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Well with the championship only a few days away what way do people see it goin.
Kiltale obviously the team to beat but who are the main challengers.
I'd have to say the obvious one is kildalkey after that I suppose on the last few years form next would be killyon and kilmessan but this year could see a surprise in ratoath. It's going to be tough to get out of group 1 I think kiltale and kildalkey are dead certs after that it could go anyway. In group 2 you'd expect trim and Longwood to make it out but also if any of them get on a run they could be dangerous with omahonys the most likely i would say. Anyway here's how I think it will go this weekend.
Kildalkey v kilmessan. Hard to see past kildalkey for this one will be close as will most matches this year but I'll go for kildalkey by 4
Kiltale v duboyne. First round could be a good time to get kiltale with so many county lads only really getting a week with club but think kiltale are used to this now kiltale by 5
Killyon v ratoath. On league form there's only one winner here but champ will be different story think this one will be close I'll go for a draw.
Trim v Longwood. Biggest game in this group you would think I think both team would have preferred it later on as good prep for q final. Think Longwood will sneak this one by the minimum
Dunderry v Blackhall. Another big game both teams will have targeted this one to get them up and running and give themselves a chance of qualification I'll go for dunderry by 2.
Boardsmill v navan. Another tough one to call navan seem to be goin better in league on that I'll go for them by 6.
Overall I think the new system is goin to make for a lot of exciting matches and can't wait for it to kick off

Flash27 (Meath) - Posts: 47 - 13/06/2018 10:21:54    2110898

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Replying To Flash27:  "Well with the championship only a few days away what way do people see it goin.
Kiltale obviously the team to beat but who are the main challengers.
I'd have to say the obvious one is kildalkey after that I suppose on the last few years form next would be killyon and kilmessan but this year could see a surprise in ratoath. It's going to be tough to get out of group 1 I think kiltale and kildalkey are dead certs after that it could go anyway. In group 2 you'd expect trim and Longwood to make it out but also if any of them get on a run they could be dangerous with omahonys the most likely i would say. Anyway here's how I think it will go this weekend.
Kildalkey v kilmessan. Hard to see past kildalkey for this one will be close as will most matches this year but I'll go for kildalkey by 4
Kiltale v duboyne. First round could be a good time to get kiltale with so many county lads only really getting a week with club but think kiltale are used to this now kiltale by 5
Killyon v ratoath. On league form there's only one winner here but champ will be different story think this one will be close I'll go for a draw.
Trim v Longwood. Biggest game in this group you would think I think both team would have preferred it later on as good prep for q final. Think Longwood will sneak this one by the minimum
Dunderry v Blackhall. Another big game both teams will have targeted this one to get them up and running and give themselves a chance of qualification I'll go for dunderry by 2.
Boardsmill v navan. Another tough one to call navan seem to be goin better in league on that I'll go for them by 6.
Overall I think the new system is goin to make for a lot of exciting matches and can't wait for it to kick off"
Kilmessan Kildalkey - Kildalkey by 2
Kiltale Dunboyne - Kiltale by 9
Killyon Ratoath - Ratoath by 3

Trim Longwood - Longwood by 3
Blackhall Dunderry - Blackhall by 3
Boardsmill Navan - Navan by 2

I agree the new format means games will be much more competitive. As you can see from predictions every game outside of kiltale game could go either way.

overthehill72 (Meath) - Posts: 228 - 13/06/2018 11:15:14    2110921

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Kilmessan v Kildalkey - Kildalkey by 4. Derek Doran coming back will tip it for Kildalkey.

Kiltale v Dunboyne - Kiltale by 6. Dunboyne always start well and this result would be considered good.

Killyon v Ratoath - Killyon by 6. Killyon had a poor league but Keith Keogan and Adam Gannon returning form county duty will tip it in their favour esp as G McGowan appears to be carrying an injury.

Trim v Longwood - Longwood by 5. I still think James Toher is not fully recovered whereas Mickey Burke is flying, though Damien Healy did not appear happy in a forward role with he county I expect he will make difficult at the back for Trim.

Blackhall v Dunderry - Blackhall by 7. Dunderry appear to be more interested in football at present.

Boardsmill v Navan - Draw. I have to give the mill a bit of a boost.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 285 - 13/06/2018 21:39:57    2111279

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Kilmessan Kildalkey - Kildalkey by 4
Kiltale Dunboyne - Kiltale by 4
Killyon Ratoath - Ratoath by 7

Trim Longwood - Longwood by 7
Blackhall Dunderry - Blackhall by 5
Boardsmill Navan - Navan by 5

gardentree (Meath) - Posts: 109 - 15/06/2018 15:05:37    2111869

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Some disappointing games so far. New system hasn't produced anything exciting yet. Longwood and Trim best game so far and it was poor. Trim decimated by injuries and only lose by 3. Not a good sign for Longwood. Kilmessan way off the mark. Kildalkey didn't leave 2nd gear. Dunboyne shocking. Kiltale just ticked over. Ratoath or killyon today ?

