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Very quiet on the hurling front, any ideas of a team named for the Kerry game?

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 112 - 24/10/2020 17:18:52    2300839

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Big ratoath contingent. Surprised Douglas not even on panel

Irish_downunder (Meath) - Posts: 633 - 24/10/2020 20:19:13    2300936

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Replying To Irish_downunder:  "Big ratoath contingent. Surprised Douglas not even on panel"
I presume he must be injured. He was listed on the full squad that was in the Meath Chronicle this week.
Otherwise a strong enough team.

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hurlingroyals (Meath) - Posts: 45 - 25/10/2020 08:51:08    2301054

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Meath team to play Kerry
1. Mark McCormack
2. Sean Geraghty
3. Shane Brennan
4. Micky Burke
5. Shane Whitty
6. Darragh Kelly
7. Keith Keoghan
8. Paddy Conneely
9. Mark Molloy
10. Jack Regan
11. Padraic O' Hanrahan
12. Cian Rogers
13. Eamon O Donnchadha
14. Stephen Morris
15. Jack Walsh


16. Gearoid Crowley
17. Ger Murphy
18. Nicky Potterton
19. Patrick Potterton
20. Jack McGowan
21. Simon Ennis
22. Cathal McCabe
23. Peter Slevin
24. Daithi McGowan
25. Ben McGowan
26. Cian Kelly

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 112 - 25/10/2020 09:14:58    2301056

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No Damo Healy yesterday anyone know why ?
Hope its nothing serious I don't think we can survive at Joe Mac level without him.
Gavin McGowan, Dougie, Adam Gannon are other players we could do with back on the team, we seem very light upfront

Slimbob (Meath) - Posts: 26 - 26/10/2020 09:47:08    2301487

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Very poor second half , could not get the ball to stick in the forwards.
Need more firepower at this level and need everybody back.
Kerry were very comfortable

Lucky no relegation this year

hurlit (Meath) - Posts: 416 - 26/10/2020 17:39:23    2301712

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Lacking forwards big time, a lot of ball went in but was wasted or came straight back out. Poor team selection and tactics when with the wind in the first half. Also the bench was very weak on Sunday, guess that's all that's available to the management team which is disappointing considering the progress over the last few years.

toon (Meath) - Posts: 247 - 27/10/2020 10:12:47    2301878

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Might be a bit harsh lads with some of your comments, Douglas, Magown, Kelly all due back this week I believe, these will be 3 starter's I think who will strengthen the forward line, Healy out long term, Gannon just got married and then if Toher gets back he will be an option aswell both backs and forwards.
1 to 9 tried very hard, Bourke done well on Conway. Midfield pair tired, not so sure about the pairing.
Agree the inside forwards on Sunday were to light, not sure why Morris was inside forward, strange selection, O Donnacha just didn't get into it, Walsh is what we need physically but not at the hurling level of of this comp,
Potterton to light and small, other subs no real impact.
Hopefully 2 weeks time we can get a result in Carlow, then target Westmeath before we batten down the hatches for Antrim.
Stay positive lads, there is a result or 2 there to be had.

StickFan (Meath) - Posts: 217 - 27/10/2020 11:06:27    2301907

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Replying To StickFan:  "Might be a bit harsh lads with some of your comments, Douglas, Magown, Kelly all due back this week I believe, these will be 3 starter's I think who will strengthen the forward line, Healy out long term, Gannon just got married and then if Toher gets back he will be an option aswell both backs and forwards.
1 to 9 tried very hard, Bourke done well on Conway. Midfield pair tired, not so sure about the pairing.
Agree the inside forwards on Sunday were to light, not sure why Morris was inside forward, strange selection, O Donnacha just didn't get into it, Walsh is what we need physically but not at the hurling level of of this comp,
Potterton to light and small, other subs no real impact.
Hopefully 2 weeks time we can get a result in Carlow, then target Westmeath before we batten down the hatches for Antrim.
Stay positive lads, there is a result or 2 there to be had."
What is Healys injury ? We are lacking his leadership and ball winning ability upfront.
If Gannon,mcgowan,douglas, kelly back be big help.
I dunno about Toher, he hasn't done anything for Meath since 2016 always injured or something wrong.
ODonnacha is very dangerous player upfront but needs a Healy, McGowan or Douglas to work of same as potterton

Slimbob (Meath) - Posts: 26 - 27/10/2020 15:23:08    2302093

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There were a number of issues on Sunday. The biggest issue was the inability of the team to convert the shots on target. Second was the inability to get to breaking ball. And then there was the turnover ball handed to Kerry by overplaying the ball or missing passes. All simple thing to address. There was a big difference on the scoreboard, but reduction in error rate and increase in intensity in getting to the 50/50 ball would reap big rewards and push the team closer to the contenders for the McDonagh Cup. The team was a little light on the marquee players so not really all doom and gloom.

3feetoftimber (Meath) - Posts: 113 - 27/10/2020 17:20:30    2302161

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Strange tactics for this time of year.
Game at 1pm in kerry and travelling down that morning really does not help either , but same for all away teams at the minute.

hurlit (Meath) - Posts: 416 - 28/10/2020 12:25:42    2302436

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Replying To hurlit:  "Strange tactics for this time of year.
Game at 1pm in kerry and travelling down that morning really does not help either , but same for all away teams at the minute."
Boys from our club travelled Saturday, individually was the plan.

