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Meath Juniors 2019

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Seen fixture for Louth is next Wednesday in Pairc Tailteann.
Juniors has proved to be a great stepping stone for future senior players in recent years.
Anyone know who is involved this year?

Anmhi364 (Meath) - Posts: 18 - 29/05/2019 14:03:08    2188834

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Replying To Anmhi364:  "Seen fixture for Louth is next Wednesday in Pairc Tailteann.
Juniors has proved to be a great stepping stone for future senior players in recent years.
Anyone know who is involved this year?"
Whos over the team this year? selectors?

lagoreX (Meath) - Posts: 195 - 29/05/2019 16:54:23    2188904

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Replying To Anmhi364:  "Seen fixture for Louth is next Wednesday in Pairc Tailteann.
Juniors has proved to be a great stepping stone for future senior players in recent years.
Anyone know who is involved this year?"
What is the criteria for playing Junior for the County?

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 200 - 29/05/2019 16:55:47    2188906

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Replying To ASaminthehand:  "What is the criteria for playing Junior for the County?"
You cannot have played Senior Club Championship the previous year

Anmhi364 (Meath) - Posts: 18 - 30/05/2019 09:19:06    2189014

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Replying To Anmhi364:  "You cannot have played Senior Club Championship the previous year"
what about if you have played intermediate championship or are playing intermediate championship?

overthehill72 (Meath) - Posts: 323 - 30/05/2019 09:44:34    2189017

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Replying To lagoreX:  "Whos over the team this year? selectors?"
Davy Nelson is manager again this year. Haven't heard anything about the panel.

Belt (Meath) - Posts: 193 - 30/05/2019 10:14:32    2189027

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Replying To overthehill72:  "what about if you have played intermediate championship or are playing intermediate championship?"
Intermediate championship is fine - Longwood's players are eligible despite now being senior as they played intermediate in 2018.

Players can't have played championship football for Meath this year or last year either

Belt (Meath) - Posts: 193 - 30/05/2019 14:03:36    2189108

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I have to say it's really surprising that not even one player from the top div 1 teams have made it on to the junior team, surly there is one or two lads who have not made it in the first team of their club for championship because of the strength and depth in a big club that would be good enough for at least a Panal role on the junior team
This tells me that they were not looking at the bigger clubs for this team and lazy selection process only going for the best players on the smaller club teams

head4dblackspot (Meath) - Posts: 352 - 04/06/2019 18:47:37    2190615

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "I have to say it's really surprising that not even one player from the top div 1 teams have made it on to the junior team, surly there is one or two lads who have not made it in the first team of their club for championship because of the strength and depth in a big club that would be good enough for at least a Panal role on the junior team
This tells me that they were not looking at the bigger clubs for this team and lazy selection process only going for the best players on the smaller club teams"
Like who?

ClashofTheAsh13 (Meath) - Posts: 28 - 04/06/2019 19:52:26    2190626

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "I have to say it's really surprising that not even one player from the top div 1 teams have made it on to the junior team, surly there is one or two lads who have not made it in the first team of their club for championship because of the strength and depth in a big club that would be good enough for at least a Panal role on the junior team
This tells me that they were not looking at the bigger clubs for this team and lazy selection process only going for the best players on the smaller club teams"
Like who?

ClashofTheAsh13 (Meath) - Posts: 28 - 04/06/2019 20:04:48    2190634

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Replying To ClashofTheAsh13:  "Like who?"
I'm not sure who but are you seriously telling me that there is not ONE player from O Mahonys, Dunboyne, Summerhill, Simonstown, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Colmcilles, Wolfetones, good enough to even make the bench

head4dblackspot (Meath) - Posts: 352 - 04/06/2019 20:32:07    2190644

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "I have to say it's really surprising that not even one player from the top div 1 teams have made it on to the junior team, surly there is one or two lads who have not made it in the first team of their club for championship because of the strength and depth in a big club that would be good enough for at least a Panal role on the junior team
This tells me that they were not looking at the bigger clubs for this team and lazy selection process only going for the best players on the smaller club teams"
Agreed. Theres plenty of lads from our 2nd team which won the junior A championship last year who id imagine would have loved the opportunity and are clearly more than capable of playing for the Meath Juniors going on what they achieved last year.

