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So It'S Clare

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On paper, it looks a easiest draw but Clare will be battle hardened and have an excellent mid sector and also a very good free taker. Will it be port Laoise for this one???

seanboylansdonkey (Meath) - Posts: 5 - 01/07/2019 09:14:46    2203261

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There's no point beating around the bush on this, Clare are the one we wanted. Yes they are a decent side, play some attractive football and have made great strides as a so-called weaker county over the last few years - but compared to Tyrone and Mayo they were the best option for us and for a nice change we got the luck of the draw. One could argue that a tie against Tyrone/Mayo would focus the minds after a bruising Leinster final. At the end of the day there is a huge amount at stake for Meath in this round and whatever the less difficult pathway for progression to the Super 8s is I'll take that. Of course Clare will need to be taken as serious as any other outfit at this stage, they have gotten this far on merit and well done to them. What's intriguing is that we are the team they probably fancied the most so both counties should be happy this morning!

You would have to assume Portlaoise will be the venue. I wonder would the GAA try to combine Meath/Clare and Cork/Laois as a double header in somewhere like Thurles or Kilkenny. Both of those ties as standalone fixtures I don't expect would generate a massive amount of interest outside of the four counties.

men_of_49 (Meath) - Posts: 1962 - 01/07/2019 09:35:04    2203281

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we can make this out to be a hard assignment for the lads, but realistically if we dont win this by 6 plus points we are not up to much. we are a division 1 team. Clare were lucky to stay in division 2.

overthehill72 (Meath) - Posts: 323 - 01/07/2019 09:35:20    2203282

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Replying To seanboylansdonkey:  "On paper, it looks a easiest draw but Clare will be battle hardened and have an excellent mid sector and also a very good free taker. Will it be port Laoise for this one???"
It will certainly be a tough one but without doubt it offers the best chance of making the super 8's! As for venue, Portlaois would certainly make sense travel wise! Hopefully a big crowd will make it to wherever it is and get behind the lads!

ASaminthehand (Meath) - Posts: 206 - 01/07/2019 09:56:29    2203315

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Replying To men_of_49:  "There's no point beating around the bush on this, Clare are the one we wanted. Yes they are a decent side, play some attractive football and have made great strides as a so-called weaker county over the last few years - but compared to Tyrone and Mayo they were the best option for us and for a nice change we got the luck of the draw. One could argue that a tie against Tyrone/Mayo would focus the minds after a bruising Leinster final. At the end of the day there is a huge amount at stake for Meath in this round and whatever the less difficult pathway for progression to the Super 8s is I'll take that. Of course Clare will need to be taken as serious as any other outfit at this stage, they have gotten this far on merit and well done to them. What's intriguing is that we are the team they probably fancied the most so both counties should be happy this morning!

You would have to assume Portlaoise will be the venue. I wonder would the GAA try to combine Meath/Clare and Cork/Laois as a double header in somewhere like Thurles or Kilkenny. Both of those ties as standalone fixtures I don't expect would generate a massive amount of interest outside of the four counties."
The more I think of it the more I see a double header in Thurles

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3484 - 01/07/2019 10:17:23    2203332

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Replying To ASaminthehand:  "It will certainly be a tough one but without doubt it offers the best chance of making the super 8's! As for venue, Portlaois would certainly make sense travel wise! Hopefully a big crowd will make it to wherever it is and get behind the lads!"
Yeah massive crowd needed, best draw possible and it's not close, 3 goals at start of the year were

Division 1
Leinster final
Super 8s

Let's get behind Andy and the team now after a rough outing the last day

redser123 (Meath) - Posts: 293 - 01/07/2019 10:31:45    2203352

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Replying To overthehill72:  "we can make this out to be a hard assignment for the lads, but realistically if we dont win this by 6 plus points we are not up to much. we are a division 1 team. Clare were lucky to stay in division 2."
Our league form suggests we should win, however they're coming off the back of a moral boosting win, whereas we suffered a crushing defeat, that could level things off a little bit.

If we can re-focus and McEntee can re-motivate the squad then we're in with a good chance, but if we don't turn up and perform then we'll need lady luck to get past Clare.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8276 - 01/07/2019 11:21:53    2203409

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Clare very strong around the midfield area with Brennan High fielding . If we break even enough there we have a great chance to win.

Team

Colgan
Lavin
McGill
Gallagher Or Ryan
Keoghan
Harnan if Fit
James Mcentee
Flanagan or Devine ( Probably Devine )
Menton
Sullivan
Newman
McMahon
G Reilly
S Walsh
Conlon

Bear10 (Meath) - Posts: 269 - 01/07/2019 11:46:38    2203438

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I expect our defence to be in a reasonably positive space in terms of how they performed the last day so it really boils down to whether we can convert our chances up front. The first 15 minutes will be critical - kick a few scores and we should motor from there. Miss the first few and it could be difficult. If I was involved in the management, I'd be telling the lads to make sure on the first few attacks i.e. don't be trying hail mary kicks from 40/50 yards out. I would have the lads running really hard at Clare in the early stages to give ourselves plenty of options to pop a pass and / or win a free. You'd imagine Clare might try and defend in numbers to make us shoot from distance so we will need to attack with numbers. Also, no offence to Conlon but I would start with a couple of the bigger lads like Tobin to try and win ball and punch some holes in their defence.

gwanyagudthing (Meath) - Posts: 82 - 01/07/2019 11:59:40    2203454

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Replying To men_of_49:  "There's no point beating around the bush on this, Clare are the one we wanted. Yes they are a decent side, play some attractive football and have made great strides as a so-called weaker county over the last few years - but compared to Tyrone and Mayo they were the best option for us and for a nice change we got the luck of the draw. One could argue that a tie against Tyrone/Mayo would focus the minds after a bruising Leinster final. At the end of the day there is a huge amount at stake for Meath in this round and whatever the less difficult pathway for progression to the Super 8s is I'll take that. Of course Clare will need to be taken as serious as any other outfit at this stage, they have gotten this far on merit and well done to them. What's intriguing is that we are the team they probably fancied the most so both counties should be happy this morning!

