Why Meath ladies wore a set of Waterford club jerseys in their Lidl National League win over the Déise 2 weeks ago

Why Meath ladies wore a set of Waterford club jerseys in their Lidl National League win over the Déise

The Meath ladies wore a set of Waterford club jerseys in their Lidl National League Division One win over Waterford.

The Royals maintained their perfect start to the League with a 2-10 to 2-5 win in Fraher Field, but their unique jersey situation won't have gone un-noticed by eagle-eyed spectators.

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It will certainly have been clocked by those from the Gaultier club in Waterford, with something of a kit-bag mishap forcing the Meath ladies to wear the local team's strip.

Given that Waterford play in white, there was always going to be a problem when Meath arrived to the Dungarvan venue with white jerseys. Luckily, Paul Fitzgerald of the Gaultier club was on hand.

"Seemingly Meath brought down two white sets of jerseys by mistake," the Gaultier club told SportsJOE.

"It was brought to the attention of a member of our LGFA club members, Paul Fitzgerald, who had the Gaultier senior ladies jerseys on his person and he supplied Meath with that set.

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"The green & gold jerseys were well received by The Royals!"

Local photographer Eddie Dee captured Emma Duggan in action, wearing the green and gold of Gaultier.

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Meath manager Shane McCormack was pleased with the win, and with the way his side carved out the victory in the end.

"It was a battling performance," he said.

"Waterford are a fantastic team and well set up by Pat Sullivan.

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"In the last couple of games, there's only been four or five points in it with Armagh and Kerry. We knew we were up against it but we worked hard. Very strong wind in both halves but we kept the ball and that's what we're happy about."

It’s a third loss in a row for Waterford and manager Pat Sullivan said they are paying a big price for errors.

"Overall, we played really well and I said the same after the Kerry game.

"What we have to learn is you can't cough up simple chances.

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"We had three or four frees from 21 or 13 yard that we missed in the second half. We got two great goals but straight away after scoring our goals, we conceded a goal instead of holding possession and killing the game. We're undoing our good work with simple errors."

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