Sport Gaelic Football

Monday 20 November 2017

The game at a glance

Man of the match

Brendan Murphy (Carlow)

A terrific performance of graft and intensity. Won plenty of ugly ball. Showed leadership all the way.

Magic moment

Brendan Murphy's decisive challenge on Joe Sheridan in the last minute of time added on.

Turning point

JJ Smith's smash-and-grab late, late goal that sensationally brought Carlow level in the 72nd minute.

Talking point

How did Meath fail to press home their advantage after they got the boost of Cian Ward's 18th-minute goal, putting them five points ahead?

Ref watch

Barry Cassidy from Derry sent off three, and dished out nine yellow cards. Player indiscipline was the main cause of the reds.

What they said

Luke Dempsey (Carlow manager):

"It was real championship stuff. A great match. We really put our hearts and souls into it for Carlow."

Seamus McEnaney

(Meath manager):

"We gave everything, we used 19 players and it wasn't good enough. We are delighted to get out with a draw."

Match statistics

Frees: Meath 23 (13 first half); Carlow 24 (11)

Wides: Meath 7 (5); Carlow 7 (1)

Yellow cards: Meath 4 (C Gillespie 29, 54, M Burke 33, J Queeney 67); Carlow 5 (Brendan Murphy 7, D Foley 24, C Lawlor 32, E Ruth 32, D Hayden 65)

Red cards: Meath 1 (C Gillespie 54, second yellow); Carlow 2 (P Reid 68, straight red; D Hayden, straight red 70)

Attendance: 10,171

What next?

Replay at Tullamore next Saturday night; winners will meet the winners of Offaly v Kildare, who play next Sunday.

Irish Independent

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