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Shock Results In Days Gone By - Even In The National League

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Actually fairplay you mention the fact Kerry scored only one point in first half. I'm sure alot of our Meath posters will remember Meath giving Kerry a trouncing in the 01 semi final and Kerry scored a solitary point in the second half from Declan Quill."
Remember that alright and us doing Ole's up on Hill 16 for the last 15/20 minutes...

We left with our tails rightly between our legs after the all ireland final to a chorus of ole's from the Galway fans, and fair play to them...

Was Meath beating Mayo in the AI QF's in 2009 considered a shock? Mayo had won a tough Connacht, beating the Rossies and Galway. Meath struggled through the qualifiers beating Waterford, WestMeath, Rossies and Limerick unconvincingly. They powered into Mayo in the last 20 and turned a deficit around scoring about 1-7/8 in that time. We did get very lucky with a decision in that game, ball hit a meath man and we got a sideline, was booted in before it could be noticed and we won a penalty which turned the game around.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1450 - 01/03/2021 12:03:18    2333153

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "good point "excuse the pun"...I actually forgot about that game too..yes indeed now it comes to mind...not bettering that but the kerry team coming in with 3 in a row behind them and raging favourites in a Munster final would probably see 1987 as more of a shock if you get my drift, holding Kerry to one point in any half though is a fair achievement....getting the ball back off of Dublin now with their basket ball tactics is as much of feat almost:)"
You could be right fairplay lol.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 01/03/2021 14:04:50    2333167

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Down beating Meath in 1991 AI final would have been "unexpected" as such back then..I remember back then Down and Meath meeting in the championhsip was so novel, the backdoor for all its glamour and second chances and good runs by some minnows over the years has dulled the "novel" pairing really, and if Wexford are drawn to meet say Armagh, or Cork drew to play Wicklow, the games are 99% of the time played at 2pm of a Saturday, and most people working if they are lucky to work half day or so would only be tuning in around 3 or 4pm and then the result is glossed over...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 02/03/2021 09:58:00    2333268

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "Down beating Meath in 1991 AI final would have been "unexpected" as such back then..I remember back then Down and Meath meeting in the championhsip was so novel, the backdoor for all its glamour and second chances and good runs by some minnows over the years has dulled the "novel" pairing really, and if Wexford are drawn to meet say Armagh, or Cork drew to play Wicklow, the games are 99% of the time played at 2pm of a Saturday, and most people working if they are lucky to work half day or so would only be tuning in around 3 or 4pm and then the result is glossed over..."
and as they say this post has run out of gas by looks of it:)

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 19/03/2021 13:38:46    2334518

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I watched that match back in full a while back and I remember thinking that if Meath went out in the first half and actually played football instead of trying to knock seven shades of sh1t out of the Down lads they'd have won. The Down lads were well fit to handle their physicality and aggression. I think Meath won the second half by playing football.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 262 - 19/03/2021 17:12:41    2334531

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "and as they say this post has run out of gas by looks of it:)"
As opposed to you who's full of hot air !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 869 - 19/03/2021 17:55:26    2334536

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23/02/19! How the Dubs were beaten that day will always remain a mystery to me!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 123 - 19/03/2021 19:39:52    2334539

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "As opposed to you who's full of hot air !"
ah be nice now or do not comment at all..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 19/03/2021 21:01:04    2334543

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Replying To thegadfly:  "I watched that match back in full a while back and I remember thinking that if Meath went out in the first half and actually played football instead of trying to knock seven shades of sh1t out of the Down lads they'd have won. The Down lads were well fit to handle their physicality and aggression. I think Meath won the second half by playing football."
I suppose that physical thing was a thing with Meath though late 1980s and around the early 1990s...was it Barry Breen played alot of the match with a white bandage on his head...was it 1991 or 1994 Peter Whitnell was was the the super full forward for Down?

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 19/03/2021 21:22:01    2334548

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Gaelic football was always physical for goodness sakes,we really are plundering the depths here!

