Seamus Kenny has seen it all before. He has watched Meath teams do well in the O’Byrne Cup then struggle in the league, he has also experience the opposite scenario, but the Simonstown is firmly of the belief that next Sunday’s final clash with Kildare in Newbridge is something that will stand to Meath in the long run.
“We have built up a nice rivalry with Kildare over the last five or six year. The thing about the O’Byrne Cup is to get quality games in before the start of the league and in fairness to Kildare they are also starting to find a few new players and everything is going well at the moment,” Kenny told the Meath Chronicle.
“Both teams ran up huge scores in the semi-finals against college opposition. I don’t know if you can read too much into that at this time of the year, but they do have very obvious fire power.
“Irrespective of who you have played, once you get on a bit of a run and start winning it does breed confidence and new lads have come in and done well, so competition for places is very strong.
“This is a final so, just like we have done in all our games so far, we will be going out to try to win. Winning an O’Byrne Cup medal would be a nice way to start off our season,” concluded Kenny.