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Replying To ratlag:  "Well the best full back in his club apparently isn't fit enough/doesn't have a good enough attitude/wouldn't buy into O Rourkes standards or whatever rubbish excuse for him being dropped was given. Liam Kelly most likely will start this year, alongside Ben Wyer and McGill I would imagine, but at the minute I would have Wyer in ahead of Kelly in the Meath senior team and would have no issues in starting him ahead of Flood, O Neill or Hickey in that team in the full back line"
Well you obviously are blinkered. Kelly is now near good enough to start for the county seniors. Can't even make his club team. To even compare him to the other lads is laughable. I watched him last year playing for Ratoath seconds and was ordinary at best.

latouche25 (Meath) - Posts: 492 - 06/04/2023 18:20:37    2469329

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Replying To brian:  "No one took a stab here… hmmmm

Okay I'll bite….

I'll assume the U20's don't progress

1 Harry Hogan
2 Adam O'Neill
3 Liam Kelly (if he's good enough start him)
4 Cathal Hickey
5 Donal Keoghan
6 Ross Ryan
7 Padraic Harnan
8 Jack Flynn
9 Ronan Jones
10 Jason Scully
11 Matthew Costello
12 Daithi McGowan
13 Shane Walsh
14 Eoghan Frayne
15 Cillian o'sullivan

16 Billy Hogan/ Sean Brennan
17 michael flood
18 Harry O'Higgins
19 jack o'connor
20 shane Crosby
21 Connor Gray
22 Thomas O'Reilly
23 Aaron Lynch
24 Donal Lenihan
25 Diarmuid Moriarty
26 John O'Regan/ Darragh Campion (there'll be a Skryne player in the squad)

Left out the 4 lads were told are gone Harkin, Morris, Conlon and Clarke, Dan O'Neill I think also back with Tones I think some one here said (apologies if untrue) Keith Curtis misses out"
How does Harnan still get in these teams

southmeathgael (Meath) - Posts: 843 - 06/04/2023 19:20:13    2469339

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Unfortunately the best fullback in county is sitting at home twiddling his thumbs.
Hopefully some progress has been made in resolving this and we actually have the best players playing for Meath. We in too dire situation not to have them , everyone including management must know this by now. According to reports Colm and the players had a frank and open discussion over the last week and we must be all hopeful this has ironed out some of the problems which we have faced from both players and sideline. We live in hope and Sundays game in munster could have a huge impact on us. I believe ulster will not have a non top 2 division in final. But clare are a different animal, as Colm has said it is still in their own hands but I would like the safety net of Cork winning beforehand."
I hear Conor has gone travelling - so don't expect any change to that situation! Talking to a couple of the Ratoath lads and said he is in Asia!

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 388 - 07/04/2023 08:08:16    2469353

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Replying To southmeathgael:  "How does Harnan still get in these teams"
Exactly, and Ross Ryan. Don't ever remember either of them ever having a 'great' game for Meath.

Selwyn (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 07/04/2023 13:31:27    2469397

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Replying To latouche25:  "Well you obviously are blinkered. Kelly is now near good enough to start for the county seniors. Can't even make his club team. To even compare him to the other lads is laughable. I watched him last year playing for Ratoath seconds and was ordinary at best."
And you are obviously unable to read a response properly. I said that Kelly will start this year for his club alongside McGill and Wyer. And I said I would start Wyer for the Meath seniors over Kelly this year as I think he is better than O Neill and Hickey and Flood. Also your lying now because Kelly started the second round for us against Ashbourne last year and didn't play any second team championship for Ratoath.

ratlag (Meath) - Posts: 486 - 07/04/2023 15:08:36    2469428

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Replying To Royalblufill:  "I hear Conor has gone travelling - so don't expect any change to that situation! Talking to a couple of the Ratoath lads and said he is in Asia!"
Pity, but can't blame him I suppose. Hopefully next year he will be back.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18937 - 07/04/2023 16:31:57    2469447

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Replying To southmeathgael:  "How does Harnan still get in these teams"
Harnan played last night in the league vs St Michaels, Wasn't up to it at all by all accounts starting at centre forward I believe. Mcloughlin kicked 10 points. Shane McDonnell kicked 1-13 out of 1-20 for st michaels I believe? Not sure if Harnan picked him up or not but surely Harnan doesn't make Meaths starting team if he can't even stand out in the league for his club… He has been a great player over the years but just isn't up to it at the moment and he's only recently back in too? but surely there is new and fresh lads that can step up

redracoon (Meath) - Posts: 15 - 07/04/2023 20:20:31    2469480

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Fionn Reilly back playing with Kells I see. If he's interested, he has to be on the panel.

Crinigan (Meath) - Posts: 1274 - 07/04/2023 21:32:27    2469492

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Replying To Crinigan:  "Fionn Reilly back playing with Kells I see. If he's interested, he has to be on the panel."
Agreed.

Was very good in 2021

Jinxie (Meath) - Posts: 6319 - 08/04/2023 13:34:06    2469537

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Replying To Jinxie:  "Agreed.

