Ratoath (@1.05) vs Rathkenny (@8.5)
07-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Ratoath will win

Ratoath – Rathkenny Match Prediction | 07-09-2019 12:30

Ashbourne by 1-3Summerhill v Moynalvey - If O Sullivan brings what he did against Rathkenny then I would fancy them but I think the Aintree celebrations could have been in a few Summerhill minds which won't be the case here and Summerhill will by 4-6Curraha v Na Fianna - Na Fianna are a balanced team and would be my dark horses on what I seen against Colmcilles. Both a quick fast teams who like to move the ball at pace. Experience could be key here for Seneschalstown but both are currently at each others level and I'll go with a draw here. Patricks vs Kells - Mattimoe and Hanlon are a different gravy. They're big, powerful and athletic plus Shane Walsh is an ideal corner forward.St. St Colmcilles v Simonstown - I expect goals here and lots of them. Crouchy will cause the Colmcilles full back line problems which was their undoing against Na Fianna and I think it will be same thing here. Dunshaughlin are up and coming, playing with no fear while Seneschalstown are heading in the opposite direction. Expected Dunboyne to walk it against Curraha hut they got a stern test which might be a wake up call. Colmcilles didn't look as if they had 3 inter county forwards and their full back line is very suspect. Kells by +7Dunshaughlin vs Seneschalstown - Tie of the round here. O Mahonys by 4-6Rathkenny v Longwood - To decide 5th and 6th place more than likely. Dunboyne by 1-3Navan O'Mahonys v Skryne - Could Skryne take the drop this year, surely not. Simonstown by 4-6Bhulf Ton v St Peters Dunboyne - Tones looked weak at the back the last night and if they don't get a few lads back they could be in trouble. I can't see Pat's causing any shocks in the championship especially not here. I think O Mahonys will kick on and get through this round without too much fuss. Longwood have a couple of injuries so I fancy Rathkenny by 4-6Ratoath v Donaghmore/Ashbourne - This is going to be a huge step up for Ratoath, just don't see them making it.

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I feel that they lack inside scorers with McCarthy there only real option and I'd expect Harrington to try and do a man marking job on him as he seems to be the tones go to man for marking the oppositions key forwards. Peter's dunboyne Dunboyne should have to much for a tones team missing a few key players. Curraha but up a good performance against dunboyne but expect them to struggle to win many games at this level while missing a few key players, an Fianna by 4Rathkenny vs Longwood This has a relegation game written all over it as I'd expect one of these sides to be coming down to the intermidate championship next year, Longwood got a hammering at the hands of an under strength Ratoath side while rathkenny got bet by 9 by Moynalvey. Senior:Wolf tones vs St. I expect the running power in dunboynes middle 8 to be to much for the tones to handle with the like of Finn, Lavin, McCoy, mcentees & Doran causing trouble with on and off the ball runs. Just think that there defence is there Achilles heel and will let them down in this game, Simonstown by 5Curraha vs nafianna I expect a an Fianna win from a side that plays an attractive brand of football with Walsh, Downey & queeney leading there attack, they play with one sweeper and the rest of the team attack and defend as a unit. One area in which I feel the tones could get joy would be quick ball into that dangerous full forwards line of the 2 wards and Saran as they are s handful for any team in there day, I'm going for dunboyne by 4 or 5St Colmcilles vs Simonstown This could be a great game but expect Simonstown to have to much for a weak cilles defence. The three cilles amigos of Brennan, Reilly and conlon provide a real treat to any defence with there speed and power.

Meath (SFC v Donegal) 1 Paddy ORourke (Skryne), 2 Donal Keogan, Rathkenny), 3 Conor McGill (Ratoath), 4 Mickey Burke (Longwood), 5 Padraic Harnan (Moynalvey), 6 Brian Power (Ratoath), 7 Shane McEntee (St Peters Dunboyne), 8 Bryan Menton (Donaghmore/Ashbourne), 9 Ronan Jones (St Peters Dunboyne), 10 James McEntee (Curraha), 11 Cillian OSullivan (Moynalvey), 12 Ruairi O Coileain (Navan OMahonys), 13 Graham Reilly (St Colmcilles), 14 Sean Tobin (Simonstown Gaels), 15 Donal Lenihan (St Peters Dunboyne).

