26 April 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BY John Graham

With both sides already promoted to division 2 of the Allianz Football League for next season it would be easy to look at Saturday’s division 3 final as being just about the small piece of silverware on offer but that would be far from the reality of the situation.

The silver ware certainly would be important as there is not that much silverware on offer in any given season so that in itself will be motivation.

However this game on Saturday is about more than that, in that it will be used as a yardstick to measure where both of these teams are at in terms of development and in terms of potential later in the year when the ground is firmer and hopefully they will have the sun on their backs.

Both sides are going through what could be termed as a rebuilding process, Monaghan recovering from suffering relegation in successive seasons from division 1 to division 3 and Meath will see it as a marker on the road to their efforts in trying to put in a solid sustainable basis to put Meath football back in a good place for the long-term.

Meath will also see it as a reward for hard work and …

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