Royals succumb to Dublin - and the heat

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan

Saturday, 7th July, 2018 7:32pm

Royals succumb to Dublin - and the heat

Meath's Aine McInerney in battle against Dublin today.

In scorching temperatures at Trim today Dublin set a hot pace to get the better of Meath, 2-11 to 0-8 in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. 

Having already shipped defeats in their opening two games Meath needed a win here but they never looked like getting it as they sought to battle with a lively Dublin side and the high temperatures. 

The victory looked all but assured for Dublin at the break when they led 1-7 to 0-3 at the interval with Emma Flanagan finding the net. With 48 minutes on the clock the outcome was put beyond all doubt when Siobhan Kehoe fired home a second-half for the visitors. 

Meath never stopped trying but they had to rely on the free-taking ability of Jane Dolan to keep them in the game. The Blackhall Gaels player fired over seven points, two from play, with Meagan Tynne the only other Meath player to raise a white flag. 

The home goalkeeper Emily Mangan was busy throughout and she made a number of fine saves. The nearest Meath came to finding the net was when Dolan went low from a 20m free but the ball was stopped on the line. 

Afterwards Meath manager John Davis said he was proud of his troops but disappointed that he was not getting support and backing from all the clubs in Meath. 

See camogie analysis , match report, Davis's quotes and John Quirke's photographs from the game in the next issue of the Meath Chronicle.