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Jesus some of the teams out state side would get to the Super 8s with all the players gone out there

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 12/06/2018 16:13:42    2110593

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Replying To Richieq:  "Best of luck to the lads tonight, strong looking team, interesting to see Andy Tormey back in a Meath shirt, we're defending champions so let's do our best to retain."
Good game tonight, lads played well. It's a pity this competition had dwindled to only 4 teams in Leinster. Tormey out with hamstring since last Friday night game v Wolf Tones, sitting in stand tonight. It gives lads a chance to play in Croke Park that's about the height of it. Kildare hammered Louth and always have a strong team.

castleroyal (Meath) - Posts: 57 - 12/06/2018 22:20:27    2110793

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Good to win tonight and it will the lads a game in Croke Park probably in front of a decent crowd. The more games these players get at this level the better. Ppl
Say it's only junior but you can't beat winning at intercounty level no matter what level it is at. We have seen the benefit for the players who are senior this year and played junior last year getting to the all Ireland final. Up the Royal

MeathWawa (Meath) - Posts: 61 - 13/06/2018 05:02:36    2110841

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A great win and I believe that few of these players are certainly able to cut it at senior level. In particular few of the forwards are very classy. Natural finishers in daire Rowe,peter o Connell and Kevin Ross, dare I say,we were missing few finishers at the weekend so plenty of promise here. Kildare will be tough opposition but it's a good marker for meath.
Any other players stand out capable of cutting it at senior?

tackleberry (Meath) - Posts: 323 - 13/06/2018 13:52:30    2111034

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Winning is a habit, and hopefully a few of these lads will gain from this experience and bring it to seniors.
Where's final? A win over Kildare is always nice , so hopefully the lads can do it. Well done to all involved.
Hon the royal.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13839 - 13/06/2018 21:28:16    2111272

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Replying To longroadback:  "Fairly strong looking team given that we are not using it as U23 team, hopefully they can get the job done tonight. Lot of clubs not represented like Curraha for instance, presume lads chose not to make themselves available"
As far as I know Curragha with rule changes means their players having played senior this year are out of bounds. I stand to be corrected.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 1886 - 14/06/2018 00:46:49    2111355

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Though Kevin Traynor was actually the pick of the bunch the other night, big powerful strong runner who rarely wastes a ball, suited to the type of football we want to play

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 14/06/2018 09:02:50    2111382

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Replying To longroadback:  "Though Kevin Traynor was actually the pick of the bunch the other night, big powerful strong runner who rarely wastes a ball, suited to the type of football we want to play"
yes i think Traynor is a good prospect injured early in the year and missed out with seniors him and Conor Farrell who impressed when he came on are the only two would have a chance to step up to senior

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 362 - 14/06/2018 10:04:28    2111396

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Replying To Brownepat:  "yes i think Traynor is a good prospect injured early in the year and missed out with seniors him and Conor Farrell who impressed when he came on are the only two would have a chance to step up to senior"
Kevin is a club mate of my own, don't think he was injured this year, didnt get the call, think he would be worth looking at for the Seniors

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 14/06/2018 11:24:41    2111428

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Replying To browncows:  "As far as I know Curragha with rule changes means their players having played senior this year are out of bounds. I stand to be corrected."
I don't think that is the reason as John Keane from Summerhill, who came on as a sub on Tuesday night, has played Senior Football this year for his club, as has Andrew Tormey, even though he did not play on Tuesday.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 357 - 14/06/2018 11:32:46    2111433

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Winning is a habit, and hopefully a few of these lads will gain from this experience and bring it to seniors.
Where's final? A win over Kildare is always nice , so hopefully the lads can do it. Well done to all involved.
Hon the royal."
Final is a curtain raiser to Senior Final in Croke Park on June 24, a day out for us.

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3252 - 14/06/2018 11:40:19    2111435

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "I don't think that is the reason as John Keane from Summerhill, who came on as a sub on Tuesday night, has played Senior Football this year for his club, as has Andrew Tormey, even though he did not play on Tuesday."
Rule for Meath is anybody who did not play senior last year is eligible this year.

castleroyal (Meath) - Posts: 57 - 14/06/2018 11:52:17    2111441

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Replying To Richieq:  "Final is a curtain raiser to Senior Final in Croke Park on June 24, a day out for us."
Looking forward to it.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13839 - 14/06/2018 19:57:48    2111608

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yes should be a good day out

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts: 776 - 14/06/2018 20:27:13    2111615

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It should be a good a day out with Meath and Kildare in the Junior and the Dubs and Laois in the Senior. Meath looking to retain the Championship that they won last year against the Wee County. I would go myself only that I'm staying in Carrick the previous night. Best of luck to the Royals.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11556 - 14/06/2018 20:59:04    2111629

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anyone at game yesterday ? disappointed to loose to the lilys, anyone stand out that might come in to senior panel ?

thelutch (Meath) - Posts: 740 - 25/06/2018 11:01:02    2114561

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Replying To thelutch:  "anyone at game yesterday ? disappointed to loose to the lilys, anyone stand out that might come in to senior panel ?"
They played really well for first 40 mins, Kevin Traynor went off injured early in second half, struggled round the middle after that, he seems to be seems like one that could well step up, big, athletic and mobile , thought some of the lads already on senior set up disappointed, and backs easy to score against, but the forwards look dangerous when getting a supply of ball, dried up in second half, some forwards quite greedy aswell, shooting from awkward spots when there were men free in better positions.

