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Congratulations although I've no idea what this is about. But you obviously are happy about it!  ;)

I'd like to hear some good news for a change.

General discussion / Re: US and UK to arm Al Qaeda in Syria
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:19:29 PM »
Interesting look at the "US backed" failed coup in Turkey and the resulting geopolitical moves in the region.

GAA Discussion / Re: Who can stop Kerry?
« on: July 19, 2016, 08:58:55 PM »
A Kerry teams go, this current one isn't that great and I'd be doubtful if they'll reach the final. Tyrone or Donegal could topple them. whereas if they meet Dublin before the final they'll get beat fairly comfortably.

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone All Ireland Final 2016
« on: July 18, 2016, 10:43:57 AM »
Since we're jumping ahead of ourselves, does anyone know the final score of this game? How much did Dublin win by in the end after a quiet first half, storming second half with the last ten minutes being a keep ball dead rubber finale.

GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: July 17, 2016, 11:01:17 PM »

Good interview with Mick O'Dowd. For all the criticism levelled at him for the performance of the county team, I think he sees the wider picture and realises that he's only one part of it.

It's a very revealing interview and anyone wanting a bit of insight to the state of the game in Meath its a good starting point. They cover a lot of the aspects that is feeding into our lack of success.  And not to blow my own trumpet but he does say a lot of things that myself, Hardy and Jinxy have been saying over the last few years.

As I've pointed out and Mick says it now too, it wont be the next Meath management team that brings us success, it'll more likely be the one after that.

SO the charge that they don't work is bollocks.

The fact is nowadays, managers and trainers need to take the careers and working life of their players on board and help the players find a balance. These are young lads who are starting out in so many aspects of their lives and they need that kind of support too. Its perhaps an aspect that we haven't in Meath anyway probably haven't dealt with correctly.

GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:49:20 PM »
The thing was, the players when they beat Kerry couldn't quite get over what they done. You could see it in the interviews after the game and I've read it in more recent interviews, the lads probably didn't think they'd win that game, or at least had a sense of being the underdogs, to then hammer the champions off the pitch I think, their heads were gone and they never really focused on the final. Sean Boylan said he sort of lost grip on the atmosphere in the dressing room after that.

Certainly the supporters I was at the game with who were good friends of mine and we'd gone to many games before, even they weren't really thinking about the game. There was no sense that we were heading in to a big game, there was no buzz about the Meath fans. Whereas the Galway fans on the Hill where we were, were roaring on every kick, pass and tackle.

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 :D he has a sense of humour anyway!

OK, INDIANA, so thats Cian O'Sullivan.

What about the rest of the squad. Can you have a full in depth report on the whole panel posted by tomorrow morning so we can settle this once and for all.

And while you're doing that can you ask all the minors what they plan to do for work after they graduate.

Otherwise we'll know for a fact that you're hiding something from us.

I don't know why he got so angry, his hair isn't that nice anyway.

In all seriousness it was probably a black card offence or even a red. Still Dublin would have won by 1,000,000 points or what it was in the end.

Sorry if I'm missing the sarcasm but do the Dublin players not have to work like everyone else?? Who is paying for their upkeep then?

GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal V Tyrone Ulster Final 17th July
« on: July 17, 2016, 02:11:46 PM »
Watching on bbc2 so no tommy Carr here. No atmosphere on it though. It's as quiet as Wimbledon on the tv.

Funny how they describe the goalkeeper punching the ball as "soccer" style. Surely anything that can be done legally in the game is as legitimately Gaelic style as it is soccer. That's just a small bugbear of mine.

GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: July 12, 2016, 05:18:30 PM »
According to Bernard Flynn Meath haven't just not made progress but they have gone back under Mick O'Dowd.

What's the story lads? Meath just not producing the players?

The club scene is not what it was and the dual players have being increasing recently. Long may it continue.
This was the end of the ancien regime

No, it was the 2001 final against Galway that Meath football effectively died. Many great players walked away after that and we had nothing happening at underage since the early ninties so the writing was on the wall back then.

I remember saying to a friend from Galway that night after the game, who came to collect his winnings in a bet we made, that we were finished for a good while now. I never imagined such a long hard road back to the top. 15 years since that game and 17 years since we last won Sam.

GAA Discussion / Re: "If he was from Tyrone..."
« on: July 11, 2016, 05:45:12 PM »
If Roman Polanski was from Tyrone The Pianist would have been about the 96 semifinal.

GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:43:38 AM »
Are you taking the piss?

See the Derry vs Meath thread. It's all in there.

We've said plenty on the matter over the last 5 or more years. Do we need to repeat it all over again in here?

It'll be another 4-5 years before we see Meath win a major title at the earliest is my guess. Till then i don't feel like handwringing and naval gazing about it every year.

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