Meath manager Andy McEntee has warned that any slack play against Dublin will be severely punished.
McEntee was speaking after the Royals set up a Leinster SFC final meeting with the five-in-a-row chasing All-Ireland champions Dublin in a fortnight's time after comfortably accounting for Laois at Croke Park yesterday.
“It will go up a few more notches the next day. You will hardly see Dublin quaking in their boots. There were some good parts to our game but there were some average enough bits as well," McEntee is quoted as saying in the Irish Daily Star.
“We were a little slow out of the blocks, we conceded a good bit of the pitch early on, which wasn’t what we had in mind. Then, in the latter stages, we got sloppy. I’d say we had more wides in the last 10 minutes than the previous 60.”
McEntee was delighted with the performance of St Colmcille's young gun James Conlon, who marked his championship debut with five points from play.
“That performance has been coming from him. He has been very patient, he’s showed up very well in training pretty much all year. We just felt with the way he was going in training it was time to give him a start," the manager continued.
“He has earned his stripes and we decided to let him out there and to see how it would go. It worked well.”Tweet