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Group A
Kilmessan vs Ratoath
Longwood vs Clann na Gael
Dunboyne vs Trim

Group B
Killyon vs Blackhall Gaels
Boardsmill vs Dunderry
Kildalkey vs Kiltale

Probably a fairly balanced draw.
Anyone see any prices up yet?

GoalanTwo (Meath) - 07/03/2017 18:39:37    1965182

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Replying To GoalanTwo:  "Group A
Kilmessan vs Ratoath
Longwood vs Clann na Gael
Dunboyne vs Trim

Group B
Killyon vs Blackhall Gaels
Boardsmill vs Dunderry
Kildalkey vs Kiltale

Probably a fairly balanced draw.
Anyone see any prices up yet?"
Group A is the weaker draw. Kiltale will be odds on favorites and rightly so. Kildalkey and killyon best chance of dethroning them.

Bigballer30 (Meath) - 07/03/2017 19:38:04    1965212

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over the last few years this is the best balance we have had in the championship draws, round 1 kiltale and kildalkey will be interesting game, however not detrimental to whoever loses as both will qualify with either killyon or BHG, losers of Boardsmill and dunderry in relegation, The other group should see kilmessan top with Trim and Dunboyne to also qualify, maybe longwood might surprise one ot 2 here with Clan Na Gael in relegation playoff, Team relegated team this year will be CNG.
What do people think of the championship structure and number of senior teams ?

StickFan (Meath) - 08/03/2017 09:47:12    1965330

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Group A definitely the must interesting - any 3 from Trim, Kilmessan, Ratoath, Dunboyne or Longwood could qualify. Ratoath are definitely the strongest Intermediate winners we've had in a long time. Clann na Gael will be in the relegation.

Group B you can predict now. Kiltale, Kildalkey and Killyon to qualify. Dunderry v Boardsmill in the first round will be their final, neither are good enough to trouble the big 3 here and will be happy staying up - I think the loser will still take Clann na Gael in any play off. Can't see BHG threatening knock out stages this year, think they are without Stephen Morris . Think they could even get dragged into relegation battle

Belt (Meath) - 08/03/2017 13:59:17    1965431

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I'd be shocked if Longwood qualify. They've Burke and the 2 Healys, but after that they've nothing near the quality needed. I think they've won only 2 games in the last 2 years, vs. Boardsmill and Navan.

CastleBravo (Meath) - 08/03/2017 18:05:51    1965517

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Groups fairly balanced, first time in good few years that we should get the next 6 teams in the county into knockout stages.
Kiltale kildalkey great opening game but plenty of time for either team to turn it around for knock out stages. Game will be more important to kildalkey at this early stage.
If Kiltale in right frame of mind its there championship to lose.
Relegation between Longwood and Dunderry.

toon (Meath) - 08/03/2017 18:51:56    1965531

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "I'd be shocked if Longwood qualify. They've Burke and the 2 Healys, but after that they've nothing near the quality needed. I think they've won only 2 games in the last 2 years, vs. Boardsmill and Navan."
2 x U-21 winners last year with Meath as well as a couple of county minors this year . . Couple of Fitzgibbon cup lads coming back from injury too . . I reckon Longwood will do OK.

BoscoFrench (Meath) - 08/03/2017 19:51:35    1965539

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Longwood will avoid relegation alright, but I can't remember them beating a strong team since 2013. They brought Dunboyne to extra time 2 or 3 years ago, and drew with Killyon last year, but other than that it's been a handful of wins vs. Boardsmill, Rathmolyon, Navan etc. in the last 3 years or so.

CastleBravo (Meath) - 08/03/2017 20:43:59    1965554

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "Longwood will avoid relegation alright, but I can't remember them beating a strong team since 2013. They brought Dunboyne to extra time 2 or 3 years ago, and drew with Killyon last year, but other than that it's been a handful of wins vs. Boardsmill, Rathmolyon, Navan etc. in the last 3 years or so."
Longwood could push for quarter final easily with anthony healy back. Ratoath be no pushovers also. Clann na nGael destined for relegation this year I'm afraid. Trim and Kilmessan will definitely qualify, then its between ratoath dunboyne and longwood.

