Christy Ring Cup: Down and Meath draw in semi-final at Trim
Down and Meath will have to do it all again in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final after a 2-22 to 1-25 draw after extra-time at Trim.
Down led by five points three minutes into the second half of normal time but Cillian Farrell's side stormed back with Stephen Clynch finishing on 0-16.
Paul Braniff hit two first-half goals for Down and finished with 2-5.
Down didn't trail at any stage in normal time but Clynch's haul helped Meath force the 20 extra minutes.
Down led by 1-4 to 0-2 at the end of the opening quarter, with Braniff, Danny Toner and Donal Hughes claiming scores.
However, a Peter Durnin goal brought Meath into contention but Braniff netted for the second time in the 27th minute as Down took a 2-11 to 1-9 interval lead.
The sides were well matched in the opening nine minutes after the restart but Meath suddenly took control as the hosts fired four points without reply in a five-minute spell to cut the gap to the minimum.
Conor Woods claimed some well struck points from distance, including one from over 90 yards to keep Down on top.
A goal separated the sides following a 65th-minute Braniff point but Meath claimed three unanswered scores, including two from Clynch, to force extra-time.
Meath outscored Down by three points to one in the first period of extra-time, with Donal Hughes notching the Mourne County score.
Down upped their game on the restart with some good performances from Braniff, Gareth Johnson and Woods to snatch a lead, but Clynch was again composed to force a replay at the death.
Kerry await the winners in the final, after the Kingdom claimed a 1-14 to 0-9 win over Kildare at Tralee.
Christy Ring Cup semi-finals
Meath 1-25 2-22 Down (aet)
Kerry 1-14 0-11 Kildare
Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals
Donegal 5-12 2-09 Monaghan
Roscommon 3-28 0-14 Tyrone