Meath too strong for Louth in Plate Final

Gerry Reilly U-16 FT 2013 Plate Final

Meath 2-25 Louth 1-5

Meath started strongly from the start of the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Plate Final played in Oldcastle on Sunday evening and gave Louth very little chance of getting into the game.
Meath had registered 7 unanswered points before Louth got their opening score in the 12th minute. Brian Conlon got the opening score for Meath. This was followed up by points from Thomas O’Reilly (f), Padraig McGowan, Thomas O’Reilly (2f), then a great point from James McKewon after a pass from Padraig McGowan and another from Ronan Ryan.
In this period Louth were under tremendous pressure and the ball remained in their half of the field. Tadgh McEnaney pointed from a free to reduce the gap to 5 points. However Meath pulled away again by adding a further 5 points to their tally before Tadgh McEnaney pointed from a free just before the break.

H/T: Meath 0-12 Louth 0-3

The large crowd present were hoping that Louth would make a game of it in the second half, but this never materialised as Meath continued to dominate proceedings. Meath added 6 points to their score before Thomas O’Reilly got Meath’s first goal.
Meath were leading by 1-20 to 0-3 when Louth’s Kevin Carr got a goal. Louth followed up with points from Aaron O’Brien and Tadgh McEnaney, which turned out to be their final scores.
Meath continued to be in top all over the field and added a further 1-4 (including a Daniel Forde goal) to their tally before the final whistle. 11 Meath players got on the score sheet which illustrated their dominance in the game.
Meath’s Ronan Ryan got the ‘Man of the match’ award
After the match Meath Captain, Iarla Hughes, was presented with the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Plate Trophy by Martin Reilly (brother of Gerry Reilly) and Andrea McGivney (sister of Gerry Reilly)

Meath panel v Louth

Scorers for Meath: Thomas O’Reilly (1-8, 6f), Ronan Ryan (0-4), James Mckewon (0-3), Daniel Forde (1-0), Brian Conlon & Ross Ryan (0-2 each), Padraig McGowan, Shane Walsh, Mathew Halpin, Aaron Mulvaney & David McEntee (0-1 each)
Scorers for Louth:
Tadgh McEnaney (0-3, 3f), Kevin Carr (1-0), Niall Murtagh and Aaron O’Brien (0-1 each)
Meath: Dominic Yorke(Meath Hill) Matthew Taggart (Oldcastle); Iarla Hughes (Capt)(Summerhill); Ronan Ryan (Summerhill); Sam Ogungbe (Nobber);, Robin Clarke (Duleek/Bellewstown); James Kelly (Blackhall Gaels); Br?an Conlon (Simonstown Gaels); Mathew Halpin (St Michael’s); Ross Ryan (Summerhill); Tomas O’ Reilly (Wolfe Tones); Stephen Byrne (Donaghamore/Ashbourne); James McKewon (Trim); Shane Walsh, Dunsany; Padraig McGowan, Slane
Subs: David McEntee (St Peter’s,Dunboyne) for Breslin; Jack Quinn (Summerhill) for Taggart; Aaron Mulvaney (St Patrick’s) for McGowan; Daniel Forde (Slane) for Walsh; Sean Clare (Syddan) for Halpin
Louth: Conor Callan (St Kevin’s), Patrick Hanlon (Cooley Kickhams), Ronan Bailey (St Bride’s), Caoimhin Reilly (Roche Emmets), Conor Healy (St Martin’s),), Paul Mathews (St Fechin’s), Mathew Corcoran (Capt) (Geraldines), Kevin Carr (Newtown Blues), Adam O’Connor (St Josephs), Niall Murtagh (Oliver Plunkett’s), Stephen Coleman (Clan na Gael), Sean Murray (Dundalk Gaels), Niall Rice (St Patricks), Tadgh McEneaney (Killherily Emmets), Ciaran Downey (Newtown Blues)
: Aaron O’Brien (Mattock Rangers) for Coleman, Stephen Sharkey (Dundalk Gaels) for Murtagh, Ciaran Deane (St Bride’s ) for Downey, Oisin Murray (Dundalk Gaels) for Rice and Jordan Macken (St Josephs) for Callan

Ref: Conor Dourneen (Cavan)

Results of the Group Stages 2013:

Group A
Rd.1 Sunday, 21 July Cavan 2-12 Meath 1-14
Rd.2 Sunday, 28 July Meath 2-15 Wicklow 3-8
Rd.3 Monday, 5 August Cavan 2-15 Wicklow 1-11

Group B
Rd.1 Saturday, 20 July Dublin 5-16 Louth 0-3
Rd.2 Saturday, 27 July Louth 4-6 Westmeath 2-8
Rd.3 Saturday, 3 August Dublin 3-13 Westmeath 2-8