Galway and Meath ladies draw

Galway 3-11 Meath 1-17

Galway 3-11 Meath 1-17

Gillian Joyce’s free, in the last minute of extra time, means Galway and Meath will have to replay their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final.

A Louise McKeever point, with six minutes remaining in extra time, had put the Royals in front for the first time in Portlaoise but substitute Joyce rescued a draw.

Galway led 3-4 to 0-5 at the break as Niamh Fahey (penalty), Geraldine Conneally and Annette Clarke all netted inside eight minutes.

Meath fought back with Grainne Nulty (0-3), Jackie Shiels (0-7) and Katie O’Brien (1-0) impressing – the sides finished at 3-8 to 1-14 after an hour.

GALWAY – U Carroll; M O’Donnell, E Flaherty, M Glynn; C Cormican, A Daly (0-2), AM McDonagh (0-2); P Gleeson, C Molloy; E Concannon, A Clarke (1-0), N Duggan; G Conneally (1-1), N Fahey (1-1 (1-0 pen)), L Joyce (0-1).

Subs used: G Joyce (0-4 (0-3f)) for Glynn (21 mins), L Cohill for Gleeson (48), M Glynn for Clarke (56), H Carroll for Cormican (6, extra time), P Gleeson for Duggan, A Clarke for Conneally (both 18, extra time)

MEATH – I Munnelly; S Dooley, E Lynch, S McCormack (0-1); J Rispin, L McKeever (0-1), C McAuley (0-1); J Burke, L Keenan (0-1); M Sheridan (0-1), J Shiels (0-7 (0-5f)), G Nulty (0-3); F Mahon, G Bennett, K O’Brien (1-0).

Subs used: M Doyle (0-2 (0-1f)) for G Bennett (34 mins), C O’Shaughnessy for Lynch (48), S Bennett for Keenan (half-time, extra time), A Thompson for Rispin (20, extra time)

Referee: Brendan Gallagher (Tyrone)

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