Andy McEntee admits he's looking forward to mixing it with the big boys next year after his Meath side secured promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz Football League for the first time since 2006.
Speaking to the Irish Daily Star after yesterday's 2-12 to 0-11 victory over Fermanagh in Pairc Tailteann, the Royal County boss enthused: "It's huge for this group of players and it's huge for the supporters. You could see the reaction from the supporters afterwards.
"It's great to have something big to look forward to, playing the likes of Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone, to have teams like that coming to visit us here in Navan. But it's all very fine them coming to visit us, we've got to be able to deal with them too."
McEntee added that Meath would be doing everything in their power to stay in the top flight and to avoid the same fate as Roscommon and Cavan suffered a year after their promotion.
"I think we've made a lot of progress, but twe've a lot more to do. I can speak on behalf of the whole group when I say we're looking forward to that challenge."Tweet