16 Teams Gerry Reilly Leinster U-16 Football Championship 2018 Launched

Gerry Reilly Leinster U-16 Football Championship 2018
Sponsored by Briody Bedding Limited

Group A: Cavan, Fermanagh, Longford, Westmeath
Group B: Antrim, Down, Dublin, Kildare
Group C: Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly
Group D: Carlow, Laois, Wicklow, Wexford

The draw that determined pairings in each group was made by Kathryn Cooke (Briody Bedding Limited) at the  Launch  in the Show Hall, Oldcastle on the 10th May

‘Round Robin’ Fixtures
Venue: First named team at home

Round 1 (7/7/2018)
Group A: Longford v Cavan; Westmeath v Fermanagh
Group B: Kildare v Dublin; Down v Antrim
Group C: Monaghan v Meath; Louth v Offaly
Group D: Laois v Wexford; Carlow v Wicklow
(Rd.1 Group D games in Ferns, Wexford)

Round 2 (14/7/2018)
Group A: Fermanagh v Longford; Cavan v Westmeath
Group B: Antrim v Kildare; Dublin v Down
Group C: Offaly v Monaghan; Meath v Louth
Group D: Wicklow v Laois; Wexford v Carlow

Round 3: (28/7/2018)
Group A: Fermanagh v Cavan; Longford v Westmeath
Group B: Antrim v Dublin; Kildare v Down
Group C: Offaly v Meath; Monaghan v Louth
Group D: Wicklow v Wexford; Laois. v Carlow

Top 2 in each group qualify for the Quarter Finals

Quarter Finals- 11/8/18
Venue: Oldcastle GFC
E: A1 v B2
F: B1 v A2
G: C1 v D2
H: D1 v C2

Venue: Oldcastle GFC
E v F
G v H

Venue: Oldcastle GFC
Winning Semi-Finalists = Cup Final
Losing Semi-Finalists = Plate Final

Back (L to R): Dermot Monaghan (Secretary, Oldcastle GFC), Peter O’Halloran (Chairperson, Meath Co Board), Jamie Queeney, Games Manager, Meath), Martin Blake
Front(L to R): Eddie o’Reilly & Leo Halpin

At the Launch, Leo Halpin gave an emotional account of the tournament over it’s 30 years and remembering those no longer with us including players. He thanked all who have helped with the tournament including Brendan Cummins, Alan Mulhall (Leinster) and Jamie Queeney (Meath).

Meath Co Board chairman Peter O’Halloran congratulated the Oldcastle club. Games Development officer Jamie Queeney and Co Board official Brendan Cummins were also present and both acknowledged the tremendous benefit that the tournament provides.

Alan Mulhall (Leinster Development) was thanked for all his work with Jamie Queeney in organising the tournament
Briody Bedding is the main sponsor of this year’s competition and Oldcastle’s Eddie O’Reilly highlighted the importance of the support.