Dublin just edge Meath as Clare overcome Tipperary in Sunday's GAA action
The frosty weather tested plenty of GAA fans and players thermal underwear today
Dublin scored two late injury time points to break Meath hearts in the O'Byrne cup semi-final at a frosty Pairc Tailteann
The Royals brought the game back to 1-13 each in the dying moments after a monstrous free from 45m by Patrick O'Rourke sailed over the blackspot.
The point came after Mickey Newman scored a goal on the hour mark to leave just two points between the sides entering the closing stages, after the Dubs looked on course for a very comfortable win having led at half time by 0-9 to 0-5.
However Jim Gavin's side showed their experience to edge the game in additional time and will take on Kildare next week in the final after they overcame DIT by 2-15 to 0-9 the other last four clash.
In Ulster and Mickey Harte's Tyrone secured a seven point win over Antrim in their McKenna cup clash by 1-11 to 0-7. Kyle Coney got the all important second half goal after Tyrone led by 0-7 to 0-4 at the break.
Queens beat Derry by 1-9 to 1-5 while Cavan beat Monaghan by 1-13 to 0-13 and Donegal edged Fermanagh 0-12 to 2-05
The semi's are as follows:
Bank of Ireland Dr #McKennaCup semi finals: Cavan v Fermanagh and Tyrone v Armagh. To be played this Wednesday 21st Jan. Venues TBC.
— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) January 18, 2015
In Munster and Waterford shocked Cork by beating the Rebels by 0-8 to 0-7 to seal their place in the final of the McGrath Cup and book a place with UCC next weekend.
In Connacht's FBD league Gavin Duffy once again failed to make his expected debut for Mayo in their loss to Roscommon. Pat Holmes said it was due to work commitments as the Connacht champions lost out by 2-12 to 1-10. NUIG and Sligo ended in a draw 0-8 each and Galway got the better of the students of GMIT by 1-13 to 0-5 while Sligo edged Leitrim by 2-9 to 1-10.
The Clare seniors hurlers had a disastrous 2014 but have begun 2015 with a tasty win over Tipperary in the Waterford Crystal Cup this afternoon.
Davy Fitzgerald's experimental side included a number of the U21's who claimed three-in-a-row of titles last year starting in Sixmilebridge.
Clare led by 0-8 to 0-6 at the break and just a single point separated them at the finish as the game ended 0-16 to 0-15. It's Cork next for the Banner.
In Leinster and in the ongoing Walsh Cup Wexford got the better of UCD by 1-21 to 0-15, while Galway enjoyed an eight point win over Westmeath by 1-21 to 0-16 as Jason Flynn scored 1-12 of their total.
In the Kehoe Cup it ended Meath 1-16 St Pat’s 0-1 while Longford beat Louth 2-14 to 2-7 and Kildare overcame Maynooth University 0-22 to 0-14.