Royals see of Mayo to reach All Ireland U21 B hurling decider
Meath 4-12 Mayo 1-11
Four second half goals paved the way for this Meath victory in the U-21 B semi-final at Trim.
Mayo led 0-6 to 0-5 at the break but suffered a massive blow when David Kenny was sent off on receipt of a second yellow card on the approach to half-time.
The hosts seized the initiative within three minutes of the restart with a goal from Gavin McGowan.
Full forward Fergal Flattery added another and when sub Sean Doyle netted on 41 minutes it left it 3-6 to 0-6.
Sean Regan scored Mayo's goal at the end of the third quarter but they never threatened to make up the leeway.
SCORERS - Meath: G McGowan 1-3, F Flattery 1-2, J Andrews, S Doyle 1-1 each, J Regan 0-3f, L Martyn, S Quigley 0-1 each.
Mayo: S Regan 1-2 (0-2f), F Boland 0-4 (2f), C Scahill, A O Suilleabhean 0-2 each, J Gallagher 0-1.
MEATH - C Bird; D Conneely, L Rickard, C McGrath; C O'Shea, S McGrath, E Ryan; L Martyn, S Kelly; G McGowan, J Regan, P Potterton; J Wall, F Flattery, J Andrews. Subs: S Doyle for Wall (37), S Quigley for Potterton (39), L Swayne for Martyn (47), C O'Rourke for C McGrath (56), C Sheerin for O'Shea (58).
MAYO - D Freyne; A Henry, S Geraghty, C Murray; J Judge, C Finn, M Flannery; A O Suilleabhean, D Kenny; Z O'Toole, F Boland, J Gallagher; C Scahill, S Regan, S Nugent. Subs: D Muldoon for Flannery (37), S Kenny for S Nugent (38), S Coughlan for J Judge (53), R Byrne for O'Toole (60), S Healy for Gallagher (60).
REF: C Cunning (Antrim).