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Meath Gaa – Three year development plan with transition from Minor to U20 announced

Meath Gaa announced a development plan for transition from Minor to U20s at their annual County Convention on Monday night, January 11th.

As part of the new three year personnel strategy for the development of underage intercounty players Meath GAA will have a Under-18/19 panel (Post Academy Panel) to run parallel with the Under-20 panel.

This panel will facilitate the continued development of those players who come from the Under-17/Minor grade and who do not make the Under-20 panel in the year after their exit from the grade.

Year one (2021) and year two (2022) will have Bernard Flynn as manager of the U-20 Football team. Current Minor manager John McCarthy will manage the Post Academy Panel in Year one, and will become a selector of the Under-20 panel in Year two.

In Year three (2023), John McCarthy will become the Under-20 Manager. In year two (2022) Cathal O’Bric, who is minor manager in 2021, will manage the Post Academy Panel.

The Post Academy Panel will operate in line with the same physical, technical and tactical programme as the Under-20 panel. Coaches from the Under-20s will contribute to this squad during the season.

The Under-20 provincial championships are scheduled to start on the weekend of March 27th. It will be played on a straight knockout format and will be run over a six-week period, with the All-Ireland final to
be played on the opening weekend of May.

Under-20 inter-county football panels are not permitted to return to collective training before Friday, February 5th.

Flynn confirmed as Meath U20 manager with Geraghty as selector

January 12, 2021

As expected, Meath last night confirmed the appointment of Bernard Flynn as county U20 football manager.

The two-time All-Ireland winner was named as the new Royal U20 boss at the Meath GAA county convention.

Flynn previously managed Mullingar Shamrocks and succeeds Dunboyne clubman Ger Robinson in the position.

He will be assisted by fellow Meath legend Graham Geraghty, who is set for a remarkable return to the inter-county scene just months after undergoing life-saving surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Former Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy has joined Bernard Flynn’s Meath U20 backroom team. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Recently retired star Graham Reilly will also act as a selector, while Mayo ladies manager Peter Leahy and Kilmacud Crokes boss Robbie Brennan are set for coaching roles along with former Dublin goalkeeper Shane Supple.

Meanwhile, Meath senior football manager Andy McEntee has added last year’s minor selector Paul Nestor to his backroom team for 2021, as a replacement for the outgoing Gerry Cooney.

Next few days ‘Critical’ for Graham Geraghty’s recovery following seven-hour operation

  • Robert Cox
  • 4:00pm 30 Oct 2020

Meath Legend Graham Geraghty faces a crucial few days in his recovery according to his wife Amanda, following a seven-hour operation for a brain haemorrhage suffered on Tuesday.

Amanda Geraghty took to her Facebook page to thank the GAA community for the support shown towards Graham following his sudden illness. “Myself and my children want to thank everyone for the thousands of messages of support, “We know that everyone in the GAA community is praying for Graham”

“His operation went well yesterday but he is just off the face of the cliff. He is certainly not out of the woods, the next five days are critical and he has a long road of recovery in front of him but we know the Gods on the Hill of Tara will pull one of their best warriors through.”

The 47 year old, former All-Ireland winning captain yesterday underwent the gruelling surgery in Beaumont Hospital. He took ill at work on Tuesday and was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, where doctors found an aneurysm.

The father of four was then moved to Beaumont, where surgeons operated to save his life while his wife Amanda waited anxiously for news, which when it came was a great relief to Graham’s family and the GAA community, that it was a success.

A source close to the star said last night: “The surgeon was happy with the operation, which lasted around seven hours, but he is not out of the woods yet and the next few days will still be challenging.

“The main thing is he’s over the first big hurdle, so that’s very positive.

“He’ll be in a high dependency unit in Beaumont Hospital for several days yet.”

All our prayers are with Graham, Amanda and their kids and we have no doubt Graham will take this challenge head on and make a speedy recovery.

Meath Legend Graham Geraghty hospitalised with ‘serious illness’

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 7:37am

Meath Gaa supporters woke up to the news this morning that their All-Ireland winning Captain from 1999 Graham Geraghty had been hospitalised with a serious illness on Tuesday night.

Geraghty, who js one of the most popular figures in Meath football circles and was the county’s last All-Ireland winning Captain at the end of the last century, is in hospital in Dublin.

The 47 year old is expected to have an operation in Beaumont hospital this morning.

Followers from both Meath and Kildare on our Facebook page were out in numbers this morning wishing him the speediest of recoveries.

Get well soon. He is such a talented footballer.

Get well soon, what a great footballer.

Get well soon Graham.

All our prayers are with Graham, Amanda and the kids.

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.

The former Seneschalstown and Clann na nGael player was ill at work on Tuesday night and was brought to Navan hospital before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is expected to undergo an operation this morning.

Father of four Geraghty won two All-Ireland SFC titles with Meath along with two Allstar awards and three Leinster SFC crowns.

He also played for Ireland in the International Rules series between 1999 and 2006.Topics