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Replying To brian:  "First time posting in this thread and a lot of my fellow county men are pretty much embarrassing themselves and the good name of Meath supporters. We've nothing to crow about and trying to "sneer" at anyone is pretty much something we've no right to do. We can talk about history all we like but at present we've nothing to be shouting anything about.

Yes our team is on the up and people are looking at us but until we beat one of these division one teams in league and championship something i'm pretty sure we've not done since about 2009 and then start doing so consistently we've no nose to be looking down anyone at.

Now that's not to excuse a lot of others from what there saying but there's tit for tat everywhere and if you can't take it don't give it.

As i say only the Dubs can really have anything to crow about with 7 out of 10 all irelands will do that for you. Until every other county gets to that level or the Dubs regress back to the pack then i suggest everyone just shut it. You're no better than anyone.

Lets actually stick to the point and discuss the division one football and leave your petty BS behind. As my late father always said to me, say what you want during the match but at the end of it, shake your opponents hand, congratulate or commiserate with humility and don't let yourself down."
Come off it brian " a lot of my fellow county men are pretty much embarrassing themselves and the good name of Meath supporters".

You are more than likely including me in this. Who else?

As I said above I never gloat about our former successes. However I wont accept some of the stuff that has been posted about our county and manager in recent times on here - if you look back I was responding at different stages to some pretty pathetic posts. I was also defending the manager after last weeks game when I could feel his frustration as the tactics Galway got away with were some of the worst I have seen in 35 years following Meath.

We haven't been perfect over the years but were well punished for transgressions. The frustrating thing last Sunday was that the perpetrators were not punished. Yet when Andy complains all he gets is abuse on here. And a good laugh at us from a Monaghan supporter. I happened to read it and responded. And according to you we are an embarrassment for sticking up for our county.

What did you want me to do - stay quiet and accept it?

oldsam_newsam (Meath) - Posts: 638 - 06/03/2020 21:01:50    2272534

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Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Well maybe we can agree that you wont have a good laugh at Meath's current woes and I wont point out the difference in levels of success over the years.

And just to be clear, I do not make any sort of a habit of gloating on here . However, I wont take people laughing at us and the slagging of our manager that has gone on here. Andy has complained after some of the games - maybe he shouldn't have but he was damn well entitled to after the last couple of home games.

I look forward to the game in Monaghan - I will certainly be there irrespective of the result against the Dubs."
People in general aren't laughing at Meath GAA from what I can see. They are laughing at some of the utterly ridiculous carry on of a certain amount of Meath posters.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 426 - 07/03/2020 00:14:16    2272544

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I can easily see Monaghan losing to Meath. My only hope is we get some points against Kerry.

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 732 - 07/03/2020 07:47:47    2272550

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Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Come off it brian " a lot of my fellow county men are pretty much embarrassing themselves and the good name of Meath supporters".

You are more than likely including me in this. Who else?

As I said above I never gloat about our former successes. However I wont accept some of the stuff that has been posted about our county and manager in recent times on here - if you look back I was responding at different stages to some pretty pathetic posts. I was also defending the manager after last weeks game when I could feel his frustration as the tactics Galway got away with were some of the worst I have seen in 35 years following Meath.

We haven't been perfect over the years but were well punished for transgressions. The frustrating thing last Sunday was that the perpetrators were not punished. Yet when Andy complains all he gets is abuse on here. And a good laugh at us from a Monaghan supporter. I happened to read it and responded. And according to you we are an embarrassment for sticking up for our county.

What did you want me to do - stay quiet and accept it?"
Well said.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 07/03/2020 08:41:56    2272551

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Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Well maybe we can agree that you wont have a good laugh at Meath's current woes and I wont point out the difference in levels of success over the years.

And just to be clear, I do not make any sort of a habit of gloating on here . However, I wont take people laughing at us and the slagging of our manager that has gone on here. Andy has complained after some of the games - maybe he shouldn't have but he was damn well entitled to after the last couple of home games.

