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GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I will be destroyed for this but......
Mickey Harte has no business even commenting on this issue as it has nothing to do with him. He is not resident in the ROI. This referendum is for ROI not Ireland as a whole."
He has as much business / entitlement. I would lie to remind to that there is 32 counties in our little country.

browncows (National) - 23/04/2018 13:08:58

Meath V Cork - 9 Like(s)
Unfortunately there are a number of deluded supporters who post (some with great regularity) who think everything they say is important and what is posted makes a difference. I also expect that players or indeed management do not read these sites. Some of the guys who are now complaining were complaining about the last manager (forked tongue I would suggest). I wish all players and management past and present the very best.

browncows (Meath) - 28/02/2018 14:19:21

David Gough To Referee The Final - 8 Like(s)

Replying To festinog:  "I suppose it's only natural now that the Meath seniors are little more than fluffers for Dublin in the run up to more serious games, their fans would have to find something else to get excited about. And what's better than a Meath man who has come closer to stopping Dublin than any Meath team has in over ten years."
Not sure what the point you are trying to make, but your post does not address any of the issues being discussed on the board. Childlike comments will get you nowhere

browncows (National) - 01/09/2019 21:56:09

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 8 Like(s)

Replying To southmeathgael:  "Ah will ya give over......its not negativety.....its simply being honest with ourselves and stating things factually.....we are so far behind Dublin it's scary and I can say now in my opinion no matter how the league goes or what players we have we aren't Getting within 8 points of them. Believe you me that sickens nobody more then myself but it's just the reality of it now.....and to suggest that fans showing blind faith and possitivity on a forum is somehow going to change the outcome is make believe stuff altogether."
I agree with you and saying it as you see it is not being pessimistic. Sometimes you have to be able to assess accurately where you are before you start on a successful journey. Some folk write off the O'Byrne cup and say that it is nothing yet interesting enough JIm Gavin (the stand out manager of our time) has quoted it in his success this year. It was won for the first time in 10 years over 1 year ago - winning any competition is good and the Dubs won it last year with a second string. The problem inside the county at present is that you could put out another team, as good as the present one -but it would be no more successful. It is very difficult for players to commit knowing that in the next year or two you are not going to beat the Dubs- the standout team of our time. Now over time I see the team improving (I hope) and I see the Dubs falling from the high level that they are now at-when the decline comes is difficult to predict and I do not go along with this notion of money bringing success. You need the players, you need the commitment and you need the prospect of success. Some posters say it is all about the league- when did the league become more important than the championship? You start where you are and win as many matches as you can going forward-build confidence. I wish everyone involved the very best going forward and just hope that the fools of supporters stay at home- the ones who shout abuse from the stands/side lines when things go wrong on the field of play.

browncows (Meath) - 21/10/2017 12:31:31

2019 Predictions? - 8 Like(s)
royaldunne-You may be an excellent supporter but your predictions are unfortunately almost 100% incorrect. I do not do bashing. I support the present management just like the last ones and wish them the best in a difficult job. You cannot hide from the facts that the team is no better than it was 3 years ago (maybe not as good), so all this nonsense about we are fitter, more determined is just plain nonsense and you need to waken up to those facts. You will only know whether the team is stronger this year than last year at the end of the league (they had to beat Louth to stay in Div 2 in 2018) but I have seen nothing yet to agree with your optimistic predictions (hope I am completely wrong though). I conclude in saying that I wish all involved the best of luck going forward and it takes excellent commitment to be involved in county football. I do agree with you in that players do need to realise that they always have a good chance of winning.

browncows (Meath) - 04/01/2019 00:57:44

Meath V Cork - 8 Like(s)
Furlong1949 (Meath)- I wish a speedy recovery to your parent and hope all goes well into the future for you. We all give our opinions about football and sometimes we make comments to give a bit of a rise. However, there are much more important things in life with the health and welfare of those close to us the most significant.

browncows (Meath) - 22/03/2018 19:31:25

Meath Player Of The Decade? - 8 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Donal keoghan, graham Reilly, micky burke , stephen bray Kevin Reilly. Hard to take one out of those."
Are you still smoking the ould stuff?

browncows (Meath) - 26/07/2019 10:00:16

Donegal V Meath - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Rockies:  "It's 2019 not 1969. No problem . Up the M1..exit by Arden ..,aim for Omagh and then into the promised land."
No tractors on Sunday-sabbath observed, the keep the tractors locked up!. The best way going from Kells /Navan is up the N3, go on Cavanbypass and continue on main Rd where by Belturbet is bypassed (very good road from Cavan to the Fermanagh border). Go thu Teemore/ Derrylin and into Enniskillen, head out towards Brewster park and go Irvinstown Rd where you turn left and head to Kesh and then to Pettigo. You then head over the mountain into Old Laghy. Go to Donegal town bypass and then thru the Barnsmore Gap to Ballyboyey- have a pleasant journey as a good day is forecast. This is the route most Donegal folk take to Donegal town and would not normally be busy on Sundays.

browncows (National) - 10/07/2019 13:22:33

Expectations for league? - 7 Like(s)
Meathgaa5 (Meath)- Yes and we could stick Royaldunne in midfield beside him and give him a roaming job -he could link up with Biggy for a chat!

