Champions Dunboyne face Oldcastle in opener
After all the excitment surrounding Meath’s thrilling Ladies All-Ireland SFC victory against Dublin at Croke Park last week, it’s back down to earth this week as the club action will get underway in the Royal County WRITES FEARGHAL HARNEY
The Meath Ladies GAA club championships will take centre-stage with the action set to throw in across senior, intermediate and junior grades this Sunday.
Last year's senior champions Dunboyne will be aiming to make it two-in-a-row while intermediate champions Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels and JFC champions Clann na nGael be hoping to make an impact also.
Dunboyne will be hoping to retain the title they claimed from close rivals Simonstown, who were champions in 2018 and2019.
The 2020 decider was an exciting and close contest in Trim with Dunboyne pulling away in the second-half to claim a first senior club championship.
Last year's beaten semi-finalists, Oldcastle and Donaghmore / Ashbourne, will be hoping to go one better this year and newly-promoted Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels will be looking to cause a few upsets along the way.
Dee Rangers will be eager to make amends for the 2020 IFC final defeat, but Navan O’Mahonys and Ratoath will also be in in serious contention.
Skryne will be fancied to win the JFC after the disappointment of last year's final defeat by Clann na nGael and they will be hard to stop.
FIXTURES- FIRST ROUND
SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
SFC - Simonstown v Royal Gaels; Boardsmill v Seneschalstown; Dunboyne v Oldcastle; St Michael's v Donaghmore/Ashbourne.
IFC - Navan O'Mahonys v Dee Rangers; Dunsany v Summerhill; Na Fianna v St Colmcille's; Ratoath v Clann na nGael
JFC - Walterstown v St Patrick's; St Ultan's v Skryne; Duleek / Bellewstown v Moylagh; Moynalvey (bye).