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Meath V Dublin Leinster Final.

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Replying To sam1884:  "All the "money", "unfair funding", "population" cannot be blamed for a team not having the ability to kick very scorable chances and frees. Meath shooting is shocking and adds weight to the GAA's view of counties looking at their own coaching of basic skills. Today's match shows something beyond "unfairness" is an issue in Leinster. Cutting Dublin's €1.3million will not result in other teams having the basic skills to compete overnight. What has happened a big, successful, traditional county like Meath? I'm afraid the GAA are correct when questioning coaching practices in some counties. You cannot blame Dublin for this!"
So your saying, because coaching is poor in other counties, the GAA should continue to fund Dublin far more than other counties.. makes sense. It's not like extra money will help counties produce more skillful players or anything..

blackspot91 (Limerick) - Posts: 952 - 23/06/2019 17:52:50    2199136

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The "monster" on display was shocking lack of basic skills, who in their right minds would waste money on that? The mistake everyone is making is the money Dublin got was not spent on a team it was spent on a project years ago. What most non-Dubs on here want is like millions to spend on Senior Inter-county squads. The money they get (and they will get money) has to be spent on 8/9/10/11 year old's, they must employ coaches and get them to work at underage. But i suspect none of this is happening. I don't know how much Meath GAA spent on their football team but it certainly was a waste of money.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4190 - 23/06/2019 17:54:15    2199139

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Replying To Belclare:  "Nearly as bad as Mayo with all the wides.."
Galway sure found a way around that one in the second half against the Ros. If you don't shoot lads you can't miss.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 1048 - 23/06/2019 17:57:17    2199142

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Division two must have been dreadfully low in quality this year if Meath made it to the final.

Ned_Stormcrow (Cavan) - Posts: 1004 - 23/06/2019 17:57:25    2199143

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "shocking stuff....what a rubbish game...dublin supporters leaving when they are 15 mins away from WINNING a Leinster final...where else would you find it?..the monster has indeed been created"
A few left alright but a good few were moving from the front towards the covered areas as it was p*ssing down then.

ctowers (Dublin) - Posts: 77 - 23/06/2019 17:59:48    2199146

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Worse than expected, was that a record low score from us today? Hard to regroup now for the last of the qualifiers and a kind draw is the best we can hope for. As ridiculous as this might sound, I don't think the Dubs are quite the team they were and I think Donegal might do a number on them in September.

I like conversing and reading the opinions of fellow Gaels on this forum. However, my enjoyment is perpetually tempered by the inane ramblings of Royaldunne on these pages. He is an embarrassment to himself and, more importantly, to my county. He proved himself not to be a man of his word when he reneged on his promise to delete his account after Tyrone knocked Meath out in 2013 (it was my one consoling thought walking out of Croker that day).

I'm being serious now, I can't read anything on this forum which I used to enjoy without being plagued by his poorly written nonsense and the inevitable replies which follow them. Is there any way I can block him so I don't have to read any of his postings or the replies thereon? Mods, is there anything that can be done? This had ruined the site for me and it's becoming unusable and I know I'm not the only one of this opinion.

LobinstownMan (Meath) - Posts: 110 - 23/06/2019 18:00:19    2199148

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Holy cow, that was bad.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1082 - 23/06/2019 18:00:30    2199150

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Meath on the way down already. Relegation from div 1 and they'll back where they started. 4 points over 80 minutes is disgraceful

superdub (Dublin) - Posts: 351 - 23/06/2019 18:04:51    2199157

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Funny how commentators and analysts never mentioned attractiveness/merits of tier 2 competition during Leinster Final

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1296 - 23/06/2019 18:05:12    2199158

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "Any chance Jim Gavin fancies a challenge in Ireland's 2nd city? Even he must be getting bored at this stage"
Can't imagine the Cork gig appealing to him at all

LobinstownMan (Meath) - Posts: 110 - 23/06/2019 18:05:51    2199161

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "I think I justified not attending. Most meath fans stayed away too. I presume the GAA will provide meath with 1.5m a year in funding now. We need it more then Dublin."
Ain't that the absolute truth!

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 369 - 23/06/2019 18:06:42    2199163

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Have to congratulate Dublin on their win, hugely accurate and efficient in the last 25 mins in difficult conditions. Meath obviously needed to convert their chances in order to ask questions of Dublin and difficult to know where they go from here

lillyboy (Kildare) - Posts: 424 - 23/06/2019 18:08:51    2199165

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Replying To jimski:  "Kildare "only" lost by 15 points and at least we scored 11 points."
He said that before the game. Kildare were pretty horrible too.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2754 - 23/06/2019 18:11:58    2199170

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Replying To county man:  "Looks that way alright, Offaly should have beaten them in the first round. Today was embarrassing to watch no matter who they playing and Dublin were even off colour today.