browncows (Meath) - 29/01/2017 12:45:25

GAA Clubs Had It Tough In The North During The Troubles - 7 Like(s)

Replying To PaudieSull1:  "Maybe you should have experienced what many clubs did up here bloodyban and see are you so blasé......Sean fox a man in his 70s tortured for several hours in his own home just because he was a member of St Endas, Sean Brown murdered locking the gates of Bellaghy, the numerous GAA clubs burned to the ground or having their grounds/clubrooms damagrd often with the connivance of the local UDR etc.....those are uncomfortable facts, thankfully we have moved beyond those days in many ways but don't try belittle what people went through as it's insulting and ignorant"
You are correct and of course we all live in the present and should move on and live in peace with all our neighbours. However, we should all be aware of our recent past and what went as normal everyday life when you had a state involved in murders. Some guys posting here appear to be happy to forget where they came from.

browncows (National) - 29/01/2019 11:45:29

Meath 2018 - 7 Like(s)
On a much more important topic I wish Sean Cox of Dunboyne GAA a speedy recovery from that horrible random attack in Liverpool. I wish all the best to him and his family at this time.

browncows (Meath) - 26/04/2018 17:13:20

Joe Brolly Finished With RTE - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Bon:  "It was easy to listen to with intelligent respectful analysis. Pat Spillane was extremely dignified in defeat. Brolly was zero loss whatsoever."
Pat's analysis is no different than Brolly's - very poor-both of them could do with a trip to spec savers. I remember his slogan 'puke football'. In the match today there were periods when back passing went on for 1 minute plus and as Kerry were involved, the match was considered a classic by him. Match analysis is carried out by individuals and their analysis is no better than you would get in the average pub around the country- the analysis is a game in itself and RTE plays it own game.

browncows (National) - 15/09/2019 01:51:30

Meath v Donegal - 7 Like(s)
ROYALOPTIMIST (Meath) -Your second post was one of the better balanced contributions to this tread/board in a very long time. You dealt with specific points and without any offending/negative remarks about past or present teams/management.

browncows (Meath) - 05/07/2017 13:35:42

Andy Moran retires - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I suppose when you look at it Andy Moran retiring this week has taken the spotlight off the Dubs going for 5 in a row, RTE might cancel Up for the Match on Saturday night to do a prime time special on Andy Moran, the Roscommon man who nearly won an All Ireland with Mayo, fascinating stuff."
Not sure what point you are trying to make but winning AI's does not make a player great. There are great players from counties who never won anything. Moran was very good player and if you knew a little bit of history you would know that his club was inside Mayo when the club was formed, but subsequently changed into Roscommon by a landlord for financial gain- you are obviously happy to go with the landlord!

browncows (National) - 29/08/2019 11:23:09

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 7 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "So then there is absolutely no issue with Meath league performance this year? Glad also to see that you have got over the fact that we beat Galway with mod."
Unlike yourself I have not criticised any manager past or present irrespective of how successful they are and I have gave no opinion on league performance -it is result based. You obviously have not read some of your own posts. I do take issue with others like yourself who claim certain players are excellent when in fact the are average even by any standard including club standard.

browncows (Meath) - 18/04/2018 00:28:06

No Navan club players on the team? - 7 Like(s)
royaldunne quote: 'F the clubs, the vast majority in Meath are crap anyway as has been seen in Leinster since Dunboyne won it', Pretty dum sentence in your post even by your standards. What were you smoking at the match-it appears to not have worn off yet-or was it a contaminated snackbox!!

browncows (Meath) - 07/06/2017 13:46:54

Meath v Carlow 3 Jan 2018 - 7 Like(s)
RD- Trump has a position for you in the White House based on 'false facts' To say we would not have beaten Carlow previously is one such twist!- we beat them in the same location 3 years ago in the same competition and there was no panic either! Now on captain's position- you gain most respect as a captain by you performance on the field of play- not by shouting at other players. Now a win is a win and conditions were very difficult suiting the bigger slower players. I expect to see a win against Wicklow ion a good pitch and it is good to see new players getting a go- just hope it continues with no injuries- best of luck to all.

browncows (Meath) - 05/01/2018 10:52:16

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 7 Like(s)
Have not seen any posts from Ziggy recently which is unusual, just hope that he is well along with all his family.

browncows (Meath) - 18/04/2018 13:57:30

Meath v Donegal - 6 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Think you posted that on wrong thread. Look mod put Meath football back years. It will take a real manager at least 3 years to sort out the mess."
If you read my post you would be able to understand that I am not criticising the manger present or past, unlike yourself who appears to be obsessed re same. As I have said frequently, I would never criticise a player or indeed any manager/management, as they all give up considerable time to progress the team performance.

browncows (Meath) - 23/07/2017 17:57:46

Have Meath improved in 2017? - 6 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy32001:  "well any players that i talked to don't like the current champ structure,the rest fine,but not the champ structure."
I would like to see every player given the opportunity in playing in senior championship, which would mean combinations of intermediate / junior teams.

browncows (Meath) - 03/08/2017 18:29:02