Meath - Meath SHC 2017

Methinks that if it was a game against Boardsmill or Blackhall with the loser entering a relegation playoff, Dunderry would have been well able to field a competitive team. They obviously targeted the Boardsmill and Blackhall games and not even tried in the other 2 games they played so far (29 and 47 point losses). Fair play to them for that but to not even field a team in their last game is not on.

Blackhall need to better Boardsmill's result tonight by 5 to stay out of a relegation playoff. What's to stop them from giving a walkover tonight meaning that score difference can't be used to separate the sides?
I think oldsam's suggestion is a good one but unfortunately I doubt if this will be possible and can see them getting away with it (bar a small fine).

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - Posts:957 - 21/08/2017 16:42:20   2036118

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Replying To Royalz4Sam:  "Yeah we see articles with some ould lad that comes in and saves the day.. It's always in JHC but even taking that in to account, it's a lot easier to find one than about 3 or 4.
Believe what you want, but the fact is that we've been trying all we could to get a team together but in the last 5 days alone we've had 3 people drop out between injuries and bereavement. That's on top of the 1 suspension and 3 injuries suffered on or since the day we played BHG that we'd known about before last week . As I mentioned before, we were very shook for numbers against BHG as it was and we don't have the luxury of picking lads out of nowhere. We accept that it looks very bad and we never wanted this (as players anyway) but some things can't be helped unfortunately."
huge lack of respect to kiltale also
a days notice leaves no time for challenge match to be sorted
not forgetting the 20 players on the panel who im sure could have made use of their weeknd instead
of sitting around waiting for a game

dunderry took the easy option

hurlit (Meath) - Posts:85 - 21/08/2017 16:43:02   2036119

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Replying To Ratoath Royal:  "Methinks that if it was a game against Boardsmill or Blackhall with the loser entering a relegation playoff, Dunderry would have been well able to field a competitive team. They obviously targeted the Boardsmill and Blackhall games and not even tried in the other 2 games they played so far (29 and 47 point losses). Fair play to them for that but to not even field a team in their last game is not on.

Blackhall need to better Boardsmill's result tonight by 5 to stay out of a relegation playoff. What's to stop them from giving a walkover tonight meaning that score difference can't be used to separate the sides?
I think oldsam's suggestion is a good one but unfortunately I doubt if this will be possible and can see them getting away with it (bar a small fine)."
But unlike BHG and Boardsmill, Dunderry are completely safe. Regardless of tonight's results, Dunderry were going to finish 4th in the group while Kiltale were going to finish 1st. It had no bearing on how either team would finish in the group so comparing this game to Boardsmill and BHG's situation going into the last game is completely ignorant. And I don't know how many times it has to be repeated but "DUNDERRY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO FIELD TONIGHT"! They had just enough for a team until Saturday when two players confirmed they couldn't play due to injury and a bereavement occurred in one other players family down the country which made him unavailable. If any other club was in the same situation, it would have been the exact same outcome!

MorePower (USA) - Posts:3 - 21/08/2017 17:02:24   2036122

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Replying To hurlit:  "huge lack of respect to kiltale also
a days notice leaves no time for challenge match to be sorted
not forgetting the 20 players on the panel who im sure could have made use of their weeknd instead
of sitting around waiting for a game

dunderry took the easy option"
Bit of a witch hunt this. We're not psychic lads, we're not taking the easy road and we're not proud of the fact that we genuinely can't get the numbers tonight but some things are just out of our control.

Royalz4Sam (Meath) - Posts:18 - 21/08/2017 17:07:11   2036124

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The management and players of Dunderry are proud and straight up people. Up until Sat evening they had 16 players then because of a brevement in a players family and
injury too another player they couldn't field a 15.
This decision wasn't taken easy so all the snipers that are having a dig at true honest people lay off.

blowin27 (Meath) - Posts:17 - 21/08/2017 18:55:01   2036152

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