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Brother of Dublin All-Ireland winner links up with Andy McEntee's Meath footballers

Stuart Lowndes is making the cross-border switch while Stephen O’Connor has also declared for the Royal County.

Meath boss Andy McEntee has moved for two players who have worn the Dublin shirt.
Meath boss Andy McEntee has moved for two players who have worn the Dublin shirt.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

NEW MEATH SENIOR football manager Andy McEntee has moved to secure the services of former Dublin duo Stephen O’Connor and Stuart Lowndes.

Both players have worn the Sky Blue of Dublin in the past but are eligible to line out for McEntee’s Meath in 2017.

Lowndes, a brother of Dublin senior football panellist Eric, transferred from St Peregrines in Dublin to St Peter’s, Dunboyne, earlier this year.

Stuart Lowndes with Declan O'Mahony Stuart Lowndes contests possession with Declan O'Mahony during the 2015 annual Blue Stars game. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

O’Connor, meanwhile, was a member of the Ballyboden St Enda’s team managed by McEntee that stormed to AIB All-Ireland senior club glory last March – and he scored a point in the final victory over Castlebar Mitchels.

The Irish Sun explains that O’Connor, a former U21 hurler with Dublin, has declared for Meath as his mother hails from the county.

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Stephen O’Connor Stephen O'Connor in action for Ballyboden St Enda's. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Lowndes featured for Dublin in the 2015 O’Byrne Cup, making a substitute’s appearance in the semi-final against Meath.

He’ll now hope to make his mark in the green shirt of Meath next year, along with fellow hopeful O’Connor.

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