I look forward to the game in Monaghan - I will certainly be there irrespective of the result against the Dubs."
Grow up will ya...everyone gets stick on this forum..."they are laughing at us".....well yeah they are but suck it up. That's life .

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10128 - 07/03/2020 09:05:23    2272561

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Grow up will ya...everyone gets stick on this forum..."they are laughing at us".....well yeah they are but suck it up. That's life ."
Imagine if they actually get to a match that matters and the nonsense that gets posted in those situations!

Dhia I quite like this Meath team but there's a few eejits about these pages. No more than the rest of us I suppose

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 976 - 07/03/2020 12:28:01    2272590

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Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Well done on the diversionary response - I am sure that you think through and plan your tactics here!!

I'll ask a slightly different question.

What do you think Monaghan's best achievement on the football field is?

Winning an Ulster Championship?

Or perhaps getting to the final of the Centenary Cup in 1984?"
I would say our best achievement is maintaining our status as a top 8 team in this era where teams are semi professional. We more than anyone else have adapted to changing tactics and structures on and off the field, an enviable achievement given the limited resources we have (fact), unlike some that have their heads stuck so far up their own a***s they still think the return of the glory days are a given, just a "cycle" as some would put it.

The fact remains Meath have played 8 games at the top level (9 if you count last year's Leinster final debacle) and lost the lot, you haven't won a division 1 game for 14 years.
Dublin are the benchmark for everyone and over our 6 year (7 game) head to head in division 1, (the actual topic at hand) the accumulated score stands at 7-98 for 6-113 against that's a 12 point difference, let's see if you can better that in one game next week

The chances of us ever winning an All Ireland are slim and logically we shouldn't, but we will keep trying without whinging all the time. It's not lost on me whenever our neighbours are confronted with our current status they spew out past glories that have eluded us.
Nobody G'sAF

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 766 - 07/03/2020 13:55:14    2272606

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Yes not sucessful campaign for Meath in staying in div. But long term it could be really helpful.
I predicted on this forum 3 years that Meath would di little in first 2 years under McEntee, improve in year 3 and make impact in year 4 and peak in year 5. So far that prediction has proven right. Yes 4 and year 5 we will see. I looked at mcEntees cv looked at players ages and felt at 26 and 27 in 2020 and 2021 Sullivans, McGill, Harnan, Lavins, Gallaghers would peak. And how long it takes a manager to turn things around eg took Boylan and McGee 4 years and Dwyer 5 years. McEntee is just half way through his job. The aim is not to win Sam. It is to become a consistent div 1 team a consistent super 8 team over the next few years..Compete at super 8 level. To become a top 6 or 7 teams. If we can get super 8 this year and get a victory and be competrive all games, that would be a very good year. Thats the aim.

Using words of a gaa commentator and 3 last managers who played Meath this is what tbey said.

Colm Parkinson said with "half a t eam.Meath did very well v Mayo, Galway and kerry.".
( This is reference that Meath 8 first team players r missing in every game in the league,. Meath had 11 players injured for Tyrone, Mayo and Donegal games and 12 playere injured for the kerry game..While Harnan, lenihan and Walsh came on in the second half with 15 mins to go, Meath still had 10 players injured invcluding their first choice goalie, two best man marker, two bes corner backs, best midfielfer, most talented creative young forward and best forward still.missing. Its not an excuse. But it is an issue)

Pat Spillane after bad Donegal defeat said he expected a depleted Meath team with so many key players missing would struggle badly in next 3 games. He said they showed great spirit in all those games ans only for two great saves by kerry goalie, Meath would have got reault v kerry in killarney.
( He is right Meath have shown great spirit. Mayo were well ahead at half time. Meath came back strong in second half. Mayo get goal late. Meath come back strong again. Kerry go 8 up when Meath are down to 14 men..Meath come back at kerry again. And score narrows. Kerry go ahead again. Meath come back at kerry again. Kerry go ahead again and Meath throw kitchen sink at kerry. Galway went aheas at start of seconf half. Meath come back and level the game. Galway go ahead and again Meath throw everything at Gakway. Meath have shown great spirit in all 3 games, 3 of the best teams in country have struggled to beat Meath, that is a good sign).

