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Title: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on November 30, 2008, 10:39:24 PM
Just a thread about general news and other goings on in the Royal County.

Well on Hoganstand Colm O'Rourke reckons Meath should be "the Kerry" of the East
http://www.hoganstand.com/Meath/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=104246

Have we got that potential? Have we got the infrastructure to reach our potential?

New management team in place:
Eamonn O'Brien,
Colm Brady,
Robbie O'Malley
Donal Curtis.

Colm and Trevor are U-21 managers, this is good with some good Minors coming into the senior ranks from Pat Coyles teams
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on December 10, 2008, 12:18:17 PM
Murphy predicts Geraghty comeback
10 December 2008


Meath goalkeeper Brendan Murphy is refusing to rule out the prospect of Graham Geraghty coming out of retirement for next summer’s big Leinster SFC showdown with Dublin.

Both Geraghty and Darren Fay retired after this summer’s disastrous All-Ireland qualifier loss to Limerick, but Murphy says he wouldn’t be surprised if the former had a change of heart in the next few months.

"I’m the oldest with Graham gone but you never know, he might show his face again," said Murphy, who is in San Francisco with the All-Stars.

"The night we drew Dublin, I texted him saying: ’You’ll be back yet’. And he just replied with a question mark, so you never know with him. He makes no secret that he loves the Dublin game.

"Secretly, the Dublin fans would like to see him there as well to give him a bit of stick from the Hill."

Reflecting on 2008, the Trim clubman refuses to blame the infamous Parnell Park brawl, which resulted in massive suspensions for the Royals, for their championship demise.

"I wouldn’t pinpoint that as we weren’t playing great up to that," he remembers.

"The league was poor. The intensity and hunger just didn’t seem to be there. It was probably attitude. But we can learn a lot from it because it was the first time anyone of us was in the scenario of doing so well (in 2007) that we took the foot off the gas a bit."
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on December 12, 2008, 11:40:55 AM
Royal officials set for showdown

By Cliona Foley

Friday December 12 2008

FORMER Meath chairman Brendan Dempsey will go head-to-head with the man he lost his seat to a year ago at the county convention on Sunday, writes Cliona Foley.

Barney Allen had to step down as Meath secretary this time last year under the five-year rule, but he was immediately successful in ousting Dempsey as chairman.

Dempsey has been centrally involved since as he is Meath's Central Council delegate.

But he has admitted to having "unfinished business" at county board level.

O'Brien has also been critical of the board in recent days, accusing them of missing out on funding for the new Meath Centre of Excellence in Dunganny.

"The Darver project in Louth got €800,000, but we didn't get what we needed and I believe that we should have battled harder for a greater share of the pot," Dempsey said.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on December 15, 2008, 02:57:00 PM
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Allen retains chair in Meath
15 December 2008


Barney Allen was re-elected Meath county board chairman after comfortably seeing off the challenge of Brendan Dempsey at Sunday’s annual convention.

The Rathkenny clubman had come in for criticism in recent weeks over the protracted appointment process of a new football manager, but it did not affect his popularity as he defeated Dempsey - who he ousted from the chair this time last year - by 108 votes to 62.

Allen played down the long delay in installing Eamonn O’Brien as Colm Coyle’s successor in his address to delegates.

"I accept that there was a delay but I don’t think it was as serious as the press reported," he said.

"I just hope that I can do as much as I can for Meath county board in 2008. I have been coming to convention since 1964 and this is my 32nd year to be in a position on the Meath county board. I hope I can do as much as previous chairmen have done."

There was some consolation for Trim clubman Dempsey when he was re-elected as Central Council delegate, while Enda Smith from Blackhall Gaels was installed as the new vice-chairman.

For the first time ever, a woman was elected to a position the Meath county executive with Dunshaughlin’s Mairead Delaney voted in as development officer.

Meanwhile, a Skyrne motion proposing that the ’mark’ be introduced into Gaelic football was referred back to the adjourned convention on January 12. If accepted, it will go forward to next April’s annual Congress for further debate.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Declan on December 15, 2008, 03:13:13 PM
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For the first time ever, a woman was elected to a position the Meath county executive with Dunshaughlin’s Mairead Delaney voted in as development officer.

Best of luck to her. Who'll sell the lotto tickets on Sunday nights now???
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: mattockranger on December 18, 2008, 02:09:34 PM
Kit henry installed as mattock rangers manager

any views on the meath junior manager!??
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: JMohan on January 02, 2009, 11:45:13 AM
Just a thread about general news and other goings on in the Royal County.

