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Meath Minors 2018

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Replying To Richieq:  "Big game this coming week v the Dubs, hope to
see a big crowd in Navan for this one"
We have placed tremendous faith in our underage set up over the last few years. This Dublin side don't start games well. A good start from us will be vital. A huge acid test.

ClonardGael (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 23/05/2018 00:38:18    2103167

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Huge game this evening, hoping I will make it. Depends on work. Best wishes to all
Hon the royal

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16073 - 23/05/2018 11:11:31    2103221

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Up the royal!

bert09 (Meath) - Posts: 1602 - 23/05/2018 20:12:13    2103379

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Well done to the lads tonight!

GlasgowRoyal (Meath) - Posts: 275 - 23/05/2018 20:28:36    2103382

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Really gritty performance tonight. McCormack played out of his skin. Just what the doctor ordered.

ClonardGael (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 23/05/2018 20:58:36    2103388

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Replying To ClonardGael:  "We have placed tremendous faith in our underage set up over the last few years. This Dublin side don't start games well. A good start from us will be vital. A huge acid test."
God you talk some rubbish what do you base " Dubs don't start well " on ... their round 1 game v louth

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 406 - 23/05/2018 21:12:19    2103389

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great win lads well done ,Meath have a bright future great to see all the Dubs leaving navan defeated, we can get into a habit of beating them and it will stand to these young footballers in years to come

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 415 - 23/05/2018 21:49:20    2103398

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Replying To Brownepat:  "God you talk some rubbish what do you base " Dubs don't start well " on ... their round 1 game v louth"
Someone's a little highly strung?? I've seen this Dublin side a couple of times this year, three times if you count tonight, albeit the personnel hasn't always been the same. That and being a keen supporter of underage football right across the board (I have quite a a few friends and colleagues living across the border, would you believe it?? )This I can confirm is the basis of my synopsis!! Have I provided adequate affirmation?

ClonardGael (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 23/05/2018 21:58:10    2103400

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Oh and well done lads. Fair play to all involved tonight.

ClonardGael (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 23/05/2018 22:07:32    2103402

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Fantastic win. Well done to all involved.
Hon the royal

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16073 - 24/05/2018 07:25:59    2103436

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Replying To meath1977:  "great win lads well done ,Meath have a bright future great to see all the Dubs leaving navan defeated, we can get into a habit of beating them and it will stand to these young footballers in years to come"
We have now beaten Dublin 2 of the last 3 years at Minor. We should have won all 3 - losing a 10 point lead and then getting beaten in extra time in the one that got away! The underage talent is coming through - it is keeping them and progressing them that is important. Well done to Joe Treanor and his team.

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 207 - 24/05/2018 08:21:33    2103447

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That was delightful. These guys are the real deal, one of the best young teams I've ever seen.

TrimJim (Meath) - Posts: 17 - 24/05/2018 08:55:26    2103455

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Well done to the boys last night, started well and closed the game out well despite some hairy moments, any day you beat the dubs is a good day, Onwards and upwards

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 291 - 24/05/2018 09:16:22    2103458

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Replying To longroadback:  "Well done to the boys last night, started well and closed the game out well despite some hairy moments, any day you beat the dubs is a good day, Onwards and upwards"
A lot done, more to do. Great win but remember this is a round robin and not the real deal yet. Winning leinster is the target.

Analyst (Meath) - Posts: 1210 - 24/05/2018 10:18:14    2103470

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Fair play Meath better team by 5-6 points. No.9 is some prospect

dubinroyal (Dublin) - Posts: 73 - 24/05/2018 12:20:27    2103521

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They were brillant from start to finish. The hunger and passion was a sight to behold. It was old school Meath. They werent going to leave that field without victory. There is definalty a seachange at underage football. But we still need to turn this into trophies, something we have failed to do.

The change is for most of this decade Dublin have been wiping the floor at under 21 and minor with us, Kildare also. kildare have had their best underage period since the late 60s early 70s. And Dublin in this decade have produced the best minor team ever to come from the capital and some of the greatest under 21 teams from Dublin ever. Meath have had some bad defeats v the Dubs recently.

But in the last 3 or 4 years at under 14 16 17 you could see that the gap had not only closed. But Meath were now beaten Dublin regularly . This is so important. In terms of Meath football sucess has always been based on the ability to beat Dublin. Because of the rivalry. But also a realisation if you want to be sucessful in leinster you have to beat the Dubs. The Dubs have always been the benchmark and the kingpins of leinster football.

So Meath underage teams now to start beating the Dubs year after year is great not because its the old rival, but its means that when these players turn senior they will have no fear or aura v Dubs. This more then likely could lead to defeats at senior level for Dublin. Its not guaranteed but it is a masive massive help and positive development.

Look at this way in the last 3 years Meath have played Dublin 4 times at minor level ( including the new minor grade under 17 leinster final last year).In those 4 games v Dublin , Meath minors have had 3 victories v the Dubs in 3 years and in the other minor game v Dublin, Meath played Dublin off the field for 30 mins with 10 point lead at half time before a second half Dublin come back. Its been a long, long, long time since any county in leinster or lreland has in 3 years had 3 victories and another 1 strong performance v the Dubs at any grade, at any level. Its good to see for Meath and for leinster football in general.