James Horan said afer the Mayo game,"Mayo were lucky to beat Meath". Only for a bad mistake by a Meath defender, Meath should have won.

Peter Keane, Kerry manager said " Kerry were hanging on injurry time v Meath". He said Meath are a good team..Only for two brillant kerry goalie saves at the end of the game Meath would have got a result v second best team.in the country , in the second toughest places to win in the country.

Padraig Joyce, the Galway manager said " Galway just about scraped by Meath.". Meath were 4 up half time after playing some brillant football. The game was level in injury time. Meath were unlucky not to beat the 3rd or 4th best team in the country.

That is someturn around from losing to longford and been hammered by kildare 2 years ago, to playing 3 best teams in the country with injury riddled team and go the full 75 mins with 3 of the best teams in the country. Last summer Meath were going 60 mins with kerry, Donegal and Mayo. They are now going full 75 mins toe tot toe with kerry, Galway and Mayo. Yes Meath are not getting over the line. But you have to go through moral victories hard luck loses, 1 or 2 point loses to gain sucess. Thats what Boylans Meath did, what Dwyers kildare did. Meath might not get there but they are going in the right direction.

People on this forum.and in thw media were predicting 8 or 9 point hammering by keery and Galqaay v Meath after Donegal game. But. thread has developed. in last year and a half

1 2018 Meath lost by 1 point to Tyrone( All Ireland finalist) in the championship. A point in 7 min of injury time draws the game for Tyrone.
2 2019 Meath lost by 2 points to Donegal( Double Ulster champion) in Ballybofey. Meath were 4 up at 63rd min after dominating the game.
3 2019 Meath lost by 2 points to Donegal in league final. Meath dominated the first half and were 5 up at half time
4 2020 Meath lost by 1 point to Mayo in the league
5 2020 Meath lost by 3 points to kerry in the league
6 2020 Meath lost by 2 points to Galway in the league.

Can Meath turn 1 or 2 point loses in 6 games in last year and half v best teams in the country into victories in the next 2 years, maybe they wouldnt but its not impossible.
And there is also 3 performance in super 8 were at 60 min Meath were eitheir level or ahead v Donegal,Mayo or kerry last year. And while people talked about low score in finsl v Dubs. Meath backs did keep Dublin to the lowest score in first half championship in 8 years since Donegal in 2011 in last years leinster final. Meath are strong at the back.


Meath are imptoving all the time. Meath improved in last years league and championship and that has continued this years league. You can see Meath have improved every game since Donegal game. Meath players r improving. There is no reason why this should not continue.

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 968 - 08/03/2020 01:36:26    2272743

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Meaths main strenght is the backs, thats why Meath were promoted and reached the super 8sand went toe to toe with kerry, Mayo ang Galway. Meath have some best defenders in fhe country eg Donal keoghan and Conor McGill. McGill.is one top 2 or 3 full backs in the country. He K
kept Shane Walsh to 1 point from play. Lavin is turning into quality top class corner back. Harnan is also a natural defender who still only 24. And is a leader. Gallagher is an effective man marker and u dont many man markers anymore. J McEntee, Kane, McCoy and B Conlon are good attacking wing backs. And David Toher and Ronan Ryan great finds in last 2 years, especially Ryan who is turning into quality defender. Clarke has shown promise and wil get better. Andy McEntee was a good defender in his day. And he seems to be good at building a defence. After the Dubs, Meath have as good as defence as you will see in the country. Its young defence which is improving and had been without 5 key defenders for most of the league eg Lavin, Gallagher, McCoy, Kane and Harnan.

When Meath get their key players back from injury there will be serious competition for the match day panel. Players that have played in the league might not even get on the match day panel in the summer..With 8 players returning at start of the year and new players getting allot of league game like Brennan, Clarke, Toner, B Conlon, Jones; O Brien that people didnt expect. Means Meath panel when everyone is fit is much stronger then last year.

