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Robinson Takes The Reins At Clogherinkoe

By Robert Cox Dec 9th 2020

Meath man Ger Robinson has taken over as manager of Kildare Intermediate Football Champions Clogherinkoe for the 2021 season.

Robinson, who was in charge of the Meath U20 footballers in 2020, takes over from the out-going Ronan Quinn, who leaves the club in a good place, as they look forward to competing in the Kildare Senior Football Championship for the first time next year.

The Dunboyne was once on the books of Middlesbrough and rubbed shoulders with stars like Gazza before returning home and helping his club to win a Meath SFC title in 2005 as a player.

Ger Robinson overseeing his native club Dunboyne.

He has since gone on to manage underage and adult teams in Dunboyne to Championship success, as well as been on the management team as the club won the Senior Football Championship in 2018.

Robinson will be joined by Enfield man Shane Barrett as coach.

Shane Barrett (L) lining out for his club Na Fianna in 2018.

Clogherinkoe took to their social media pages tonight to announce the news; “Clogherinkoe Gaa are delighted to announce the appointment of Ger Robinson (Manager) and Shane Barrett (Coach) as our management team for the Senior football side in 2021.

Ger is the outgoing Meath U20 manager, while Shane was involved as coach in the Royals setup in the year just gone. Both have built up considerable experience over the last few years with Ger leading his native Dunboyne to JFC and U21 success in 2018, while he was also senior selector the same year as his club won the Meath SFC.

Shane has also been involved with a number of teams overs the years and was involved with Kildare side Confey in 2018.

This is a positive appointment by the club ahead of our first year in the Kildare SFC and we wish the management and players every success going forward”

Tobin Returns In Royal Victory

Blackhall Gaels Donnacha Tobin returned to action following an arm injury to help the Meath senior footballers to a crucial victory over Galway in Division 2 of the NFL at Pairc Tailtean today, March 5th.

Donnacha Tobin clears his lines during a fine performance v Galway.

Tobin lined out at corner back in the 1-13 to 0-15 win and along with the returning Pauric Harnan added a solidity and experience in defence that had been missing in recent weeks, especially in defeats to Down and Kildare.

The versatile defender had hinted at a return in the past few weeks but was instead allowed to line out for his club Blackhall in two league games to aid in his recovery and boost his match fitness.

At the other end of the field it was the Donal Lenihan show as the Dunboyne man hit 1-5 in a man of the match performance as the men in green and gold held on in a gripping finish to claim the all important two points.

Tobin was black carded late on after becoming involved in a heated exchange with Galway oppoonent. 

Meath manager Andy McEntee showed both relief and joy at the final whistle as portrayed in this Sportsfile photo below. 

Meath manager Andy McEntee shows his relief at the final whistle.

Meath supporters left Pairc Tailtean in buoyant mood, happy to secure a League victory but even more pleased in the manner of the performance and the returning fight in the jersey. 

Meath team and scorers v Galway

Meath senior football panel prior to their NFL clash with Galway.

Credit Ramsey Cardy of Sportsfile and Meath Gaa Facebook for the photos.

Author Robert Cox

March 5th 2017