Meath and Louth draw refixed game
Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013 12:12
Meath and Louth played out a dramatic draw in the refixed Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup match in Pairc Tailteann on Thursday.
The Wee County raced into a 0-08 to 0-02 lead at half-time with Meath missing several opportunities for points throughout the half.
But when the Royals ended a period of over 20 minutes without a score through Damien Carroll early in the second half, they found their shooting boots and trailed by just a point with two minutes left.
Shane Lennon restored a two-point lead for Louth shortly after Neil Gallagher saved a Carroll penalty, until a stoppage time goal from Paddy Gilsenan put the Royals in front.
However, Jim McEneaney’s point in the dying moments secured a 0-11 to 1-08 draw for Aidan O'Rourke's men.