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Meath boss admits his side were fortunate to earn a replay against Carlow

Updated: Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 17:21 | Comments

McEnaney was full of praise for the Carlow effort
McEnaney was full of praise for the Carlow effort

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Meath manager Seamus McEnaney felt his side were lucky to earn a draw in their Leinster SFC quarter-final clash against Carlow in Tullamore.

Luke Dempsey’s side, who had two players sent off, earned another day out when JJ Smith goaled late to leave the final score 1-12 apiece.

Speaking to RTÉ Radio after the game, ‘Banty’ was relieved that his side are still in the provincial campaign. “We were lucky to get the draw. Thankfully there was three points in the game and not two when they got their goal at the end," he said.

Carlow's performance did not surprise the Monaghan native: "We knew it was going to be a difficult match as they prepared really well, with challenge games against Dublin and Cork. All I can say is that we’re still in the Leinster championship and we live to fight another day.

"During the game, I thought we kicked away a lot of easy opportunities for scores, while also allowing Carlow to build too easily from the back. We have a lot of work to do over the next week.

"We’re up against it now and Carlow have proved they are quality side."

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