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Date Time Competition Season
15 May 2022 4:30 pm Leinster Senior Football Championship 2022

Match Report

Leinster SFC: Dublin blast past Meath into final

A dominant Dublin display saw the men from the capital power past Meath at Croke Park with a 1-27 to 1-14 win over The Royals.

Dublin set the pace early on and were five points up within 10 minutes. Tom Lahiff, Ciaran Kilkenny a double from Cormac Costello and a point from Lorcan O’Dell set alarm bells ringing for those of a Meath persuasion.

Meath were slow starters in this one and only got on the scoreboard in the 12th minute thanks to Bryan Menton.

Jordan Morris and Thomas O’Reilly soon had Meath within three points of Dublin and that would be as good as it would get for Meath as Dublin pulled away showing their firepower.

Dean Rock and Con O’Callaghan joined the scorers list and when Rock converted a penalty five minutes before the interval Dublin had a foot and a half in the final as Dublin went 13 points up.

Meath were wasteful throughout but the wides they amounted in the first-half ultimately helped the game into Dublin’s hands

By the half-time whistle the gap was 15 and unfortunately for Meath the second-half was all about playing for pride rather than a spot in the final.

In the second period Meath were a better site and scored 1-9 compared to Dublin’s 10 second-half points.

However, they were wasteful once more and against sides like Dublin that’s one thing you can’t afford to do.

Menton and Morris along with Jack O’Connor were stand-out for Meath on a day where missed chances came back to haunt them.

Jack Flynn came off the bench and looked like he’d help Meath get a few morale raising scores going into the qualifiers before he saw red after catching Jonny Cooper in the face.

There would be two more reds as tempers flared towards the climax of the game. Michael Fitzsimons saw red after conceding a penalty after being black carded whilst on a yellow.

Morris would convert the penalty, only to let himself down with a needless clash deep into injury-time as Meath finished with 13 men as Dublin marched into yet another Leinster Final and Meath pondering what could have been.

Dublin

1David O’Hanlon Goalkeeper
2Eoin Murchan 23 Defender
3Michael Fitzsimons Defender 66'
70'
71'
4Lee Gannon Defender
5John Small Defender
6Jonny Cooper Defender
7James McCarthy Defender 19'
8Brian Fenton 18 Midfielder
9Tom Lahiff Midfielder 1', 33'
10Seán Bugler Forward 46'
11Brian Howard Forward 36'
12Ciarán Kilkenny Forward 2', 12', 18', 51', 55'
13Cormac Costello 24 Forward 4', 6', 17'
47'
14Con O’Callaghan 26 Forward 18', 20'
15Dean Rock Forward 30'
23', 26', 35', 37', 41', 44', 59', 68'
16Evan Comerford Goalkeeper
17Aaron Byrne Forward
18Shane Clayton 8
19David Lacey
20Cameron McCormack Midfielder
21Ross McGarry Forward
22Emmet Ó Conghaile Midfielder
23Lorcan O’Dell 25 9', 26'
24Brian O’Leary 13
25Niall Scully 23
26Paddy Small 14 61'
65'

Meath

1Harry Hogan Goalkeeper
2Robin Clarke Defender
3Conor McGill Defender
4Eoin Harkin Defender
5James McEntee 20 Defender
6Donal Keogan Defender 56'
43'
7Cathal Hickey Defender
8Bryan Menton Midfielder 12', 27', 42'
9Ronan Jones 21 Midfielder
10Jason Scully Forward
11Cillian O’Sullivan 23 Forward
12Jack O’Connor Forward 20', 47', 66'
13Jordan Morris Forward 71'
14', 42', 45'
62'
73'
14Thomas O’Reilly 25 Forward 16'
15Joey Wallace Forward 36'
14'
16Andrew Colgan Goalkeeper
17Gavin McGowan
18Jordan Muldoon
19James O’Hare
20Ronan Ryan 26
21Jack Flynn 9 Forward 52'
68'
22Daithi McGowan
23Bryan McMahon 11 Forward
24Mathew Costello Forward
25Shane Walsh 14 Forward
26Shane McEntee 20 Defender 63'
  • 71'

    All over Dublin 1-27 - 1-14 Meath Dublin through to yet another Leinster Final

  • 71'

    Jordan Morris see's red! Hero to zero in moments. Stupid red card as he clashes with a Dublin player before some verbals. Sums up the day for Meath.