Other group is straight forward. Killyon and Kildalkey will qualify along with Kiltale obviously. Dunderry and boardsmill game will determine who plays Clann na nGael in relegation.

overthehill72 (Meath) - 09/03/2017 13:57:29    1965678

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Replying To overthehill72:  "Longwood could push for quarter final easily with anthony healy back. Ratoath be no pushovers also. Clann na nGael destined for relegation this year I'm afraid. Trim and Kilmessan will definitely qualify, then its between ratoath dunboyne and longwood.

Other group is straight forward. Killyon and Kildalkey will qualify along with Kiltale obviously. Dunderry and boardsmill game will determine who plays Clann na nGael in relegation."
Cant argue with anyones predictions really as the groups are well balanced this year. Kiltale will have to be at their best to win it out again as last year they took their eyes off the prize on a few occasions and were nearly caught out.

I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and back trim to be in the final. The age old story of having a good mixture of youth and experience is really coming to the fore this year. They have an abundance of scorers in the front six and should have too much fire power for most of the teams.

Irish_downunder (Meath) - 09/03/2017 14:53:19    1965699

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Replying To Irish_downunder:  "Cant argue with anyones predictions really as the groups are well balanced this year. Kiltale will have to be at their best to win it out again as last year they took their eyes off the prize on a few occasions and were nearly caught out.

I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and back trim to be in the final. The age old story of having a good mixture of youth and experience is really coming to the fore this year. They have an abundance of scorers in the front six and should have too much fire power for most of the teams."
I here Trim have a lad from Wexford playing with them this year, seemingly works and live in trim.
word is he is a very good player

gardentree (Meath) - 10/03/2017 14:11:50    1965989

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Replying To gardentree:  "I here Trim have a lad from Wexford playing with them this year, seemingly works and live in trim.
word is he is a very good player"
Would this player be a possible addition to the county panel?

oldsam_newsam (Meath) - 11/03/2017 10:31:17    1966122

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Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Would this player be a possible addition to the county panel?"
Group A should be interesting. Kilmessan and Trim both looking to do well however a lot are sleeping on Dunboyne this year. Coming off winning u21 championship with a lot of young talent coming through, could be dangerous. Group B should be dominated by Kiltale and will be interesting to see who grabs second between Killyon and Kildalkey. Clann Na Gael looking most likely for relegation.

redser123 (Meath) - 13/03/2017 17:34:36    1966800

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Well with the championship kicking of this weekend how do people see the games goin.
Kiltale v Kildalkey. Tie of the round here I can see Kildalkey kust sneaking this one as they eill be out to impress under new manager Kildalkey by 2
Killyon v Blackhall. Could be a tricky one here for Killyon but I think they should have enough quality to come through it. Killyon by 4
Boardsmill v Dunderry. Huge game for both teams as a win will take the pressure of both teams loser will be in big trouble. I think boardsmill might just sneak it. Boardsmill by 1
Kilmessan v Ratoath. Potential banana skin here for Kilmessan. Ratoath will keep it tight for a while but can see Kilmessan pullin away in the end. Kilmessan by 8
Longwood v Clann na gael. Hard to know how this will go if Longwood get it together they will be a match for anyone in this group and could sneak through. Longwood by 5
Trim v Dunboyne. Another big game here big question is how will trim get it together with their two best players in with the county footballers. For this reason I think dunboyne could just sneak it wouldn't be surprised to see a draw though. Dunboyne by 3

Flash27 (Meath) - 29/05/2017 19:51:56    1991935

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Kiltale v Kildalkey. Looking forward to this game, Kiltale are undoubtedly the team to beat and have a lot of pace and talented hurlers, Kildalkey while solid in defence will struggle to score enough especially with Derek Doran missing. Kiltale by 6
Killyon v Blackhall. Killyon have way too much hurling and physicality for a limited Blackhall team. Killyon by 10.
Boardsmill v Dunderry. Big game here, Boardsmill really struggling, Dunderry dispite concentrating more on football have some decent hurlers. Dunderry by 3.
Kilmessan v Ratoath. Big year for Kilmessan after two poor campaigns. Ratoath are a good addition to Senior hurling but will struggle here. Kilmessan by 5.
Longwood v Clann na gael. Longwood are so unpredictable but hard to beat on their best day, Athboy have a lot of young players and will benefit and improve if they can just stay up Senior. Longwood by 3.
Trim v Dunboyne. Dunboyne are a decent outfit and can beat any of the top teams, they will fancy themselves for a big year this year. Trim without Douglas and Toher are terrible, this talk of "Young Trim team coming" is rubbish, very poor and unfit team this year and need to be careful with relegation. Dunboyne by 8.

