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Meath U20 2020 - 18 Like(s)

Replying To greengiant2001:  "Adam Muldoon kells been outstanding all year with the senior team, has to be included in the team"
Good to see the Kells campaigning for lads on the county team has spread to under 20's now

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 04/12/2019 07:33:56

Meath V Kildare - 17 Like(s)
2018 Meath 1-10 Tipperary 2-15 2019 Meath 0-15 Tipperary 1-8 2018 Meath 1-15 Cork 2-16 2019 Meath 2-12 Cork 1-9 2017 Meath 0-16 Kildare 3-17 2019 Meath 1-9 Kildare 1-8 Now that is signs of definite progress. Not to mention consistency of workrate and effort each week. So satisfying and now we need to go and finish the job

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 03/03/2019 18:25:29

Well Done To Meath U16 - 17 Like(s)
Didn't get to see any of the game but really encouraging to see Eoghan Frayne with 2 45's at under 16 level especially with our free taking issues at senior. Always great to beat Dublin too. Only thing is we won this last year and it translated to nothing at minor. Hopefully that's just a blip. It would be brilliant to have another under 17 team like the 2017 and 2018 teams

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 20/08/2019 14:01:50

Meath V Westmeath - 17 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "No truth is easy to take , blatant lies is what I can't take."
Lot of Meath people seem to forget he scored against Kildare, Sligo and Donegal last year and was along with Mickey Burke and Donal Lenihan probably our most consistent player in championship

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 20/01/2018 14:55:48

Division 2 2018 - 16 Like(s)
The classic anti Ashbourne, Dunboyne and Ratoath brigade are back I see. Not as if Conor McGill, Bryan Menton and Donal Lenihan have been Meath best performers since McEntee arrived. And not as if Skryne were so successful last year. In fact they were a complete shambles. Paddy O'Rourke can do all he wants in meaningless county league games in games they are hammering the other team missing county lads makes no difference. He was tried outfield all 2011 on the back of a county title and was poor. He also proved over and over again when the pressure was greatest he completely did the wrong thing. Donegal and Louth last year. Against Dunboyne in the club he was sent off. 2016 league against Cavan, 2015 against Westmeath sent off twice for late shoulder barges after we lost big leads. Rant over (let's just hope Paddy doesn't quote this on Twitter now and try make it all about himself again)

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 12/02/2018 23:13:08

Meath GAA; How Do We Win? - 16 Like(s)

Replying To Young_gael:  "It was a figure of speech, and even if there was or is such a player, I dont name names, and I dislike when other people do. My point was that if for instance; If I happen to be some father's son from a popular and cliquey club, which DO exist, ill likely get more favourable treatment than a far superior player from a less 'cliquey' club, which also exist, out in the sticks somewhere. Think about why we in Meath just love putting sons and nephews of big county names on our panels, regardless of quality, why we have a history of selecting players on reputation, often beyond their ability, and based on their club alignment. My point is that the county is so insular that these acts often seem unnoticeably strange to many in Meath, but they are strange."
To be honest I think you are talking manure. You 'don't name names' because there are none! You can't come out with claims like this and then not name any players to back it up. I'll name some players. Keoghan from Rathkenny, Adam Flanagan from Clonard, Paddy Kennelly Dunderry, Eoin Lynch and Mickey Burke Longwood, Mickey Newman Kilmainham, Robin Clarke Duleek Bellewstown, Donnacha Tobin BHG, Kevin Ross Castletown, Dominic Yorke Meath Hill, Jordan Morris and Thomas Murtagh Nobber, Jason Scully Oldcastle, Eoin Harkin Dunsany, Sean Reilly Moylagh all have been on the Meath panel under the current manager. I don't think these clubs would ever be accused of wielding power over county inclusions. Maybe just maybe if players from clubs 'out in the sticks' (as you say) are good enough then they get picked. And I know it's crazy, but maybe the reason there isn't more picked isn't that there are 'cliques' working against them, but that they just aren't good enough.

