GAA All Ireland qualifier result: Derry 1-14 (17) v 1-11 (14) Meath
Derry beat Meath today thanks to a second half comeback that was spearheaded by Mark Lynch.
They now march on to the All Ireland Championship.
Meath were well in front during the opening half and led by seven points on a score of Derry 0-04 (4) v 1-08 (11).
But Derry manager Damian Barton’s half-time team-talk seems to have energised Derry, whose play was more purposeful in the second half.
Mark Lynch scored a glut of points in the second period, but then damaged a shoulder as the game approached the final whistle, reducing his impact on the game and allowing Meath to re-group.
Enda Lynn was then introduced for Derry and they immediately pulled back a point from play.
Enda then Lynn floated over a superb point to narrow the gap to only two points, before Lynch reduced it to a one-point game with a score from a free.
Derry scored again and took the lead for the first time with only minutes left as the scores stood at Derry 1-13 (16) v 1-11 (14) Meath.
They wrapped it up with another point to win by three points.