Well on Hoganstand Colm O'Rourke reckons Meath should be "the Kerry" of the East
http://www.hoganstand.com/Meath/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=104246

Have we got that potential? Have we got the infrastructure to reach our potential?


No and No and no

Then again I wouldn't worry too much what O'Rourke has to say - usually it's for effect.
Meath need to start looking at the basics again rather than getting carried away with those lkind of statements. There is plenty of talent in Meath, but the mix of hard football and skill is absent at the minute which the great Dunboyne one was excellent at bringing in.

A lot of work to do.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: corn02 on January 02, 2009, 12:45:58 PM
So is GG going to play in the big one? Whats the chat in Meath, or is it all paper talk?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: An Laoch on January 03, 2009, 08:12:19 AM
Hoping to get to the O'Byrne Cup game v Westmeath tomorrow. Can someone give me directions to Pairc Tailteann please, coming up the N3 from Dublin

Thanks
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 03, 2009, 02:00:55 PM
O'Brien Announces Provisional Squad:

Brendan Murphy,
Mick Aherne,
David Gallagher,
Cormac McGill,
Caoimhin King,
Anthony Moyles,
Cormac McGuinness,
John Donegan,
David Donegan,
Brian Ennis,
Stephen Kennedy,
Maurice Kennedy,
David Bray,
Stephen Bray,
Henry Finnegan,
Niall McKeigue,
Barry Regan,
Shane McKeigue,
Mark Ward,
Eoghan Harrington,
Cian Ward,
Brian Farrell,
Seamus Kenny,
Shane McAnarney,
Peadar Byrne,
Joe Sheridan,
Damien Sheridan,
Stephen Sheppard,
Jamie Queeney,
Cathal O’Dwyer,
Chris O’Connor,
Alan Nestor,
Brian Meade,
Nigel Crawford,
Paudge Howard,

Directions, coming in the N3 turn right after the rail bridge onto Fairgreen Circular Road and turn right at the roundabout onto Railway St. Than go left onto Brews Hill and Pairc Taillteann is on the right. If your early enough you can park on the roadside of Brews Hill.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: An Laoch on January 03, 2009, 04:20:22 PM
thanks thejuice, but it would be a left turn off the N3 if approading from Dublin would it not? Turning right would send you out towards Duleek/Ardee?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 04, 2009, 12:31:54 AM
Sorry yeah, left,
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: An Laoch on January 04, 2009, 05:48:16 PM
I got there anyway thejuice, and got parking up near the ground as you said - cheers.

Eoin Reilly looked a decent player today. Was impressed by Damien Sheridan in midfield too.

Pity there wasnt a bit more fight about that experimental Westmeath side for the sake of spectacle though.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: mattockranger on January 04, 2009, 06:22:36 PM
was there many castledaly lads featuring for westmeath laoch?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: An Laoch on January 05, 2009, 02:55:01 PM
very weak westmeath side mattock, paul kelly the only castledaly man on show

mullen

claffey  murphy  boyle

scally clarke mcguinness

browne p.bannon

kelly leonard harte

tormey d.bannon martin




enda leonard about the best of them
 
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 12, 2009, 05:04:22 PM
Talk of Brenden Murphy joining Longford Town soccer team. Pity if he does go, he's a great goal-keeper. Something tells me it might be a load of balls, he was quoted talking about getting another shot at the Dubs and hopes for next season. We'll see.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 13, 2009, 09:46:26 AM
Looks like he's gone, ah well. best of luck to him.

Just as well David Gallagher is back in the fold as is this new lad Paddy O'Rourke looks good too.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: mattockranger on January 13, 2009, 09:51:40 AM
why would he leave was he not captain?

very strange move to go back to league of ireland considering the state its in....
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: The GAA on January 13, 2009, 11:23:03 AM

Obviously thwre's a few regular ruppees for the soccer. hard to blame a fella for that in the current climate
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 13, 2009, 11:41:20 AM
He has a child on the way as well. Pity for us, but from reading the article i think he found the commitment required too much. But going to the League of Ireland is no glory hunt. Really do have to be paid to play it.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on January 14, 2009, 09:17:57 AM
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/plunketts-move-on-the-cards-for-veteran-moyles-1600568.html

