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Meath V Dublin

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Replying To endgame:  "Mayo have lost more players than the Dubs to retirements and injury. Dublin should get to the Final likely against Kerry which would be a hard game to call."
I like the look of Mayo having said all that. But it's Kerry's to lose.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 18/07/2021 19:41:11    2361297

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I wonder how did Dublin's newer players perform today. Players like Tom Lahiff and Sean McMahon.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1572 - 18/07/2021 19:45:56    2361300

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Dubs are defo back in the pack. Playing on memory.

Meath should be disappointed imo. Only started playing when it was too late.

Now is the time for the Leinster teams, opportunity spurned today. Dubs are just waiting for the first good side to take them out.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13409 - 18/07/2021 19:51:40    2361307

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Replying To sligo joe:  "What were you watching, Fenton had the ball passed for a "gimme" goal b4 the ref blew. Fenton played on wasn't lookin 4 a penalty, and would have been a goal anyhow."
That was exactly my take on it too.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 18/07/2021 19:56:44    2361318

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Replying To superdub:  "The ref did his best for Meath from the 25 minute to the end giving easy frees all through for Meath. Dublin maybe got 2 or 3 frees in the last 45-50 mins with the ref blatantly refusing to blow the whistle for a Dublin free. I will have to see the penalty decisions again to make judgement on them to be fair. I think Conor lane should not be refereeing at this level. Another thing is that Kildare or Meath will not beat Dublin in Leinster anytime soon which is sad because Dublin were very average today and still never looked liked loosing"
A six point defeat is supposed to "give the rest of us hope".

Boycott the final. Enough of this farce.

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1164 - 18/07/2021 19:59:07    2361322

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We gave ourselves too much to do in the second half, but the meath players today restored a bit of pride in the meath Jersey, conor Lane got the two big decisions in the game wrong the two penalties, hopefully this is the start of something of a revival for meath football, and looking at dublin today was like watching paint dry they are just so dull and boring, kildare should confident they can beat them.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 537 - 18/07/2021 20:00:36    2361323

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Replying To kick-it:  "Easier to pat Leitrim fans on the head than Meath ones."
In fairness o didn't see Meath putting up a fight in the second half. I only saw the last 10mins as I'd switched back to the epic hurling game. Based on evidence so far Dublin look vulnerable but I think they have enough credit built up to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. They are still favs.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 18/07/2021 20:30:43    2361337

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Replying To Daith:  "A six point defeat is supposed to "give the rest of us hope".

Boycott the final. Enough of this farce."
And the Dublin begrudgers trying to see this result as some sort of victory.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1410 - 18/07/2021 20:33:18    2361340

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "We gave ourselves too much to do in the second half, but the meath players today restored a bit of pride in the meath Jersey, conor Lane got the two big decisions in the game wrong the two penalties, hopefully this is the start of something of a revival for meath football, and looking at dublin today was like watching paint dry they are just so dull and boring, kildare should confident they can beat them."
A six point turnaround and the game is a draw, the more I think about it the more lucky I think we were.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 18/07/2021 20:43:27    2361350

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Didn't see the game, will see some of it later on the Sunday game, was expecting Dublin to win by more, I've been saying it all year, this is Kerry's All Ireland, Dubs era of dominance is coming to an end but they aren't going away you know.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 18/07/2021 20:49:00    2361353

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This was terrible , meath didn't trouble a poor dublin display today ,can't believe they let dublin keep ball in the meath half near end for 2/3min ,what were they afraid off ??