You would have to assume Portlaoise will be the venue. I wonder would the GAA try to combine Meath/Clare and Cork/Laois as a double header in somewhere like Thurles or Kilkenny. Both of those ties as standalone fixtures I don't expect would generate a massive amount of interest outside of the four counties."
Laois have home advantage in the Hurling against Cork so a double header outside of portlaoise won't happen. Id image portlaoise wouldn't be big enough for a double header.

hurlinglad15 (Meath) - Posts: 36 - 01/07/2019 12:37:15    2203484

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Replying To hurlinglad15:  "Laois have home advantage in the Hurling against Cork so a double header outside of portlaoise won't happen. Id image portlaoise wouldn't be big enough for a double header."
Loais are due to play Dublin this weekend in hurling

Saturday 6/Sunday 7 July TBC
All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals
Laois v Dublin, TBC, TBC
Westmeath v Cork, TBC, TBC

bobkarlgees (Meath) - Posts: 1113 - 01/07/2019 12:44:03    2203490

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Clare 2019 Scorers

Vs Waterford:
Eoin Cleary (0-6, 3f), Jamie Malone (0-2), Dean Ryan (0-1)

Vs Kerry:
Eoin Cleary 0-5 (3fs), Jamie Malone and David Tubridy (1f) 0-3 each, Cathal O'Connor 0-1.

Vs Leitrim:
Eoin Cleary 0-7 (0-3f), Gary Brennan 1-3, Jamie Malone 1-2, David Tubridy 0-5 (0-1f, 0-1 45), Éimhín Courtney 1-0.

Vs Westmeath:
David Tubridy 1-2 (0-2f), Jamie Malone 0-3, Eoin Cleary 0-3 (0-3f), Cathal O'Connor 0-2, Gary Brennan 0-2, Gavin Cooney 0-1.

From a scoring point of view we need to marshal Eoin Cleary, Jamie Malone and David Tubridy. Gary Brennan too.

LoyalRoyal (None) - Posts: 399 - 01/07/2019 12:46:49    2203494

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Hopefully portlaoise. Is the venue.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16073 - 01/07/2019 12:49:41    2203497

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Hopefully it's a double header of Laois v Dublin (hurling) and Meath v Clare in Portlaoise. Best draw possible and I'd have it as a 50/50 match. This is our all Ireland final. This is the match everyone wanted to win at the start of the year to achieve our goals.

Hopefully the players bounce back and the whole county gets behind them. Up the Royals!

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2900 - 01/07/2019 13:02:44    2203509

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From reading different gaa message boards it seems everyone is writing us off after the Leinster final, which might work to our advantage if we get over Clare. We've beaten Clare 3 times under Andy so that's something at least even if it is only league games.

LoyalRoyal (None) - Posts: 399 - 01/07/2019 13:48:50    2203556

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We have a really good chance here to make the super 8s. I would play the same forwards that played vs Dublin in this game to bring confidence levels back up as we all know they all had an off day. The big question is have the team got over the Dublin match and are they ready for Clare , We have beaten Clare in the League the last 3 years handy enough but come Championship Clare have pushed Kildare, Mayo, Armagh close over the last few years and have beaten Laois , Offaly and Roscommon . We need to be fully focused in this one .

SheridansTry (Meath) - Posts: 157 - 01/07/2019 14:17:36    2203593

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Sunday 14:00 portlaoise

Jinxie (Meath) - Posts: 6158 - 01/07/2019 14:34:57    2203613

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Replying To SheridansTry:  "We have a really good chance here to make the super 8s. I would play the same forwards that played vs Dublin in this game to bring confidence levels back up as we all know they all had an off day. The big question is have the team got over the Dublin match and are they ready for Clare , We have beaten Clare in the League the last 3 years handy enough but come Championship Clare have pushed Kildare, Mayo, Armagh close over the last few years and have beaten Laois , Offaly and Roscommon . We need to be fully focused in this one ."
I wouldn't be starting the same forwards as the last day just to build their confidence back up. No use their confidence being built up if we're out of the championship. Start the lads who they think will get the win v Clare and if that's the same 6 forwards so be it but if its not i wouldn't be worrying about knocking lads confidence by dropping them. This is big boy football not u12 development league

Aloblack (Meath) - Posts: 265 - 01/07/2019 14:42:46    2203621

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0 excuses. 2017 we beat them 3-19 to 1-13 in the league, 2018 we beat them 0-21 to 0-7, 2019 we bet them 1-12 to 1-7. That's a 12, 14 and 5 with two of them being away. We are a much better team and must beat them

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 650 - 01/07/2019 15:08:22    2203644

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Saturday 06 June 2019
All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4
Cork v Laois, Semple Stadium, 5pm
Cavan v Tyrone, Clones, 5pm - Sky
Galway v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 7pm - Sky

Meath v Clare in Portlaoise Sunday 2pm to be shown on RTE.

nibuagandua (Meath) - Posts: 12 - 01/07/2019 15:22:12    2203659

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