The Meath Senior football final was full of drama, with David Brady hitting the deck as both managers were sent off as Ratoath defeated Summerhill for their third title in four years.
In a high tempered game, former Mayo player David Brady, who is manager of Ratoath, got in a scuffle with Summerhill manager Conor Gillespie.
Deep into injury time, with Ratoath seemingly on their way to another title with a two point lead, a scuffle broke out between the players in front of the benches, with Gillespie attempting to separate it.
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David Brady then comes out and seems to push Gillespie, before Brady is shouldered by Gillespie leading to Brady going down in a crazy final few minutes in Meath.
The two managers were then sent off, moments before the full time whistle blew, as Ratoath were 0-12 to 0-11 winners, with both managers shaking hands afterwards.
No stranger to confrontation in his playing days David Brady was in good spirits after the incident and held is opposing number in high respect after a tense final.
“Look, Jaysus, and I'm straight...whatever picture is around tomorrow is not the picture of reality. Again, think about it, it was a perfect storm for us, we were the ones that needed, as the man says, a bit of a schemozzle. It's not the first time I've had a shemozzle with Meath men - I don't think I hit the ground as quick the last time!
But ah, look, Conor is an absolute gent and he's done so much for that group. They were undefeated all year, they still haven't conceded a goal since May. They could go to next May without conceding a goal.
Ironically, Brady was famously involved in a scuffle against Meath in the 1996 All-Ireland final, a brawl that wasn’t as friendly as Sunday’s encounter to say the least.