Mi­nors to give Dubs a big test

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

sec­tion, but the fi­nal has yet to take place af­ter the Leesiders failed to agree to the orig­i­nal date.

Dublin were de­feated by Car­low in their sec­tion, but the Metropoli­tans fielded a largely un­der-17 squad in the com­pe­ti­tion and the one that takes the field on Satur­day is likely to be a to­tally dif­fer­ent out­fit.

All open­ing-round losers will of course have a sec­ond chance by go­ing into the losers group and get­ting back into the com­pe­ti­tion at the quar­ter-fi­nal stage.

Meath, though, will be hop­ing to lay down a marker against the Dubs and on the ba­sis of the league cam­paign they stand an ex­cel­lent chance of go­ing straight through to the last eight.

Un­like some pre­vi­ous out­fits, this present team should be well able to match their op­po­nents in terms of power and strength.

An­drew Beakey, Liam Byrne, Adam Mur­phy, Padraig Nulty, Daragh Nolan, Shane Walsh and Cathal Fin­negan will likely all fig­ure as Meath at­tempt to re­dress the bal­ance against their arch ri­vals.

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