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Can we get predictions for the top division? And players to look out for?

Head4TheBlackSpot (Meath) - Posts: 20 - 19/10/2023 12:05:33    2509219


Replying To Head4TheBlackSpot:  "Can we get predictions for the top division? And players to look out for?"
Lot of good young lads in lower divisions too. Kilbride for example. (However they will be occupied with leinster for a while I'd say)

Meathooooo (Meath) - Posts: 27 - 19/10/2023 15:27:27    2509258


Friday October 20th

U19 Football Championship Group B, Venue: Ratoath, (Round 1),
Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne 20:00, Ref: Liam O Brien ,
Great game in store here with Minors winners of 2022 and u20 winners last year in Ashbourne lead by the likes of Micheal O'Sullivan vs a very strong Ratoath side who had 4 Minors Thomas Corbett, Liam Kelly , Ronan Byrne, Ben Fraser on the all Ireland team , Kelly has struggled to break into a great Ratoath back line but is still a top class u19 as shown last year winning a freshers championship with DCU, Byrne was flying at start of championship and I expect him to be Ratoaths Marksman in this competition
Verdict- Ratoath Players to Watch - Liam Kelly , Ronan Byrne , Thomas Corbett (Ratoath) Micheal O''Sullivan (Ashbourne)

U19 Football Championship Group B, Venue: Stamullen, (Round 1),
St Patrick's V Gaeil Colmcille 20:00, Ref: TBC,
This has the elements of an exciting game 2 underdogs in this competition and even in this group not many will be given these a chance but I think they could possibly surprise St Pats with be spearhead by All Ireland winning Duo Seam Emmanuel and John Mannion around the middle 8 while Jamie Murphy will lead the attack , Kells had a couple lads playing senior this year Ajay Tormey always impresses me when I've seen him , I seem they gave chances to young Barry and Early this year which should leave them in good stead for this competition, they also have 2 young Gormleys who were starting with the Minors , while I was a minor game in Walterstown this year where a young Walsh lad shot the lights out must have got 2-7 not sure of age but going off that day he was one to watch , interesting game tough to call
Verdict - Draw Players to Watch - Jamie Murphy , Sean Emmanuel (St Patrick's) AJ tormey , John Gormley ,Andrew Gormley (Gaeil Colmcille)

Saturday October 21st
U19 Football Championship Group A, Venue: Dunboyne, (Round 1),
St Peter's, Dunboyne V St Colmcilles 17:00, Ref: Andrew Lenehan
Another great game St Colmcilles favourites for this winners of this years age of minor all Ireland winners including Shaun Leonard, Christian Finlay, Luke Conlon , Oisin O Murchu, Eoin Gillick, Danny Ehichoya , Eoghan McCloughan , Shaun and Christian the standouts , while O Murchu needs a big competition ahead of u20s having not done much since his minor heroics , Dunboyne coming off double winning weekends lead by Cian Duggan and John Harkin while Meath senior Jack Kinlough is a touch of class , still see St Colmcilles having too much Jack Kinlough
Verdict ~ St Colmcilles Players to watch - Shaun Leonard, Christian Finlay, Oisin O Murchu (St Colmcilles) Cian Duggan , John Harkin,

Friday 20th October
U19 Football Championship Group A, Venue: Paddy O'Brien Park, (Round 1),
Navan O'Mahonys V Seneschalstown GFC 20:00, Ref: David Gough
Easiest one to call for me Sencheschalstown strong across board , Navan O'Mahonys not up to in adult or underage expect or adult
Verdict- Seneschalstown Players to watch , Jack McConnell, Louis Collins (O'Mahonys) Cian Commons Robbie Finnegan (Seneschalstown)

U19A Football Championship Group A, Venue: Dunderry, (Round 1),
Dunderry V Trim 17:00, Ref: Ciarn Flynn,
To be honest I'm out of my depth talking about this game , I know Trim had James Foley on all Ireland winning team but not sure he's played much since open to correction on that , Tadgh Carty looked good for them this year when I seen him big man was on Minors of 2022, I'm gonna guess Trim will win comfortably as they are always competitive in underage and seeing Dunderry struggles this year if they were good they would have been able to help them out and they've had no county representation on last 3 Minor teams
Verdict ~ Trim , Players to watch - Tadhg Carty (Trim)

U19A Football Championship Group A, Venue: Dunshaughlin, (Round 1),
Dunshaughlin GAA V Duleek-Bellewstown 20:00, Tough one to call , I know Dunshaughlin will be fuming that this isn't u20 missing out on there special group of players including Conor Gray and Ruairi Kinsella 2 Meath Seniors don't think they had too many 2004s playing this year other than Charlie O'Conor expecting to Duleek just to edge this due to ,More first team experiencing with likes of Tom Bowden Eamon Armstrong
Verdict - Duleek , Players to watch Tom Bowden Eamon Armstrong (Duleek-Bellewstown) Charlie O'Conor (Dunshaughlin)

Head4TheBlackSpot (Meath) - Posts: 20 - 19/10/2023 16:58:10    2509294


Dunboyne should be strong at this level, St Colmcilles too. Navan clubs were way off it at minor level so will be interesting to see what they're at.

Killary Emmets look best in the U19A.

hyperache (Meath) - Posts: 175 - 20/10/2023 12:37:35    2509421