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Meath's demise
« on: July 10, 2016, 11:16:40 AM »
It is sad as a Meath supporter to see it come to this. Horrendous reappointment of Micky o Dowd last year when he didn't even have a backup team in place. People were slagging off Banty and Eamonn o'Brien but both were well ahead of Mick. Nice guy but almost clueless on the sidelines and seems to have been unable to get a 70 minute performance out of the players.

Sad days but hopefully some good young players coming through. County board need to do the right thing finally and get a good management team in place, Andy McEntee probably the favourite at this stage.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 12:27:53 PM »
It is sad as a Meath supporter to see it come to this. Horrendous reappointment of Micky o Dowd last year when he didn't even have a backup team in place. People were slagging off Banty and Eamonn o'Brien but both were well ahead of Mick. Nice guy but almost clueless on the sidelines and seems to have been unable to get a 70 minute performance out of the players.

Sad days but hopefully some good young players coming through. County board need to do the right thing finally and get a good management team in place, Andy McEntee probably the favourite at this stage.

Even as a non Meath supporter it is sad to see
Seems to be a serious structural problem 
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 01:08:10 PM »
We are told these things go in cycles! Not so sure anymore! When you lose the habit of winning it's damn hard to get back. Kerry have maintained the winning habit throughout the history of the GAA. Their longest famine in my lifetime was 87 to 96. Bar the obvious - Dublin. Any other county can fall of the shelf and no time frame if any can be guessed as to their return to the top table.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 02:38:15 PM »
We are told these things go in cycles! Not so sure anymore! When you lose the habit of winning it's damn hard to get back. Kerry have maintained the winning habit throughout the history of the GAA. Their longest famine in my lifetime was 87 to 96. Bar the obvious - Dublin. Any other county can fall of the shelf and no time frame if any can be guessed as to their return to the top table.
Counties with a winning pedigree get the mojo back at some stage. Ros and Cavan have been AWOL longest if you ignore Welford Tipp and Limerick who are hurling
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 03:36:02 PM »
We are told these things go in cycles! Not so sure anymore! When you lose the habit of winning it's damn hard to get back. Kerry have maintained the winning habit throughout the history of the GAA. Their longest famine in my lifetime was 87 to 96. Bar the obvious - Dublin. Any other county can fall of the shelf and no time frame if any can be guessed as to their return to the top table.
Counties with a winning pedigree get the mojo back at some stage. Ros and Cavan have been AWOL longest if you ignore Welford Tipp and Limerick who are hurling
specialists
traditionally

Kildare have been AWOL longer, back in the 20's we were kings.

It hasn't been a sudden sharp demise for Meath, apart from the crazy 2010 season they have been slipping and stagnating for a long time before and since. Mick O'Dowd going might help a little and they have their underage structure in order now but any improvement will be gradual. They face the same problems as the other Leinster teams in having no hope of winning a provincial which makes it harder to motivate players and attract serious sponsorship money (businesses want to be associated with success).

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 05:02:06 PM »
We are told these things go in cycles! Not so sure anymore! When you lose the habit of winning it's damn hard to get back. Kerry have maintained the winning habit throughout the history of the GAA. Their longest famine in my lifetime was 87 to 96. Bar the obvious - Dublin. Any other county can fall of the shelf and no time frame if any can be guessed as to their return to the top table.
Counties with a winning pedigree get the mojo back at some stage. Ros and Cavan have been AWOL longest if you ignore Welford Tipp and Limerick who are hurling
specialists
traditionally

Kildare have been AWOL longer, back in the 20's we were kings.

It hasn't been a sudden sharp demise for Meath, apart from the crazy 2010 season they have been slipping and stagnating for a long time before and since. Mick O'Dowd going might help a little and they have their underage structure in order now but any improvement will be gradual. They face the same problems as the other Leinster teams in having no hope of winning a provincial which makes it harder to motivate players and attract serious sponsorship money (businesses want to be associated with success).
Kildare is a class apart. 
Re Leinster the dominance of the Dubs shouldn't stop counties doing well in the qualifiers
 
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 05:19:35 PM »
Meath have never adapted to them in recent years, maybe they had a belief that they could challenge Dublin which was never going to happen and once they go out of Leinster consider their season's over. Some tough draws too.

Watching Kildare and Offaly yesterday evening was like a different sport to the dross that was played in the Leinster Championship. The venue and a tactical shift from Kildare played a part but it was really an excellent championship game with proper intensity even if the defending was suspect. There was no incentive for Kildare and Westmeath to win the semi final and it did play a part in how awful it was to watch.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 12:21:25 AM »
Even as a non Meath supporter it is sad to see

Yeah I'm devastated over it. Don't get a full night's sleep most nights, don't see the point in going out, even food doesn't taste quite the same.

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 02:06:01 AM »

The Mead demise has come too late. I wish it happened 20yrs. ago.

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 05:36:02 AM »
Even as a non Meath supporter it is sad to see

Yeah I'm devastated over it. Don't get a full night's sleep most nights, don't see the point in going out, even food doesn't taste quite the same.
Kildare is a GAA purgatory in a class of its own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0

It isn't over.
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2016, 05:39:00 AM »

The Mead demise has come too late. I wish it happened 20yrs. ago.
89 final Cork were going for 3 losses in a row . They lost the previous 2 finals to Meath
Up against Mayo. In the power structure Meath were superior to Cork . They still are in terms of finals won
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2016, 05:48:51 AM »
Kildare is a GAA purgatory in a class of its own

We just beat Offaly for the fifth time in a row in championship. This is a golden era.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2016, 06:13:50 AM »
Its truely sad to see Meath football stuck in the doldrums.

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2016, 06:17:51 AM »
Blame it all on Tayto Park.

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2016, 07:51:11 AM »
where are the comments of hardy, juice and jinxy. Perhaps these guys are typical of the wider malaise in Meath. If this were Tyrone in demise they'd have plenty to say. Sad to see