yesterday, no doubt about it. But I'm not buying into the Paul Mannion show etc. He scored 1-1 from play, and the goal was handed to him from a terrible mistake. Seamus Lavin deserves a lot of credit for his performance, on the balance of it he effectively kept him to a point from play. He won a good few balls off him. I'd say he's the best man marker in meath at the minute going by this and his performances on Dardis, McKeever and Mattimoe in the knockout stages

TakeYourPoints6 (Meath) - Posts: 220 - 12/11/2018 16:05:01    2150805

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Very disappointed in Dunboyne yesterday, to a man roundly beaten. They always seem to have an inexplicably poor performance in them every year, it's cost them a couple of trips to the final in recent years. They were also missing a few which obviously didn't help against a slick team. Mannion didn't stand out in the game to me but 2-6 is some haul, even if it was mostly a training exercise after 20 mins. On that showing you wouldn't pick any county men from the county champions.

pauk123 (USA) - Posts: 188 - 12/11/2018 16:22:43    2150811

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Replying To TakeYourPoints6:  "Lads Dunboyne were awful yesterday, no doubt about it. But I'm not buying into the Paul Mannion show etc. He scored 1-1 from play, and the goal was handed to him from a terrible mistake. Seamus Lavin deserves a lot of credit for his performance, on the balance of it he effectively kept him to a point from play. He won a good few balls off him. I'd say he's the best man marker in meath at the minute going by this and his performances on Dardis, McKeever and Mattimoe in the knockout stages"
Yeah I thought he did well, probably the best man marker in Meath.

Barney123 (Meath) - Posts: 646 - 12/11/2018 16:34:46    2150814

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Replying To TakeYourPoints6:  "Lads Dunboyne were awful yesterday, no doubt about it. But I'm not buying into the Paul Mannion show etc. He scored 1-1 from play, and the goal was handed to him from a terrible mistake. Seamus Lavin deserves a lot of credit for his performance, on the balance of it he effectively kept him to a point from play. He won a good few balls off him. I'd say he's the best man marker in meath at the minute going by this and his performances on Dardis, McKeever and Mattimoe in the knockout stages"
I wasn't at the game but did he give away many frees?

Maestro (Meath) - Posts: 453 - 12/11/2018 17:19:58    2150829

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Replying To pauk123:  "Very disappointed in Dunboyne yesterday, to a man roundly beaten. They always seem to have an inexplicably poor performance in them every year, it's cost them a couple of trips to the final in recent years. They were also missing a few which obviously didn't help against a slick team. Mannion didn't stand out in the game to me but 2-6 is some haul, even if it was mostly a training exercise after 20 mins. On that showing you wouldn't pick any county men from the county champions."
I dont remember any inexplicably poor performances in the last 2 years prior to this game?

Maestro (Meath) - Posts: 453 - 12/11/2018 17:20:55    2150830

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Replying To pauk123:  "Very disappointed in Dunboyne yesterday, to a man roundly beaten. They always seem to have an inexplicably poor performance in them every year, it's cost them a couple of trips to the final in recent years. They were also missing a few which obviously didn't help against a slick team. Mannion didn't stand out in the game to me but 2-6 is some haul, even if it was mostly a training exercise after 20 mins. On that showing you wouldn't pick any county men from the county champions."
2015 beaten by 2 points by NOM in the semi Final. NOM went on to win the championship
2016 beaten by 2 points by Simonstown in the 1/4 Final after extra time. Simonstown went on to win the championship.
2018 beaten by 2 points by Simonstown in the 1/4 Final. Simonstown went on to win the championship. We were 11 points up at Ht in that game so from what I can see we've had 1 inexplicably poor half of football in the last 3 years at the business end of the Championship and even at that last year if we have beaten simonstown there was still the small matter of a semi final v kells to play which would not have been a given. We were shocking yesterday you are 100% correct but ur claim of inexplicably poor performance costing us a place in the final over the past few years is utter nonsense.

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 265 - 12/11/2018 17:50:18    2150834

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Regarding the match yesterday, yes Crokes were very strong and looked like the winners in first half, but given the score after 40mins, 10 points to 5 and crokes scoring 7 from free to Dunboynes 1 free at end of half, Ronan jones did well out middle near end of half, should of been there from start, Deegan was a bit one sided with frees and the penalty 10mins into second half, dodgy call and then 2nd goal(mistake) moments later, GAME OVER, and hard on any team to come back from that. Mannion score 1-1 from play and goal was handed to him, he wasn't stand out. Felt referee didn't give the home team and favours and game was done after 1st goal. Can't see crokes doing damage in club championship though.

Bugsy (Meath) - Posts: 54 - 12/11/2018 20:43:59    2150861

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Replying To Maestro:  "I wasn't at the game but did he give away many frees?"
Lavin did well on mannion yday. It really was mistakes that were punished by crokes that killed dunboyne. Deegan was very poor yday soft frees given black cards for nothing.dunboynes kick out strategy at times was poor goalie struggled in that department but in fairness crokes were putting good pressure on him.mccarthy was passenger yday Lowndes showed glimpses of wor he can do.
Dublin club football is but above meaths at minute so in reality dunboyne were up again it.

Reco (Meath) - Posts: 419 - 12/11/2018 20:47:21    2150863

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