Moyles to leave Blackhall Gaels for Oliver Plunketts in Dublin, Kilmacud might also try get him.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Louth Exile on January 14, 2009, 12:41:42 PM
Looks like Moyles is going to position himself between two of the wealthier clubs and might go to the highest bidder!!
Well for a year or two anyway, just long enough to make an intercounty transfer back to Dunboyne a formality!!
(Too cynical?? Maybe)
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: GaelicGames.In on February 04, 2009, 02:31:53 AM
Hi Fellas,

I'm just wondering what people think about the player listing I'm putting together:
http://gaainfo.com/allplayers_county.php?co=22&letter=O

Currently it covers Meath from 1981-1995, but the other counties and years will be added in the next while.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Aghdavoyle on February 10, 2009, 03:32:17 PM

Hearing not so great things about the management setup with the new county man. not quite on the offaly scale but pretty poor ?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: DownFanatic on February 13, 2009, 12:56:47 PM
Is it true that Xabi Alonso won a Meath U-16 title?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: corn02 on February 13, 2009, 01:03:49 PM
Is it true that Xabi Alonso won a Meath U-16 title?

Urban myth, although he was with a Meath team on placement, Navan perhaps? But did not wina medal.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Declan on April 20, 2009, 08:32:42 AM
First round results
Duleek/Bellewstown 1-9 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-8
Seneschalstown 0-11 Navan O'Mahonys 0-9
Blackhall Gaels 1-12 St Ultans 1-10
Skryne 0-19 St Peters Dunboyne 1-8
Summerhill 0-11 Dunshaughlin 0-7
Trim 0-16 Rathkenny 0-5

Believe there wqas an almighty row at the end of the O'Mahony's game 40 odd people involved on the poitch etc- Scary stuff by all accounts - anyone there?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: full back on April 21, 2009, 09:11:41 AM
Must have been some punch up at the weekend lads, especially making the national news (radio) this morning :o
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Declan on April 29, 2009, 10:32:23 AM


Dunshaughlin 1-14
Donaghmore/Ashbourne 1-5

Great win for the minors at the weekend - Well done lads and to Stephen and the management team
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Louth Exile on September 14, 2009, 01:18:30 PM
I went to Simonstown v Navan O Mahonys derby game last night in Pairc Tailteann. It was boys against men! Even though the Gaels have Shane O Rourke back and NOM are still missing Stephen Bray & Kevin Reilly, they still won pulling up by 10 points! Hate to say it, but they look like they are just starting to get going and will be hard beaten. If anyone can convince Mark Ward that he shouldn't even atempt to shoot, then they would have won by more.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: LandErIn on September 16, 2009, 03:56:46 PM
Is the Meath championship played in a league format or knockout?

Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: dodo on September 16, 2009, 11:08:33 PM
Is the Meath championship played in a league format or knockout?

Think knockout after a standing 10 count.  :P
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on September 17, 2009, 03:12:44 PM
good to see Auld-castle seem to be hitting a bit of form this year.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on September 27, 2009, 10:08:58 AM
Nice win for Auld-Castle the other night against Big Darren and the Nobberiginies.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on October 04, 2009, 11:03:30 PM
O'Mahony's beat Dunshaughlin 2-11 to 2-5 in the last qtr final.

Semi finals

Senchelstown vs Summerhill

and

Wolfe Tones vs Navan O'Mahony's
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 11, 2009, 09:42:28 PM
Oldcastle in the Intermediate Final! ;D   They have been the underwritten darkhorses all year.

The Juice, Any fixtures for the replays and Finals... was listening to the last couple of minutes of the Wolf Tones v O'Mahonys game. Dramatic ending! The commentator said that Cian Ward's equaliser was something special?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: sammymaguire on October 12, 2009, 07:51:44 PM
who's playing in the Meath decider?
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 12, 2009, 08:57:30 PM
I think Senchelstown play the winners of the replay between Wolf Tones and Navan O'Mahonys in senior.
Oldcastle V the winners of Nobber and Kilmainhamwood in the intermediate.
Looks like the 2 replays will be next sunday. Games are stacking up with the Leinster championship on the horizon. 
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: sammymaguire on October 13, 2009, 08:39:47 AM
I think Senchelstown play the winners of the replay between Wolf Tones and Navan O'Mahonys in senior.
Oldcastle V the winners of Nobber and Kilmainhamwood in the intermediate.
Looks like the 2 replays will be next sunday. Games are stacking up with the Leinster championship on the horizon.

