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Royal Heartbreak Ends As Meath Edge Westmeath In Classic

Royal Heartbreak Ends As Meath Edge Westmeath In Classic
By Conor McKenna Updated
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The Meath ladies footballers finally got over the line in Croke Park. Having lost the last two intermediate finals in Croke Park, they delivered a super performance to claim a 2-17 to 4-5 victory over  neighbours Westmeath, in the TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Final.

Vikki Wall was fantastic for the Royal County, as was Maire O'Shaughnessy in midfield. Wall was awarded player of the match and her sister Sarah got injured early on in the game and had to leave the field in heartbreaking fashion. Luckily, Vikki had enough energy left to carry her sister back onto the pitch after fulltime.

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Some of the football quality on display was superb. Westmeath had a dream start to the game and were 3-0 to 1-2 up at one stage, though Meath dominated from that point onwards.

Meath held a 2-8 to 3-3 lead at the interval, though the third quarter was very tight. Johanna Maher was sin-binned in the 47th minute and Meath used the numerical advantage well, effectively winning the game in that period.

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Meath held out for a six point win and can look forward to senior gootball in 2021, where they will hope to produce some more excellent performances.

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