Meath were denied a sensational victory in Ballybofey today when Michael Murphy pointed an equaliser for Donegal in the fourth minute of injury-time after the referee penalised Meath for time-wasting at a sideline as the teams finished on 1-12 each.
Meath were ahead by 1-7 to 1-5 at the interval and remained in the ascendancy throughout the second-half only to be caught in added time.
Bryan McMahon, Eamon Wallace and Padraig Harnan will now have to focus on Wednesday night's u-21 replay agianst Louth.
Meath - P O'Rourke; D Keogan, K Reilly, M Burke; S Curran, B Menton, E Harrington; A Tormey (0-2), S O'Rourke (0-1); D Tobin, D Carroll (0-1), B McMahon (0-1); D McDonagh (0-1), S Bray, M Newman (1-4).
Subs - G Reilly (0-1) for Bray, P Harnan for Tobin, S Kenny for Curran, E Wallace (0-1) for McMahon.?