But from what I can see (and have seen for about 20 years) it isn’t. As my cousin told me about 15 years ago, "Walking through Ashbourne you are more likely to see a kid wearing a Dublin jersey than a Meath one"
I know people who have been born and raised in Meath, played for a Meath club all their lives, some of whom grew up in a period were Meath were a stronger county than us (late ninties), in some cases even had a Meath parent and they still choose to support Dublin. Something is wrong there and regardless of who is to blame, I think it is the job of the Meath CB to try and change things.
I would say that while I don’t mind if someone you grew up in another county declares for us (as long as they have strong ties to us),I would be appalled if the County Board went and actively recruited such players.