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Confusion over Christy Ring final score still not resolved

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Dejected Antrim players in the aftermath of yesterday's Christy Ring Cup final
Dejected Antrim players in the aftermath of yesterday's Christy Ring Cup final

Controversy surrounded Meath’s first Christy Ring Cup triumph yesterday, with claims that referee John O’Brien miscalculated the scoreline, and that the Croke Park decider actually ended level and should have gone to extra-time.

UPDATE: 15.35:

RTE's Darren Freehilll today reported on Sunday Sport that the CCCC will meet to discuss the matter on Tuesday morning and revealed that, after studying the recording of the match, the final did indeed end in a draw.


Confusion was initially sparked when the stadium scoreboard wrongly attributed an Antrim point to the Royals late in the second half.

Tipperary official O’Brien also accepted that Meath had finished a point in front, despite the fact that journalists in the press area were unanimous in their final tally, Meath 2-17 Antrim 1-20 — a draw.

Nevertheless, the Christy Ring Cup made its way to the Royal County, amid celebrations surrounding this major breakthrough.

However, last night it was reported that Antrim were set to review a video of the game before deciding whether to appeal the result.

As it stands, the GAA themselves have yet to make a statement on the matter.