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Was at the Summerhill v Simonstown today. Tough game with Simonstown winning. Simonstown defense very good with the full back and especially centre back prominent. Good win for the Gaels especially after their defeat to Don/Ashbourne during the week. Tight division now with Simonsown on 6pts with all games played and Summerhill and Don/Ash on 4 pts each with a game left. Don/Ash got a walkover today. Looks like the three teams could finish on 6pts. Is it decided on points difference then ? Is this fair with walkovers?

meathtruandtru (Meath) - Posts: 2 - 28/09/2019 23:16:03    2239918

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Replying To meathtruandtru:  "Was at the Summerhill v Simonstown today. Tough game with Simonstown winning. Simonstown defense very good with the full back and especially centre back prominent. Good win for the Gaels especially after their defeat to Don/Ashbourne during the week. Tight division now with Simonsown on 6pts with all games played and Summerhill and Don/Ash on 4 pts each with a game left. Don/Ash got a walkover today. Looks like the three teams could finish on 6pts. Is it decided on points difference then ? Is this fair with walkovers?"
See there was a walkover in the other group too! I don't understand how a team in division 1 has to give a walkover

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 244 - 29/09/2019 10:18:32    2239968

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Am I right in saying the St. Ultan's/Cortown Gaels/Round Towers is 4 clubs in one team? How can they not assemble 15 players between the 4 of them to field? They've no adult football to play, it's during the school/college year so holidays aren't an issue, I doubt any 15 to 17 year olds have unavoidable work commitments...

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1366 - 29/09/2019 10:57:53    2239979

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Replying To Royalblufill:  "See there was a walkover in the other group too! I don't understand how a team in division 1 has to give a walkover"
Unacceptable that walkovers are given particularly in Div 1 competition.
The other walkover was given by a combination team of 4 clubs.
They need to seriously review allowing these set ups be allowed into Div 1 in future at the expense of clubs that are there for all ages up and not just brought together to try and win a minor

showforit (Meath) - Posts: 138 - 29/09/2019 11:02:21    2239981

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The main down side with minor been at u17 is once lads are finished playing minor a lot of them just aren't ready for adults football so they end up falling away.most lads aren't ready for adult footballer until they are at least 18 or 19 in my opinion

bobjaffacake (Meath) - Posts: 1398 - 30/09/2019 11:10:37    2240246

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Replying To bobjaffacake:  "The main down side with minor been at u17 is once lads are finished playing minor a lot of them just aren't ready for adults football so they end up falling away.most lads aren't ready for adult footballer until they are at least 18 or 19 in my opinion"
Yes totally agree especially in the lower divisions of minor ( under 17 ) . I think few will play adult with the gap now between minor and adult too big for these players to bridge the gap physically . Serious strength and conditioning programmes need installed in clubs and adhered to give the few young players willing to commit a chance . Any club that does not do this will never get close to winning a championship and management teams need to monitor this

Bear10 (Meath) - Posts: 314 - 30/09/2019 13:44:37    2240299

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The amount of walkovers in the Minor Championship is a big worry... even in div 1, how can this happen? are teams being incorrectly graded? are clubs just throwing their hat at it if they lose a game? it is really disappointing to see

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 300 - 30/09/2019 14:04:12    2240312

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Semi final night tonight in Dunganny, could be 2 crackers looking a the groups, Cilles and Summerhill probably most likely to prevail but you never know at underage level. Some fine players on all 4 teams. Bell, O'Donoghue, Godfrey from the Cilles, Freyne and McDonnell for Summerhill. Finnerty from Skryne, Carolan, Chincilla and Caffrey for Simonstown. great idea having both games on together for €5 a car.

Hopefully it stays dry and we can have 2 crackers.

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 300 - 22/10/2019 14:50:25    2244971

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Replying To longroadback:  "Semi final night tonight in Dunganny, could be 2 crackers looking a the groups, Cilles and Summerhill probably most likely to prevail but you never know at underage level. Some fine players on all 4 teams. Bell, O'Donoghue, Godfrey from the Cilles, Freyne and McDonnell for Summerhill. Finnerty from Skryne, Carolan, Chincilla and Caffrey for Simonstown. great idea having both games on together for €5 a car.

Hopefully it stays dry and we can have 2 crackers."
Yes,plenty of minor championship to look forward to this week between cup and shields. Two Div 1 cup semis tonight, Summerhill v skryne and Cillies v simonstown . I fancy a Summerhill v Simonstown final from this with Summerhill to win it out . Ratoath v Seneschalstown div 1 shield semi final also on tonight in which Ratoath will prevail , in the other div 1 semi in shield Moynalty/Carnaross take on Walterstown and should have too much for them tonight. But Ratoath will possibly win div shield this year. Then tomorrow night sees a Div 4 shield final in which Dunboyne 2nd string take on na fianna . Dunboyne should win this with ease as their 1st team are playing div 2 final v Dunshauglim on bank holiday Monday and they will be looking for the double.

Bear10 (Meath) - Posts: 314 - 22/10/2019 15:41:43    2244984

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What a great final - bothbteams played good football and it could have gone either way! Summerhill got off to a great start and then Cilles took control - but summerhill showed great resolve and Tagore back to within a score
Cilles were hanging on in the end but probably just about deserved it!
The sportsmanship after the game was great to see!

It was a great minor championship with 5/6 genuine contenders!
Great to see!!

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 244 - 29/10/2019 18:01:24    2246506

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When you read the fantastic Match Report from the Division 4 final on Hogan Stand, one realizes what it meant to the people of the Parish of Ballinlough winning the title, it makes one feel proud to be proud of an organization (GAA) that brings communities working together and celebrating the joys of their endeavors together. Congratulations Ballinlough nobody gave ye a chance against St. Colmcille's when they arrived with their winning Division 1 team from the day before with cup in hand expecting to get the photo at the end with both teams with both Cups. In fairness to St. Colmcille's they were very sporting in their praise of Ballinlough at the end of the game.
Maybe not a great day for Seasiders but a great day for Ballinlough and the GAA.

madmeath (Meath) - Posts: 44 - 01/11/2019 17:14:25    2247026

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When you read the fantastic Match Report from the Division 4 final on Hogan Stand, one realizes what it meant to the people of the Parish of Ballinlough winning the title, it makes one feel proud to be proud of an organization (GAA) that brings communities working together and celebrating the joys of their endeavors together. Congratulations Ballinlough nobody gave ye a chance against St. Colmcille's when they arrived with their winning Division 1 team from the day before with cup in hand expecting to get the photo at the end with both teams with both Cups. In fairness to St. Colmcille's they were very sporting in their praise of Ballinlough at the end of the game.
Maybe not a great day for Seasiders but a great day for Ballinlough and the GAA.

madmeath (Meath) - Posts: 44 - 01/11/2019 17:20:58    2247028

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