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Dublin v Meath
Sunday, June 23rd. 4:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
There’s nothing quite like a Dublin and Meath battle. We’ve been witness to many monumental clashes through the decades in a rivalry that has transcended Gaelic Football.
Today marks the 63rd Football Championship meeting between the neighbouring counties and with provincial silverware up for grabs, it gives this game an edge like no other.
Back in the last decade Dublin were on a provincial run, unbeaten from 2005 to 2009. Meath stepped up in 2010 and sent shockwaves through the GAA in that year’s Leinster Semi Final. Five goals were spilled by a Dublin side unbeaten in the province, and Meath capitalised, taking the Delaney Cup in the championship final against Louth.
Since then Dublin have returned to their provincial perch and have not been moved in eight years. A ninth consecutive Leinster Crown is on the table this afternoon in what is expected to be a tough encounter. Meath have climbed the ladder from the bottom rung. They secured promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz National Football League and pose the sternest threat to Dublin’s Leinster dominance.
This decade Dublin and Meath have met in three Leinster Finals. Between 2012 and 2014 the two counties met in the provincial decider. Dublin won the first by a three point margin on a 2-13 to 1-13 scoreline. In 2013 that deficit grew to seven scores with the result at 2015 to 0-14 for the boys in blue. In their last final meeting in 2015 Dublin ransacked their neighbours in a 3-20 to 1-10 hammering.
This afternoon the slate is wiped clean as both sides renew an old rivalry in front of the Croke Park audience.
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