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Meath Fans React With Despair To A Miserable Start Under Andy McEntee

Meath Fans React With Despair To A Miserable Start Under Andy McEntee
By Gavin Cooney Updated
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It's BACK.

After a few too many months of idle chat about structures, player/coach contracts, and Splitting Longford in the interests of a fair Leinster Championship*, GAA fans were released en masse across the country today with the return of the league.

(*denotes artistic licence).

The long, bleak mid-winter is anathema to the GAA fan, what with its lack of inter-county hurling and football insistence of screening lads in the Premier League wearing gloves in warm weather, with little to do but stew on the optimism of the spring.

Meath fans have found great solace in such optimism over the off-season, with the appointment of Andy McEntee as manager triggering hope that the Royals would be the prime candidates to depose Dublin in Leinster.

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That might still happen, but today's Division Two result at home to Kildare portends something very different. Meath were 1-02 to 0-00 down after four minutes, and things didn't improve a whole lot from there, bar a brief rally to narrow the half-time deficit to six. Meath eventually lost by ten points, on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-16.

Mattie Kerrigan was on commentary duty with LMFM, and ended the game exasperated:

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Here's the Meath Chronicle's doleful summary:

It looks set to be a long spring for Meath as they opened their NFL Div 2 campaign with a disaapointing 0-16 to 3-17 loss to Kildare in Pairc Tailteann today....

...Meath were totally disjointed. They lost Mickey Burke to a black card and were then denied what looked like a certain penalty when O'Sullivan was hauled down.

The journos present agreed that Meath were, largely, useless.

There was a weariness among the Meath supporters in reaction to such a heavy beating, which occasionally veered toward despair.

Meath's next game is at home to Derry, throwing in at 3pm next Sunday.

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