But the problem is, we have a issue . That issue in that we now need to win trophies. When we hammered the Dubs at minor level in 2016 ,we didnt win leinster. kildare beat us the semis. For me now we should be going for our second or even are third leinster minor title in 3 or 4 years.If you beat Dublin you really should be winning leinster. I get the feeling we sometimes we believe , when Dublin are beaten we now have the title. We dont seem to realise when we beat Dublin, everyone else gets a lift and feels they can win leinster. And what has happened is we beat Dublin and then kildare beat us.Kildare have been a real nemesis for us at underage recently also. And my worry is they will knock us out and you have Dublin v kildare final. We need to start turning these results into titles. We have had some real results in last few years with the exception of under 17 new minor title last year, we havent won leinster. We need to follow this win up with a leinster title. If not, its another missed opportunity and very worrying development.

We had two strong minor teams in last 2 years ,1 team hammered Dublin the other played the Dubs off the field for half an hour. But we didnt even reach leinster final after. Kildare have been just as a big team for us beat at underage level recently. We need to turn these results into trophies. We have failed badly so far. But last night and under 17 win last year v the Dubs does give one hope there is still life and fight in the old county of Meath yet. We havent gone away and we are still here beating Dublin teams. Its great to see. Good for Meath and good for leinster and even good for the Dubs , for a strong competitive Meath is important. Football needs a strong Meath v Dublin rivalry. Hopefully this is a new beginning for Meath football. Not another false dawn .

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 860 - 24/05/2018 16:08:22    2103600

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Great win for the minors, always a pleasure to get one over the Dubs, well done to all involved.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8275 - 24/05/2018 17:31:50    2103631

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Replying To Furlong1949:  "They were brillant from start to finish. The hunger and passion was a sight to behold. It was old school Meath. They werent going to leave that field without victory. There is definalty a seachange at underage football. But we still need to turn this into trophies, something we have failed to do.

The change is for most of this decade Dublin have been wiping the floor at under 21 and minor with us, Kildare also. kildare have had their best underage period since the late 60s early 70s. And Dublin in this decade have produced the best minor team ever to come from the capital and some of the greatest under 21 teams from Dublin ever. Meath have had some bad defeats v the Dubs recently.

But in the last 3 or 4 years at under 14 16 17 you could see that the gap had not only closed. But Meath were now beaten Dublin regularly . This is so important. In terms of Meath football sucess has always been based on the ability to beat Dublin. Because of the rivalry. But also a realisation if you want to be sucessful in leinster you have to beat the Dubs. The Dubs have always been the benchmark and the kingpins of leinster football.

So Meath underage teams now to start beating the Dubs year after year is great not because its the old rival, but its means that when these players turn senior they will have no fear or aura v Dubs. This more then likely could lead to defeats at senior level for Dublin. Its not guaranteed but it is a masive massive help and positive development.

Look at this way in the last 3 years Meath have played Dublin 4 times at minor level ( including the new minor grade under 17 leinster final last year).In those 4 games v Dublin , Meath minors have had 3 victories v the Dubs in 3 years and in the other minor game v Dublin, Meath played Dublin off the field for 30 mins with 10 point lead at half time before a second half Dublin come back. Its been a long, long, long time since any county in leinster or lreland has in 3 years had 3 victories and another 1 strong performance v the Dubs at any grade, at any level. Its good to see for Meath and for leinster football in general.

But the problem is, we have a issue . That issue in that we now need to win trophies. When we hammered the Dubs at minor level in 2016 ,we didnt win leinster. kildare beat us the semis. For me now we should be going for our second or even are third leinster minor title in 3 or 4 years.If you beat Dublin you really should be winning leinster. I get the feeling we sometimes we believe , when Dublin are beaten we now have the title. We dont seem to realise when we beat Dublin, everyone else gets a lift and feels they can win leinster. And what has happened is we beat Dublin and then kildare beat us.Kildare have been a real nemesis for us at underage recently also. And my worry is they will knock us out and you have Dublin v kildare final. We need to start turning these results into titles. We have had some real results in last few years with the exception of under 17 new minor title last year, we havent won leinster. We need to follow this win up with a leinster title. If not, its another missed opportunity and very worrying development.

We had two strong minor teams in last 2 years ,1 team hammered Dublin the other played the Dubs off the field for half an hour. But we didnt even reach leinster final after. Kildare have been just as a big team for us beat at underage level recently. We need to turn these results into trophies. We have failed badly so far. But last night and under 17 win last year v the Dubs does give one hope there is still life and fight in the old county of Meath yet. We havent gone away and we are still here beating Dublin teams. Its great to see. Good for Meath and good for leinster and even good for the Dubs , for a strong competitive Meath is important. Football needs a strong Meath v Dublin rivalry. Hopefully this is a new beginning for Meath football. Not another false dawn ."
And so say all of us! We must also counteract any approach from Aussie clubs. All too easy to turn young heads.

ClonardGael (Meath) - Posts: 75 - 24/05/2018 17:57:15    2103645

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Replying To ClonardGael:  "And so say all of us! We must also counteract any approach from Aussie clubs. All too easy to turn young heads."
We?? Don't think WE have control over any player in the GAA.

Barney123 (Meath) - Posts: 646 - 24/05/2018 20:35:10    2103670

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Replying To ClonardGael:  "And so say all of us! We must also counteract any approach from Aussie clubs. All too easy to turn young heads."
What a ridiculous suggestion. If a young lad is offered a chance to go and play a professional sport for a few years then by all means he should go and pursue it

RoylerKing (Meath) - Posts: 806 - 24/05/2018 23:40:18    2103708

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