Champions dumped out

September 25, 2006
Jonathan Meyler's late goal stunned Dunboyne as Blackhall gained revenge for last year's county final defeat. Blackhall Gaels 1-9 Dunboyne 0-11 There was little between the sides in the first half but Blackhall held a narrow 0-6 to 0-5 advantage. The second half was dominated by the 2005 champions as Ger Robinson in particular lead the way with a run of impressive points. With five minutes remaining on the clock Dunboyne led by 0-11 to 0-8 and it appeared as though the village side had done enough to qualify for a semi-final meeting with O'Mahony's. However, Meyler got on the end of a move to fist the ball to the net to level the game and then minor star Alan Nestor fired over the winning point. Dunboyne still had time to bring the game to extra time but the Blackhall defence held out for a famous win

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