That's 20th Meath SFC titles now. Tommy Grealy/INPHO
Meath SFC

Penalty save the decisive moment as Navan O'Mahonys reign supreme again

Stephen Bray kicked the insurance score at Páirc Tailteann.

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NAVAN O’MAHONYS RETAINED their Meath Senior Football Championship crown this afternoon with a two-point win over Na Fianna in a tight decider at Páirc Tailteann.

All-star forward Stephen Bray sealed a 20th provincial title for Navan O’Mahony’s with a late score after Na Fianna had staged a resilient comeback in awful conditions.

The defending champions led 0-6 to 0-3 at the break but were indebted to a fine save by their goalkeeper Marcus Brennan to deny Daniel Queeney from the penalty spot.

The sides were level at 0-1 apiece at the time and it proved to be a decisive moment in an otherwise uneventful game.

Navan had too much firepower for their opponents and were operating in cruise control for much of the contest until Na Fianna conjured a late fightback.

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Ethan Devine reduced the deficit with a point and then a slightly fortuitous goal in the 60th minute to give Navan something to think about.

A tight finish was in store when Queeney added another score but Bray capped his man of the match performance with an injury-time point to complete the victory.

Davy Nelson’s side will now face Longford champions Killoe in the Leinster club quarter-final on 8 November.

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