This Meath team is not static, its development is a live and ongoing process. This Meath team should peak next summer 2021 and continue improving up to thst . The first 15 Meath team we dont know how good they are as they have never played yogether

Last year defence has never played with players who returned this year to the panel. So you take last years defence of Lavin McGill Gallagher Harnan Ryan Keoghan add a new midfield pairing of Menton and Jones and have lenihan, Walsh and Newman upfront, Meaths 3 best forwards. That team has never played together before. Jones was in the US in the last 2 years. He will back in March..He is the best midfielder in the county and Menton and Jones partnership looks the strongest we had in years.

While lenihan , Walsh and Newman have never started a game for Meath. Even two of them together. Newman and lenihan have never started a game for Meath. Lenihan was travelling last year and both were injured this year. And Newman has had injury problems for years. Lenihan and Walsh have never started game for Meath. They did start in Byrne cup but lenihan went off injured after 4 mins. Newman and Walsh have never started game. Lenihan and Walsh are back and Newman is expected back for the championship.

Im looking forward to seen those 3 play together. Yes Meath are lacking upfont but if Meath get the three forwards in the county playing together for the first time that will improve team..I just believe lenihan, Walsh Newman full forward lime can cause problems for div 1 teams. I even felt for 15 mins they were on togerher v Galway lenihan and Walsh improved the Meath forward play substantially

It means also forward players who have done well in the league could end up on the bench by the summer eg James Conlon, Thomas O Reilly, Joey Wallace, Oisin O Brien. Meaning Meaths bench sud be much stronger then last year. I think Meath team.will be stronger then last year when everyone fit. We could have 5 or 6 changes to the first 15 Meath team this year. Meath will probaly have a new goalkeeper this year, a new corner back, a new centre back, a new midfieldr, a new full forward and new inside forward and 4 or 5 new players on the bench.
Meath are inproving and that development is ongoing and upwards and should continue this summer and next summer.

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 968 - 08/03/2020 02:10:13    2272745

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Replying To Furlong1949:  "Meaths main strenght is the backs, thats why Meath were promoted and reached the super 8sand went toe to toe with kerry, Mayo ang Galway. Meath have some best defenders in fhe country eg Donal keoghan and Conor McGill. McGill.is one top 2 or 3 full backs in the country. He K
kept Shane Walsh to 1 point from play. Lavin is turning into quality top class corner back. Harnan is also a natural defender who still only 24. And is a leader. Gallagher is an effective man marker and u dont many man markers anymore. J McEntee, Kane, McCoy and B Conlon are good attacking wing backs. And David Toher and Ronan Ryan great finds in last 2 years, especially Ryan who is turning into quality defender. Clarke has shown promise and wil get better. Andy McEntee was a good defender in his day. And he seems to be good at building a defence. After the Dubs, Meath have as good as defence as you will see in the country. Its young defence which is improving and had been without 5 key defenders for most of the league eg Lavin, Gallagher, McCoy, Kane and Harnan.

When Meath get their key players back from injury there will be serious competition for the match day panel. Players that have played in the league might not even get on the match day panel in the summer..With 8 players returning at start of the year and new players getting allot of league game like Brennan, Clarke, Toner, B Conlon, Jones; O Brien that people didnt expect. Means Meath panel when everyone is fit is much stronger then last year.

This Meath team is not static, its development is a live and ongoing process. This Meath team should peak next summer 2021 and continue improving up to thst . The first 15 Meath team we dont know how good they are as they have never played yogether

Last year defence has never played with players who returned this year to the panel. So you take last years defence of Lavin McGill Gallagher Harnan Ryan Keoghan add a new midfield pairing of Menton and Jones and have lenihan, Walsh and Newman upfront, Meaths 3 best forwards. That team has never played together before. Jones was in the US in the last 2 years. He will back in March..He is the best midfielder in the county and Menton and Jones partnership looks the strongest we had in years.