StickFan (Meath) - Posts: 96 - 17/06/2018 10:53:28    2112227

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Got 5 of the results right, the margins a bit off though. Delighted that the mill proved me wrong though,see I believed some of the propaganda. Forgot that O'Mahonys were Intermediate for a reason!!!

Dunboyne and Kilmessan disappointing, pressure on both of them now along with Ratoath, most likely the two non-qualifiers will come from this trio.

Dunderry under pressure in Group B and we could have some skewed results in this section.

Still the new system should be given a few years.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 285 - 17/06/2018 19:06:24    2112358

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Got to a few matches over the weekend,
kildalkey won well as expected as expected but kilmessan were very poor and will be playing their trade in the "weaker" group next year I would imagine.
Longwood scraped by trim in group B. Great win for them but they made hard work of a very poor trim team who were missing so many of their more influential players.
Boardsmill surprised me against navan, as I fancied the town team to win easy enough. A good result for bmill, one more win and they are safe for another year. (Relegation experts) navan have a great chance to gain results against dunderry, trim and blackhall and I fancy them to stay up.
Didn't get to see killyon, who we all know are a typical championship team but that's a serious win for them against a hard working and physical rathoath team.
What happened dunderry? We're they that bad or were blackhall unbelievable?

peterpan1 (Meath) - Posts: 6 - 20/06/2018 11:46:03    2113313

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Replying To peterpan1:  "Got to a few matches over the weekend,
kildalkey won well as expected as expected but kilmessan were very poor and will be playing their trade in the "weaker" group next year I would imagine.
Longwood scraped by trim in group B. Great win for them but they made hard work of a very poor trim team who were missing so many of their more influential players.
Boardsmill surprised me against navan, as I fancied the town team to win easy enough. A good result for bmill, one more win and they are safe for another year. (Relegation experts) navan have a great chance to gain results against dunderry, trim and blackhall and I fancy them to stay up.
Didn't get to see killyon, who we all know are a typical championship team but that's a serious win for them against a hard working and physical rathoath team.
What happened dunderry? We're they that bad or were blackhall unbelievable?"
Blackhall performed very well against a team who made little attempt to play the ball all night. Dunderry favorites to go down surely.

loyaltothecause (Meath) - Posts: 1 - 20/06/2018 12:50:33    2113328

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Replying To peterpan1:  "Got to a few matches over the weekend,
kildalkey won well as expected as expected but kilmessan were very poor and will be playing their trade in the "weaker" group next year I would imagine.
Longwood scraped by trim in group B. Great win for them but they made hard work of a very poor trim team who were missing so many of their more influential players.
Boardsmill surprised me against navan, as I fancied the town team to win easy enough. A good result for bmill, one more win and they are safe for another year. (Relegation experts) navan have a great chance to gain results against dunderry, trim and blackhall and I fancy them to stay up.
Didn't get to see killyon, who we all know are a typical championship team but that's a serious win for them against a hard working and physical rathoath team.
What happened dunderry? We're they that bad or were blackhall unbelievable?"
i did not see the games over weekend as i was away but looking at the results the new structure is a great idea. Teams like boardsmill and blackhall will feel they can qualify from the weaker group along with Trim and Longwood. every team in the stronger group feels they have a chance of making the quarter final at the very least.

there was no 1 sided games in the 1st round either and last year we had teams losing by 25+ points in some games and dunderry did not field against kiltale in 1 game as they knew they would be beaten well.

overthehill72 (Meath) - Posts: 228 - 20/06/2018 12:55:28    2113331

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Replying To overthehill72:  "i did not see the games over weekend as i was away but looking at the results the new structure is a great idea. Teams like boardsmill and blackhall will feel they can qualify from the weaker group along with Trim and Longwood. every team in the stronger group feels they have a chance of making the quarter final at the very least.

there was no 1 sided games in the 1st round either and last year we had teams losing by 25+ points in some games and dunderry did not field against kiltale in 1 game as they knew they would be beaten well."
Kiltale and Kildalkey won more or less as they pleased. Fairly one sided in my opinion. More or less the same with Blackhall, Dunderry never in it I heard.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 285 - 20/06/2018 13:25:28    2113341

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I went to a couple of Championship games at weekend. I think new format is far to weaker clubs. Empressed with Longwood against Trim, they're fast and played good stuff, Trim aside from injuries were really poor, something not right in Trim club for how poor they have being last few years. Kiltale were excellent against Dunboyne, did what was needed, still team to beat. Kildalkey were good against Kilmessan and definitely have the talent and squad to break Kiltale dominance, they had a lot of new faces in team and looked the part. Great game next week with Kildalkey v Kiltale to look forward too.

Redsalltheway (Meath) - Posts: 79 - 21/06/2018 11:17:05    2113531

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