Meath make it 2 wins from 2 outings in the Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 FT

Meath 5-18 Leitrim 0-9
Leitrim took the place of Monaghan (who withdrew) in the Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 FT and played their first game where they took on Meath this morning in Millbrook, Oldcastle. Leitrim got the opening score with a Conor Hackett point. Meath replied with a point and a goal from the boot of Barry Thompson. Leitrim were creating chances at this point, but 2 fine Meath goals (a pass from Pearse Sheridan to Barry Thompson for one and Barry Thompson to Niall Finnerty for the other) put Meath in the driving seat to lead 3-1 to 0-2 at this stage. Leitrim did get to narrow the gap to 5 points, but Meath went on to lead at the break by 3-7 to 0-6.

On the resumption, Meath added 2-2 to their tally before Leitrim’s first from a free. Leitrim went to add 2 points to their tally before Meath got 9 unanswered points.
Leitrim never gave up and playing their first game in the tournament, but Meath were dominant with 9 players getting on the scoreboard.

Scorers for Meath: Niall Finnerty (3-3,1f), Barry Thompson (2-5,2f), Evan Corrigan (0-3), Pearse Sheridan (0-2,1f), Harry Ryan, Shane Smyth, Aaron Chinchilla, Endy Ehichoya, Josh Carolan (0-1)each
Scorers for Leitrim: Barry McWeeney (0-6,4f), Eoin McLoughlin, Conor Hackett & Fergal McLoughlin (0-1) each

Meath: Dean Pluck Ballinabrackey, Evan Quinn Donaghmore/Ashbourne, James McGovern (Drumbaragh), Marc Donnelly (Ratoath), Harry Ryan (Ballinlough), Brian Cassidy (Kilmainhamwood), Cian McGlynn (Carnaross), Josh Carolan (Simonstown) (C), Endy Ehichoya (St Colmcilles), Evan Corrigan (Wolfe Tones), Pearse Sheridan (Oldcastle),
Shane Smyth (Skryne), Niall Finnerty (Skryne), Barry Thompson (Ballinabrackey), Aaron Chinchilla (Simonstown)
Subs: Peter Brennan (Trim), Abdul Olaosebikan (St Patrick’s), Lee Walsh (Dunderry), Rodney Jones (Donaghmore/Ashbourne), Harry Corscadden Meath Hill, Cian Flynn (St Colmcille’s), Jamie O’Shea (Summerhill), Conor Ownes (Meath Hill), Jamie Browne Donaghmore Ashbourne, Oisin Miland (Duleek/Bellewstown), Jamie Flynn (Walterstown), Darren Connell (Oldcastle)

Leitrim: Aiden McCormack Kiltubrid, Eoin Shanley Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s, Sean Lynch Carrigallen, Niall Gallagher Aughnasheelin, Adrian Shortt Aughavas, Senan Harte Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s, Cian Singleton St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Eoin McLoughlin Fenagh St Caillin’s, Ashley Mayiza St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Conor Hackett St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Jack Hughes Annaduff, Fergal McLoughlin Fenagh St Caillin’s, Jack Faulkner Glencar/Manorhamilton, Shane Mallon Bornacoola, Barry McWeeney Kiltubrid
Subs:Aaron Moran Aughavas, Shane O Brien Aughavas, Caolan McDermott Fenagh St Caillin’s, Ryan Gallagher Drumkeerin, Darragh Fallon Drumkeerin, James Murphy Cloone
22.Niall O Rourke Carrigallen, Shane Wrynn Leitrim Gaels, James Wrynn Fenagh St Caillin’s, Cormac White Mohill, Tom Reel Gortletteragh, Cathal McGourty Allen Gaels, Hugh Clancy Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher, Jamie McLoughlin St Patrick’s/Dromahair

Referee: Alfie Devine (Westmeath)