While lenihan , Walsh and Newman have never started a game for Meath. Even two of them together. Newman and lenihan have never started a game for Meath. Lenihan was travelling last year and both were injured this year. And Newman has had injury problems for years. Lenihan and Walsh have never started game for Meath. They did start in Byrne cup but lenihan went off injured after 4 mins. Newman and Walsh have never started game. Lenihan and Walsh are back and Newman is expected back for the championship.

Im looking forward to seen those 3 play together. Yes Meath are lacking upfont but if Meath get the three forwards in the county playing together for the first time that will improve team..I just believe lenihan, Walsh Newman full forward lime can cause problems for div 1 teams. I even felt for 15 mins they were on togerher v Galway lenihan and Walsh improved the Meath forward play substantially

It means also forward players who have done well in the league could end up on the bench by the summer eg James Conlon, Thomas O Reilly, Joey Wallace, Oisin O Brien. Meaning Meaths bench sud be much stronger then last year. I think Meath team.will be stronger then last year when everyone fit. We could have 5 or 6 changes to the first 15 Meath team this year. Meath will probaly have a new goalkeeper this year, a new corner back, a new centre back, a new midfieldr, a new full forward and new inside forward and 4 or 5 new players on the bench.
Meath are inproving and that development is ongoing and upwards and should continue this summer and next summer."
Furlong
Have you ever thought about becoming a Spin Doctor? Your talents are wasted on here;-)

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 20 - 08/03/2020 10:45:02    2272771

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Replying To brian:  "First time posting in this thread and a lot of my fellow county men are pretty much embarrassing themselves and the good name of Meath supporters. We've nothing to crow about and trying to "sneer" at anyone is pretty much something we've no right to do. We can talk about history all we like but at present we've nothing to be shouting anything about.

Yes our team is on the up and people are looking at us but until we beat one of these division one teams in league and championship something i'm pretty sure we've not done since about 2009 and then start doing so consistently we've no nose to be looking down anyone at.

Now that's not to excuse a lot of others from what there saying but there's tit for tat everywhere and if you can't take it don't give it.

As i say only the Dubs can really have anything to crow about with 7 out of 10 all irelands will do that for you. Until every other county gets to that level or the Dubs regress back to the pack then i suggest everyone just shut it. You're no better than anyone.

Lets actually stick to the point and discuss the division one football and leave your petty BS behind. As my late father always said to me, say what you want during the match but at the end of it, shake your opponents hand, congratulate or commiserate with humility and don't let yourself down."
Very fair and honest post there.

superdub (Dublin) - Posts: 362 - 08/03/2020 11:55:04    2272787

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Replying To JoeSoap:  "Imagine if they actually get to a match that matters and the nonsense that gets posted in those situations!

Dhia I quite like this Meath team but there's a few eejits about these pages. No more than the rest of us I suppose"
I'd imagine these matches matter a lot to Meath but looks like they are heading back to the bear pit of div 2 next year, I have a lot of time for Meath fans in general and I hope they are back in top tier again soon, if we don't get our act together and start finishing off teams then we will be heading back down with them,
these forums could be the only craic we'll have if this bloody virus stops play.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 812 - 08/03/2020 13:26:15    2272802

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'd imagine these matches matter a lot to Meath but looks like they are heading back to the bear pit of div 2 next year, I have a lot of time for Meath fans in general and I hope they are back in top tier again soon, if we don't get our act together and start finishing off teams then we will be heading back down with them,
these forums could be the only craic we'll have if this bloody virus stops play."
Ahh I have a good time for Donegal too, actually Galway and Down as well would be among my fav second counties. I didn't like the anti Galway tactics in the lead up to halftime in navan, hit a fella a slap or whatever, that been said they got away with it and continued to do it cause of the ref , so not really their fault, one black card at the beginning of it would have put a stop to it, but when it goes unpunished you can't blame them for keeping on doing it.
It was always a long shot to remain in the division however we can take nothing only positives from the last 3 games (all we could and probably should have won) the only two games I would have to criticise is Tyrone and Donegal where we seemed a bit caught in the headlights , the game all Meath fans have been waiting for is v dubs, as much as it kills me to say it they are the benchmark, we have everything to play for as barring a very unusual turn of events we will be meeting them in either Leinster semifinals or final. And that is all that really matters at this stage , the more we play Dublin the better. And to beat banty in clones and relegate Monaghan might just take the edge of been relegated after what he done to Meath football.
Hon the royal

