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Feis Cup 2023

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Replying To Selwyn:  "My God, you should be on the new Island's Edge add!"
How could I be bitter, My club won a senior championship in 2021 I've no affiliation to either club Ashbourne nor Gaeil colmcille but I would definitely prefer to see Kells, Skryne, Summerhill more traditional clubs do better than Dunboyne, Ratoath, Ashbourne as I find them hard their supporters a hard listen not so much ratoath but the other two definitely this my view and it won't be changed

DefenceWinsChampionships (Meath) - Posts: 21 - 02/03/2023 10:35:24    2461357

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Replying To DefenceWinsChampionships:  "How could I be bitter, My club won a senior championship in 2021 I've no affiliation to either club Ashbourne nor Gaeil colmcille but I would definitely prefer to see Kells, Skryne, Summerhill more traditional clubs do better than Dunboyne, Ratoath, Ashbourne as I find them hard their supporters a hard listen not so much ratoath but the other two definitely this my view and it won't be changed"
Hard listen in terms of what they're saying or in terms of their accent. There is absolutely a clear divide between the new population centres and the traditional clubs in Meath. But the reality is we need both to be producing players for Meath to do well. I've used the example before but the 2018 minors with only 1 starter from Dunboyne/Ratoath/Ashbourne/Colmcilles won Leinster and the 2021 minors with almost half the team from those clubs won Leinster and the all Ireland and I enjoyed supporting both teams equally. Sure club rivalry exists. But it has to be parked when those players start playing for Meath

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 1313 - 02/03/2023 11:31:56    2461373

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Replying To DefenceWinsChampionships:  "How could I be bitter, My club won a senior championship in 2021 I've no affiliation to either club Ashbourne nor Gaeil colmcille but I would definitely prefer to see Kells, Skryne, Summerhill more traditional clubs do better than Dunboyne, Ratoath, Ashbourne as I find them hard their supporters a hard listen not so much ratoath but the other two definitely this my view and it won't be changed"
I never really got this whole "More traditional clubs" thing??? What makes the likes of Skryne, Summerhill or Kells any more traditional than Dunboyne Ashbourne or Ratoath??
Dunboyne was founded 1902
Ratoath was founded 1903
Skryne was founded 1906-07
Don/Ash was founded 1923
Kells was founded 1964
Summerhill was founded early 1900's'
So the majority of these 'non-traditional teams were actually around first.
I understand the comment about some of the fans, theres some from my own club I find embarrassing on the sideline, but the same can easily be said about some of the fans from the likes of Kells or Navan O Mahoneys. In a game a few years back our Keeper was called a 'Dublin **** and hes from Monaghan so theres abuse being given just for the sake of it.
To me it seems just like a dislike towards them because they are clubs near the Dublin boarder and thats it.

ratlag (Meath) - Posts: 486 - 02/03/2023 12:13:33    2461382

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Replying To summerof09:  "Looking at the Gaeil Colmcille team from semi final, I would hazard a guess that they have only three lads over the age of 30. Adam Muldoon and Courtney were on county U20 panel in 2020, Donnelly is same age as them and Jordan Muldoon Id say year is older. Ferguson same age as Eamonn Wallace 28? Fionn Reilly and James Reilly younger than him. Tormey and Earley are under 20 so you might want to check their age profile again."
Not sure of the Kells player ages but my count is that there are 6 who are 30 this year or older from the feis cup final team, I remember playing against a good few of them 8-10 years ago.

UsernameInvalid (Meath) - Posts: 320 - 02/03/2023 12:31:05    2461384

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Interesting discussion on where the senior teams rank, I had few minutes today and this would be mine.

