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Rataoth are unbeaten this year and have won all their games by an average of 11 points..

Currently Eamonn Wallace,Joey Wallace,Bryan McMahon,Brian Power and Conor McGill are on the Meath panel.McGill is injured,but the average age of the team is 23.Another dangerous player is Bobby O'Brien at 11 and could easily be on the Meath panel next year.They tend to score a lot of goals.They have a great chance of winning the senior champ in Meath next year imo.But I think this will be their hardest game this year and will be a tough game.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts: 8354 - 26/11/2015 10:58:26    1809985

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Ok that is very interesting. Should be a good game.

Meath's answer to Usain Bolt
Meath will be looking to get out of the blocks quickly in their first Leinster Championship outing of the season against Wicklow this weekend and with that in mind, they couldn't have picked a more suitable man at corner forward than Eamon Wallace, who will be making his Championship debut on Sunday.

Zippy corner forwards in the GAA aren't exactly a new phenomenon, but they won't come much zippier than Wallace, who is the Irish under-19 200 Metre champion and is pretty quick over 100M and 400M too.

A quick trawl of a few newspaper reports and internet forums suggests that Wallace has run the 100 metres in under 11 seconds, the 200 in under 23 seconds and the 400 in under 50 seconds, worrying enough statistics for whoever has the job of marking him on Sunday.

Yeah, but can he kick a feckin' point? Well he looked pretty nifty during the Division Three league final at Croke Park earlier in the year so we'll see on Sunday if he can translate that form to Championship before he goes back to beating the rest of the Meath lads in the sprints at training next week.

wonit1time (Westmeath) - Posts: 450 - 26/11/2015 12:23:01    1810007

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Eamonn Wallace has pace,but he is a very good player too.Actually in the game between both counties last year he scored 0-4 from play and set up many Meath scores.Bryan McMahon scored 2 goals in that game,but tends to play deeper for Ratoath.The Ratoath forwards inter-change a lot however and can hard to mark.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts: 8354 - 26/11/2015 14:39:23    1810061

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Sounds like Athlone could be in trouble! Seen they a few times this year and they are poor defensively. If the Connellens aren't on form they could be well beat

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 253 - 26/11/2015 17:21:38    1810119

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Nothing to lose. Hopefully they show up. The two connellans are a dying breed players I would pay to see playing. Is John Egan fit? He has impressed me as well.

wonit1time (Westmeath) - Posts: 450 - 27/11/2015 08:35:36    1810178

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Well if Ratoath think they have it won they will get a rude-awakening,but if they bring their A game,its hard to see them lose. I think it will be Ratoath hardest game of the year and I tip them to win by 3 points.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts: 8354 - 27/11/2015 11:51:08    1810215

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Just realised this game is on today Saturday I had assumed it was Sunday

wonit1time (Westmeath) - Posts: 450 - 28/11/2015 11:12:17    1810321

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A lot of people are going to be caught out because of this. Some of the papers said it was on Sunday also! I also only realised yesterday evening it's on today.

Matthew (None) - Posts: 923 - 28/11/2015 13:12:44    1810338

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