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 09/03/2020 18:56:14    2273119

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Replying To Furlong1949:  "Meaths main strenght is the backs, thats why Meath were promoted and reached the super 8sand went toe to toe with kerry, Mayo ang Galway. Meath have some best defenders in fhe country eg Donal keoghan and Conor McGill. McGill.is one top 2 or 3 full backs in the country. He K
kept Shane Walsh to 1 point from play. Lavin is turning into quality top class corner back. Harnan is also a natural defender who still only 24. And is a leader. Gallagher is an effective man marker and u dont many man markers anymore. J McEntee, Kane, McCoy and B Conlon are good attacking wing backs. And David Toher and Ronan Ryan great finds in last 2 years, especially Ryan who is turning into quality defender. Clarke has shown promise and wil get better. Andy McEntee was a good defender in his day. And he seems to be good at building a defence. After the Dubs, Meath have as good as defence as you will see in the country. Its young defence which is improving and had been without 5 key defenders for most of the league eg Lavin, Gallagher, McCoy, Kane and Harnan.

When Meath get their key players back from injury there will be serious competition for the match day panel. Players that have played in the league might not even get on the match day panel in the summer..With 8 players returning at start of the year and new players getting allot of league game like Brennan, Clarke, Toner, B Conlon, Jones; O Brien that people didnt expect. Means Meath panel when everyone is fit is much stronger then last year.

This Meath team is not static, its development is a live and ongoing process. This Meath team should peak next summer 2021 and continue improving up to thst . The first 15 Meath team we dont know how good they are as they have never played yogether

Last year defence has never played with players who returned this year to the panel. So you take last years defence of Lavin McGill Gallagher Harnan Ryan Keoghan add a new midfield pairing of Menton and Jones and have lenihan, Walsh and Newman upfront, Meaths 3 best forwards. That team has never played together before. Jones was in the US in the last 2 years. He will back in March..He is the best midfielder in the county and Menton and Jones partnership looks the strongest we had in years.

While lenihan , Walsh and Newman have never started a game for Meath. Even two of them together. Newman and lenihan have never started a game for Meath. Lenihan was travelling last year and both were injured this year. And Newman has had injury problems for years. Lenihan and Walsh have never started game for Meath. They did start in Byrne cup but lenihan went off injured after 4 mins. Newman and Walsh have never started game. Lenihan and Walsh are back and Newman is expected back for the championship.

Im looking forward to seen those 3 play together. Yes Meath are lacking upfont but if Meath get the three forwards in the county playing together for the first time that will improve team..I just believe lenihan, Walsh Newman full forward lime can cause problems for div 1 teams. I even felt for 15 mins they were on togerher v Galway lenihan and Walsh improved the Meath forward play substantially

It means also forward players who have done well in the league could end up on the bench by the summer eg James Conlon, Thomas O Reilly, Joey Wallace, Oisin O Brien. Meaning Meaths bench sud be much stronger then last year. I think Meath team.will be stronger then last year when everyone fit. We could have 5 or 6 changes to the first 15 Meath team this year. Meath will probaly have a new goalkeeper this year, a new corner back, a new centre back, a new midfieldr, a new full forward and new inside forward and 4 or 5 new players on the bench.
Meath are inproving and that development is ongoing and upwards and should continue this summer and next summer."
You think McGill did well on Shane Walsh? The same Shane Walsh that was named GAA player of the week.... for that weekend.... named on the Hoganstand team of the week.... I hate to see what happens when McGill has a bad game.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 504 - 09/03/2020 22:25:31    2273164