1.) Ratoath - 3 of the last 4 championships
2.) Summerhill - Won the league last year and made the Senior final
3.) Tones - 2021 champions and back it up with a semi final appearance last year
4.) Kells - 4 of the last 8 Feis Cups and made the 2020 final
5.) Dunboyne - 2018 champions and made the final 2 years ago
6.) Ashbourne - Bridesmaids of Meath the last 10 years, good players in Menton, Curran, Tormey but lacked that bit to get over the line
7.) Na Fianna - Consistently making the knockout stages of championship
8.) Simonstown - Still a lot of senior medals in this group, won't win a senior but will surprise a team or two
9.) Trim - Up and coming, will be interesting to see can they hold their own. Lynch will struggle against blanket defences.
10.) Cilles - Last years league finalists but fell apart in championship, need to start making the knock out stages more regularly
11.) Bracks - Will put it up and battle with most teams on their day
12.) Skryne - Nothing to note over the last 5 years and going back
13.) Dunshaughlin - Will be interesting to see how they get on at senior level
14.) Curraha - Won't win a championship but plenty of county experience in McEntee, O Connor
15.) Seneschalstown - In trouble
16.) Moynalvey - In more trouble

UsernameInvalid (Meath) - Posts: 320 - 02/03/2023 12:47:34    2461386

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Replying To DefenceWinsChampionships:  "How could I be bitter, My club won a senior championship in 2021 I've no affiliation to either club Ashbourne nor Gaeil colmcille but I would definitely prefer to see Kells, Skryne, Summerhill more traditional clubs do better than Dunboyne, Ratoath, Ashbourne as I find them hard their supporters a hard listen not so much ratoath but the other two definitely this my view and it won't be changed"
What an absolutely ridiculous comment.

How are Kells Skyrne Summerhill etc "more traditional clubs" than Dunboyne Ashbourne Ratoath exactly? What do they do or have they done to make them more "traditional"

Is that code for the "traditional clubs" are further away from Dublin?

Blackspot09 (Meath) - Posts: 678 - 02/03/2023 12:53:31    2461389

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Replying To Blackspot09:  "What an absolutely ridiculous comment.

How are Kells Skyrne Summerhill etc "more traditional clubs" than Dunboyne Ashbourne Ratoath exactly? What do they do or have they done to make them more "traditional"

Is that code for the "traditional clubs" are further away from Dublin?"
Good question Blackspot. The ironic thing is that people in North Meath dislike the Meath border clubs because they come from areas populated with a lot of Dubs. The vast majority of the senior players in these border clubs are sons of parents from counties other than Dublin. They don't support the Dubs, in fact quite the opposite because they have had to listen to Dubs supporters in their areas over the past 10 years, which is tough. So it is time for some of these North Meath "supporters" to get the chip off the shoulder and support all Meath players regardless of what club they play for.

kingofclubs (Meath) - Posts: 287 - 02/03/2023 14:12:42    2461411

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Replying To UsernameInvalid:  "Interesting discussion on where the senior teams rank, I had few minutes today and this would be mine.

1.) Ratoath - 3 of the last 4 championships
2.) Summerhill - Won the league last year and made the Senior final
3.) Tones - 2021 champions and back it up with a semi final appearance last year
4.) Kells - 4 of the last 8 Feis Cups and made the 2020 final
5.) Dunboyne - 2018 champions and made the final 2 years ago
6.) Ashbourne - Bridesmaids of Meath the last 10 years, good players in Menton, Curran, Tormey but lacked that bit to get over the line
7.) Na Fianna - Consistently making the knockout stages of championship
8.) Simonstown - Still a lot of senior medals in this group, won't win a senior but will surprise a team or two
9.) Trim - Up and coming, will be interesting to see can they hold their own. Lynch will struggle against blanket defences.
10.) Cilles - Last years league finalists but fell apart in championship, need to start making the knock out stages more regularly
11.) Bracks - Will put it up and battle with most teams on their day
12.) Skryne - Nothing to note over the last 5 years and going back
13.) Dunshaughlin - Will be interesting to see how they get on at senior level
14.) Curraha - Won't win a championship but plenty of county experience in McEntee, O Connor
15.) Seneschalstown - In trouble
16.) Moynalvey - In more trouble"
Thats a fairly accurate view on the present standings, a couple of years ago navan o mahoneys would have been in the top 6 , interesting year ahead for them, , I think seneschalstown will recover lost ground pretty soon, moynalvey are in a spot of bother, and curragha in fairness doing well considering limited number of quality players available

royler (Meath) - Posts: 236 - 03/03/2023 18:31:43    2461667

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