cheers Cavan, not sure how Tones and Navan went on Sunday
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Louth Exile on October 13, 2009, 01:23:32 PM
I think Senchelstown play the winners of the replay between Wolf Tones and Navan O'Mahonys in senior.
Oldcastle V the winners of Nobber and Kilmainhamwood in the intermediate.
Looks like the 2 replays will be next sunday. Games are stacking up with the Leinster championship on the horizon.

cheers Cavan, not sure how Tones and Navan went on Sunday

Tones should have won it in normal time and were then lucky to get the draw AET
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: lynchbhoy on October 13, 2009, 02:24:39 PM
Senchelstown quietly lurking in the final
Big joe Sheridan having a good season and by all accounts the kentstown lads should just about pip either tones or Mahoneys if they keep up current form.
Didnt play well v Summerhill but still ground out a 1 point win !
Summerhill an up and coming team (though in true s'hill fashion, they are always up and coming but never really arrive)
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 14, 2009, 11:47:30 PM
Any word on the tones v O'Mahonys replay? heard there is an objection from Tones in relation to the sending off in extra time that might delay it.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on October 15, 2009, 01:52:18 PM
Its meant to be this Sunday but we'll have to wait for the outcome of these objections. I think their arguement was that there shouldnt have been extra time, (I believe they are wrong) and therefore should have their player back for the replay. If that is their arguement then I can't imagine it taking very long to be thrown out.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on October 20, 2009, 10:33:58 AM
Well the final between Tones and Senchalstown that was meant to be played this Sunday is off due to protests from O'Mahoney's.

Its hard to know who is right or wong but the whole thing is a mess and I wont say too much but the County Board shouldnt have let it get to this stage no matter which club is in the wrong. We are already behind schedule to other counties and it would be sad if there was no Meath club in the Leinster championship.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 28, 2009, 10:36:59 AM
Oldcastle intermediate champs! 8) $$$$ 8)
Some of these lads have to get a run with the meath county setup.
Might do OK in the Leinster championship if they stay focused.
Fantastic team to watch playing. Their work rate was phenomenal the other day.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on October 30, 2009, 11:54:48 AM
Oldcastle won handy enough. Wonder will they stay long in Senior level.

Senchalstown Vs Tones this Sunday.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: lynchbhoy on October 30, 2009, 12:07:06 PM
Oldcastle intermediate champs! 8) $$$$ 8)
Some of these lads have to get a run with the meath county setup.
Might do OK in the Leinster championship if they stay focused.
Fantastic team to watch playing. Their work rate was phenomenal the other day.
play nice football and are in complete contrast to the oldcastle of 10 years ago and more.
However they are very small and I cant see too many of them being good enough for intercounty - but possibly one or two could be.
Def a very hard working, fit passing and moving football side.
Play it like 7 a side.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 30, 2009, 11:47:12 PM
Oldcastle intermediate champs! 8) $$$$ 8)
Some of these lads have to get a run with the meath county setup.
Might do OK in the Leinster championship if they stay focused.
Fantastic team to watch playing. Their work rate was phenomenal the other day.
play nice football and are in complete contrast to the oldcastle of 10 years ago and more.
However they are very small and I cant see too many of them being good enough for intercounty - but possibly one or two could be.
Def a very hard working, fit passing and moving football side.
Play it like 7 a side.

Some of the lads I have in mind are still minor grade. Loads of potential and time to still make the grade at senior intercounty.

Oldcastle won handy enough. Wonder will they stay long in Senior level.

Senchalstown Vs Tones this Sunday.


They have beaten plenty of big bulky team in the summer. Dunderry and Walterstown for example. I don't think size is going to stop them from staying up in senior and they certainly have youth on their side.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Eastern_Pride on October 31, 2009, 12:24:13 AM
Ok lads just to settle  a score with someone......

Is Kigscourt in Cavan or Meath? I have to know!
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: CavanCola on October 31, 2009, 02:28:33 PM
Kingscourt in Cavan
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Louth Exile on November 01, 2009, 09:24:20 PM
The town of Kingscourt is in Cavan, but there are some surrounding townlands that are part of Kingscourt are in county Meath. Similar to Drogheda being in Louth and Kilcock being in Kildare, all of these three towns are part in Meath.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on November 06, 2009, 12:10:57 AM
Senchalstown 2-8
Wolfe Tones 1-8

Brian and Joe Sheridan getting the crucial goals to win it for the Furze.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: laoisgaa on November 06, 2009, 12:23:07 AM
Seneschalstown 2-8 Wolfe Tones 1-8, Pairc Tailteann, Navan

Seneschalstown captured their second Meath SFC title in three years, thanks to a three-point replay victory over 14-man Wolfe Tones in Navan tonight.

