Ulster hopefuls Tyrone and Monaghan both exited from the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship on Sunday night although in contrasting fortunes.
Stephen Coogan's 59th-minute goal earned Meath a 2-12 to 1-14 win over a shellshocked Tyrone side at Newry.
Sean Hackett hit Tyrone's goal in the first half as the sides were level at 1-7 to 1-7 at the interval.
Also at Newry, Dublin led 0-7 to 0-2 against Monaghan at half-time and went on to earn a 1-16 to 0-8 victory.
After a heavy Leinster final defeat against Dublin, Meath bounced back in impressive fashion to lay on a confident display against a fancied Red Hand side.
Meath made a dream start with a goal after just 12 seconds, Barry Dardis palming to the net at the far post after Jason Daly and Cillian O'Sullivan had combined on the right.
Tyrone responded with a superb fifth-minute goal, Hackett slicing through the Royal defence to drill the ball to the bottom corner of the net.
They were level at 1-7 each at the break and Bradley angled over a couple of superb points to tie it up at 1-12 each and set up a thrilling climax.
But Meath rallied for O'Sullivan to cross from the right, and when the Tyrone defence failed to clear, Coogan scrambled over a dramatic winning goal.
Tyrone finished with 14 men after defender Conor Mallon received a straight red card.
Padraig Keenan hit four of Monaghan's points in the earlier game but Stephen Cunningham's second-half goal emphasised Dublin's superiority.