Seamie Heery (1949), Mick White (1967), Donal Curtis (1996, 1999). February 1887 beating Grangegeeth 2 points to nil. We have had representatives on 4 All-Ireland winning Meath teams. February 1887. We play an important part in the community and have a strong club from our Juvenille outfit right up through to Senior Level as well as a Rathkenny Ladies team. We presently play in the Meath Senior Championship.

Perhaps.Cortown to beat Ballivor? Fine him/her!!! Little one? Did not happen folks. Somebody did! Lot of lads living in the past here, Walterstown strongly tipped to beat Trim!!! Dunsany to beat Vincent's? Later when they meet Kiltale in the pure game (Lutch take note - you are on my radar as a one code purist)? Who predicted that? Surprise? No more predictions kid.Ratoath, they won, back on track, maybe it was my kick up the proverbial after Pats that got them focused BUT will they win the return bout?

Apart from McGill, Ratoath missing their big guns! I think Moynalvey will sneak this one! St. Don/Ash to prevail!Summerhill V Moynalvey - I think Summerhill are a good outfit and I had expected them to contend - but I have a funny feeling on this one! GC to win by a decent margin!Dushaughlin GAA V Seneschalstown GFC - Dunshaughlin were good against Kells and unlucky not to get something out of that game. I expect them to just about edge this one! Rathkenny V Longwood - Both teams were disappointing in the first round and couldn't ask for a better fixture in the second. Colmcille's V Simonstown - Another tight game - I expect Cilles to be better than last round at the back - could be close but think S'Town will edge it CurrahaV Na Fianna CLG - Curraha were better than I expected against the holders. Rathkenny by a few!Ratoath V Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Ratoath had a comprehensive win over a poor Longwood - Don/Ash had a good win over a real championship contender in Summerhill. The standard mightn't be great but I think this could be a cracker! They were very good against Rathkenny and have a better squad than I realised! They have a few young lads who will have benefited from that run. Na Fianna got a really importnat win against Cilles - I think Na Fianna will win this one! St Patrick's v Gaeil Colmcille - Can't see Pat's scoring enough to cause Kells much trouble. Bhulf Tn Clg V St Peter's, Dunboyne - Dunboyne to win but not by much. Navan O'Mahonys V Skryne - NOM to win this one with a bit to spare - especially if Skyrne are missing young Smyth at wing back as they were against Pat's!

Verdict: Gaeil Colmcille 4-6 points.Dunshaughlin v Seneschalstown - Both teams will view this game as a massive opportunity to get two points. Verdict: Tones by 1-3 points.St Colmcilles V Simonstown - Cilles must shore up their defence or else they've no chance. Both sides were unconvincing in their opening round wins. Three Harnans back fully fit, Cillian O'Sullivan the best forward in the county at the moment and David McLoughlin on the bench. If they do I fancy them to sneak it. He won't be afforded much breathing space in this derby. Wolfe Tones v St Peters Dunboyne - Will Tones have their injured players back for this? Verdict: Moynalvey 1-3 points.Navan O'Mahonys v Skryne - Niall McKeigue v Paddy O'Rourke will be an interesting duel on Saturday. Longwood are way out of their depth though. Verdict: Rathkenny by 4-6 points.Ratoath v Donaghmore/Ashbourne - Ahearne took up the scoring mantle for Ratoath in the absence of McMahon and the Wallaces against Longwood. Verdict: Draw.St Patricks v Gaeil Colmcille - Pats will make it difficult for Gaeil Colmcille but you'd expect the Kells men to see it through. Summerhill aren't playing well. Verdict: Draw.Summerhill v Moynalvey - Moynalvey are a different side this year. Verdict: Dunshaughlin 1-3 points. Leaked three goals against Na Fianna. Verdict: Na Fianna by 4-6 points.Rathkenny v Longwood - Two teams that will be smarting after a nightmare start in Group B. Verdict: Simonstown by 4-6 points.Curraha v Na Fianna - Curraha put in a credible effort against Dunboyne the last day but will be found wanting again.

Division 4 - Knockout

The 1st and 2nd placed teams in Groups A, B and C along with the 3rd placed team in Group A automatically qualify for the Quarter-Finals. The third placed teams in Groups B and C engage in the Preliminary Quarter-Final to determine the team that completes the Quarter-Finals lineup. The 5th and 6th placed teams will proceed to the Relegation Play-Off to determine which three teams will suffer relegation. There are three groups of six teams called Group A, B and C.