Buck-lepping Westmeathers

Devasted Meathites

Respectful, if bored, Dubs.

Joe Collins writes:

Croke Park…First time Westmeath have beaten neighbours Meath in the [GAA football] Championship. 3-19 to 2-18. Happy supporters on the Hill.

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27 thoughts on “Some Meath Time

  1. Joe Deegan

    Woop Woop- on a Bank Holiday today just like the Greeks!!!
    Foster and Allen, The Academic, Bressie, Bruce Springsteen, Cronin Brothers, Brenden Shine, Niall Horan & ST Joe of Dolan all round!
    (Michael O Leary & John Joe Nevin not so much)

    1. Joe the Lion


      Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana, vi har slått dem alle sammen, vi har slått dem alle sammen [we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all]. Maggie Thatcher, can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher […] your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”


      1. Joe Deegan

        “Dylan Moran, Hector, The Duke of Wellington, Colm O Rourke, Tommy Tiernan, Lord Henry Mount charles, vi har slått dem alle sammen, vi har slått dem alle sammen [we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all] Pierce Brosnan, can you hear me? Pierce Brosnan […] Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”

  2. Rugbyfan

    Love the classic woolen headbands….haven’t changed since the 1980s! A must for all fans!

  3. Quint

    Hardly bored. The Dub supporters went nuts when Westmeath scored that goal in the last minute.

    1. ReproBertie

      I’d go so far as to say the Dubs were more bored watching the one way traffic in the second game. Sadly it’ll probably be more of the same come the Leinster final but it’s hard to pick a side in the country that could beat the Dubs.

      1. Pale Blue Dot Cotton

        Kerry could. So could Donegal, again. Cork would give them a good go too. The gap over the other teams is what’s becoming increasingly tiresome for those that attend the games. Watching their training matches would be more enjoyable.

        1. jon

          cork would be taken apart by the current dublin team.

          kerry, donegal, mayo could all beat them on the right day. but not cork.

          1. Pale Blue Dot Cotton

            Well after losing to Cork already this year, twice would be unlikely, sure.

          2. ReproBertie

            They already made up for that 2 point loss to Cork with an 11 point win in the league final and that scoreline was flattered by a late Cork goal. They also lost to Kerry in the league but the step up in their play now compared to then is unreal. They’ve tidied up the lazy defence that gifted Donegal 3 goals last season and they’re scoring for fun.

            I’m sure there are teams that can give them a game but for me Dublin for Sam is a given.

          3. Pale Blue Dot Cotton

            A given? Srsly? The majority thought that last year. I imagine this year you would be in the minority.

        2. Fidelis et Verus

          Sorry Dot, not a hope in hell.
          Kerry would definitely give Dublin a good game and it should be a great final between the two of them.
          But Donegal, Mayo and especially Cork have no hope.

    2. rotide

      As a dub who was there, Can confirm : Went more nuts for last minute Westmeath goal than any of the 5 dublin scored.

      The westmeath game was one of the best games of gaa I’ve seen in a long time. Delighted i went to both and not just the Dublin procession.

  4. pissedasanewt

    Great to see something different in Leinster for a change. If only the county boards would stop thinking money and vote for a draw as to where the Leinster QF and SF are played, so Dublin might be taken out of their comfort zone. Sure even Liverpool would win the Premiership if every game they played was at home… or Ireland win the Rugby world cup..

    1. jon

      i can think of plenty of occasions down the years when the pressure of playing at croke park in front of a huge, expectant crowd has been anything but a help to the dubs. pick pretty much any big game from the tommy carr or tommy lyons or pillar caffrey years, for example.

      however you are correct in that leinster needs a huge shake up. i’d go further and advocate a totally open draw, nationwide, with no provincial divisions, no back door qualifiers, and no seeding whatsoever. it’s the best and healthiest thing for the event.

      if it meant that kerry drew dublin in the first round and one of them thus had to go out, then so be it.

      1. Bingo

        Going back to one championship game for 50% for all county teams wouldn’t be a great idea. Most commentators agree that all counties need more meaningful games.

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