Meath's Leo Murphy u-20 Development FL clash with Armagh which was scheduled to take place in ther Athletic Grounds on Monday evening is off and with neither side in a position to qualify for the next stage it is unlikely to be refixed.
With so many of Barry Callaghan's u-20 panel involved in the Leaving Cert exams taking place this week and next and several others injured, Meath are unable to field a team and so the game has been postponed and is unlikely to be refixed.
Meath won their opening game of this new competition with an impressive 1-15 to 0-10 over Monaghan in Inniskeen with Trim's Aaron Lynch top scoring with six points, while Jordan Morris grabbed the goal from the penalty spot.
However, in the second round against Down Meath were comprehensively beaten 1-3 to 2-12 by the visitors to Pairc Tailteann on Tuesday evening last with Conor Frayne accounting for all of Meath's tally.
DETAILS v MONAGAN
Meath - Aaron Lynch 0-6 three frees, one '45, Jordan Morris 1-0 penalty, Cathal Finnegan 0-3, Matthew Costello 0-2 one free, Oisin Martyn 0-1, Connell Ahearne 0-1, Daragh Nolan 0-1, Conor Frayne 0-1.
Meath - Sean Brennan (Dunderry); Harry O'Higgins (Drumbaragh), Robbie Clarke (Skryne), Luke Kelly (Na Fianna); Oran Smullen (Na Fianna), Eoin Harkin (Dunsany), Oisin Martyn (Dunderry); Cian Swaine (Clann nanGael), Cian McBride (St Ultan's); Connell Ahearne (Ratoath), Jordan Morris (Nobber), Matthew Costello (Dunshaughlin); Aaron Lynch (Trim), Cathal Finnegan (Seneschalstown), Sarán Ó Fionnagáin (Wolfe Tones). Subs - Daragh Nolan (Dunboyne) for Costello 40 mins, James O'Hare (Rathkenny) for Smullen 45m, Conor Frayne (Summerhill) for Ó Fionnagáin 54m, Shane Gibney (Moylagh) for Harkin 55m, Conor Farrelly (Walterstown) for Ahearne 56m, Ahearne for Morris 60m.
DETAILS v DOWN
Meath – Conor Frayne 1-3 three frees.
Meath – Sean Brennan (Dunderry); Harry O'Higgins (Drumbaragh), Robbie Clarke (Skryne), James O'Hare (Rathkenny); Shane Gibney (Moylagh), Eoin Harkin (Dunsany), Oisin Martyn (Dunderry); Cian Swaine (Clann na nGael), Daithi McGowan (Ratoath); Connell Ahearne (Ratoath), Jordan Morris (Nobber), John Keane (Summerhill); Daragh Nolan (Dunboyne), Conor Frayne (Summerhill), Saran O Fionnagain (Wolfe Tones). Subs – Conor Farrelly (Walterstown) for Gibney half-time, Luke Kelly (Na Fianna) for Nolan 41 mins, Adam Kelly (Dunderry) for Frayne, Niall Smullen (Clonard) for McGowan both 60m. Black card – J Keane (replaced by McGowan 61m).