Laois defeated Meath 1-12 to 1-7 in the group stages of the Eirgrid Leinster U20 Football Championship on Tuesday evening to earn a place in the provincial semi-finals.
Nearly three minutes into injury time at the end of the game, Meath captain Eoghan Frayne stood over a placed ball as his side sought what would likely have been a winning goal.
The Laois defence dealt with the threat well with the ball being punched clear and Colin Dunne taking possession. A kick pass from the substitute found the hands of Davy Costello in the midfield.
The forward took off on a surging run towards the Meath goal while being chased by Ciaran O'Hare and Thomas Sheridan. What happened next, and whether Costello was going for a goal, is open to interpretation, but the ball floated over the head of Meath goalkeeper Brayden Colfer and into the far corner of the net. It was a thrilling way for Laois to seal the victory.
The game was shown live on Clubber TV.
Davy Costello goal for Laois U20s vs Meath
INSANE last 60 seconds ending in an INCREDIBLE top corner goal from Davy Costello!! 🚀
Did he mean it??
The result sees @CLGLaois into the @gaaleinster U20 Football Semi-Final. Watch the game in full here 👇https://t.co/8RTIDVIpju pic.twitter.com/G1AVOPHCTX
— Clubber (@clubber) April 4, 2023
Laois had trailed by four points at half-time and by three midway through the second half but they scored 1-5 without reply in the final quarter to seal the victory.
Tuesday's victory added to their wins last month against Carlow and Longford and meant they topped the group, sending them straight into the semi-finals along with Dublin.
In the quarter-finals, Meath will play Westmeath while Louth will face Kildare.