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 19/07/2020 02:15:43

Graham Reilly - 15 Like(s)
Now that Graham Reilly is gone from that panel I hope we can be spared Royal Dunne's antics regarding him. Look he was supremely talented. Burst on the season in 2010. He had great games, he was a good Meath senior but always felt like he could be better. I guess unfairly he was put into the position as the player we relied on but he didn't deliver on it in our bigger games. Personally I never liked his attitude without the ball and he never seemed to be as fit as he should have been. And I don't think it's a coincidence that the first year without him as a nailed on starter was last year and our team took off. So fair play to him for giving 10 years of his life to the Meath seniors. Might become more rare these days. But I amn't sad that he is leaving the panel either if that makes sense

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 19/11/2019 07:26:31

Meath Vs Mayo - 15 Like(s)

Replying To Young_gael:  "I don't have all the answers, and ill not pretend to be an expert; I don't attend as many club games as many others mostly due to work, and I wont name names because its none of my business, but Id have to think that in a county with dozens of clubs urban and rural alike, that there are men with the varied individual attributes required to bring the team on another step. What is on show at the moment, with the utmost of respect is of an upper mediocre standard. Ive made many posts where I was very complimentary of this team and I remain fond of them, pure work-rate has them where they are and this has been a red letter season. I believe this team's achievement will be appreciated in time. Im proud to have followed them this season and will continue to follow them in the future. However I also believe that in order to consolidate the position we find ourselves in for 2020, we will need a new goalkeeper, one (maybe 2) midfielders, and two or three new forwards. Just my own opinion. The lads who are there cant be faulted for work, and passion, and effort, and they all deserve our respect, but they're peaking at this level."
I'd agree that we are getting the most out of what we have. What I take issue with is the McEntee swallowing his pride comment. He asked Rooney to play and he said no. Lenihan will return next year, Andy wanted him this year but he went away for the year. O'Coilean is back on the panel having said no earlier in the year. It's not like Andy was telling these lads to get lost. Andy wanted them and they wouldn't play. It's up to the lads to come back and join a Division 1 Super 8 team for next year

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 22/07/2019 01:06:17

Donegal V Meath Rd 2 - 15 Like(s)
Ahh lads, I don't care how well we played, we had the game won. It is like Tyrone last year,Donegal in championship the year before. We need to win one of these games. The boost it would give the team would be something else. But we concede a goal we never should have and the heads drop. It would sicken you. Armagh next week is now an enormous task to try and lift the spirits for again

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 02/02/2019 20:49:46

Meath V Laois - 15 Like(s)

Replying To bobkarlgees:  "What do you think shane offers more than Flanagan ? apart from pace. I think Flanagan will develop given time. He did well enough the last day. A better partnership for mento imo."
Pace, fitness, kick passing ability, workrate, shooting ability. Shane is better than Flanagan at all these. Your point is valid though that Flanagan might free up Menton to do more of these things

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 08/06/2019 14:56:24

Club of the Year award - 15 Like(s)

Replying To ClashofTheAsh13:  "Simonstown minors also competed in division 1 at minor losing out to eventual finalists Na Fianna by a point. Wonder how they managed to even compete in division 1 considering they had no Meath minors last year or u16's and only 2 u17s ??"
Na Fianna had Shane Walsh and Jack McNally suspended for that game and were stumbling through the championship at that stage. Simonstown only beat Trim and got hammered by Dunboyne so competing is a loose term

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 27/12/2017 15:59:22

Meath V Laois - 15 Like(s)

