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Decade of the drubs: How a lack of joined-up thinking has left Meath far behind since routing Dublin in 2010

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Stephen Bray scores for Meath against Dublin in the 2010 Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park

Stephen Bray scores for Meath against Dublin in the 2010 Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park

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Stephen Bray scores for Meath against Dublin in the 2010 Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park

As the conversation warms up, Anthony Moyles is getting more and more animated about what Meath must do if they’re ever to close the Grand Canyon that exists between them and Dublin.

"There is no joined-up thinking," reckons Moyles, a veteran of that June 2010 earthquake when the Royals fired five goals past Stephen Cluxton for a surreal 11-point victory that qualifies as Meath's last success over Dublin.

"Look at Dublin and you see a family tree of managers ready to step in. Like Dessie (Farrell) has been knocking around the U-16s, the minors, the 21s – and then all of a sudden he gets the big job. Jim Gavin did the same.