Theliveshow (Armagh) - Posts: 13 - 18/07/2021 20:50:34    2361354

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Replying To superdub:  "The ref did his best for Meath from the 25 minute to the end giving easy frees all through for Meath. Dublin maybe got 2 or 3 frees in the last 45-50 mins with the ref blatantly refusing to blow the whistle for a Dublin free. I will have to see the penalty decisions again to make judgement on them to be fair. I think Conor lane should not be refereeing at this level. Another thing is that Kildare or Meath will not beat Dublin in Leinster anytime soon which is sad because Dublin were very average today and still never looked liked loosing"
To be honest fair point about the penalty I've the Sunday game set to record, will be interesting to see a replay but on first viewing it looked like 2 wrong calls. No doubt Dublin were the better team in first half (especially the second quarter) but the scoreline I thought flattered Dublin a lot at half time. Meath were good in second half, pity we missed other good goal chance we had.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1008 - 18/07/2021 21:03:45    2361361

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Galway v Dublin should be a great game, looking forward to it.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 18/07/2021 21:12:29    2361369

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Replying To endgame:  "I wonder how did Dublin's newer players perform today. Players like Tom Lahiff and Sean McMahon."
The newer players are just not of the same quality as those they are replacing. Dublin have also reached that critical mass where those sort of players make up too much of the team.

When the chips were down, it was the old stagers; MCarthy, Cooper, Fenton, Howard, Rock, Costello, Kilkenny (even though it wasn't one of his better days) who got them over the line. Honourable mention for Sean McMahon.

It happens to all great teams. Today was sort of win Dublin have had many's the day against Mayo. The difference being that there is no way today's team would have beaten Mayo 5/6 years ago!

So what happens next will depend on how much better likely opponents are compared to when Dublin beat them in recent years. Obviously, Kerry for one would appear to be.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 393 - 18/07/2021 21:16:55    2361378

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The rush to write off the Dubs is premature and largely unfounded . They had the game won at have time took the foot of pedal and found it difficult to get going again. By the end they were in total control and toying with Meath. They still get all the calls and more game after game. Mayo are the nearest challengers and getting close Sam finally. None on the others still in it have the pace and intensity required. Mayo to shade Tyrone in the final.

Keephimthere (Roscommon) - Posts: 57 - 18/07/2021 22:04:20    2361410

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Galway v Dublin should be a great game, looking forward to it."
I don't think Mayo gave us a bye, did they?! It'll be a dog fight in Croke Park next week to meet the Dubs. Meath are on their way back - scandalous decision from the ref and bystander umpires not to award a clear penalty to Meath that would have changed the course of the game.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 553 - 18/07/2021 22:09:00    2361413

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Very odd surely that TSG didnt discuss the possible Meath penalty?

I think Gooch is on the money regarding our one, advantage should have been played and Costello was in prime position.

The other. Well, it could easily have been a Meath penalty. No doubt.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 393 - 18/07/2021 22:18:42    2361421

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Terrible decision for the Meath penalty. Absolute stonewall. RTE must have been told not to talk about refereeing after OSe's general criticism in the last round. No question if that's a Meathman climbing on a Dub it's a penalty and a black card.

jonno (Kildare) - Posts: 239 - 18/07/2021 22:23:49    2361426

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Replying To realdub:  "A six point turnaround and the game is a draw, the more I think about it the more lucky I think we were."
I do not like criticising referees but if a referee is well below the standard of inter county championship, it must be acknowledged by the committee who appoints referees. Whether Meath lost or won by 20 points makes no difference as to excuse Conor Lanes poor performance. There is no viable excuse why Conor Lane did not give the penalty to Meath, he was right in front when Fenton took down Brian McMahon, not only was it a penalty it was also a Black Card for Fenton. (Amazing he missed both). Conor Lane had also two umpires who were miked up, Both Conor Lane and his umpires should be taken of the inter county refereeing panel immediately because if they can't see a stonewall penalty right in front of them, refereeing in such a manner will cause even more grief as the championship intensifies. Everyone in Croke Parl who saw the incident knew straight away it was a clear cut penalty.

Meathball (Meath) - Posts: 81 - 18/07/2021 23:14:54    2361457

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Didn't see the game, will see some of it later on the Sunday game, was expecting Dublin to win by more, I've been saying it all year, this is Kerry's All Ireland, Dubs era of dominance is coming to an end but they aren't going away you know."
Agreed have been saying it all year , this is Kerry's All Ireland , the era of Kerry domination is back

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2792 - 19/07/2021 00:00:03    2361469

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