Meath - 2017 Fixtures planner

There might be a reasonably accurate updated fixture planner on the way shortly for the rest of the year? It worked well for the start of the year and has only become not relevant the last couple of weeks?

mawmouther (Meath) - Posts:106 - 19/06/2017 09:57:24   2001626

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All gone wrong for the fixtures committee. Earlier this year the county was lauded as one who had a well operating system in place, compared to other counties. Since then it's become a farce. The planner has totally gone out the window and no one has a clue when they are playing next.

GoalsWinGames (Meath) - Posts:294 - 19/06/2017 14:58:29   2001890

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Planner says no championship but low and behold jnrs now have to play without managers players it full on joke no respect from our fixture makers.

Reco (Meath) - Posts:159 - 19/06/2017 15:58:05   2001932

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I thought it was a reasonably good guide for the first half of the year for something that was released months ago. With meath football team in qualifiers, hopefully we will get a new planner in the next couple of weeks that let's us know how it will roughly pan out fixture wise.

mawmouther (Meath) - Posts:106 - 20/06/2017 23:20:37   2002865

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In fairness to the fixture makers, how can they plan for anything 6 months in advance when Meath's games are only scheduled a week or 2 in advance? At the time the planner was made the only thing set in stone was that Meath would play a Leinster quarter final on the 4th of June, how could they plan a whole summer's worth of fixtures around that?

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts:1065 - 21/06/2017 14:46:04   2003093

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we all know its a near impossible job but why even try to make it past June. This is just frustrating people even more. A planner should have been made up to meaths first game. After this it should be stated that there will be no championship until meath are knocked out. By releasing a planner and then going back on it is more frustrating for players who have holidays booked.

sam1996 (Meath) - Posts:429 - 21/06/2017 16:12:42   2003127

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Replying To sam1996:  "we all know its a near impossible job but why even try to make it past June. This is just frustrating people even more. A planner should have been made up to meaths first game. After this it should be stated that there will be no championship until meath are knocked out. By releasing a planner and then going back on it is more frustrating for players who have holidays booked."
They used to do it in 3 month stages and to be fair tried it for 6 months and stuck to it till mid June. It seems bringing forward the Leinster semi by a week really caused the problem as well as the moving of Leinster JFC to a Sunday
I think it was drawn up with the best of intentions but Leinster caused the change which was probably the worse time of year to have to do it

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts:296 - 21/06/2017 22:29:21   2003301

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They have to put up a fixture planner now. They should have it up by tomorrow, you would think, otherwise its awfully bad. They should have had everything in place and have been prepared for when Meath went out.

rightthere (Meath) - Posts:118 - 10/07/2017 12:13:24   2013902

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I'd expect to see it sent out tomorrow.
Fixtures for the next round of the championship in 2 weeks will probably be finalized tonight and an updated planner sent along with these.

Royal_Gunner (Meath) - Posts:503 - 10/07/2017 12:21:57   2013913

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Replying To Royal_Gunner:  "I'd expect to see it sent out tomorrow.
Fixtures for the next round of the championship in 2 weeks will probably be finalized tonight and an updated planner sent along with these."
Not rocket science,i presume they have one ready since last week with the possibility of been knocked out however as usual they will leave clubs hanging till the last minute.

thelutch (Meath) - Posts:651 - 10/07/2017 12:40:53   2013928

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Championship fixtures out but no updated fixtures planner for the remainder of the year...

Royal_Gunner (Meath) - Posts:503 - 12/07/2017 09:06:56   2015390

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That is terrible. They should have the fixture planner ready.

rightthere (Meath) - Posts:118 - 12/07/2017 12:02:34   2015489

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Excellent piece of planning by our County Board yet again.Last round of league games bank holiday Monday with championship 5 day's later !!

thelutch (Meath) - Posts:651 - 20/07/2017 10:07:06   2019777

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Replying To thelutch:  "Excellent piece of planning by our County Board yet again.Last round of league games bank holiday Monday with championship 5 day's later !!"
Sure what else would you b doin.........

Reco (Meath) - Posts:159 - 20/07/2017 11:01:35   2019829

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Replying To Reco:  "Sure what else would you b doin........."
Meath football structure is beyond a farce.

6Laps (Meath) - Posts:18 - 21/07/2017 09:02:13   2020376

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Replying To 6Laps:  "Meath football structure is beyond a farce."
True but who is to blame more football league games and hurling league games than ever there was.
When the board got Liam Keane in to change it all was good but then the clubs decided no that was not the way to go.

Instead the result was more games with the advent of playoffs and league semi finals.

This is good but only in context with less championship games so the result was the status quo remained but additional games added in... so more congestion
Clubs are to blame and change must come

numberedjerseys (USA) - Posts:331 - 21/07/2017 11:36:27   2020458

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The championships in both football and hurling have to be changed. Less games thus more quality in championship needed and this will add some competitiveness to it. Plenty of league and cup games to keep players happy, spread them out more and start champ after county teams exit, then every player knows when champ will start and finishing champ on time will be easier with less games.

Redsalltheway (Meath) - Posts:58 - 21/07/2017 11:57:14   2020481

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I see County Final 29th October but looking a fixture plan there is no chance or perhaps need to play it earlier.
Two weeks between each round with hurling in between.
No wonder county board are always looking for a chance to play rounds as the year meath progress even a round or two more the whole finish to the club scene will be in chaos.

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts:296 - 10/08/2017 09:47:02   2031853

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Replying To 6Laps:  "Meath football structure is beyond a farce."
Totally agree its like the powers that b are punishing the clubs now.has to b that cause there is no sense to what's going on.league more less finished challenge matches if you can get one all round now.dual players will b flogged to no end.

Reco (Meath) - Posts:159 - 10/08/2017 10:13:46   2031869

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Absolute disgrace that the county board cant stick to the fixture planner. Giving clubs 6 days notice. Absolutely ridiculous. No respect for players. Putting hurling matches on football weekends and vice versa.

benn (Meath) - Posts:25 - 28/08/2017 13:45:17   2039324

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