Mick O Dowd

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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 (...)

Kevin Reilly: The Meath man has had six intercounty managers since his debut in 2005. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The first day Meath tossed Kevin Reilly out the door of the plane, he just about had time to check for a parachute. He was 19 years old and not long o(...)

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 – (...)

Mick O’Dowd has got Meath into a Leinster final in his first season in charge.

There was a time when being a Meath manager who took his side to a Leinster final would hardly have counted as a big deal. Now? Well, it won’t exactly(...)

Wexford’s David Murphy and Brian Malone tackle Graham Reilly of Meath at Croke Parks yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

This has all become wearingly familiar for Wexford. For the third year in a row, they slope out of Croke Park scratching their heads at the lost oppor(...)

Wexford manager Aidan O’Brien: has a big task taking over after Jason Ryan’s five year term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and Mick O’Dowd are hardly names that ring out across the national GAA stage. Of course, the O’Brien in question is not the much fete(...)

Wicklow’s Seanie Furlong has his penalty saved by Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke during Saturday’s clash at Aughrim. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wicklow were left to rue a wasted opportunity of making a rare appearance in the Leinster semi-final on Saturday night.In front of a packed house at r(...)

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