Meath GAA football supporters will have an opportunity to assess the strength of the panel aheda of the June Leinster SFC opener against Carlow when Galway provide the oppisition tomorrow at Ratoath in a SF challenge game, 2pm.
Meath ladies will play Tyrone at 12.0 and Meath juniors will play Louth after the senior game. Next Sunday (18th May) Meath play Cork in another challenge game at Skryne.
The Meath team is: Conor McHugh Oldcastle; Caolan Young Summerhill, Sean Curran Donaghmore Ashbourne, Eoghan Harrington Wolfe Tones; Seamus Kenny Simonstown Gaels, Donncha Tobin Blackhall Gaels, Mark O’Sullivan Moynalvey; Adam Flanagan Clonard, Bryan Menton Donaghmore/Ashbourne; James McEntee Curraha, Brian McMahon Ratoath, Paddy Gilsenan Oldcastle; Graham Reilly St Colmcille’s, Shane O’Rourke Simonstown Gaels, Donal Lenihan St. Peter’s Dunboyne.
SUBS - Paddy O’Rourke Skryne; Bobby O’Brien Ratoath; David Bray Navan O Mahonys; David Larkin Summerhill; Michael Newman Kilmainham; Anthony Forde Moynalvey; Joey Wallace Ratoath; Damien Carroll Ballinabrackey; Brian Meade Rathkenny.
Some 2,500 Meath supporters thronged Tayto Park on Friday evening where they spent hours meeting, greeting and getting their photos taken with their heroes.
Meath GAA PRO Martin O'Halloran was delighted with the turn out.
"It was a great evening for Meath GAA and we are thrilled with the turnout. It just goes to prove that the appeal of the Meath footballers and hurlers is still hugely popular and one of the biggest draws in the country," stated the PRO.