Meath book their place in the Cup Semi-Final

Meath 4-18 Wexford 4-8

Wexford were first off the mark in this Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 Cup Q/Final played in Millbrook, Oldcastle on Saturday afternoon with a Liam Doyle converted free for a point. 2 points from frees by Eoghan Frayne put Meath ahead. They could have been further ahead, but Ruari Kinsella’s penalty kick was wide of the post after a foul on Eoghan Frayne.

At the other end, a Wexford goal attempt was wide of the target before they regained the lead with a point and a goal.  It was nip and tuck between the sides with both sides creating scoring chances. The sides were level on 2 more occasions before the break with some great goals from both sides. Wexford showed great determination and might have considered themselves to be unlucky not to be ahead at the break.

H/T: Meath 3-6 Wexford 3-4

Meath upped their game on the restart with 6 unanswered points from play to lead by 8 points.  Wexford never gave up and while they got their 4th goal, the result was never in doubt.  Cian Smyth’s 4th goal for Meath and Eoghan Frayne’s converted free for a point were the final scores of a most entertaining game. Credit to both teams.

 Meath’s Eoghan Frayne was presented with the ‘Man of the match’ award by Martin Blake (Briody Bedding – Sponsors of the tournament)

Meath now play Cill Dara in the Cup Semi-Final

Scorers for Meath: Eoghan Frayne (0-8, 4f), Ruairi Kinsella (1-1), Adam McDonnell, Cian Smyth & Mark Coffey (1-0) each, Arron Murphy (0-3), Ciaran Caulfield & Zach McGovern (0-2) each, Luke Hannon & John McDonagh (0-1) each

Scorers for Wexford: Liam Doyle (1-5,3f), Shane Culleton (2-1), Jack Higgins (1-0) & Jude Bates (0-2)

Meath: Adam Niven Simonstown, Ben Donnelly Kilbride, Conor McDonnell Seneschalstown, Godfrey Ehichoya St Colmcille’s, Sean O’Donoghue St Colmcille’s, Adam McDonnell Summerhill, Cian Smyth Ratoath, Tagdh Hanrahan Simonstown, Luca Brady St Ultans/Cortown , Ciaran Caulfield Trim, Zack McGovern Kilbride, Mark Coffey Ballinabrackey,  Luke Caffrey Simonstown,  Eoghan Frayne Summerhill, Ruairi Kinsella Dunshaughlin.

Subs:  Cathal Darby Seneschalstown , Óisin Keogh Skyrne, Alan Bowden Duleek/Bellewstown,  Caolan Nulty St Colmcille’s, Cormac Sheehy Meath Hill,  Luke Hannon St Colmcille’s, Aaron Murphy Dunshaughlin,  Óisin Bright Na Fianna, Adam Daly St Colmcille’s,  John McDonagh Dunshaughlin, Fursey Blake Dunshaughlin, Andrew McWeeney Kilbride

Wexford: Rory Tubritt NaomhEanna, Darragh Fitzpatrick NaomhEanna, Leigh Newport – Our Ladys Island, Conor Lyne Glynn Barntown, Rian Fitzpatrick NaomhEanna, Brian Cushe NaomhEanna, Eoin McDonnell HWH Bunclody, Jude Bates Kilmore, David Hennebry Ballyhogue, Jack Higgins Castletown, Liam Doyle – Ballyhogue, Kyle Kenny NaomhEanna,  Ryan Sinnott Kilmore, Shane Culleton Gusserane, Diarmuid Murphy Adamstown

Subs: Ewan Stephens Ballygarret, Sean Cullen Shelmaliers, Tom Wheatley Naomh Eanna, Ryan Kielty Shelmaliers, Alan Mahoney Glynn Barntown, Conor Bernard Crossabeg Ballymurn, Michael Foley Taghmon Camross, Gavin McNulty Castletown, Eoin Dolan Monageer Bolavogue, Conor Jones Kilenerin, David Neville Kilenerin

Ref: Alfie Devine (Westmeath)