Graham Reilly: the Meath man received an early black card against Kildare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11 For the second successive week Kildare fell short of the winning post as Meath reaffirmed themselves the second best t(...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)

David Bray of Meath with struggles to find a way past James Morgan of Armagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences as A(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Wicklow’s Paddy Dalton and Mark Staines with Damien Carroll of Meath in Baltinglass. Photograph: Inpho

MEATH 4-11 WICKLOW 2-5: On the scenic route into Baltinglass, over the Wicklow Gap, the wind was howling and the rain outrageous. What football lesson(...)

Shane O’Rourke: made a welcome return to the Meath colours against DIT at Navan. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath 4-11 DIT 1-14Goals proved crucial as Meath saw off the challenge of reigning Sigerson Cup champions Dublin Institute of Technology in a less tha(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke with Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14: Meath forced Dublin to dig out their 52nd Leinster title today, and for that they will be grateful, but we witnessed two count(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly seemed to have carte blanche against Wexford not to have to track back but it is inconceivable he’ll be given that level of freedom tomorrow against Dublin with  James McCarthy to keep an eye on. Photograph: Inpho

Nothing has coloured the build-up here so much as the level of shelling that Kildare were forced to cower beneath the longer their semi-final against (...)

Cian O’Sullivan’s move to the Dublin midfield has proved, so far, to be hugely successful. Photograph: Inpho

There are times that you have to beware of the quiet ones. Dublin should bear that in mind. Although they come into tomorrow’s match with a swagger – (...)