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 873 - 19/03/2021 22:36:39    2334555

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I suppose that physical thing was a thing with Meath though late 1980s and around the early 1990s...was it Barry Breen played alot of the match with a white bandage on his head...was it 1991 or 1994 Peter Whitnell was was the the super full forward for Down?"
That was a super Down team. I think Donegal v Dublin 92 was a bigger shock tbh. Colm Ó Rourke was ill and came on as a sub in 2nd half and turned the game around as Down were lucky to hang on in the finish.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 19/03/2021 23:11:02    2334558

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Westmeath who scraped out of div 4 knocking All Ireland Champions Derry out of the league in 1994.

Westmeath beating Kerry in the 1999 All Ireland U21 Football Final

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 911 - 19/03/2021 23:46:46    2334560

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Westmeath who scraped out of div 4 knocking All Ireland Champions Derry out of the league in 1994.

Westmeath beating Kerry in the 1999 All Ireland U21 Football Final"
Thanks for the reminder Jack lol.Yes though you are correct.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 20/03/2021 11:29:56    2334579

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Replying To ONdeDITCH:  "Gaelic football was always physical for goodness sakes,we really are plundering the depths here!"
hold on..it was always physical, it WAS certainly, not now when Keep ball and play it back the whole length of the pitch to the keeper rather than try kicking a score, the minute a player is approached to tackle he gets rid of the ball..its fairly physical now alright and very competitive:(

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 20/03/2021 22:54:42    2334627

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "hold on..it was always physical, it WAS certainly, not now when Keep ball and play it back the whole length of the pitch to the keeper rather than try kicking a score, the minute a player is approached to tackle he gets rid of the ball..its fairly physical now alright and very competitive:("
I've never had a huge problem with blanket defences, I've always kind of enjoyed watching teams try to figure out a way around them, but the keep ball, play it back tactic renders the game almost unwatchable for me.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 21/03/2021 16:10:34    2334654

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Replying To Galway9801:  "I've never had a huge problem with blanket defences, I've always kind of enjoyed watching teams try to figure out a way around them, but the keep ball, play it back tactic renders the game almost unwatchable for me."
Hi, are you naive or what lad ! You expect teams to take potshots from 59 yards out if they are up against 15 men behind the ball ?
That would make for a better game alright I suppose. Balls lashed in and sailing wide every 2 or 3 minutes.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 21/03/2021 17:19:54    2334660

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Replying To catch22:  "Hi, are you naive or what lad ! You expect teams to take potshots from 59 yards out if they are up against 15 men behind the ball ?
That would make for a better game alright I suppose. Balls lashed in and sailing wide every 2 or 3 minutes."
Ahh Catch! Do you not see what he done there? You were sucked in. Surprised at you!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 123 - 21/03/2021 19:26:58    2334664

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Yes 1993 Cork gave Mayo a terrible beating. I think it was 20 points. Can't remember Connaught final."
Mayo beat Roscommon by 1 point in the 1993 Connacht Final.I was there in the Hyde That day.The late great Dermot Earley was Ros Manager at the time.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1572 - 21/03/2021 19:51:04    2334667

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Replying To catch22:  "Hi, are you naive or what lad ! You expect teams to take potshots from 59 yards out if they are up against 15 men behind the ball ?
That would make for a better game alright I suppose. Balls lashed in and sailing wide every 2 or 3 minutes."
Touchy touchy eh?
Just giving my opinion, no need to get sore.

Besides, teams don't play keep ball exclusively against the blanket defence, so where you're getting the "59 yards" from thing I've no idea. Keep ball is a tactic designed to stop BOTH teams from scoring.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 21/03/2021 20:01:59    2334669

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Have to laugh now, us waving Armagh fans home only for us to be heading up the same road with our tail between our legs shortly after."
The Armagh fans on front of us that day were roaring for Mayo against yer boys ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 21/03/2021 23:12:21    2334678

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