Dubs And Meath Renew Familiar Rivalry

DUBLIN v MEATH

They meet in the Leinster final for a third successive year, with Dublin having won the last two. Dublin have won six, drawn one and lost one of their last eight championship clashes with Meath since 2002. The Royals’ only success came in the 2010 Leinster semi-final.

Dublin are bidding for a fourth successive Leinster title and a ninth in ten years. Their only defeat in Leinster since the start of the 2005 championship came against Meath in 2010, the year the Royals last won the title when they beat Louth in the final.

Both Dublin and Meath have recorded very big scores in their two championship games to date. Dublin’s total in their wins over Laois and Wexford was 4-46 while Meath’s total against Carlow and Kildare was 9-29.

Paths to the final:

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16

Dublin 2-25 Wexford 1-12

Dublin scorers:

Cormac Costello…………………1-8

Paul Flynn…………………………1-5

Dean Rock………………………..0-7 (0-7 frees)

Diarmuid Connolly……………..1-3 (0-1 free)

Michael Darragh Macauley…1-1

Stephen Cluxton…………………0-3 (0-3‘45s’)

Eoghan O’Gara…………………0-3

Paul Mannion………………..0-3

Kevin McManamon……………0-2

Tomas Brady………………….0-2

Alan Brogan……………………0-2

Bernard Brogan………………..0-1

Peadar Andrews………………..0-1

James McCarthy……………….0-1

Bryan Cullen……………………0-1

Cian O’Sullivan……………….0-1

Philly McMahon……………..0-1

Nicky Devereux……………..0-1

Paths to the final:

Meath 7-13 Carlow 0-6

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17

Meath scorers:

Andrew Tormey…………….2-7 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees)

Mickey Newman……………3-2 (1-0 penalty)

Stephen Bray………………..1-4

Dalton McDonagh…………2-0

Brian McMahon……………1-1

Paddy O’Rourke…………..0-2 (0-1 free, 0-1 ‘45’)

Damien Carroll…………….0-3

Shane O’Rourke…………..0-3 (0-1 free)

Seamus Kenny …………….0-2

Graham Reilly……………..0-1

Donncha Tobin…………….0-1

Mark O’Sullivan………….0-1

David Bray………………….0-1

Joe Wallace…………………0-1

Last Five Championship Clashes:

2013: Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14 (Leinster final)

2012: Dublin 2-13 Meath 1-13 (Leinster final)

2010: Meath 5-9 Dublin 0-13 (Leinster semi-final)

2009: Dublin 0-14 Meath 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)

2007: Dublin 0-16 Meath 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay

Last Five Leinster Final Clashes:

2013: Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14

2012: Dublin 2-13 Meath 1-13

2001: Meath 2-11 Dublin 0-14

1999: Meath 1-14 Dublin 0-12

1996: Meath 0-10 Dublin 0-8

Leinster title wins:

Dublin 52 (1891-92-94-96-97-98-99-1901-02-04-06-07-08-20-21-22-23-24-32-33-34-41-42-55-58-59-62-63-65-74-75-76-77-78-79-83-84-85-89-92-93-94-95-2002-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2011-2012-2013).

Meath 21 (1895-1939-40-47-49-51-52-54-64-66-67-70-86-87-88-90-91-96-99-2001-2010) (Hill16.ie)

 

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