  • 71'

    Jordan Morris converts the penalty

  • 71'

    Fitzsimons sees red for Dublin. He was on a yellow but has just given away a penalty. He is shown a black card and that's his game done

  • 68'

    Dean Rock free

  • 68'

    Jack Flynn is shown a straight red after striking Jonny Cooper in the face

  • 66'

    Jack O'Connor scores with a free for Meath

  • 66'

    Michael Fitzsimons is booked

  • 66'

    Brian O'Leary comes on

  • 66'

    Brian O'Leary comes on

  • 66'

    Cormac Costello is replaced by Brian O'Leary

  • 65'

    Small goes into the book as the players compare handbags

  • 63'

    Shane McEntee points with a fine score the gap between the sides is 16

  • 62'

    Jordan Morris goes into the book

  • 62'

    Shane Clayton on

  • 62'

    Brian Fenton makes way for Shane Clayton

  • 61'

    Paddy small points with a mark

  • 59'

    Another Dean Rock free

  • 58'

    Bryan McMahon come son

  • 58'

    Cillian O'Sullivan comes off for Bryan McMahon

  • 56'

    Donal Keogan scores a great point. Sadly won't count for much

  • 56'

    Niall Scully on

  • 56'

    Lorcan O'Dell makes way for Niall Scully

  • 56'

    Another Kilkenny point

  • 55'

    Paddy Small comes on

  • 55'

    O'Callaghan makes way for Paddy Small

  • 52'

    Jack Flynn grabs a score after coming off the bench

  • 51'

    Kilkenny point for Dublin

  • 49'

    Jonny Cooper comes on

  • 49'

    Eoin Murchan is replaced by Jonny Cooper

  • 47'

    Jack O'Connor free

  • 47'

    Cormac Costello is the first Dublin man to see yellow today

  • 46'

    Sean Bugler point

  • 45'

    Morris free

  • 44'

    Rock free

  • 43'

    Donal Keoghan becomes the second Meath player to go into the book

  • 43'

    Donal Keoghan becomes the second Meath player to go into the book

  • 42'

    Jack Flynn comes on

  • 42'

    Ronan Jones is replaced by Jack Flynn

  • 42'

    Bryan Menton and Jordan Morris get two in a row for Meath

  • 41'

    Two points from Rock the first is from open play and the second is a free

  • 37'

    Shane McEntee is his replacement

  • 37'

    Ronan Ryan off

  • 36'

    Cathal Hickey comes on

  • 36'

    James McEntee replaced by Cathal Hickey

  • 36'

    Wallace point

  • 36'

    Walsh is his replacement

  • 36'

    Thomas O'Reilly leaves the field

  • 36'

    Rock opens Dublin's second-half account

  • 35'

    Brian Howard point puts Dublin 15 ahead on the stroke of half-time

  • 35'

    1 minute of injury-time to be played

  • 33'

    Tom Lahiff points as the interval approaches

  • 30'

    Dean Rock neatly dispatches a penalty

  • 28'

    McCarthy point Dublin lead by ten

  • 28'

    McCarthy point Dublin lead by ten

  • 27'

    Menton point for Meath

  • 26'

    Dean Rock with a free and O'Dell add two more for the dubs

  • 26'

    It's already reached the point Meath need a goal to stay in the game. 5 wides by the royals already so far

  • 23'

    Dean Rock 45 converted

  • 20'

    O'Callaghan with a point for Dublin

  • 20'

    Jack O'Connor grabs a fourth point for Meath

  • 19'

    Just as Meath were getting themselves back into the game Dublin hit back with a flurry of points. Costello, Kilkenny, Con O'Callaghan and James McCarthy all add points and the lead in seven

  • 16'

    Thomas O'Reilly point have Meath woken up?

  • 16'

    Thomas O'Reilly point have Meath woken up?

  • 14'

    Joey Wallace goes into the refs book

  • 14'

    Jordan Morris free gap is now 4

  • 12'

    Bryan Menton gets Meath up and running before Kilkenny hits back for Dublin

  • 9'

    Lorcan O'Dell with a fine point. Dubs in control

  • 6'

    Cormac Costello adds two more for the dubs

  • 3'

    Tom Lahiff and Ciaran Kilkenny have Dublin two up after three minutes

Venue

Croke Park
Croke Park, Jones's Road, Dublin, D01 WY49, Ireland