The Louth and Meath footballers have a Croke Park appearance to look forward to on June 25th after their semi-final victories on Wednesday evening, 7th June.
Louth 2-11 Wicklow 0-10
William Woods bagged 2-4 as Louth Junior footballers against Wicklow.
Woods scored his opening goal in the first minute, when a ball played in from Dean Maguire was about to be gathered by Peter Dignam only or Woods to palm the ball to the net. Some excellent point scoring in the opening half from Woods and Conal O’Hanlon kept Louth in control. In defence, Roche Emmets man David Quigley, Barry Reynolds and Niall Sharkey were in fine form.
At the break Louth were ahead 1-6 to 0-2. An early second half point from Dean Maguire got the Louth boys off to a good start. Wicklow came back into the game with three unanswered points but their purple patch was halted when once again William Woods found the net with a fine goal. Further points from Ciaran Sheridan, Conal O’Hanlon and Colm Giggins closed out the game for Ollie McDonnell’s side.
Meath 1-17, Wexford 0-10
Meath dominated the second half against Wexford at Pairc Tailteann.
Wexford, the reigning champions, were in contention at the interval, when only trailing by 0-7 to 0-6. But Meath hit five points in a row early in the second half, compliments of Paddy Kennelly (two), Daire Rowe (two) and Ben Brennan.
But Wexford hit back with four points of their own to leave just two between the teams with 15 minutes remaining. Meath stepped it up a gear again with a succession of unanswered scores from Kennelly, Stephen Coogan and Jason Scully. The only goal came late on when Kevin Ross slotted home a penalty