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 265 - 04/06/2019 20:34:36    2190648

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "I have to say it's really surprising that not even one player from the top div 1 teams have made it on to the junior team, surly there is one or two lads who have not made it in the first team of their club for championship because of the strength and depth in a big club that would be good enough for at least a Panal role on the junior team
This tells me that they were not looking at the bigger clubs for this team and lazy selection process only going for the best players on the smaller club teams"
Sure uf they're not playing for their first team how can they be seen?

David (Meath) - Posts: 525 - 04/06/2019 20:59:54    2190657

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Replying To David:  "Sure uf they're not playing for their first team how can they be seen?"
Of course they are playing for their first teams in the league and on there B teams and Id say not one manager from any of the clubs I mentioned were asked who maybe worth taking a look at
Was there anyone from these clubs asked in for a trial?

head4dblackspot (Meath) - Posts: 352 - 04/06/2019 21:10:27    2190663

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "I'm not sure who but are you seriously telling me that there is not ONE player from O Mahonys, Dunboyne, Summerhill, Simonstown, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Colmcilles, Wolfetones, good enough to even make the bench"
I agree with your statement but I think players from these clubs would rather try and break into their first team than play for the Meath juniors. Notice how many young lads like Simonstown's Michael Gavin and Sean Conlon, O Mahonys Evan Coffey, Eimhin Power, Summerhills McCabe and Shaw are all senior players at top clubs but aren't involved in any county set-up. Maybe they weren't called in or maybe they're focused on winning a Keegan Cup

ClashofTheAsh13 (Meath) - Posts: 28 - 04/06/2019 21:14:52    2190665

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Replying To ClashofTheAsh13:  "I agree with your statement but I think players from these clubs would rather try and break into their first team than play for the Meath juniors. Notice how many young lads like Simonstown's Michael Gavin and Sean Conlon, O Mahonys Evan Coffey, Eimhin Power, Summerhills McCabe and Shaw are all senior players at top clubs but aren't involved in any county set-up. Maybe they weren't called in or maybe they're focused on winning a Keegan Cup"
No reason why they can't do both! Playing inter County football at any level would be good for their development and better their chances of breaking into their clubs 1st Team

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 265 - 04/06/2019 21:33:34    2190670

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Replying To ClashofTheAsh13:  "I agree with your statement but I think players from these clubs would rather try and break into their first team than play for the Meath juniors. Notice how many young lads like Simonstown's Michael Gavin and Sean Conlon, O Mahonys Evan Coffey, Eimhin Power, Summerhills McCabe and Shaw are all senior players at top clubs but aren't involved in any county set-up. Maybe they weren't called in or maybe they're focused on winning a Keegan Cup"
The problem I would see is that the Junior is really not taken seriously by Co Board and it is about getting a team together and see how it goes
What about all the guys who are in with the Senior panel making up the numbers and will probably not get a game of any real substance ?
The Junior Team should be using some of these players to give them competitive game time

Longhaul (Meath) - Posts: 6 - 04/06/2019 22:56:20    2190706

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Replying To Aloblack:  "No reason why they can't do both! Playing inter County football at any level would be good for their development and better their chances of breaking into their clubs 1st Team"
breaking onto your own clubs first team and trying to wing a keegan cup medal would be more important than playing in a fairly unimportant junior championship, it isnt really top of anybody agenda lets be fair

hurlit (Meath) - Posts: 248 - 04/06/2019 23:09:18    2190707

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Replying To hurlit:  "breaking onto your own clubs first team and trying to wing a keegan cup medal would be more important than playing in a fairly unimportant junior championship, it isnt really top of anybody agenda lets be fair"
Sure playing a couple of games for the Meath Juniors in the middle of the summer when your club has no championship and probably 1 A League game left is hardly gonna hinder your chances of breaking into your Clubs Championship team in August

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 265 - 05/06/2019 08:15:54    2190736

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Louth have been training this past two months and are taking it serious.

Chubby (Louth) - Posts: 69 - 05/06/2019 08:40:54    2190737

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