Ratoath's manager was in philosophical form after his side's defeat to The Downs on Saturday.
David Brady is paying tribute to The Downs and his players after Ratoath and the Westmeath champions played out a thriller in Dublin on Saturday.
Lar Wall's Down's side were ultimately one point winners in a contest that looked over mid way through the second half.
Brady's Meath champions applied pressure to the finish and nearly closed the gap.
In the end, The Downs march on to the Leinster final, and David Brady says it was a thrill to be part of the contest: