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Meath V Kerry

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Start of Leinster championship next Sunday. I think kerry will be very tough but if we play as well as we have been we will beat them but will have to be top form for full 70 mins.

billyjack24 (Meath) - 15/04/2017 08:32:34    1979501

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Replying To billyjack24:  "Start of Leinster championship next Sunday. I think kerry will be very tough but if we play as well as we have been we will beat them but will have to be top form for full 70 mins."
Agreed, a tough start here but the form and momentum are certainly with us, winning Division 2B and promotion was a necessity this year and accomplished with little fuss but plenty of strength on show. A good start to the round robin is essential and I fancy us to overcome the kingdom after a tight battle

Richieq (Meath) - 21/04/2017 00:57:34    1981310

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Unbeaten in a year. But Kerry will be a massive step up. The players will not be allowed the same amount of time and space as they were against the likes of Wicklow, Derry, Mayo etc. I just hope that they have gotten rid of any bad habits they picked up against poorer opposition.
One thing that worries me is how we have been dealing with long balls into the full forward line. A limited Wicklow side got 2 goals in the league final using this tactic. If I remember correctly, Antrim got a fair few goals in the replayed final last year (and it was these goals that cost us the winning of the game in normal time). We'll also have to ensure that we perform for the full 70 minutes and not kick into gear after half time. We'll be dead and buried by half time if we do this yet again.

I really hope that fans get out and support them. The attendance at the league final was disappointing given how close it was.

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - 21/04/2017 10:10:15    1981363

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Replying To Ratoath Royal:  "Unbeaten in a year. But Kerry will be a massive step up. The players will not be allowed the same amount of time and space as they were against the likes of Wicklow, Derry, Mayo etc. I just hope that they have gotten rid of any bad habits they picked up against poorer opposition.
One thing that worries me is how we have been dealing with long balls into the full forward line. A limited Wicklow side got 2 goals in the league final using this tactic. If I remember correctly, Antrim got a fair few goals in the replayed final last year (and it was these goals that cost us the winning of the game in normal time). We'll also have to ensure that we perform for the full 70 minutes and not kick into gear after half time. We'll be dead and buried by half time if we do this yet again.

I really hope that fans get out and support them. The attendance at the league final was disappointing given how close it was."
Agreed I'd love to see Healy full back no disrespect to witty he deserves his place and i rate him high but Healy handled Wicklow full forward a bit better and all Kerry's forwards are as good as he was. Kerry like to score goals so full back line will be under a lot of pressure.

billyjack24 (Meath) - 21/04/2017 12:52:33    1981436

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Replying To billyjack24:  "Agreed I'd love to see Healy full back no disrespect to witty he deserves his place and i rate him high but Healy handled Wicklow full forward a bit better and all Kerry's forwards are as good as he was. Kerry like to score goals so full back line will be under a lot of pressure."
The likes of Wicklow, Derry etc... a bit disrespectful lads, it wasn't that long ago there wasn't a puck of the ball between Wicklow and Meath. Good luck tomorrow, well done on promotion and the Christy Ring, but don't get ahead of yourselves

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - 22/04/2017 22:43:43    1981782

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Replying To billyjack24:  "Agreed I'd love to see Healy full back no disrespect to witty he deserves his place and i rate him high but Healy handled Wicklow full forward a bit better and all Kerry's forwards are as good as he was. Kerry like to score goals so full back line will be under a lot of pressure."
The likes of Wicklow, Derry etc... a bit disrespectful lads, it wasn't that long ago there wasn't a puck of the ball between Wicklow and Meath. Good luck tomorrow, well done on promotion and the Christy Ring, but don't get ahead of yourselves

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - 22/04/2017 22:44:01    1981783

