Kieran Martin of Westmeath celebrates at the final whistle after his side’s victory over Meath in the Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Westmeath 3-19 Meath 2-18 “It’s a miracle for the lads there,” says Westmeath manager Tom Cribben. He’s not exaggerating. A historic first (...)

The Meath side is considerably stronger with Kevin Reilly (above) and Michael Newman back along with Mickey Burke, Bryan Menton and Cormac McGill made a strong impact during the league at full back. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s provincial supremacy has frustrated no county as much as Meath, runners-up in the last three Leinster finals and the last team to defeat the (...)

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(...)

Meath’s Joey Wallace is put under pressure by Galway’s Garreth Bradshaw during their Allianz Football League Division Two match at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Co Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Meath 1-12 Galway got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start as they brushed aside an under-par Meath at Pearse Sta(...)

Mick Foley: “I’m teaching full-time at the moment [in Maynooth post-primary school] and I’m also now doing a course outside of teaching.”  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare will have to do without former All Star full-back Mick Foley for the 2015 season; in fact it’s unlikely he will appear again in the white of K(...)

 Ruairi O Cioleain of O’Mahony’s shoots to score his side’s first goal despite a block attempt from Conor Carton of Donaghmore-Ashbourne.  Photograph: Tommy Grealy / Inpho

O’Mahony’s 2-11 Donaghmore 2-9 Navan O’Mahonys recovered from letting in two goals in the opening three minutes to claim the Meath title for th(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon: an example of how good Dublin are at winning primary possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wow. It’s not easy to find words that best describe Dublin’s victory in Croke Park, because I haven’t seen a Leinster final of such sustained pace and(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle involving several players on both teams late in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So Dublin recorded a 16-point thumping of their neighbouring rivals on a lovely sunny afternoon in Croke Park before the best attendance of the season(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Diarmuid Connolly celebrate after the Leinster final defeat of Meath at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To think some Dublin supporters were born into this.A ninth Leinster football title in a decade – and fourth in succession. Another simply devastating(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal against Meath in the Leinster football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Dublin 3-20 Meath 1-10Three down easy, three to go, as Dublin’s imperial march towards their All-Ireland defence continues.A ninth Leinster football t(...)