In bizarre scenes before the throw-in for the second half, referee Joey Curley immediately headed for the Wolfe Tones goalmouth showing their goalkeeper David Nolan a straight red card.

Earlier as the teams entered the dressing rooms at the interval, one of the Seneschalstown players had been dumped to the ground following an altercation.

It was a game which saw a Wolfe Tones side, who were chasing only their second title, dominate possession in the opening stages.

But they failed to take their scoring chances with five wides in the opening quarter, leaving it tied at 0-1 apiece.

Meath senior star Brian Sheridan opened Seneschalstown's account in the fifth minute, but Cian Ward's 14th-minute penalty effort blazed over the crossbar.

It was a ninety-second goal scoring spree which paved the way for Seneschalstown victory's with brothers Brian and Joe Sheridan netting quick-fire goals.

Joe was involved in both three-pointers, firstly in picking out his brother Brian from a sideline kick, and then in pushing Seneschalstown into a seven-point lead courtesy of the second goal.

Points from Joe Sheridan and Gary Conlon pushed Seneschalstown into a 2-4 to 0-1 lead by the 22nd minute.

Wolfe Tones rallied before the break as scores from Darren McGrath and Shane Corrigan cut the deficit.

The third quarter saw both teams go point for point with Cian Ward claiming both of Wolfe Tones scores, and Brian Sheridan and Robert Ruddy on target for Seneschalstown.

Wolfe Tones managed to cut the deficit to a goal with just eight minutes to go, thanks to the sustained efforts of Ward who added 1-1 to his side's tally.

The game was on a knife-edge in the closing stages as both sides' hunger for the title reached fever pitch.

Scores were traded on two occasions in the final seven minutes with Wolfe Tones piling on most of the pressure.

However, Seneschalstown held out for a much deserved win with skipper Ciaran Macken lifting the cup after the game.

Scorers - Seneschalstown: B Sheridan 1-3, J Sheridan 1-2, S Clarke (0-1f), G Conlon, R Ruddy 0-1 each
Wolfe Tones: C Ward (0-4f, 0-1 '45', 0-1 pen) 1-6, D McGrath, S Corrigan 0-1 each

SENESCHALSTOWN: D Lyons; P Carey, A Collins, G Sheridan; M Carey, J Crowley, S Stephen; J Sheridan, D Sheridan; S Finnegan, C Macken, G Conlon; S Clarke, R Ruddy, B Sheridan.

Subs used: T Ledwidge for S Clarke (47 mins), C Duffy for S Sheridan (53), B Clarke for Ruddy (57).

WOLFE TONES: D Nolan; R Brady, C McLoughlin, C Martin; B McGinn, E Harrington, G Beggy; S Sheppard, S Corrigan; D McGrath, N McLoughlin, M Coleman; A Fox, C Ward, P Byrne.

Subs used: S Power for McGrath (half-time), A McKeown for C McLoughlin (34 mins), A Callaghan for Byrne (42), J McKeown for Coleman (52).

Referee: Joey Curley (Moynalty)

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/seneschalstown-capture-title-433141.html#mon#ixzz0W2BFQwN9
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: lynchbhoy on November 06, 2009, 10:15:18 AM
well done senchelstown - yez are still a shower of tramps though !
at least I won a pint because you won !
 :D
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: Louth Exile on November 06, 2009, 02:31:04 PM
Your heart had to go out to the Orristown men last night, what the report above doesn't mention is that they owned the ball for 80% of the game (even in the second half when playing with 14 men) but couldn't convert their chances. In the opening quarter Ward missed two easy frees from the hands and they also a goal shot saved (might have been Sheppard who kicked it).

There was some atmosphere at the game, a bigger crowd than Sunday (weather conditions were poor on Sunday) and the pitch looked 100% under the floodlights. Even though they were seven points down for large portions of the game the Tones never say die attitude always kept the game interesting to the neutral (IMHO).

Two areas that militated very much against Tones were 1. Sheppard being played in the middle, I stand to be corrected, but I never remember hearing of or seeing him play outside of the half back line. He played in the middle and two many shots and passes went astray. 2. They are always going to rely on Cian Ward and his free taking from the hands was out last night. In the second half he kicked a fifty five yard free clear over the bar from the ground but then went back to kicking from the hands and kicked another two efforts wide. They are always going to rely on his scoring ability and he just had an off night.

