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Colm O'Rourke: Geraghty gamble backfires but it shouldn't drain Meath passion

Seamus McEnaney's decision has generated unnecessary annoyance, says Colm O'Rourke

Published 29/05/2011 | 05:00

T here was a time when Cork provided most of the distractions in the GAA world. Now that honour has shifted to Meath where the affairs of the county team lurch from one disaster to another, a source of some amusement to those outside, an embarrassment to all within.

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The return of Graham Geraghty is the catalyst for the latest saga. It may be that the relationship between manager Seamus McEnaney and the two Meath selectors was not without a share of disagreements -- they can happen in any management set-up -- but the decision to recall Geraghty was the straw that broke the camel's back.

It appears that none of this trio had actually seen Geraghty play this year. It is quite amazing too that the decision was made in the face of opposition from the local selectors, Liam Harnan and Barry Callaghan. The result is two good men overboard and another mini-crisis -- all bad news with a championship game against Kildare just a week away.

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