Replying To Evernal:  "Great result for Meath! Won it handily however not scoring for 15 min at start of second half is worrying. Some great performances and I was sneered and laughed at on here for my unwavering praise of Adam Flanagan but my God what a performance! Absolutely immense yet again. Left everything on the pitch. Becoming undroppable. Croke Park really suits him. Hopefully now we regroup and have a good go at Dublin presuming they win. Though if Kildare were better they'd be a lot closer. On a side note have to say McQuillan the ref had a shocker today. Numerous yellow cards to Meath for nothing. Changing decisions etc didn't seem he had a grasp on the game from the get go. Anyways looking forward to the customary Supermacs Snack Box with the little one.......will taste all the sweeter now! An Mhi Abu! HON THE ROYAL!"
It was a great win but where are you going with the Flanagan praise. He was grand. Did ok, didn't win any marks I can remember. Worked hard. But the team instantly improved when Shane McEntee went in and we began to score far more heavily

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 09/06/2019 18:22:04

Division 2 2018 - 15 Like(s)

Replying To Crinigan:  "Can you name the interocunty match and intercounty marker where Paddy O Rourke didn't have an influence? Was it against Tyrone in the NFL a few years ago when he destroyed Joe McMahon? While you are at it, can you explain how 27 year old former old star nominee Mickey Newman's day is gone? Talk about finding it hard to take a post seriously...maybe like much of Ratoath you only arrived in the county recently, in which case, I apologise as you might not remember these lads playing for Meath."
Jaysus if you replaced the word Meath with America they could turn that in to a Donald Trump slogan. Do you want to build a border wall around the East of Meath. Or maybe split it North and South and that would suit you. The amount of ignorance coming out of your mouth is a joke. Nobody in the county hates the Dubs more than those in Ratoath, Ashbourne and Dunboyne that have lived through a failed attempted invasion. But if you hate these clubs so much I'll guess we'll take back the 1987,88,96 and 99 All Ireland because a Dunboyne man was manager. Or we'll take away 49 because a Dunboyne man was captain and sure Kilbride are in the same parish so we may as well take away 1967 because the Quinn's helped win that. So don't you dare take a shot at my support of both county and club football in Meath. I would love nothing more than for North Meath to be producing these "hardy, tough, ballsey" footballers but I don't see too many of them lying around unless you can produce names

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 13/02/2018 17:19:27

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 14 Like(s)

Replying To bobkarlgees:  "It's not all players fault. Who wants to buy in to putting your life on hold for very little reward ? Looking at from the outside players seemed to be treated harshly last year. And mistakes where made on the side line also. Management in meath county's like us seem to struggling to get players to commit to the ridiculous schedule required for inter county these days."
What players were treated harshly and how were they ? Just curious, might be something I don't know

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 08/11/2018 00:28:47

Meath V Westmeath - 14 Like(s)

Replying To GlasgowRoyal:  "What would be your 2-3 changes?"
I know I wasn't asked but Burke for Glynn and Lenihan for Brennan

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 20/01/2018 19:47:25

Junior A Championship - 14 Like(s)
What are the 4 quarters. I see Moylagh vs Tones and Drumcondrath vs Carnaross on the website, what are the other two ?

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 31/08/2017 11:59:51

Meath v Carlow 3 Jan 2018 - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "The facts are there. Read the stats. Call them assists if you like to use a soccer term. But they are facts. 45 % actually it was same nearly in both years."
I'd love to know where these stats came from. I did a bit of research and in the 4 champo games last year we scored 1-68, so 69 scores. In order to account for 45% Biggie would need to have scored or assisted on about 31 scores. He scored 10 points so that leaves 21. I then watched the highlights of the 4 games on Youtube (short but best available). Of all the scores that Biggie didn't score himself in the clip he assisted on 2/14. So in order for Royal Dunne to be correct Biggie would have to have directly assisted on another 19 points not shown in the clips. Don't know about you but I never remember Biggie picking out a pass, only thing I can think of is maybe he is fouled for some frees. But the stats seem a bit BS without anything to back them up