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Replying To Wicklowman:  "The likes of Wicklow, Derry etc... a bit disrespectful lads, it wasn't that long ago there wasn't a puck of the ball between Wicklow and Meath. Good luck tomorrow, well done on promotion and the Christy Ring, but don't get ahead of yourselves"
Nobody is getting ahead of themselves and if you read my msg I was actually saying how good Wicklow full forward is. Of course it's a step up so we will have to play to our full potential for full 70 mins. There was no disrespect towards any of the teams in 2b we were in it for long enough maybe you should remove the chip from your shoulder...

billyjack24 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 07:30:33    1981808

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I don't think any disrespect was meant but we have been exposed at the back several times over the last couple of seasons with long balls into the opposition forward line leading to costly goals at crucial moments. As said earlier, Antrim did it in both legs of the CR final and Wicklow did it in the league final.
Healy is great under the high ball to win primary possession but he also has the tendency to then take the wrong option in clearing his lines or laying it off. Several times we've seen him make a great catch at he back only to see it turned over when he tried to run it out instead of clearing it.
Win lose or draw it's going to be a great day today, this is where any hurler wants to be, challenging themselves against tougher opposition and battling for seventy minutes from start to finish.
An Mhi Abu.

Wedgie (Meath) - 23/04/2017 11:38:38    1981841

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Replying To Wicklowman:  "The likes of Wicklow, Derry etc... a bit disrespectful lads, it wasn't that long ago there wasn't a puck of the ball between Wicklow and Meath. Good luck tomorrow, well done on promotion and the Christy Ring, but don't get ahead of yourselves"
How is it disrespectful to say that Kerry, Laois etc are better sides than Wicklow or Derry?
They are! Simple as that! Stating that playing Kerry will be more difficult than playing Wicklow is accurate, not disrespectful.

Ratoath Royal (Meath) - 23/04/2017 12:00:23    1981843

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Buzzing!

bert09 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 16:32:00    1981886

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Probably one of the biggest results in Meath hurling for some time. Excellent display against Kerry today who were 2/7 favourites before the match. Wouldn't write us off for a Croke Park appearance!

Jimin10 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 16:34:04    1981888

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well done superb win

ziggy32001 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 16:42:46    1981890

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Hurling county haha, brilliant going. Any people out there with more hurling knowledge than me fancy our chances against Westmeath and/or Laois ?

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 17:04:12    1981900

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Great result for Meath again. Little nervy towards the end but we got there. Laois will be a big challenge, they probably look the strongest team in the round Robin however I would fancy our chances in Navan. Thought we may struggle to win a game in the group before today but Meath seem to keep producing the results. I'd be confident going into that Laois game of a meath win.

Royalace (Meath) - 23/04/2017 17:56:01    1981916

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Only disappointing thing about today's brilliant win was the number of supporters in pairc tailteann....

Let's get out in force for the next game against laois.

bert09 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 18:05:37    1981921

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I'm a football fan but played both underage..Never mad into the hurling but this team are making me a lot more interested always watch them if it's on telly but will make the trip to navan to watch them in the flesh next Sunday.
Was the crowd that bad today??

royal7 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 19:12:05    1981948

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Anyone know how bad Damian Healy's injury is. Looked to be his hamstring. He'll be a big loss but they coped well when he went off which is a good sign.

Royalace (Meath) - 23/04/2017 19:53:09    1981967

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Yes poor crowd maybe 500 or so disappointing seen as no other games on in the county. Fully deserved win but taking off kelly and quigley bit of a joke as they were the main men in taking game to Kerry and once they went Kerry got back onto game and only for mcgann it could have been a bad luck story but they got away with it

numberedjerseys (USA) - 23/04/2017 21:37:28    1981996

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I'm a football supporter and went to support Meath today because of their exploits in the Christy Ring last year and league victory this year.

I am shocked at the turn out today and lack of respet shown to this Meath team.

I'm not jumping on the bandwagon - but these guys represent the county and fully deserve support in these round robin fixtures after a 13 year hiatus

Royalio11 (Meath) - 23/04/2017 22:49:56    1982018

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What a win, What a performance fair play to all involved, bring on Laoise.

gardentree (Meath) - 24/04/2017 06:55:43    1982056

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