Meath - Junior A Championship

Replying To ClonardGael:  "Missed the game lurch. Any chance you were it yourself?"
no,i was not at it,just heard it was a last minute penalty they converted

thelutch (Meath) - Posts:640 - 09/09/2017 22:01:33   2044501

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Congratulations to Kilbride! If I'm not mistaken it'll be their first adult county final since their last SFC win in 1971.
They've done a massive amount of work at underage level and I hope it starts to pay off and they get back to junior A.

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - Posts:986 - 09/09/2017 23:43:49   2044515

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Replying To Analyst:  "Be interesting so. I go for 3 second strings to win, this by the way would not be a good sign for football as both Summerhill and Tones are rural clubs , Dunboyne are different in that their player base covers a huge population covering 2 counties"
Haha, where do you think this stuff up? Kildare is beside us too, you could have went all out and said we have the pick of 3 counties. Anyway congrats Clonard.

dunboynelad (Meath) - Posts:110 - 10/09/2017 03:18:45   2044528

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Congrats to our neighbours Kilbride as well, despite their unfair advantage with their Dublin catchment area to pick from! :-)

dunboynelad (Meath) - Posts:110 - 10/09/2017 08:29:06   2044535

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Replying To dunboynelad:  "Congrats to our neighbours Kilbride as well, despite their unfair advantage with their Dublin catchment area to pick from! :-)"
Yeah but they don't go fishing in that pond

Analyst (Meath) - Posts:858 - 10/09/2017 13:11:48   2044607

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All second teams now gone from the junior championship.. Some people and their predictions were way off the mark..

Stretch289 (Meath) - Posts:2 - 10/09/2017 14:53:22   2044622

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Replying To Analyst:  "After all the fuss made by the first teams in Junior to have second sttings in a seperate group, which guaranteed that at least 2 (if not 3 as is now the case) would be in Quarters, it now looks likely that 3 second strings could be in semi finals as i would expect Dunboyne, tones and Summerhill to all win Quarter finals."
Great to see all the second teams beaten over the weekend. very good idea to put them all in the one group.

meathfan2 (Meath) - Posts:7 - 10/09/2017 18:22:16   2044660

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Junior A very low standard. No club like winners of last 2 years bective and curraha left now
I suppose no surprise that this late in the competition the 2nd teams well shorn of 4/5 players back in round 1 fell when the crunch came.
Correct decision to split it up into separate groups

numberedjerseys (USA) - Posts:316 - 11/09/2017 18:22:53   2045031

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Replying To Stretch289:  "All second teams now gone from the junior championship.. Some people and their predictions were way off the mark.."
Ya, and personally I'm delighted I was off the mark. always like to see the first teams win

de_man (Meath) - Posts:152 - 12/09/2017 09:42:43   2045145

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Replying To Stretch289:  "All second teams now gone from the junior championship.. Some people and their predictions were way off the mark.."
Better for football that they are gone. I dont think that having all second strings in one group does them any favours when it come to knockout though. Not battle hardened

Analyst (Meath) - Posts:858 - 12/09/2017 10:58:14   2045166

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Looking like meath hill v moylagh final

numberedjerseys (USA) - Posts:316 - 19/09/2017 00:20:28   2047843

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Replying To Analyst:  "Better for football that they are gone. I dont think that having all second strings in one group does them any favours when it come to knockout though. Not battle hardened"
The 2nd teams just knock the likes of clonard meath hill and moylagh out each year in the early rounds then when they are gutted by their senior teams they fall away.
Happens every year they seldom make semis last year excused when I think skryne did and 5/6 years ago when Don/Ash got to final
So it's nonsensical even having them junior A they should have there own reserve championship

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts:286 - 19/09/2017 00:25:37   2047844

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Dunboyne had a fair team still in 2014 I think when they got to the final, 9 or 10 of that team playing senior now

Meathmaster (Meath) - Posts:175 - 19/09/2017 13:56:12   2048061

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