StickFan (Meath) - Posts: 217 - 28/10/2020 13:02:08    2302461

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I think one of Kerry or Antrim will make the final. Two very good teams.

If we can beat Carlow who knows after that, all that does not seem well in the Westmeath camp so our year is far from over.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 748 - 29/10/2020 22:14:09    2302978

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I am not at all happy that our first two fixtures were away. It actually is round 4 before we have a home game. We could well be out of contention before there is a match at home. I know with five teams involved somebody has to have a bye each round. Carlow had a bye round 1, then had a home game round 2 and are home again round 3. Surely it could have been possible to have Meath at home for their second game while switching one of the last two "home" games to be an away game so that each county have two home and two away but where possible be home and away or visa versa for the first two games. But then again the GAA authorities have never treated those secondary competitions with anything other than distain and when such distain catches up with them they simply bully the participants in order to correct their mistakes. And by the way in today's politically correct climate "bully" is a strong word but I am standing by it.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 1067 - 04/11/2020 21:42:34    2305222

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Replying To MillerX:  "I am not at all happy that our first two fixtures were away. It actually is round 4 before we have a home game. We could well be out of contention before there is a match at home. I know with five teams involved somebody has to have a bye each round. Carlow had a bye round 1, then had a home game round 2 and are home again round 3. Surely it could have been possible to have Meath at home for their second game while switching one of the last two "home" games to be an away game so that each county have two home and two away but where possible be home and away or visa versa for the first two games. But then again the GAA authorities have never treated those secondary competitions with anything other than distain and when such distain catches up with them they simply bully the participants in order to correct their mistakes. And by the way in today's politically correct climate "bully" is a strong word but I am standing by it."
You're making a mountain out of a molehill here, and "molehill" is a stretch to begin with. If we're out of contention by our 3rd game it's because we'll have gotten 0 points from 4, not because of any home/away split. Carlow is a ~90 minute drive from Navan and there's no crowds allowed so I don't see how playing there is such a disaster.

Since beating Kerry in 2017 we haven't beaten a single one of the teams in the Joe McDonagh in the league or championship, home or away. Swapping the order of home and away fixtures wouldn't make a difference.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1653 - 05/11/2020 11:17:21    2305274

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Replying To MillerX:  "I am not at all happy that our first two fixtures were away. It actually is round 4 before we have a home game. We could well be out of contention before there is a match at home. I know with five teams involved somebody has to have a bye each round. Carlow had a bye round 1, then had a home game round 2 and are home again round 3. Surely it could have been possible to have Meath at home for their second game while switching one of the last two "home" games to be an away game so that each county have two home and two away but where possible be home and away or visa versa for the first two games. But then again the GAA authorities have never treated those secondary competitions with anything other than distain and when such distain catches up with them they simply bully the participants in order to correct their mistakes. And by the way in today's politically correct climate "bully" is a strong word but I am standing by it."
as a starting point, need to stop seeing ourselves as second class citizens , and then others will start to see us different. and that goes within our own county as much if not more than outside

Thelongwoodslasher (Meath) - Posts: 385 - 05/11/2020 11:50:47    2305283

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Any word on players added from Kerry game ?
Games in past against Carlow have all being very close.
If we got result we could take westmeath who look in bad shape, Brendan Murtagh great servant for Wmeath current selector was starting last week at age of 38.

Slimbob (Meath) - Posts: 26 - 05/11/2020 22:29:00    2305467

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Replying To Slimbob:  "Any word on players added from Kerry game ?
Games in past against Carlow have all being very close.
If we got result we could take westmeath who look in bad shape, Brendan Murtagh great servant for Wmeath current selector was starting last week at age of 38."
Murtagh played last 2 games. Hopefully we will have gannon mcgowan kelly healey douglas back, that's probably the best of what was missing against Kerry

StickFan (Meath) - Posts: 217 - 06/11/2020 08:46:41    2305498

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Replying To StickFan:  "Murtagh played last 2 games. Hopefully we will have gannon mcgowan kelly healey douglas back, that's probably the best of what was missing against Kerry"
Meath (Joe McDonagh Cup v Carlow): Mark McCormack, Michael Burke, Shane Brennan, Sean Geraghty, Shane Whitty, Darragh Kelly, Keith Keogan, Padraic O'Hanrahan, Paddy Conneely, Jack Walsh, Stephen Morris, Alan Douglas, Adam Gannon, Jack Regan, Eamonn O Donnchadha.

Subs: Charlie Ennis, Ben McGowan, Cathal McCabe, Gavin McGowan, Mark Molloy, Gerard Murphy, Daithi McGowan, Patrick Potterton, James Kelly, Jack McGowan, Damien Healy

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 422 - 06/11/2020 12:37:17    2305546

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "You're making a mountain out of a molehill here, and "molehill" is a stretch to begin with. If we're out of contention by our 3rd game it's because we'll have gotten 0 points from 4, not because of any home/away split. Carlow is a ~90 minute drive from Navan and there's no crowds allowed so I don't see how playing there is such a disaster.

Since beating Kerry in 2017 we haven't beaten a single one of the teams in the Joe McDonagh in the league or championship, home or away. Swapping the order of home and away fixtures wouldn't make a difference."
All I am saying is that with a 4 game schedule it is possible to have a mixture of home and away not 2 away to begin with and then 2 at home. Just a little more thought required from officialdom.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 1067 - 07/11/2020 15:58:57    2305842

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