Redsalltheway (Meath) - 29/05/2017 21:00:36    1991958

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Replying To Redsalltheway:  "Kiltale v Kildalkey. Looking forward to this game, Kiltale are undoubtedly the team to beat and have a lot of pace and talented hurlers, Kildalkey while solid in defence will struggle to score enough especially with Derek Doran missing. Kiltale by 6
Killyon v Blackhall. Killyon have way too much hurling and physicality for a limited Blackhall team. Killyon by 10.
Boardsmill v Dunderry. Big game here, Boardsmill really struggling, Dunderry dispite concentrating more on football have some decent hurlers. Dunderry by 3.
Kilmessan v Ratoath. Big year for Kilmessan after two poor campaigns. Ratoath are a good addition to Senior hurling but will struggle here. Kilmessan by 5.
Longwood v Clann na gael. Longwood are so unpredictable but hard to beat on their best day, Athboy have a lot of young players and will benefit and improve if they can just stay up Senior. Longwood by 3.
Trim v Dunboyne. Dunboyne are a decent outfit and can beat any of the top teams, they will fancy themselves for a big year this year. Trim without Douglas and Toher are terrible, this talk of "Young Trim team coming" is rubbish, very poor and unfit team this year and need to be careful with relegation. Dunboyne by 8."
Surely as this game has been 'held over' until the Tuesday after the Louth game, Alan Douglas and James Toher will be lining out for Trim. Is this not
the reason for playing the games involving county footballers, Longwood and Ratoath etc after the Leinster SFC game?

MillerX (Meath) - 30/05/2017 22:06:46    1992423

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Replying To MillerX:  "Surely as this game has been 'held over' until the Tuesday after the Louth game, Alan Douglas and James Toher will be lining out for Trim. Is this not
the reason for playing the games involving county footballers, Longwood and Ratoath etc after the Leinster SFC game?"
County board had no issue fixing killyon to play on saturday despite adam flanagan being on the Meath team or panel for sunday.

Foley91 (Meath) - 30/05/2017 23:01:49    1992451

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Replying To Foley91:  "
Replying To MillerX:  "Surely as this game has been 'held over' until the Tuesday after the Louth game, Alan Douglas and James Toher will be lining out for Trim. Is this not
the reason for playing the games involving county footballers, Longwood and Ratoath etc after the Leinster SFC game?"
County board had no issue fixing killyon to play on saturday despite adam flanagan being on the Meath team or panel for sunday."
Sorry that one slipped past me....absolute disgrace but I will put it down to incompetence rather than something more sinister.

MillerX (Meath) - 31/05/2017 21:51:26    1992837

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Replying To MillerX:  "
Replying To Foley91:  "[quote=MillerX:  "Surely as this game has been 'held over' until the Tuesday after the Louth game, Alan Douglas and James Toher will be lining out for Trim. Is this not
the reason for playing the games involving county footballers, Longwood and Ratoath etc after the Leinster SFC game?"
County board had no issue fixing killyon to play on saturday despite adam flanagan being on the Meath team or panel for sunday."
Sorry that one slipped past me....absolute disgrace but I will put it down to incompetence rather than something more sinister."]Maybe you should put it down to killyon asking for Saturday as their best hurler is away go Spain on Sunday

Brownepat (Meath) - 31/05/2017 22:21:13    1992848

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Replying To MillerX:  "
Replying To Foley91:  "[quote=MillerX:  "Surely as this game has been 'held over' until the Tuesday after the Louth game, Alan Douglas and James Toher will be lining out for Trim. Is this not
the reason for playing the games involving county footballers, Longwood and Ratoath etc after the Leinster SFC game?"
County board had no issue fixing killyon to play on saturday despite adam flanagan being on the Meath team or panel for sunday."
Sorry that one slipped past me....absolute disgrace but I will put it down to incompetence rather than something more sinister."]Not sure Adam Flanagan is with Killyon at the minute to be honest. Think he joined the panel late enough into the championship last year if I remember correctly. May be the reason their game is Saturday night. Otherwise their being hard done by.

Royalace (Meath) - 31/05/2017 22:21:52    1992849

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