Mixed fortunes for Meath last night in the O'Byrne Cup and the Walsh Cup.
Meath 0-9 Carlow 0-7
Late points from the impressive Ben Brennan and Donal Lenihan gave Andy McEntee's charges a two point win over Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park. Meath take on Wicklow on Sunday in Pairc Tailteann and a win will put them in to the semi final.
The visitors raced into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead but Carlow fought back and there was only a point in it at the break Meath 0-4 Carlow 0-3.
Meath scorers: Ben Brennan 0-4, Donal Lenihan 0-3, Graham Reilly and Thomas O'Reilly 0-1 each
Meath - A Colgan; D O'Neill, C McGill, S Gallagher; S Lavin, B Power, S McEntee; B Menton, A Flanagan; J McEntee, B Brennan (0-4, 1f), G Reilly (0-1); T O'Reilly (0-1), D Lenihan (0-3), R Garry. Subs: M Burke for S Gallagher, B Conlon for T O'Reilly, S Tobin for R Garry, M McCabe for A Flanagan, S Glynn for D O'Neill.
Carlow - C Kearney; L Roberts, S Redmond, C Lawlor; J Morrissey, D St Ledger (0-1'45), C Moran; D Moran, S Murphy; L Sheppard, D Foley (0-1), D O'Brien (0-2, 1f); C Crowley, D Walshe (0-3, 2f), J Murphy. Subs: K Nolan for J Murphy, R Molloy for C Kearney, J Clarke for S Murphy, B Kavanagh for J Morrissey, B Cawley for L Roberts, G Kelly for C Lawlor, J Murphy for D St Ledger (BC), L Walker for C Crowley.
Referee - S Mulhare.
Meath 0-14 Dublin 4-17
Nick Fitzgerald's charges were no match for a new look Dublin outfit. This was Pat Gilroys first competitive match in charge and his team led 2-11 to 0-7 at the break.
The Kiltale trio of Jack Regan, James Kelly and Anthony Forde accounted for 10 of the Royals 14 scores.
Meath scorers: Jack Regan 0-6, James Kelly 0-3, Anthony Forde, James Toher, Paddy Conneely and Neil Heffernan 0-1 each.
Dublin play Antrim in the final group game on Sunday in Parnell Park.
Dublin - A Nolan; P Smyth, B O'Carroll, C Hendricken; S Barrett, D Kelly, C Crummey; J McCaffrey, T Connolly; R McMahon (1-0), F Whitely (0-4), C Costello (0-1); A Moore (0-2), P Winters (0-9, 6f, 1'65), F O Riain Broin (2-1). Subs: C McBride (1-0) for R McMahon, S O Riain for J McCaffrey, D Gray for F Whitely.
Meath - S McGann; C Lynch, D Healy, S Brennan; D Kelly, J Regan (0-6, 5f), K Keoghan; A Forde (0-1), M O'Grady; J Kelly (0-3), J Keena, J Toher (0-1f); A Gannon, P Conneely (0-1), N Heffernan (0-1). Subs: P Kelly for S Brennan, S McGrath for M O'Grady, E Marsh (0-1) for A Forde, S O'Hanrahan for S Conneely.
Referee - D Hughes.