Dunboyne 2-16 (22)
Simonstown Gaels 4-12 (24)
This game was a rematch of the thrilling quarter final encounter from last year. This fixture has become an outstanding game in the Meath county championship calendar. This game will etch in the memory of each spectator due to the remarkable and spirited comeback by Simonstown.
Dunboyne started very well with a goal in the second minute by one of their talismen ‘Donal Lenihan’. Lenihan and McEntee were very influential in the first period with Lenihan scoring 2 goals and McEntee scoring 4 points. Simonstown were struggling to find answers and looked very open at the back. At the end of the first half Simonstown trailed by 11 points. Simonstown Gaels 0-05 (5) Dunboyne GAA 2-10 (16).
Simonstown had a renewed energy and focus and began to play with a higher tempo in the second half. Simonstown began the second half with a quickfire point by Podge McKeever and a vital goal by Mark McCabe. Simonstown were looking for the killer ball and scored much needed goals through a brace from Podge McKeever and another brace from Mark McCabe. Remarkably Simonstown led in the 51st minute by a scoreline of 4-09 – 2-14. Simonstown showed great composure and were buoyed by great support throughout the second half. Micky Brennan came on and his 45 was tipped over by Mark McCabe. Brian McGrath dealt the decisive blow in the 62nd minute with an extremely well taken point. This sent the Simonstown selectors and fans into raptures.
This performance by the lads was one for the annals, lets make it count! Well done lads. Simonstown Gaels will play against neighbours ‘Wolfe Tones’ in the semi final of the meath championship
Robert Burlingham, Shane Gallagher, Stephen Moran, Niall McMahon, Mark Gardiner, Brían Conlon, Brian McGrath (0-1), James Kilcullen, Shane O’Rourke (0-1), Joe Lyons, Seán Tobin (0-2), Mark McCabe (2-1), Eanna Donoughue, Nathan O’Brien (0-2), Podge McKeever (2-5)