Despite all of this, the Tones were still within a goal going into injury time and when Ward lobbed in a fifty it ended up with one of their men on the terrace side, his strongly hit shot was on target for the top corner, only for a brilliant save from Lyons. Gripping stuff, I was really hoping for the ET, as it did provide great entertainment.

The Tones were super fit and whether it is O Bric, or whoever he has in doing the training, they were excellent on that front, both on Sunday and last night. I feel that although the odds would be very much against them, that they would have given portlaoise more of a game. The lads from the midlands are very mobile (or they certainly were the last time I saw them) and I can't see the heavy legs from yellow furze recovering in time for Sunday.
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: thejuice on November 19, 2009, 06:20:57 PM
Curragha's Meath Senior Championship Proposals!!!!


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Here is the proposal from Curraha for a new structure in the Meath senior football championship.

We propose the introduction of six divisional teams into the Meath Senior Football Championship for the 2011 season. Each of these regional teams would be made up of the best players from Junior and Intermediate Clubs in its region. The following are the six districts, and the Clubs that are located in each district:

Meath East
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
Donaghmore/Ashbourne St.Colmcilles (Intermediate)
Dunshaughlin St.Marys
Skyrne Curraha
Walterstown Ratoath
Seneschalstown Kilbride
Duleek/Bellewstown Slane
St.Patricks St.Vincents
St.Pauls

Meath North/East
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
Rathkenny Syddan (Intermediate)
Castletown (Intermediate)
Nobber (Intermediate)
Drumconrath
Meath Hill
St.Brigids

Meath North/West
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
Wolfe Tones Gael Colmcille (Intermediate)
Simonstown St.Michaels (Intermediate)
Kilmainhamwood (Intermediate)
Kilmainham
Drumbaragh
Moynalty

Meath West
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
St.Ultans Cortown (Intermediate)
Oldcastle Ballinlough (Intermediate)
Carnaross (Intermediate)
Moylagh
Kilallon

Meath South/West
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
Trim Dunderry (Intermediate)
Navan O'Mahonys Clann na nGael (Intermediate)
Ballivor
Ballinabrackey
Boardsmill
Clonard
Kildalkey

Meath South
Senior Clubs: Junior Clubs (Divisional Team):
Summerhill Moynalvey (Intermediate)
Dunboyne Na Fianna (Intermediate)
Blackhall Gaels Longwood (Intermediate)
Dunsany
Bective
Drumree

Purpose of Divisional Teams:
- It stops the current trend of players transferring from their original Junior or Intermediate Club to a Senior Club in search of Senior Championship Football
- It provides the most talented footballers from any Club with Senior Championship Football
- It would undoubtedly unearth more players for the Meath Senior Football Team that might not have been noticed before (Of the fifthteen players that started for Kerry in this years All-Ireland Final, six players were from Junior Clubs!!)

Negatives of Divisional Teams:
- More work for Club officers (new regional committees)
- Funds need to be generated for divisional team
- Established Senior Clubs may see it as being unfair as its increased competition for a Keegan Cup
- The six divisional teams cannot be relegated from the Senior Championship, as this would defeat the purpose of their existence

(a) The Meath Senior Championship shall be run on a league basis in four divisions, including sixteen Club teams, and six divisional teams. It is important that there be no more than two divisional teams in each division.

- Six teams in Division A (with two divisional teams)
- Six teams in Division B (with two divisional teams)
- Five teams in Division C ( with one divisional team)
- Five teams in Division D (with one divisional team

(i) The top three teams in Division A and B, and the top two teams in Division C and D will qualify for the preliminary round/quarter finals. There will be a draw to verify who qualifies for the quarter finals and who plays the two preliminary round games to make it into the quarter finals.
(ii) League results shall be credited as follows: 2 points for a win, one point for a draw
(iii) If a Club or Divisional Team is disqualified or retires during the course of the league stage, its played games shall stand and its unplayed games shall be awarded to the opposing teams
(iv) Where teams finish with equal points for qualification for concluding stages, or for promotion or relegation, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified:
(1) Scoring difference (subtracting the total scores against from total scores for)
(2) Highest total score for
(3) Where two teams only are involved, the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the previous game in the competition
(4) Scoring average (divide total score against into total score for)
Exception: If the accumulated scores of a team, so involved, are affected by a disqualification, retirement or walk over, the tie shall be decided by a play-off
(v) A disqualification shall only affect further participation in the current Championship involved and not the following year's Championship or qualification for it. In any promotion or relegation process, a team shall regain the points it has won in the stage of the Championship run on a league basis.
(b) Senior Football Relegation: The Club team with the lowest points in each Division goes into a play-off e.g.

