Key Match UPs

by louthandproud on January 13, 2016

in Club

Looking through both teams and possible starters


Here are a few key match ups that will decide the game and our season perhaps?

Before I start…have you any idea’s??

Key Match up1

Jim McEneaney and Meath captain Donal Keoghan
Jim is the form forward in Louth this so far this season.
He’s notched up 2-12 in three games. He’s started two and brief sub appearance against Kildare.
The Geraldines mans display on sunday versus DIT was oozing with confidence, He’s certainly benefited from a solid pre-season behind him.
Now comes the test,
Donal Keoghan will be the only world class player on the pitch this Sunday meaning: he’s the only player that would make the Dublin team.
Jim does have a height advantage over Keoghan and their battle on Sunday will be worth the entrance fee alone.
Thats the gauntlet thrown down to Jim, if he leads the line as well as he has so far, he’ll be our main attacking option for the League.

Key Match up2

Rookie Louth Fullbacks and experienced Meath Full forwards
This will be a very interesting match up for us and the long term location of the number 3 jersey.
Our number one full back Paddy Reilly can’t play because he’s college tied, so it forces Colin Kelly’s hand  to experiment.
David Quigley from Roche and Davy Finn from Hunterstown have been tried there so far this season and it looks to be an audition to stay on the squad as back up for both of them now.
On Sunday, whoever gets the nod will face their toughest assignment in either Mickey Newman or Dalton McDonagh.
Two high quality forwards one with an eye for goals McDonagh and the other with supreme accuracy for scores, Newman.
Finn did hobble off against DIT so Quigley is in pole position and depending on his Match up Sunday it could be the winning of the game so he could be our number 1 option for the number 3 jersey for the League overall!

Key Match up3

Louth Midfield and Harry Rooney
Peach, Tommy Durnin and James Stewart, All three offer something differentt and have had an excellent O’Byrne Cup in the middle of the field for Louth.
However, Three into two doesn’t go…
Skyrne man Rooney will be the perfect totem pole for our lads to go up against…large presence and hugely dominant in the air.
Getting the edge in this sector will give us the foothold we need to advance to the Final.
Whoever does the job on Rooney, will also be confirmed as one of our pairing come the league opener against London too.

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