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Meath manager claims Dublin league trophy in last game with All-Ireland club champs

Andy McEntee finished up with Ballyboden St Enda’s last night.

NEW MEATH SENIOR football manager Andy McEntee is already looking ahead to the 2017 season with the Royals.

But last night he signed off on a successful note in Dublin club football with the reigning All-Ireland club champions.

McEntee guided Ballyboden St-Enda’s to the Dublin and Leinster senior football titles in 2015 before they cruised to All-Ireland glory in style on St Patrick’s Day.

Andrew McEntee celebrates at the final whistle Ballyboden St-Enda's winning manager Andy McEntee last St Patrick's Day Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Ballyboden St. Enda's celebrate with the trophy The Ballyboden St-Enda's players celebrate their All-Ireland win. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The championship this year in Dublin didn’t pan out as they would have liked with a second round exit against Kilmacud Crokes in October.

But a 2-18 to 3-14 win in last night’s Dublin Division 1 football league final against St Judes at Parnell Park, does provide some consolation and Christmas cheer as they conclude 2016 on a winning note.

The game was a thrilling contest with the teams level at 1-15 to 2-12 at the end of normal time before Ballyboden prevailed by a point despite conceding a last-gasp goal from a St Judes penalty at the close of extra-time.

Sam Molony hit a brace of goals for the winners with the first one an emphatic and memorable strike.

Source: John Galvin/YouTube

His second was a bit more fortunate but it was judged that the ball had just squeezed over the line.

Source: John Galvin/YouTube

Conal Keaney kicked 0-8 for Ballyboden St-Enda’s while Kevin McManamon struck 0-4 for St Judes.

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