It was a case of carrying on where they left off for the Meath Minor footballers as they returned to action after a near eight week hiatus looking every bit as efficient and promising as they had prior to Covid-19 stopping play.
Their 11-point dispatching of Dublin (1-15 to 0-07) gave a fair indication of the potential within as it takes some doing to achieve such a feat against a blue and navy brigade at any age bracket or any grade in any code. Having done so, however, they would’ve been fully entitled to be confident going into this afternoon’s clash with the neighbouring Lake County.
Mind you, even Frankie Dettori could be forgiven for being a little bit apprehensive after being on the sidelines for nigh on two months. Though John McCarthy’s charges looked every bit as effective as the mercurial Italian right from the off.
Goal hero from their initial outing, Aaron Murphy from Dunshaughlin/Royal Gaels was at it again. The corner forward’s ‘Major’ left the home team three to the good at the change of ends, 1-05 to O-05. A point from which they kicked via scores from main marksman Eoghan Frayne of Summerhill, Murphy’s clubmate Ruairi Kinsella, John McDonagh and the third member of the inside line, Alan Bowden.
If there’s one thing that has sparked a flicker of hope and excitement in this writer regarding this team, it’s that they don’t relent. Even after the game is won, they drive on. As evidenced by wing back Ciaran Caulfield driving forward and clipping over a fine score before the Trim clubman brilliantly set up Kinsella for the green and gold’s third green flag. The final score of the game.
FOGRA: Mile buichos to Co Committee P.R.O Ciaran Flynn not only for his constant updates during all games throughout the year, but also for going the extra mile today and making some film of the game available today via Periscope after supposed TG4 coverage was a non runner.