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 25/06/2018 12:04:00    2114615

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They did play really well for first 40 minutes , the surprise walk off/removal with Kevin Traynor was a concern , who seemed to control MF on his own was an upset . Even worse was the lack of speed in getting a substitute on , Young Clare stood watching on the side line while Kildare powered thru for a point in Traynors absence .The big surprise is that he went down on his knees initially to signal an issue , and then lay down , and the sub was not prepped in case he was needed . Meath on taking a free after Traynor went off kicked the possession away , instead of putting the ball out of play to allow Clare on . That lack of sharps cost Meath vital seconds and a score
Danny Quinn played his heart out for all of the game , defensively from the HB line in we were weak ,Kildare opened us up quite easily with some of our marking (been a little too lose). Up front Meath held most of the aces , with young Ross , Quinn and co causing loads of issues .Meath could have been further ahead in the first half if the team mentality had have been there , and players had have spotted the guy in a better position . Unfortunately Traynors absence appeared to cause a breakdown in defensive duties with the 2nd half midfield pairing . The Kildare MF took over and drove forward on numerous occasions ,as did the Kildare HB line especially the Kildare No. 5 and 6 .
Young Ross must have though he was in a MMA match the way the Kildare defenders were throwing him to the ground in both half's , and getting away with it ...... Indeed his 2nd half goal was quite a strike considering he had to fight his way off the ground to get into position to receive the pass .
he received no protection at all from umpires or linesmen ,( indeed the ref booked him in the first half) and the linesmen ignore it all (its their job is to watch out for these things) .
Young Rowe was removed after 2 badly placed passes however that may have been a planned substitution, as an awful lot of substitutions occurred on the Meath team in the second half , within a short space of time . quite unsettling to the team and supporters I would say . Maybe next year ..... An Mhi Abu

Meath_True (Meath) - Posts: 283 - 25/06/2018 13:24:13    2114654

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Replying To Meath_True:  "They did play really well for first 40 minutes , the surprise walk off/removal with Kevin Traynor was a concern , who seemed to control MF on his own was an upset . Even worse was the lack of speed in getting a substitute on , Young Clare stood watching on the side line while Kildare powered thru for a point in Traynors absence .The big surprise is that he went down on his knees initially to signal an issue , and then lay down , and the sub was not prepped in case he was needed . Meath on taking a free after Traynor went off kicked the possession away , instead of putting the ball out of play to allow Clare on . That lack of sharps cost Meath vital seconds and a score
Danny Quinn played his heart out for all of the game , defensively from the HB line in we were weak ,Kildare opened us up quite easily with some of our marking (been a little too lose). Up front Meath held most of the aces , with young Ross , Quinn and co causing loads of issues .Meath could have been further ahead in the first half if the team mentality had have been there , and players had have spotted the guy in a better position . Unfortunately Traynors absence appeared to cause a breakdown in defensive duties with the 2nd half midfield pairing . The Kildare MF took over and drove forward on numerous occasions ,as did the Kildare HB line especially the Kildare No. 5 and 6 .
Young Ross must have though he was in a MMA match the way the Kildare defenders were throwing him to the ground in both half's , and getting away with it ...... Indeed his 2nd half goal was quite a strike considering he had to fight his way off the ground to get into position to receive the pass .
he received no protection at all from umpires or linesmen ,( indeed the ref booked him in the first half) and the linesmen ignore it all (its their job is to watch out for these things) .
Young Rowe was removed after 2 badly placed passes however that may have been a planned substitution, as an awful lot of substitutions occurred on the Meath team in the second half , within a short space of time . quite unsettling to the team and supporters I would say . Maybe next year ..... An Mhi Abu"
Agree with this, very slow to get Kevin off when it was clear he was not fit to continue, but promising performance from plenty of the players.

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 25/06/2018 14:19:30    2114689

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Replying To longroadback:  "Agree with this, very slow to get Kevin off when it was clear he was not fit to continue, but promising performance from plenty of the players."
While I can't pretend to be totally surprised when I read who picked up the red card can anyone who was at the game give a bit more detail on it? There's nothing in the report.

Justin1 (Meath) - Posts: 3 - 25/06/2018 15:57:02    2114758

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