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Galway 2-10 Meath 0-15

Galway 2-10 Meath 0-15


GALWAY overturned a three point half time deficit
to overcome Meath in a thrilling TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final
replay at Breffni Park Cavan on Saturday. . 

Unlike the drawn game, Meath burst out of the blocks early on
and got off to a blistering start.

They led 0-7 to 0-3 after 18 minutes – helped by five points
from Gillian Bennett. Galway responded through Player of the Match
Gillian Joyce, who floated over a point before Edel Concannon
fired home their opening goal to draw level seven minutes from
the break.

Meath finished the half with three unanswered points in the final
five minutes to lead at the interval, 0-10 to 1-4. Galway missed
an injury time penalty when Niamh Fahey’s shot was saved by Irene

Meath extended their lead with a Fiona Mahon point before Gillian
Joyce fired in Galway’s second goal four minutes after the restart.

Bennett hit over her only point from play soon after to open
a two point advantage. However, Galway replied by hitting three
unanswered points to lead for the first time as the game entered
the final quarter.

Meath hit back with a brace of points from Jackie Shiels to retake
the lead but Galway’s experience told and they finished strongly
to advance to yet another All-Ireland semi-final.

GALWAY: U Carroll; M O’Connell, E Flaherty, M Glynn; C Cormican,
A Daly, A M McDonagh (0-1); P Gleeson (0-1), L Coohill; E Concannon
(1-0), G Joyce (1-6,2f), N Duggan; G Conneally, N Fahey, L Joyce.
Subs: A Clarke (0-2) for Duggan (19mins)


MEATH: I Munnelly; S Dooley, J Burke, S McCormack; J Rispin,
L McKeever, E Lynch; L Keenan, F Mahon (0-2); M Sheridan, J Shiels
(0-4,3f), G Nulty; K O’Brien (0-1), G Bennett (0-8, 7f), C McAuley.
Subs: M Doyle for McAuley (37mins), G Doherty for O’Brien (39
Mins), A Thompson for Nulty (47 mins), C O’Shaughnessy for Keenan
(56 mins)


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