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Meath and DCU to meet in O'Byrne Cup final four as Dublin crash out

There were also goals galore in Baltinglass as the Royals topped Group C

DCU players celebrate their winning point.
DCU players celebrate their winning point.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Dublin are out of the Bórd na Mona O’Byrne Cup after a last-gasp David Byrne point saw the students through as winners of Group D.

Jim Galvin’s men looked to be cruising when they were five points up in the 61st minute but the game changed when Rory O’Carroll was black-carded for preventing a goal-scoring opportunity.

A red card for Paul Flynn on 67 minutes gave the students added impetus and they booked their place in the semi-finals with virtually the last kick of the game.

DCU will face Meath in the semi-finals after the losing Leinster finalists put four goals past Wicklow in Baltinglass to top Group C.

Stephen Bray, Peter Bray, Damien Carroll and Dalton McDonagh all raised the green flag for the Royals while Sean Furlong and James Sheerin grabbed two consolation goals for the hosts in what was a winner-takes-all encounter.

DIT came out on top in the battle of the ITs in the other game in Group C with a 3-12 to 0-16 win over Carlow IT while Louth had seven points to spare (1-14 – 0-10) over Westmeath in Drogheda.


Group C
Dublin IT 3-12 v Carlow IT 0-16, St Margaret’s GAA grounds
Ref: Noel McKenna, Kildare
Meath 4-11 v Wicklow 2-5, Baltinglass
Ref: Eddie Kinsella, Laois

Group D
DCU 3-8 v Dublin 0-16 Parnell Park
Ref: David Gough, Meath
Louth 1-14 v Westmeath 0-10, Drogheda
Ref: Maurice Deegan, Laois

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