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Thursday 19 October 2017

JIM Gavin has warned of a devastating Meath goal threat ahead of Sunday's Leinster SFC final.

JIM Gavin has warned of a devastating Meath goal threat ahead of Sunday's Leinster SFC final.

The Royals have hit the net nine times in just two Championship games this summer, peppering seven on Carlow and two against Kildare in their impressive Leinster semi-final win.

Referencing how Meath "hurt Dublin back in 2010," when they blasted five past Stephen Cluxton, Gavin noted "they demonstrated that against Carlow, that ability to get goals, and they demonstrated it again… they had multiple goal opportunities against Kildare."

"Obviously, it's an area they saw themselves to go after and they have improved in that area."

In the corresponding fixture last year, Dublin finished seven-point winners in Croke Park in what was a first Leinster final for both Gavin and his managerial opponent, Mick O'Dowd.

Yet Gavin insisted Meath now possessed "a stronger set of players and with another year of development with their management team. They look impressive."

"Any time Dublin play Meath, they can go either way. We've seen that in the past."

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