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      • 72'

        Niall Scully palms home a GOAL

      • 70'

        Jordan Morris point

      • 69'

        Sean Bugler point

      • 68'

        Cormac Costello

      • 66'

        Jordan Morris point, great score

      • 64'

        Jason Scully point

      • 62'

        Dean Rock free

      • 59'

        Paul Mannion point

      • 57'

        Point from Ciaran Kilkenny

      • 55'

        Sean Bugler point

      • 52'

        Waterbreak - Dublin 2-16 0-04 Meath

      • 51'

        Dean Rock free

      • 50'

        John Small

      • 50'

        Donal Keogan

      • 48'

        Shane McEntee

      • 45'

        Con O'Callaghan point

      • 41'

        John Small point

      • 39'

        Cillian O'Sullivan point

      • 39'

        Jordan Morris point

      • 36'

        Dean Rock free

      • 35'

        Dublin 2-12 0-02 Meath, Half time

      • 35'

        Niall Scully points

      • 34'

        Dean Rock free

      • 29'

        Sean Bugler with a lovely GOAL

      • 21'

        Ciarán Kilkenny with another nice score

      • 20'

        Great score from Con O’Callagha

      • 18'

        Dean Rock adds another point

      • 16'

        Dean Rock adds another point

      • 12'

        Ciarán Kilkenny with a nice score

      • 10'

        Paddy Small takes another mark and scores the point

      • 9'

        Dublin goal from play by Dean Rock after good play by Brian Fenton

      • 8'

        Meath point from play by Jordan Morris

      • 7'

        Dean Rock puts over a free.

      • 4'

        Paddy Small takes the mark & levels.

      • 2'

        Brian Menton opens the scoring

      • *Meath have beaten Dublin only once (2010) in their last 11 championship games. *Dublin are seeking their 30th successive win in the Leinster championship, with their last defeat coming against Meath in the 2010 semi-final. *Meath’s last win over Dublin in the Leinster final was in 2001, which was also Dublin’s last defeat in the final. *Meath scored a total of 12-23 in their recent wins over Wicklow and Kildare. *Dublin haven’t conceded a goal in the Leinster championship since James Stafford scored for Wicklow in the 2018 quarter-final. Since then Dublin have kept clean sheets in seven games. *Dublin beat Meath by 1-20 to 0-19 in the Allianz League last month. *This will be Stephen Cluxton’s 12th championship game against Meath. Dublin won nine of the previous eleven, Meath won one (2010) and there was one draw (2007). He conceded eight goals in those t11 games, with Meath scoring five of them in the 2010 Leinster semi- final.

      • Meath: Marcus Brennan; Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, David Toner; Donal Keogan, Shane McEntee, Matthew Costello; Bryan Menton, Ronan Jones; Cillian O'Sullivan, Bryan McMahon, Ronan Ryan; Jordan Morris, Shane Walsh, Thomas O'Reilly. Subs: Andrew Colgan, Eamon Wallace, Cathal Hickey, Eoin Harkin, Brian Conlon, Ethan Devine, Joey Wallace, Jason Scully, James Conlon, Donal Lenihan, Darragh Campion.

      • Dublin: Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, Jonny Cooper, Eoin Murchan; James McCarthy, John Small, Robert McDaid; Brian Fenton, Tom Lahiff; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Sean Bugler; Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock

      Results

      TeamScoresLive ScoreOutcome
      Dublin 03-21Loss, Draw, Win
      Meath00-09Loss, Draw, Win

      Recap

      It’s the Leinster Football Final on Saturday Dublin v Meath, its a 7pm throw time, we have a live score commentary stream for the match.

      Dublin returned to GAA HQ last weekend and their knowledge of the vast pitch was evident. They ruthlessly put Laois to the sword to continue their quest for a tenth Leinster Championship on the run. Meanwhile, Kildare vs Meath was a far more tightly contested semi-final. But, by the end Meath were comfortable winners after being six-points down at the beginning of the second-half.

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      A few weeks ago, Dublin vs Meath saw the reigning champions claim a four-point win in the league. On that occasion, Dublin came out on top of a high-scoring encounter. However, Meath showed that they have the tools to hurt Dessie Farrell’s team. Direct runs from deep proved hard for Dublin to deal with and resulted in plenty of frees within scoring distance.

      Last weekend, the same direct running style saved the Royals when they looked down against Kildare. Meath managed just four points in the first-half as opposed to Kildare’s eleven. As the sides took the field for the second part of the contest, things were looking desolate for Meath. But, they soon showed the hunger and drive that saw them compete with some of the best in Division 1 of the League.

