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Junior A Football Championship

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "If ratoath seconds were aloud into junior A next year they would beat both of these
But alas the powers that be have decided to protect the north meath clubs from the blight that is the upstarts in south/ east meath all for the betterment of meath gaa ( not)"
It seems strange the decision to take the second teams out of the various championships. From what I can tell Dunboyne and Ashbourne will be coming out of intermediate, Summerhill, Kells, Seneschalstown, Tones, Skyrne, Dunsghaughlin, O'Mahonys, and Na Fianna will come out of Junior and from Junior B will come Ratoath, Trim, and the other second teams. Is that right??

I honestly don't know if this is better for them clubs or worse?

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 248 - 25/10/2019 17:13:21    2245773

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Replying To head4dblackspot:  "If ratoath seconds were aloud into junior A next year they would beat both of these
But alas the powers that be have decided to protect the north meath clubs from the blight that is the upstarts in south/ east meath all for the betterment of meath gaa ( not)"
The powerhouse of Meath club football has spoken.. Such arrogance from a club when only a few years ago all those North Meath clubs were beating you!!

Stretch289 (Meath) - Posts: 5 - 25/10/2019 17:24:30    2245777

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Replying To Stretch289:  "The powerhouse of Meath club football has spoken.. Such arrogance from a club when only a few years ago all those North Meath clubs were beating you!!"
Yea....because thats the club spokesperson right there!!!

ratlag (Meath) - Posts: 320 - 25/10/2019 17:50:02    2245786

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Replying To Stretch289:  "The powerhouse of Meath club football has spoken.. Such arrogance from a club when only a few years ago all those North Meath clubs were beating you!!"
It's not arrogance at all so take that chip off your shoulder, it's just I don't think that junior A should be preserved for first teams when there are not good enough to be there
The fact is, weather you like it or not there are plenty of second teams better then a lot of first teams

head4dblackspot (Meath) - Posts: 421 - 25/10/2019 18:35:30    2245794

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Fair to say the dominance of South meath football is only starting, and down to one reason only, a population explosion. I can see the same thing happening to club football here that happened with the Dubs winning the last 5 Ai. I fear the likes of Ashbourne, Ratoath, Dublnboyne, Cilles will takeover Meath football due to the population surges that they're experiencing. Even Navan clubs will be left in their wake. So not fair for some members on this form to make out that the difference between North and South Meath football is down to footballing quality, it might be partly, but certainly geographical location is playing a role here, and funding too

RealTalk101 (Meath) - Posts: 21 - 25/10/2019 20:23:43    2245812

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Replying To RealTalk101:  "Fair to say the dominance of South meath football is only starting, and down to one reason only, a population explosion. I can see the same thing happening to club football here that happened with the Dubs winning the last 5 Ai. I fear the likes of Ashbourne, Ratoath, Dublnboyne, Cilles will takeover Meath football due to the population surges that they're experiencing. Even Navan clubs will be left in their wake. So not fair for some members on this form to make out that the difference between North and South Meath football is down to footballing quality, it might be partly, but certainly geographical location is playing a role here, and funding too"
Couldn't agree more but this not the fault of the south meath gaa clubs so why should they be negatively targeted as been arrogant and rules brought in to protect the bad first teams form them
As I said the big club second teams have to play each other all the time now
The bottom end of junior A will be so poor it will make a mockery of it

head4dblackspot (Meath) - Posts: 421 - 25/10/2019 21:26:18    2245825

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Its inevitable. It's more difficult every year to get rural planning. This coupled with the decrease in the family sizes means rural clubs are goosed.

Foley91 (Meath) - Posts: 329 - 25/10/2019 22:30:36    2245837

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I definitely fear for the future of rural North Meath GAA clubs. More lads these days are choosing to move to Dublin to go to college and work, in comparison to 20 years ago where club players would be mostly doing apprenticeships and living at home. North Meath clubs will struggle further in the future, and there's not a lot that the GAA can do about this. It's a wider societal issue

RealTalk101 (Meath) - Posts: 21 - 26/10/2019 09:59:06    2245888

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Replay wed in don/ash seems very unfair,surely both clubs must hav agreed

royal1967 (Meath) - Posts: 140 - 26/10/2019 16:57:47    2245950

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Replying To royal1967:  "Replay wed in don/ash seems very unfair,surely both clubs must hav agreed"
Clan play Leinster hurling next sat.. whoever wins Wednesday will play in Leinster junior football the following sat... so not much wriggle room...

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 452 - 26/10/2019 18:11:56    2245966

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Well done to my old club on a great win last night, fantastic season to date.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1366 - 31/10/2019 11:24:59    2246757

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Great win for Clann na Gael last night and also won Meath Intermediate Hurling Championship.
Super achievement in 1 season.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2864 - 31/10/2019 19:04:18    2246875

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