They look like the worst of the provincial finalists."
Ya i think Meath will be the team the qualifier teams will want to get in the 4th rd

Galwayjoe86 (Galway) - Posts: 251 - 23/06/2019 18:12:52    2199171

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Truly awful. The Leinster championship is a waste of time.

Gator (Monaghan) - Posts: 142 - 23/06/2019 18:13:46    2199172

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Look it was a disappointing result for Meath and it will be hard to pick themselves up from that. Their inability to score meant they were not able to build up any momentum and it was always going to hurt them come the final quarter.

However they deserve some credit for not reverting to a defensive set up and trying to go man for man and they had some success with that.

I thought the referee last night did not do Cork any favours and today Meath will not be happy with this guy's performance but the bigger teams seem to get these breaks.

All depends on the draw now for Meath but with the likes of Tyrone and Mayo potentially in the draw, it will be a tough ask to get to the next stage.

ROYALOPTIMIST (Meath) - Posts: 174 - 23/06/2019 18:15:20    2199173

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Replying To sam1884:  "All the "money", "unfair funding", "population" cannot be blamed for a team not having the ability to kick very scorable chances and frees. Meath shooting is shocking and adds weight to the GAA's view of counties looking at their own coaching of basic skills. Today's match shows something beyond "unfairness" is an issue in Leinster. Cutting Dublin's €1.3million will not result in other teams having the basic skills to compete overnight. What has happened a big, successful, traditional county like Meath? I'm afraid the GAA are correct when questioning coaching practices in some counties. You cannot blame Dublin for this!"
When you have the funding to have coaches in the schools & the clubs imparting the skills on the level they have in Dublin, that can be the difference. Yes coaching practices in some counties are abysmal & in some counties GDO's are involved with Third level colleges & County teams & not fulfilling their roles. But ultimately if you are providing coaching on an unprecedented level to other counties, the gap will never close. Having said that it's a completely separate issue & the inequity in the funding needs to be addressed by the GAA but it should not be used to take away what a great team & manager Dublin have.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 886 - 23/06/2019 18:15:56    2199175

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Replying To 32_4_1:  "The scoreline doesn't tell the full story. Meath actually matched Dublin for long periods of that game, just couldn't score. Every wide flattened the belief further, can't get anything going when you can't hit a barn door. Woeful shooting from very score-able positions. 4 out of 21 chances taken.

It's a psychology ingrained in this team for the past few years. When the chips are down, Meath wilt, and no leader stands out to drive the team. Cruising against Donegal, collapse. Had Tyrone beaten last year, collapse. Same story for years. Have the players, can cut out alot of Dublin's a attacks, can match them in open play for long periods, but no leaders to stand up to the occasion when the pressure comes on"
I don't think they have the players. Up front they had nothing.

They also had no plan. Played around Dublin and into the spaces they directed them into.

They were excellent defensively but very naive on the ball.

You have to have an attacking game plan and a way of getting the ball into the scoring zone. They didn't have that at all.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2754 - 23/06/2019 18:16:43    2199176

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Yes congratulations to Dublin on their win & continued dominance. And commiserations to the GAA on their ultimate loss.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 673 - 23/06/2019 18:19:41    2199180

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Replying To LobinstownMan:  "Worse than expected, was that a record low score from us today? Hard to regroup now for the last of the qualifiers and a kind draw is the best we can hope for. As ridiculous as this might sound, I don't think the Dubs are quite the team they were and I think Donegal might do a number on them in September.

I like conversing and reading the opinions of fellow Gaels on this forum. However, my enjoyment is perpetually tempered by the inane ramblings of Royaldunne on these pages. He is an embarrassment to himself and, more importantly, to my county. He proved himself not to be a man of his word when he reneged on his promise to delete his account after Tyrone knocked Meath out in 2013 (it was my one consoling thought walking out of Croker that day).

I'm being serious now, I can't read anything on this forum which I used to enjoy without being plagued by his poorly written nonsense and the inevitable replies which follow them. Is there any way I can block him so I don't have to read any of his postings or the replies thereon? Mods, is there anything that can be done? This had ruined the site for me and it's becoming unusable and I know I'm not the only one of this opinion."
Then you should leave not royaldunne. Honestly nobody is pointing a gun at your head to stay here. There have been plenty of posters said they were leaving if this that or the other happened and didnt. So what?? Its the internet. Deal with it!

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 369 - 23/06/2019 18:20:39    2199183

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