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Athboy student grabs sensational equaliser

Story by Meath Chronicle Sports

Saturday, 29th March, 2014 3:47pm

Athboy student grabs sensational equaliser

Jamie McGrath

Athboy Community School student Jamie McGrath grabbed a sensational last minute equaliser for the Republic of Ireland Schools as they shared six goals with England in the annual Centenary Shield tournament last night.


McGrath's goal completed a fantastic recovery for the Irish boys who trailed 1-3 with eight minutes remaining after taking the lead as early as the first minute.


Finn Harps and St Eunan's College defender Chris Flanagan could have sealed a remarkable turnaround victory but was denied by the England goalkeeper deep into injury time.


The game was played at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City.


Ireland’s final game in the competition will be at home to Scotland at Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 24th April.



There was mixed results for Meath players in last night's League of Ireland Premier Division.


The top game was the clash at Tallaght Stadium where Gary Rogers was beaten in the first-half as hosts Shamrock Rovers defeated Sligo Rovers.


Athlone town also lost again with former Athboy CS student Kealan Dillon featuring again for the Westmeath side as they lost (0-3) at home to Cork City.


Drogheda Utd manager Robbie Horgan saw his team win again, this time at Thomond Park where they edged out Limerick (1-0) with a goal from Declan O'Brien.


Drogheda also kept their third successive clean sheet against Limerick.


Cathal Brady and Gary O'Neill both featured for Drogheda and Brady will be a visitor to the MDL in Navan on Tuesday where he will be presenting medals at the FAI Meath Primary Schools finals.


All this week's action from the schools' games will be featured in the next edition of the Meath Chronicle.



There was no joy for Georgie Poynton from Bettystown or Adam McDonnell from Dunboyne as they both featured for the Republic of Ireland against Germany in the UEFA u-17 Elite Championship qualifiers in Serbia yesterday.


The Republic of Ireland lost 0-3 and earlier in the week lost (1-2) to a late goal against Serbia.



SHAMROCK 4 3 1 0 10

CORK          4 3 1 0 10

DROGHEDA 4 2 2 0 4 

DUNDALK   4 2 1 1 7 

ST PATS      4 1 3 0 6

UCD           4 2 0 2 6

BOHEMIAN 4 1 2 1 5

DERRY        4 0 3 1 3

SLIGO ROV 4 1 0 3 3

LIMERICK    4 0 2 2 2

ATHLONE 4 0 0 4 0


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