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Meath V Dublin Leinster Final.

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Upper Cusack tickets now on sale. May no longer be enough room for his ego.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2784 - 21/06/2019 17:19:44    2198360

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Think Meath are in for an eye opener

Meath haven't played Dublin in Leinster for years.

In that time frame Meath have been regularly beaten in Leinster by Kildare, Westmeath and Longford

Meath came through the easier side of the draw in 2019 and even at that struggled against Offaly

Yep, big eye opener on the way."
We got an eye opener in 2014

We got an eye opener in 2016, it was 3 years since we last played I don't think Dublin have changed a lot since then

This year we have achieved some things and are finally showing signs of life

WTF is the easier side of the draw in Leinster, there is Dublin and the rest of Leinster there are no sides, of Dublin weren't there it would be a very competitive competition, there are no easy sides for anyone except Dublin

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3441 - 21/06/2019 17:22:51    2198361

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Racking my brains here lads, someone might be able to help me, how did Graham Reilly 'Biggie' get his nickname? He's not particularly tall or wide.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 514 - 21/06/2019 17:38:05    2198364

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Replying To Htaem:  "Good man Liam, this fixture certainly used to be the highlight of the Gaa calendar for both counties for many years barring an All-Ireland final I suppose.

Obviously in recent years the rivalry has fallen dormant, and maybe doesn't mean as much to younger fans who never witnessed the intense, legendary battles of the 80s, 90s and to a lesser extent early 00s. Even to fans who did witness the battles such as yourself and myself (I was born in the late 80s so I only remember the 90s and early 00s), a lot of the spice has been lost give the gap between the two teams today.

But I have to admit, deep down the rivalry still means a hell of a lot to me. When I see the blue jersey up against our lads, I want a win more than anything.

As for the game this weekend, I'm not going to make any bold predictions and I'm not waving the white flag in advance either. Our lads need to focus on performing their absolute best for the full 70+mins and see where that takes them.

I would like to see us having a go though, I think trying to contain Dublin is utterly futile. If we are to pull off the impossible then we'll need goals and plenty of them.

So long story short, here's to another 5 past Cluxton :-) enjoy the game Liamo"
My hope for this game is for Meath to leave it all out on the pitch. Meath have to go out playing to win, playing only to contain Dublin will back fire and result in a bad beating. I would be amazed if McEntee approaches the game in any other way. I would love it if we win but if we compete well and lose, considering we have a year in division 1 ahead of us, more players available next year and a chance of super 8's I will have hope for the future of Meath football, hope we can get the rivalary going again properly in the years ahead and hope that we can, in the coming years get the Leinster Championship going again.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 606 - 21/06/2019 17:44:12    2198365

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Replying To OLLIE:  "The last I seen Betty was in the Bull. He was all over a woman from Mar Park. I heard both of them moved together up to the Cooley Mountains."
Ahh that's the end of him then. Lol

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 17:54:46    2198370

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Replying To edd:  "please stop embarrassing yourself and all meath fans on here. talking about how successful you are? good god. this is a football forum. you genuinely seem to believe you are some kind of hoganstand celebrity? meath did not win the league i can confirm (sadly). i suggest you seek medical help or maybe just get a rattle and shake it. that should garner enough of the attention you are seeking so badly.

Dubs by 6 on sunday but meath to put in a good performance to keep the momentum going into the super 8s. see where it takes us after that."
Ahh conleth you haven't used this one in a long time, last time you were on hoganstand you said keoghan had left panel because he had a row with mcentee. You are not a Meath fan. And don't be jealous of my success.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 17:57:07    2198371

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Replying To the_walls:  "To be fair though if he was ever on a plane that was going to crash and there was only two parachutes, he really should get both in case one fails because he's so great!"
Exactly. Glad you see it now.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 17:59:08    2198372

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Think Meath are in for an eye opener

Meath haven't played Dublin in Leinster for years.

In that time frame Meath have been regularly beaten in Leinster by Kildare, Westmeath and Longford

Meath came through the easier side of the draw in 2019 and even at that struggled against Offaly

Yep, big eye opener on the way."
Jim just to correct a few things, Kildare beat us once in 8 years, longford beat us once in 35 years, and Westmeath beat us once in 135 years. Hardly regular now is it??

