Who’s gonna win Sunday? Meath Louth Preview ??

by louthandproud on January 20, 2017

in County

come down to Pairc Tailteann and we’ll see then won’t we?
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We won 1-14 to 10

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Confidence will be high in both champs coming into this local derby.
Both sides are assured about themselves but having not played any team above division 3 status will grade on the two camps mindsets.

How good of a place are we really in?

The semi and local derby should be factored in the raising the pace of what we’ve played so far.

Come Sunday where we should know exactly where we are.

College lads I think can feature so Andy and Burnsey come back in to our forward line while Meath will have a good few options returning.

Win or lose the match should solve the race for places in the team and squad or any major flaws that need to be fixed ahead of the league.

Importance

Last years game had no real effect on our year as a whole as we went on to win the Division 4 league. Even the championship tie between the two sides weren’t even altered in the slightest either.

The greatest importance of his match is more for the supporters to have the bragging rights.

McEntee is stll in the honeymoon period and might not need a win but would like another game to see a little more of his troops and Louth I feel would like to win the competition.

Verdict

Third year term versus first year term.
Meath are starting from scratch.
Where as we know our system better and the players know their roles aswell.
The lack of a real scoring forward the ilk of Stephen Bray and Mickey Newman who got them over the line last year means they will hopefully work a lot harder for scores than we will.
It’s a great test to have ahead of the league.
We should do it.

UPDATE

Meath have named their team.
Looks to me that they’ve picked it to suit Louth’s sweeper system.

Keegan and McQuillan will be be the two left inside while Sean Curran will be the one who roams out the field.

Kennelly at 14 is a midfielder slash wing forward so I doubt he’ll stay there. He’ll drop out the field as a third midfielder. Leaving space for returning UCD student Eamon Wallace on the wing to run into.

Graham Reilly will face his old current manager Colm Nally as he is Louth’s coach. He plays for the Colmcilles in the All-Ireland next weekend under Colm Nally.

The move of playing former forward Alan Forde at wingback is an interesting selection too.

Overall, Certainly a beatable Meath team.

1. Jack Hannigan (Donaghmore/Ashbourne)
2. David McQuillan (St Patrick’s)
3. Donal Keogan (Rathkenny)
4. Sean Curran (Donaghmore/Ashbourne)
5. Seamus Lavin (St. Peter’s, Dunboyne)
6. Brian Power (Ratoath)
7. Alan Forde (Navan O’Mahony’s)
8. Bryan Menton (Donaghmore/Ashbourne)
9. Cian O’Brien (Ratoath)
10. Ruairí Ó Coileáin (Navan O’Mahony’s)
11. Graham Reilly (St. Colmcille’s)
12. Eamon Wallace (Ratoath)
13. Kevin Ross (Castletown)
14. Paddy Kennelly (Dunderry)
15. Sean Tobin (Simonstown Gaels)

ANOTHER UPDATE

?? LOUTH TEAM NAMED ?⚪
Louth:
1. Craig Lynch Naomh Mairtin C.P.G;
2. Padraig Rath Dreadnots GFC,
3. Paddy Reilly StBrides Gfc,
4. Kevin Carr Newtown Blues GFC;
5. Derek Maguire Dundalk Young Irelanders DYI,
6. Liam Dullaghan Sean O’Mahonys,
7. Anthony Williams; Dreadnots
8. Tommy Durnin Westerns Reaghstown
9. Andy McDonnell Newtown Blues Gfc;
10. Declan Byrne St Mochtas GFC Juveniles ,
11. Paraic Smith, Dreadnots Gfc
12. Bevan Duffy St Fechins GAA;
13. Conall McKeever Clan na Gael Gfc,
14. Ronan Carroll Ardee St Marys
15. Gerard McSorley Dundalk Gaels.

Strong team.
Delighted to see Dullaghan and Carr given a chance at this stage of the competition.
Great to see Andy back.
Mix of size inside is very interesting and pace will help too.

Bring it on!

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