Meath Manager's Scouting Trip To Clare/Cavan Did Not Go To Plan
Division Two looks set to be the most ferociously competitive of the Allianz football leagues this year, and has already disabused all of its constituents of their 100% records. Meath, Cavan, and Roscommon are tied for top spot with three points each, while Tipperary, Cork, and Down are just a point behind on two. Clare have a single point, meaning Louth are the only Division Two side to have lost both of their games thus far.
Meath drew 2-12 apiece with Roscommon on the opening day but followed it up with a mightily impressive 0-21 to 0-07 win at home to Clare.
Next up for Meath is a trip to Kingspan Breffni on Saturday evening to face Cavan, in what is one of the GAA's more underrated rivalries.
Ahead of that game, Meath manager Andy McEntee has done his utmost to forecast the challenge of Cavan, but his best-laid plans went awry.
With Meath's opening round game with Roscommon fixed for Sunday and Clare/Cavan scheduled for a day earlier, McEntee decided to use the opportunity to do some scouting of his own. He hopped in his car and drove all the way to Ennis - only to turn up at an empty ground.
As McEntee told the We Are Meath podcast after the Clare game, he got the timing wrong, also hinting that he turned up at the wrong pitch.
No. I went down to see them play against Clare and got my timing wrong, I didn't realise it was at 2pm so I missed it.
I was late, and in the wrong place, so aside from that everything else was fine!
He did make somewhat of a day of it, however, as host Mickey Brennan said afterward that McEntee made it to the Cliffs of Moher instead.
Listen to the interview in full here.