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Seán Boylan Explains Meath's Unorthodox Training Methods Prior To 1991 Championship

Seán Boylan Explains Meath's Unorthodox Training Methods Prior To 1991 Championship

Seán Boylan will go down as one of the greatest manager the GAA has ever seen. He managed the county for a remarkable 23 years, leading them to four All-Ireland and eight provincial titles. It is probably no coincidence that they haven't had a sniff of an All-Ireland since he left.

His time with the county will be charted in Seán, an RTÉ documentary that is set to hit our screens later this week.

A tidbit from the documentary has been released, and it details the rather unorthodox training methods Boylan employed in the early 90s.

He describes how he had the panel train in a swimming pool up until only three weeks before the first round of championship. There was some logic to this method, with the manager concerned that some of the older members of the panel were suffering with wear and tear on their bodies.

That didn't stop some of the players from thinking Boylan had lost the plot.

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Meath would go on to win another Leinster title in 1991, ultimately falling to Down in the All-Ireland final.

You can watch Seán in full on RTÉ One at 10.10pm on Thursday, August 6th.

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