Dublin beat Meath in shootout to book O’Byrne Cup final place



Dublin won 3-1 on penalties

Dublin will compete for even more silverware when they take on Westmeath in the O’Byrne Cup final after defeating rivals Meath in a penalty shootout.

The game finished level 1-12 apiece at the end of 70 minutes but the All-Ireland champions, managed for the night by Paul Clake, secured a final berth with the shootout win.

This was the second shootout in as many weeks after Mayo beat Leitrim 4-1 after their FBD League clash ended level last Sunday.

Minus a whole host of regular names, Ryan Basquel top-scored for the winners for the winners with 0-4.

Robert McDaid of Ballyboden St-Enda’s got their goal in regular time, while Graham Reilly raised Meath’s in the first half.

Dublin go into the final against an in-form Westmeath outfit, who impressed in their 12-point win over Longford on Saturday afternoon.

Oisín Lynch of Dublin scores a penalty against Barry Dardis of Meath during the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup semi-final match between Dublin and Meath at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile


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