      Jordan Morris and Matthew Costello both found the net just minutes after the restart. The two goals were excellent examples of how hard running and moving the ball quickly can open up defences. That brought the deficit back to a point. Then, when Cillian O’Sullivan scored Meath’s third goal in the 45th minute after a turnover high up the pitch, Meath never looked back. Joey Wallace and Jason Scully added two more majors before full time. This came just a week after they netted seven against Wicklow.

      On the other hand, it was just the two goals for Dublin as they swatted aside the challenge of Laois. The Dubs don’t need goals in the same way other teams do though as their 23 points would have likely been enough to win a game in itself.

      In truth, Dublin were slow to get going as uncharacteristic errors peppered the first quarter. For example, Paddy Small hit a hat-trick of wides, James McCarthy was dispossessed twice, and Cluxton sent a kick-out over the sideline. Then, they found their rhythm and Sean Bugler’s 24th minute goal justified his continued selection at wing-forward.

      Likewise, Ciarán Kilkenny continues to perform at the top of his game. A personal 1-4 tally looked effortless. Brian Fenton looked as dangerous as ever. He scored four points that could have easily included a goal. Furthermore, Cormac Costello stole the headlines despite only playing 25 minutes. Seven points from him is surely enough for Dessie Farrell to finally consider putting Costello in from the start. However, Costello could be his own worst enemy by proving himself as an impact sub over and over again.

      Meath may have the tools to threaten Dublin but there’s little doubt they will need to continue their goal-scoring run to do so. 12 goals in 2 games is a promising trend to carry into such an encounter, but they need to be equally as tigerish in defence. Farrell won’t underestimate Andy McEntee’s team and his instructions will be for his players to come out firing. The first 20 minutes of this game will be played at breakneck speed. The other fifty will give us a demonstration of the gap between Dublin and the chasing Leinster pack.

      The Royal County last won Leinster in 2010 after that controversial final against Louth. Since then, they have lost to Dublin in four finals.

      The Leinster Final is live on RTÉ on Saturday.

      Dublin are 1/20 with Paddy Power. Meath are 9/1 and a draw is 25/1.

      Prediction: Dublin.

      Team News

      Dublin : Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, Jonny Cooper, Eoin Murchan; James McCarthy, John Small, Robert McDaid; Brian Fenton, Tom Lahiff; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Sean Bugler; Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock

      Meath: Marcus Brennan; Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, David Toner; Donal Keogan, Shane McEntee, Matthew Costello; Bryan Menton, Ronan Jones; Cillian O’Sullivan, Bryan McMahon, Ronan Ryan; Jordan Morris, Shane Walsh, Thomas O’Reilly.

      Subs: Andrew Colgan, Eamon Wallace, Cathal Hickey, Eoin Harkin, Brian Conlon, Ethan Devine, Joey Wallace, Jason Scully, James Conlon, Donal Lenihan, Darragh Campion.

      Leinster Football Final: Dublin vs Meath, Saturday, 21st November, 19:00 (Croke Park).

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      Saturday 21 November

      Leinster Football final
      Dublin v Meath, Croke Park, 7pm – RTÉ

      All-Ireland Hurling quarter-finals
      Clare v Waterford, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3.45pm – Sky
      Galway v Tipperary, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm – RTÉ

      Joe McDonagh Cup round 4
      Kerry v Carlow, Austin Stack Park, 1.30pm
      Meath v Westmeath, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm

       

      Sunday 22 November 

      Ulster Football final
      Cavan  v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, 4pm – RTÉ/BBC

      Munster Football final
      Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 1.30pm – RTÉ

      Christy Ring Cup final
      Down v Kildare, Croke Park, 4pm – TG4 YouTube

      Nicky Rackard Cup final
      Donegal v Mayo, Croke Park, 1.30pm – TG4 YouTube

       

      Saturday 28 November

      All-Ireland Hurling semi-final
      Kilkenny v quarter-final winner, TBC, 6pm – RTÉ

      Joe McDonagh Cup round 5
      Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm
      Meath v Antrim, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm

      Lory Meagher Cup final
      Fermanagh v Louth, TBC, TBC

      Details

      DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
      November 21, 202019:00Leinster Championship202021/11/2070'

      Venue

      Croke Park, Dublin
      Croke Park, Jones\'s Road, Clonliffe East, Ballybough B ED, Dublin 3, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D01 WY49, Ireland

      Dublin

      # PlayerPosition
      Philly McMahonDefender
      David ByrneDefender
      Brian FentonMidfielder
      Dean RockForward
      James McCarthyDefender
      Stephen CluxtonGoal Keeper
      Evan ComerfordGoal Keeper
      Michael FitzsimonsDefender
       Total 

      Meath

      # PlayerPosition
      Donal KeoganDefender
       Total 

      Past Meetings

      (17/10/20)
      GAA - Divison 1 Football
      Croke Park, Dublin


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