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Meath man Andy McEntee masterminded a first Dublin SFC title for Ballyboden since 2009.
Meath man Andy McEntee masterminded a first Dublin SFC title for Ballyboden since 2009.
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It's rare that Meath hail the exploits of a Dublin football team - but it's happened

Andy McEntee’s exploits with Ballyboden St Enda’s have drawn praise from his native county.
Nov 2nd 2015, 3:30 PM 8,015 3

IT’S NOT OFTEN that the Meath GAA fraternity lauds the exploits of a Dublin team.

But that’s been very much the case since Andy McEntee, a native of Dunboyne, masterminded victory for Ballyboden St Enda’s against St Vincent’s in Sunday’s Dublin SFC final.

McEntee is the younger brother of former Meath star Gerry and he’s been making quite a name for himself, so much so that the former minor supremo is now being touted as a future Royal County senior boss.

The plaudits have been flooding in from Meath, including a message from the county board’s very own Twitter feed:

Dublin star Michael Darragh MacAuley was one of the stars of Ballyboden’s win and he paid tribute to the brilliant role played by Bob Dwane in the Parnell Park success.

Dwane put the shackles on St Vincent’s star Diarmuid Connolly, who was held scoreless.

And MacAuley told Oisin Langan on the Newstalk Rewind podcast: “They have a few special players.

“I think Bob Dwane marking him today had a super game on him.

“Everything went to plan, it was just one of those days. Diarmuid’s a super player but Bob managed to do a job on him.

“It was a brilliant game of football. Ballyboden set out on a mission this year to win this title, it was an achievable goal, we worked hard to get here but managed to get over the line.”

McEntee, MacAuley et. al now turn their attentions to the AIB Leinster club championship, and a tussle with Louth champions St Patrick’s next Sunday.

The game has a 2pm throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda.

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