Meath booked their place in the Cup Final

Meath 5-13 Louth 1-11
Meath got off to a flyer in the Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 FT Semi-Final played on Sunday evening in Millbrook, Oldcastle. Almost from the throw in, Niall Finnerty’s great pass to Barry Thompson who finished to the net for Meath’s first goal. Another pass from Niall Finnerty saw Evan Corrigan get Meath’s second goal in the 3rd minute. Conall McCaul got Louth’s opening scores (2 pts), but were trailing Meath by 8 pts at the 9th minute. Louth at this stage were creating chances but had a great attempt at goal saved by the Meath ‘keeper, Dean Pluck. Almost straight after, Barry Thompson got Meath’s 3rd goal Meath went on to lead at the break by 3-8 to 0-6.

Louth had reduced the deficit with a Luke Matthews goal to trail 3-10 to 1-9 in the second half.. They did have a goal attempt off target soon after that which could have reduced the arrears further. Louth never gave up, but Meath finished strongly with 2 Niall Finnerty Goals.
Despite the misty rain for most of the match, we had great football from both sides

Meath’s Harry Corscadden’s was presented with the’ Man of the match’ award by Martin Briody (Briody Bedding Limited – Sponsor)

Meath now play Cavan in the Cup Final and Louth will play Longford in the Plate Final

Scorers for Meath: Niall Finnerty (2-7,3f), Barry Thompson (2-2,1f), Evan Corrigan (1-0),Pearse Sheridan, Harry Ryan, Aaron Chinchilla, & Shane Smyth (0-1) each
Scorers for Louth: Luke Matthews (1-7,7f), Conall McCaul (0-2), Tom Grey & Ewan Sweeney (0-1) each

Ref: Conor Dourneen (Cavan)

Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 FT Semi-Finals
Cavan 1-20 Longford 1-14(played Saturday, 18 August)
Meath 5-13 Louth 1-11 (played Sunday, 19 August)
(Both games played in Millbrook, Oldcastle)
Finals (8/9 September)
(Venue: Oldcastle GFC)
Winning Semi-Finalists = Cup Final (Meath v Cavan)
Losing Semi-Finalists = Plate Final (Longford v Louth)