Monday 23 January 2017

Eugene McGee: Shambolic Meath need to halt slide

Published 14/03/2011 | 07:45

CAN Meath football really be in such a deplorable state as suggested by their resounding defeat to Donegal in Navan yesterday? I am a long time watching Meath football teams, including the 17-year barren spell when they failed to win a Leinster Championship from 1970, but I cannot remember anything as bad as this 0-15 to 0-9 reverse.

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Every county has their own special traditions, which are used to boost their players when they wear the county jersey, and Meath’s trademarks over the years were never in doubt.

They played direct football, went through opponents rather than around them, scored long-range points like no other county when they were on song and, above all, they never threw in the towel even when defeat looked inevitable.

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