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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

From Courtown Road to Cortown County Meath – Davy Dalton

Former Kilcock and Kildare Gaa star Davy Dalton has taken over the reins at Cortown Gaa in County Meath for the 2021 season.

Dalton, who grew up on Courtown Road, Kilcock takes over at the North Meath club after stepping down from his position as Joint manager of the Intermediate footballers of Summerhill LGFA, a position he held with great pride for a few years.

Cortown made the announcement on their Twitter page this evening; “Cortown are thrilled to officially announce the arrival of Davy Dalton as Senior team manager. Dalton, a former All-Star full back with his native Kildare, will hope to help Cortown get back to winning ways in 2021 after a disappointing 2020”

Cortown ply their trade in the Meath Junior Football Championship, with Davy Rispin of ‘We Are Meath’ fame amongst their ranks.

Joe Breen honoured at Meath LGFA awards night

The late Joe Breen from Blackhall Gaels Gaa club was posthumously inducted into the Meath LGFA Hall of Fame at the county’s annual awards night at Newgrange Hotel on Saturday night, November 2nd.

Joe was instrumental in helping set up Ladies Football in Blackhall Gaels, going on to manage them for a number of years, during a successful period for the club, including reaching a Meath SFC Final.

Sadly Joe passed away earlier this year and though he is a massive loss to his family, friends and everyone at the club, they will take solace from this lovely gesture from the County Board that will make sure Joe’s legacy lives on.

As well as been awarded the Hall of Fame, which his wife Theresa and her family collected on the night, Meath LGFA announced that as of from 2020 Senior clubs in the county will now compete for The Joe Breen Cup when they take part in the Meath Senior Football Championship.

A lovely gesture and fair play to Meath LGFA, I know the family will cherish this greatly.

Summerhill & Moynalvey pair among player of the year nominees

Sophia Payne from Summerhill and Aideen Smith from Moynalvey have both been nominated for Meath LGFA player of the year in their respective championship.

Payne, who Summerhill Ladies described on their Facebook page as a hardworking, determined and fast paced individual, with a high level of skill to booth, has been nominated for player of the year in the Intermediate championship. She is joined by Aoibhean Cleary of champions Donaghmore-Ashbourne and Meadhbh Byrne of beaten finalists Royal Gaels.

Moynalvey dual star Smith has been nominated for her exploits in this years Junior A Championship, where she drove on her side with some fine performances throughout the campaign. She is joined by Ailbhe Leahy from eventual winners Navan O’Mahonys and by Amy O’Dowd from Skryne.

The Meath LGFA presentation night takes place this coming Saturday, November 2nd in the Newgrange Hotel Navan.

Whitty and Regan among six Meath players nominated for the Champions 15 team

Shane Whitty (far left) with his Blackhall Gaels team mates Hugh Smith and Stephen Morris.

Blackhall Gaels’ Shane Whitty and Kiltale forward Jack Regan have both been nominated along with four of their Meath Gaa team mates for the Champions 15 team 2019.

A collective of players from the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups will make up the All Star team.

The pair are joined by fellow their fellow County men Sean Geraghty (Captain), Shane Brennan, Damien Healy and Keith Keoghan, as the Christy Ring Cup winners head the list of nominees.

This is the first year that a selection of 45 players has been chosen from the Ring, Rackard and Meagher competitions with the new selection process introducing player and coach feedback.

Those selected were finalised by an independent selection committee of journalists and referees with all players competing in the Joe McDonagh Cup excluded as they were considered for the PwC Liam McCarthy Cup All-Stars.

The Champion 15 selection will be awarded as part of the PwC All-Stars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday November 1 with 20 counties featured across the extensive list of 45.

Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Champion 15 Nominees:

Simon Doherty, Dean Gaffney, Caolan Rice (all Armagh), Diarmaid Carney (Cavan), Brian Óg McGilligan, Sé McGuigan (both Derry), Danny Cullen (Donegal), Stephen Keith, Dáithi Sands, Eoghan Sands, Caolan Taggart (all Down), John Duffy (Fermanagh), James Burke, Jack Sheridan (both Kildare), Darren Crowley, Ronan Crowley, Greg Jacob (all Lancashire), James Glancy, Declan Molloy, Enda Moreton, Liam Moreton, Gavin O’Hagan (all Leitrim), Shane Lawless (London), David Buckley (Longford), D Geoghegan (Louth), Shane Boland (Mayo), Shane Brennan, Sean Geraghty, Damien Healy, Keith Keoghan, Jack Regan, Shane Whitty (all Meath), Fergal Rafter (Monaghan), Cathal Dolan, Pádraig Kelly (both Roscommon), Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch, Keith Raymond, Joe Starr, James Weir (all Sligo), Damian Casey, Tiernan Morgan (both Tyrone), Willie Allen, John Collins (both Warwickshire), John Henderson, Stephen Kelly (Wicklow)