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 18:07:16    2198373

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Racking my brains here lads, someone might be able to help me, how did Graham Reilly 'Biggie' get his nickname? He's not particularly tall or wide."
From school, he was nearly the size he is now that he was then, so he got called biggie (not very original).

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 18:34:46    2198383

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Ahh conleth you haven't used this one in a long time, last time you were on hoganstand you said keoghan had left panel because he had a row with mcentee. You are not a Meath fan. And don't be jealous of my success."
What do you do workwise Royal Dunne?

You may adopt Laois as your second county, your cousins are there ;)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunne

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 514 - 21/06/2019 18:42:52    2198384

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Jim just to correct a few things, Kildare beat us once in 8 years, longford beat us once in 35 years, and Westmeath beat us once in 135 years. Hardly regular now is it??"
FFS royaldunne I think he means regular in Leinster.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 88 - 21/06/2019 19:10:31    2198389

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Replying To royaldunne:  "From school, he was nearly the size he is now that he was then, so he got called biggie (not very original)."
There way a time when I was of the opinion that you were a sound lad , I liked your posts and respected your opinions. But of late your sounding like a bit of a know it all,in life and in the small matter of a game of football. Do your self a favour lad go to ground your an awful waffles.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 88 - 21/06/2019 19:17:57    2198390

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "There way a time when I was of the opinion that you were a sound lad , I liked your posts and respected your opinions. But of late your sounding like a bit of a know it all,in life and in the small matter of a game of football. Do your self a favour lad go to ground your an awful waffles."
Nah. Thanks for the advice though. Do me a favor though. And don't ever try to tell me what to do.
Btw you responded to a post I wrote answering a question, what was inaccurate in it? Nothing. Run along

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 19:26:21    2198395

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "FFS royaldunne I think he means regular in Leinster."
And in Leinster Kildare have beat Meath once in 8 years, longford once in 35 years and Westmeath once in 135. All in Leinster. Google it.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 19:28:08    2198396

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "What do you do workwise Royal Dunne?

You may adopt Laois as your second county, your cousins are there ;)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunne"
I'm self employed, run a small business.
Indeed all Dunne's hail from Laois, it's a laois name , I don't have anything against Laois at all, until we play each other :) and tbh because of the family tree they are up there with Galway and Down as counties I like to see doing well. (Despite what some think, ) I have a huge respect for both Galway and Down, now on the other hand I have a serious dislike for Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath, in football terms of course. As their people are lovely

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 19:33:15    2198399

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I'm self employed, run a small business.
Indeed all Dunne's hail from Laois, it's a laois name , I don't have anything against Laois at all, until we play each other :) and tbh because of the family tree they are up there with Galway and Down as counties I like to see doing well. (Despite what some think, ) I have a huge respect for both Galway and Down, now on the other hand I have a serious dislike for Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath, in football terms of course. As their people are lovely"
Yes one of the 7 septs of Laois.

Ok. I was curious when you mentioned your career on posts today.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 514 - 21/06/2019 20:14:09    2198408

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Jaysus RD you're raking it in, seems just like old times :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7617 - 21/06/2019 21:13:32    2198422

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Replying To realdub:  "Jaysus RD you're raking it in, seems just like old times :D"
Kept going even without taking a wage to keep others with bread on table, I'm only heartless when it comes to football. :).

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15918 - 21/06/2019 22:38:47    2198444

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Hard to be optimistic but a part of me will always hope. We need to aggressively compete for possession at kick outs and when we get possession we need to hold on to it. Hold the ball, recycle, don't waste the possession. We have to push up on Cluxton's kick outs. Sadly retaining possession from lockouts hasn't been a strength for us so far.

Other than that we need to just try match them athletically and physically as long as we can. We're a running team now but if we have the opportunity we need to let it long into the full forward line quick. Without a sweeper or blanket defence to protect them that full back line is still the biggest weakness in this Dublin team.

I can't see us doing it, just really hope we do ourselves proud. And I hope we're very, very physical. Too much niceness going on. A little bit of animosity between both the players and fans would be good.

HighKings (Meath) - Posts: 196 - 21/06/2019 22:41:59    2198445

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Kept going even without taking a wage to keep others with bread on table, I'm only heartless when it comes to football. :)."
Jeez!Mother Teresa or Donald Trump. We just don't know what to expect anymore!

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1587 - 21/06/2019 23:56:47    2198461

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