"As joyous as an occasion as it is today it's a very sad day as well. There's no doubt about it, to do back to back you have to have serious desire and want. I think Eugene Aylward's passing last year has given them that want and desire. They wanted to do something special and have that jersey with them."
Meath U20 football boss Ger Robinson and his management team of Martin Blake, Joe Sheridan, Kevin Reilly and Shane Barrett have revealed a 26-man squad for tomorrow's John Kerins Cup round 3 clash with Kildare in Dunganny (throw-in 2pm).
Glenveagh Properties plc - the largest house builder in Co. Meath have announced an exclusive 2-year sponsorship deal with Meath GAA for the County Hurling Team. The sponsorship will see the company as the main sponsor for the Senior, Under 20 and Minor County Hurling teams. The Glenveagh logos will feature on the shirts of each of these teams.
Referees co-ordinator Frank Gallogly reminded delegates of the shortage of referees and asked clubs to put referees high in their agenda. He said a new referees course would commence in early February.
Meath Ladies have announced a new sponsorship deal with one of Meath's most iconic companies with a great tradition in Gaelic Games, KEPAK, and also launched a new jersey from designer by Masita Ireland.
"It has been really important for giving the lads a bit of belief about themselves about winning games and to understand what it is to win against teams that have been historically and currently better than us."
Meath GAA's plans to redevelop Pairc Tailteann into a 21,000-seat stadium has been given a massive boost with the news that the project has received a €6.2 million grant from the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.