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 05/01/2018 14:33:53

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Furlong1949:  "Thanks for the comments Usernameinvalid. The half back line has been an issue for Meath football for years. So I do see an improvement in that area this year. Yes Devine is talented. And Devine and his clubmate Walsh are very good prospects. But it can take years for a midfielder to learn his inter county trade. You get the odd brillant midfielder who is brilllant from year 1 eg Brian Fenton Sean Cavanagh Jack O Se Brian Mullins Gerry McEntee. The rest take years to develop. It took our greatest midfielder John McDermont 6 years before he really established himself on the Meath team. Thats why I thinkRooney is an option he is 25 26. He should be coming into his peak as an midfielder. Even if he didnt start. If we had Ronan Jones and Harry Rooney on the panel we wud have options. Currently we have no plan b after Flanagan and Menton, that is worrying. Yes Rooney lacks pace but his last year he played in 2015 I do think there was signs he had potential particularly in Bynre cup semi final v Dublin when he almost single-handed brought a Meath team to rein in a 9 point lead. Regards forwards inside I have concerns also. U r right. We had serious forward talent between 07 and 11. Good enough to win Sam. The problem was that we had 5 managers in 6 years and that really halted the growth of that team. But we had after kerry and Tyrone, the best forwards in the country at the time and we had better forwards then Dublin or kildare. Thats why we reached 2 All Ireland semi finals and defeated in the championship Mayo Galway the greatest Tyrone team ever and hammered a team that wud soon become Dublins greatest team ever. Look at the forwards we had play between 09 and 11 eg Stephen Bray Graham Geraghty Graham Reilly Joe Sheridan Brian Farrell Cian Ward David Bray Shane O Rourke Seamus Kenny Peadar Byrne James Queeny. Dublin and kildare have better forwards then we have now. Which has never happened before. We always for generations had better forwards then kildare or Dublin. We dont have bad forwards. We have good forwards. But we dont really have top class ones. And my worry is where are the scores going to come from play on the inside line if Newman is marked out of the game."
I agree our forward crop isn't good but it isn't helped by the forwards who left the panel for whatever reason. Lenihan, O'Coilean, McKeever, Wallace x2. Silver lining our under 20's look to have a great crop of forwards. Costello, Connell Ahern, Mitchell, Morris, Walsh, Frayne, O'Fionnagan, Finnegan, Cian Rodgers. If 2 or 3 of them can be good quality inter county forwards we could be on a winner as I'm starting to like the look of our defence.

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 15/01/2019 14:51:26

Questions we need answered - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Here's a quick question , why are we so worried about those who left? (Some for very valid reason) jones harnan etc. why not concentrate on the lads who decided to put in the effort. Take Adam Flanagan and paddy Kennelly for example, both knocking around a bit yet both kept plugging away mostly as last ten minutes subs, and then when they got their chances this year took it with both hands. These are the type of players we should be working on keeping happy, not the prima donnas who were afraid to give it their all. Look at Ben Brennan hardly just starting out , over looked by other managers, yet motm v Tyrone. Let's concentrate on those willing to put in a shift."
I can understand the worry because imagine we had Conlon, McKeever, S Tobin, Paddy, Newman, Harnan, Jones, O'Coilean, D Tobin for a full season. It would definitely help. At the same time, these lads never won a thing with Meath (bar Paddy in 2010 even though he was suspended) and for the most part, would almost always let you down or be very inconsistent (Even Conlon and McKeever in the league this year). It is a tough situation. We can't do well without these players, but also can't do well without the commitment McEntee requires. I would side with McEntee over the players that left but only just. I would for sure give McEntee 2 more years at least to get some of the 20's in. The 14 behind the ball has to go though, we need 4 forwards up at all times, with two inside the 45 min

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 09/07/2018 22:33:51

2018 Club Championships - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Ashrules:  "RichieQ one of the few real analysts here. But a laugh to read ridiculous comments from Royaldunne, Northsidegael, and other bitter pills whose clubs are on their last legs and are jealous of emerging talent"
Correct me if I am wrong but is RD not a Cilles man, one of the clubs under attack on this forum ?

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - 14/09/2018 14:43:39