The mother and father of good weekends!

Debate and rancour surrounding GAA fixtures has a lifespan as flexible as time itself. No matter what new systems are trialled – and no matter how convoluted they seem to be – the business end of club competitions in most counties seems to boil down to this time of year. Which leads to the type of emotional rollercoaster only our games can derive.

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Culture construction will only take matters so far

There’s a story which has by now become folklore pertaining to when #SeanBoylan took over as #Meath senior football manager. The gist of which was, that certain senior individuals within the group of players – who shall remain nameless – informed the #Dunboyne man that if he stuck around long enough, they’d make a manager out of him! Now read on… Continue reading “Culture construction will only take matters so far”

History repeated in more ways than one

Tradition has to count for something. Aficionados will question the accuracy of the previous statement given that Meath had never contested a Camogie All Ireland Final prior to their most recent excellent victory over Down. There’s a method to the route we’re taking on this journey however, so stay aboard!Back in the mid 1990’s, these wheels rolled into Croke Park to see the Meath lady footballers take on and defeat Donegal to claim the All Ireland JFC. Dunboyne’s Dorothy McGoldrick was on the team at the time. Though, in a football sense, she was domiciled in Summerhill as there was … Continue reading History repeated in more ways than one