Was very good in 2021"
McEntee did Fionn no favours last time he played him - by playing him out of position.

Couldnt believe he played him in the half backs - no wonder he was taken before the half hour mark....

Fionn could defo do a job in the half forwards.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3461 - 08/04/2023 16:05:49    2469565

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Replying To Fionn:  "McEntee did Fionn no favours last time he played him - by playing him out of position.

Couldnt believe he played him in the half backs - no wonder he was taken before the half hour mark....

Fionn could defo do a job in the half forwards."
Saw him Play against Kildare and was cleaned out. A lot of lads play well for club and against weak County teams offering no challenge but Meath need guys who will stand up under pressure and play well against Dublin /Kerry. Guys who played well against Dublin in 2021 to the extent that Meath would have won but for Conor Lanes hometeam refereeing wer'ent wanted afterwards for political reasons. i.e They stood up for their club manager against club sponsors.

For those who did not see the match Mc Mahon was jumped on by Fenton with only the goalie to beat near the small square with no penalty or sending off. 2 Minutes later Fenton dived the other end and got a penalty. Dublin claimed that Leinster final by 6 points. Worse refereeing than that which Louth cried about for 10 years.

Ashrules (Dublin) - Posts: 484 - 10/04/2023 14:28:24    2470016

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Replying To Ashrules:  "Saw him Play against Kildare and was cleaned out. A lot of lads play well for club and against weak County teams offering no challenge but Meath need guys who will stand up under pressure and play well against Dublin /Kerry. Guys who played well against Dublin in 2021 to the extent that Meath would have won but for Conor Lanes hometeam refereeing wer'ent wanted afterwards for political reasons. i.e They stood up for their club manager against club sponsors.

For those who did not see the match Mc Mahon was jumped on by Fenton with only the goalie to beat near the small square with no penalty or sending off. 2 Minutes later Fenton dived the other end and got a penalty. Dublin claimed that Leinster final by 6 points. Worse refereeing than that which Louth cried about for 10 years."
Fionn has always impressed me for his club. I'd hope he is at least part of the development squad. I asked a while back but does anyone know who is on that?

seasiderblues (Meath) - Posts: 322 - 11/04/2023 12:04:03    2470207

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Replying To Ashrules:  "Saw him Play against Kildare and was cleaned out. A lot of lads play well for club and against weak County teams offering no challenge but Meath need guys who will stand up under pressure and play well against Dublin /Kerry. Guys who played well against Dublin in 2021 to the extent that Meath would have won but for Conor Lanes hometeam refereeing wer'ent wanted afterwards for political reasons. i.e They stood up for their club manager against club sponsors.

For those who did not see the match Mc Mahon was jumped on by Fenton with only the goalie to beat near the small square with no penalty or sending off. 2 Minutes later Fenton dived the other end and got a penalty. Dublin claimed that Leinster final by 6 points. Worse refereeing than that which Louth cried about for 10 years."
Oh I remember that well. For me the best performance by a Meath team in years. Against Dublin near their best.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18937 - 11/04/2023 12:45:13    2470229

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Replying To Ashrules:  "Saw him Play against Kildare and was cleaned out. A lot of lads play well for club and against weak County teams offering no challenge but Meath need guys who will stand up under pressure and play well against Dublin /Kerry. Guys who played well against Dublin in 2021 to the extent that Meath would have won but for Conor Lanes hometeam refereeing wer'ent wanted afterwards for political reasons. i.e They stood up for their club manager against club sponsors.

For those who did not see the match Mc Mahon was jumped on by Fenton with only the goalie to beat near the small square with no penalty or sending off. 2 Minutes later Fenton dived the other end and got a penalty. Dublin claimed that Leinster final by 6 points. Worse refereeing than that which Louth cried about for 10 years."
I get the whole attitude of he may he good for his club but not good enough for county, but at this stage it's being said about every single player who is playing well for club and not currently on the county squad

Players deserve second chances especially when the panel that's there now is struggling and surely those playing best for their club are the ones that deserve that second chance ?

Especially someone young like fionn Reilly who can definitely improve with a few more county games under his belt.

Royal.1 (Meath) - Posts: 24 - 11/04/2023 13:37:12    2470245

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Replying To Royal.1:  "I get the whole attitude of he may he good for his club but not good enough for county, but at this stage it's being said about every single player who is playing well for club and not currently on the county squad

Players deserve second chances especially when the panel that's there now is struggling and surely those playing best for their club are the ones that deserve that second chance ?

Especially someone young like fionn Reilly who can definitely improve with a few more county games under his belt."
I'd agree. Same applies to James Conlon.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18937 - 11/04/2023 14:15:42    2470268

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Replying To seasiderblues:  "Fionn has always impressed me for his club. I'd hope he is at least part of the development squad. I asked a while back but does anyone know who is on that?"
Going Australia

DefenceWinsChampionships (Meath) - Posts: 21 - 11/04/2023 16:03:07    2470319

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Replying To DefenceWinsChampionships:  "Going Australia"
thanks

seasiderblues (Meath) - Posts: 322 - 12/04/2023 11:50:07    2470479

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