Tag: Ratoath GAA
Meath make it a fruitless short trip for Cavan
Meath…0-11 Cavan…1-07 While the county’s lady footballers came up short in Ballinlough against Waterford yesterday, 24 hours earlier, Brendan Skehan’s county Camogie team had better luck over the road in Moylagh when they edged out Cavan in their National League Div. 2B encounter. Meath face Derry in their final regulation game at Donaghmore/Ashbourne in what…
Flynn comes in for Meath
Jack Flynn takes over from his Ratoath colleague Daithi McGowan – who himself replaced Brian Conlon at half time in Owenbeg – alongside Ronan Jones at centre field as Meath seek to regain the winning thread against Louth in Round 4 of the Allianz NFL at Pairc Tailteann tomorrow afternoon. The versatile Flynn makes his…
Running up big tallies augers well
Meath…2-24 Down…1-16 A former Meath football manager had a dictum during his tenure whereby he implored his charges to register a minimum of 16 points per outing. At the time, whether football or hurling, it wasn’t a bad yardstick. Now, however, due to the evolution of both games, such a number might only be a…
Podge points a dozen to secure Seoirse’s maiden win
Meath…0-18 Wicklow…1-11 Padraig O’Hanrahan replaced Nicky Potterton before the start of this Kehoe Cup opening round encounter and accounted for two thirds of Meath’s scores as Seoirse Bulfin’s side came away from Bray Emmets with an encouraging win. This corner has seen other media outlets labour on the fact that the majority of the Ratoath…
Strong second half gives new look Royals encouraging start
Meath… 0-16 Carlow… 1-09 Meath got their 2023 football season off to a winning start at a windy and wet Netwatch Cullen Park tonight. New manager Colm O’Rourke gave debuts to seven newcomers for his first match in charge. And in truth, it took the new Royal combination quite a while to settle. Mostly because…
Heroics and heartache for battling Ratoath
On numerous occasions over the years, this writer has referred to Al Paccino’s Inches speech in Any Given Sunday. Mostly because it’s something I defer to very regularly. As a means of keeping the wheels turning. On a more fundamentally sporting level, not only did it get me properly ‘into’ American Football but, even more…
Ratoath survive rough ride to oust Rhode
Ratoath… 0-11 Rhode… 0-09 At this stage of the season, and in provincial championship action in particular, it’s all about getting results. On that score, Ratoath will be happy enough. Especially given the paltry record of Meath teams at this level over the years. For all that, there will probably be a cognisance in the…
Johnny Cash was right about Sundays!
If you’re involved in GAA – or most likely any sport – it’s a fairly safe wager that you’ll experience more defeat than victory. In both 1997 and 2002, the number of finals Dunboyne teams lost hit double figures. Undoubtedly the most painful loss of the lot, however, was actually in the Junior Hurling Championship…
I’ve met some folks who say that I’m a dreamer – but this is a glorious reality!
Dunboyne…1-13 Dunshaughlin/Royal Gaels…1-10 At the outset here, I must again defer to a piece of advice imparted in this direction via Ireland’s greatest man of letters, the gentle giant from Castle Island. He once wrote, in the context of his own failing health at the time that “If you have knowledge on a subject and…
In Sickbay for County Final Day
In this video, the title does all the work. Another little nugget of history in the continuing story of Dunboyne GAA Ladies Senior team. However, there will be much more about same to follow shortly.