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Ahh I have a good time for Donegal too, actually Galway and Down as well would be among my fav second counties. I didn't like the anti Galway tactics in the lead up to halftime in navan, hit a fella a slap or whatever, that been said they got away with it and continued to do it cause of the ref , so not really their fault, one black card at the beginning of it would have put a stop to it, but when it goes unpunished you can't blame them for keeping on doing it.
It was always a long shot to remain in the division however we can take nothing only positives from the last 3 games (all we could and probably should have won) the only two games I would have to criticise is Tyrone and Donegal where we seemed a bit caught in the headlights , the game all Meath fans have been waiting for is v dubs, as much as it kills me to say it they are the benchmark, we have everything to play for as barring a very unusual turn of events we will be meeting them in either Leinster semifinals or final. And that is all that really matters at this stage , the more we play Dublin the better. And to beat banty in clones and relegate Monaghan might just take the edge of been relegated after what he done to Meath football.
Hon the royal"
Ah bless ....

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 757 - 10/03/2020 15:26:24    2273246

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I would think that upcoming games will all be cancelled in the next few days.
Hopefully we will be over the peak by the end of April -/mid May. Stay safe & be particularly careful if you are in contact with the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 757 - 10/03/2020 15:35:37    2273250

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Replying To greysoil:  "I would think that upcoming games will all be cancelled in the next few days.
Hopefully we will be over the peak by the end of April -/mid May. Stay safe & be particularly careful if you are in contact with the elderly or those with underlying health conditions."
Meath wont be missed in Div 1 .
Mayo i feel will join them but i expect them to do a Donegal and sleep-walk their way back up next year.

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 224 - 10/03/2020 15:51:04    2273256

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Ahh I have a good time for Donegal too, actually Galway and Down as well would be among my fav second counties. I didn't like the anti Galway tactics in the lead up to halftime in navan, hit a fella a slap or whatever, that been said they got away with it and continued to do it cause of the ref , so not really their fault, one black card at the beginning of it would have put a stop to it, but when it goes unpunished you can't blame them for keeping on doing it.
It was always a long shot to remain in the division however we can take nothing only positives from the last 3 games (all we could and probably should have won) the only two games I would have to criticise is Tyrone and Donegal where we seemed a bit caught in the headlights , the game all Meath fans have been waiting for is v dubs, as much as it kills me to say it they are the benchmark, we have everything to play for as barring a very unusual turn of events we will be meeting them in either Leinster semifinals or final. And that is all that really matters at this stage , the more we play Dublin the better. And to beat banty in clones and relegate Monaghan might just take the edge of been relegated after what he done to Meath football.
Hon the royal"
So ya like Galway, but ya don't like Galway. You said yourself "Joyce lived up to his name" whatever that was supposed to mean......

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 130 - 10/03/2020 17:31:41    2273276

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I see allot of galway supporters really taking offense to meath fans complaining about there clinical play leading up to half time, if I was from galway I be delighted reading through them posts and even happier with the result in navan, this was a game galway would of lost in the past as they probably would of been down allot more then the four points at half time,unfortunately nice boys dont win the big prizes and as we know with past meath teams you have to be prepared to break the rules from time to time, we know galway have class forwards and on there day they can do serious damage and now we know they can bend the rules when things arnt going so well, so for me joyce is making good progress with galway and hopefully soon they can be a real contender for sam Maguire. Hopefully we meet again in the summer as meath galway games are always interesting and generally always close.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 428 - 10/03/2020 18:18:01    2273281

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Replying To BeJasus:  "Meath wont be missed in Div 1 .
Mayo i feel will join them but i expect them to do a Donegal and sleep-walk their way back up next year."
Donegal in division 2 after 4 games last year only had 4 points after defeats to Tipp and Fermanagh. A one point win over Armagh in round 5 was a turning point for them.

I think Mayo will somehow still find a way to stay up and if they need a win v Tyrone to stay up my money will be on Mayo.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 302 - 10/03/2020 18:36:46    2273283

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