Bottom team in Division A versus Bottom team in Division B
Bottom team in Division C versus Bottom team in Division D

Exception: A divisional team cannot qualify for this play-off. If a divisional team finishes bottom of its division, then the Club team with the lowest points goes down into the play-off instead.

The losing team in each play-off match then play each other in the relegation final. The losing team in this game is relegated to Intermediate.

If teams finish level on points at the bottom of each division, the same method applies for relegation as qualification.

Each divisional team is open for annual review to ensure each district is competitive.



Put themselves with Skryne. How nice of them.

Though it seems like a good proposal though it does effect the fabric of the club and also create a fair few problems when it comes to who's selector, who trains, where do they train, etc. But the positives are there. It could give plenty more lads a shot at county level
Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: GAA_Punter on August 08, 2010, 07:47:16 PM
Navan O’Mahoneys knocked out of Meath senior football championship

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Title: Re: Meath GAA
Post by: GAA_Punter on September 08, 2011, 06:56:49 PM
Wolfe Tones v   Summerhill, 2pm Sunday,Parc Tailteann.
Championship favourites Wolfe Tones meet this year’s surprise package Summerhill in Sunday’s SFC semi-final at Parc Tailteann, Navan, throw in at 2pm.
Wolfe Tones, situated four miles outside Navan, finished top of Group A, maintaining a 100% record along the way and defeated this weekend’s opposition by seven points only last month. This set up a quarter-final appearance against Walterstown, whom they defeated with proficiency 3-14 to 0-9.
It was county star Cian Ward, ably abetted by younger brother Fiachra, who did the damage on the day scoring 1-3. The former set up two goals in two minutes during the opening half, skilfully setting up Stephen Sheppard and a minute later Fiachra, to leave Walterstown helplessly adrift at half-time. Ten minutes into the second-half the Meath forward helped himself to a goal to seal ‘The Blacks’ fate.
Summerhill finished runners up in the same group and that meant they had dubious task of taking on the much fancied Navan O’ Mahonys in the previous round. However, two early goals from Stephen Kennedy laid the foundations for their shock victory as the 2008 finalists gained revenge for that defeat by O’ Mahonys.
Summerhills early group form was quite good but recent defeats to Trim and Wolfe Tones saw a slump in confidence and the majority of punters believed they would struggle against the stronger Brew Hill side. Despite a comeback from O’ Mahonys, Summerhill held on due, in no part, to a top drawer performance from goalkeeper Tony McDonnell, who pulled off a number of superb saves.
Tones have already defeated Summerhill in the group stage and with forward Cian Ward in blistering form for the purple and gold, Summerhill will have be on top form to pull off another shock win.
Verdict: Wolfe Tones

Donaghmore/Ashbourne V Dunshaughlin, 3:45pm Sunday
The senior football championship in Meath is down to the latter stages and the second semi-final sees Donaghmore/Ashbourne go up against Dunshaughlin with the latter going into the game as underdogs.
Donaghmore/Ashbourne enjoyed a great run in the group stages of the championship. After a poor start when they lost to Navan O’Mahonys and Rathkenny, they then went on a good run beating next Sundays opponents on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-8 before also disposing of Nobber and Seneschalstown to book a place in the knock-out stages. In the quarter-final, they really caught fire, hitting 3-14 in an 11 point win over St Peters. There are no star players on this Donaghmore/Ashbourne team and it is really a question of the sum of the parts being better than any individual but he likes of Eoin Reilly and Bryan Menton are the go to guys.
Dunshaughlin are one of the names one associates with Meath football and they are back in a semi-final again. They come in as underdogs following their defeat to Sunday’s opposition in the group stages. In that phase, they did record wins over Seneschalstown, Nobber and Rathkenny to book a place in the quarter-finals where they beat Simonstown Gaels by a single point. Meath star Caoimhin King will anchor the defence while another former Meath great, Richie Kealy is also still on the scene.
Verdict: Donaghmore/Ashbourne

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