Meath Finals Boys B Tues 1st April MDL Navan K.O 10 am Pitch 3

Top team after these ten games advances to North Leinster Finals MDL 6th May

Pitch 3:
10:00 Athboy v Kilcloon
10:20 Kentstown v Scoil Naomh Eoin
10:40 Athboy v Gaelscoil na Boinne
11:00 Kilcloon v Scoil Naomh Eoin
11:20 Kentstown v Athboy
11:40 Kilcloon v Gaelscoil na Boinne
12:00 Gaelscoil na Boinne v Kentstown
12:20 Athboy v Scoil Naomh Eoin
12:40 Kentstown v Kilcloon
13:00 Scoil Naomh Eoin v Gaelscoil na Boinne

Girls from St.Mary’s Trim,St. Seachnall’s,Dangan & St.Stephen’s advance to finals

St.Seachnall’s score 33 goals and concede only once in four games!

Star performer throughout the day for Jane Shannon’s team was top scorer Ciara Gorman. Superb defending from Jane Larkin,Mary McDonagh,and Tara Hetherington and sisters Ellie and Megan McCarthy in goals,ensured that the Dunshaughlin school advanced comfortably into the Meath finals.Up front Hannah Brady and Katie Reilly combined well with Ciara Gorman to reach an impressive tally of 33 goals in four games.

ST.SEACHNALL’S 1.Ellie McCarthy 2. Ciara Gorman 3.Jane Larkin 4.Mary McDonagh 5.Tara Hetherington 6.Megan McCarthy 7.Hannah Brady 8.Katie Reilly.

Report from manager Jane Shannon

40 teams compete in Section C for large schools

Kells advance with impressive display 

The Kells boys school got to the semi finals after some solid displays from the entire squad. There was some outstanding and staunch defending from Cian Mc Glynn, James Mc Govern, Brian Lynch and Gavin O Brien whilst the work rate of captain marvel Bradley Caffrey alongside Nathan Allen and Ethan Rathbone set up striker Patrick Chetan to score some superb goals that helped overcome 6 tough opposition teams along the way.

Report by Manager Ciaran Bird

2013 ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS TRIM ADVANCE

St.Michael’s Trim started the day with a 4-0 win over Laytown with excellent displays from Harry Harlin,Dean Rowlands and Josh Costello.Their second game against St.Mary’s of Ashbourne was much tougher.Keepr Alex Sweeney pulled off some superb saves while Mikey Cole and Ben Sheehan worked hard throughout.The group win was secured with comfortable wins over Duleek and St.Oliver’s with Harry Walsh and Jack Farrelly to the fore. Navan’s St.Joseph’s Mercy proved to be the toughest opposition of the day with a hard fought 1-0 win for Trim. The quarter final saw a convincing 4-0 win over St.Stephen’s of Johnstown,which was capped with two fine strikes from Dean Rowlands and a tremendous solo effort from Ben Sheehan

Report by Manager Eoin Joyce

St.Paul’s Navan advance to Finals

St. Paul’s, Navan achieved top spot in Group 3 to qualify for the FAI Schools Meath Finals. St. Paul’s placed an emphasis on a simple passing game with quick support and counter attacking play. Adam Hoey and Paddy Quinn formed a solid formidable partnership at the back and streamlined their play excellently with Brian O’ Hanlon and captain Ben Caldwell in midfield. In the Last 16 match St. Paul’s continued to progress and improve with a 6-2 victory over Donacarney. A feature of St. Paul’s play has been the long range goals from Ardi Nazifi from all kinds of angles. In the quarter final the team faced their toughest test yet against a well drilled St. Seachnail’s side. Trailing 2-1 at half time, St. Paul’s managed to claw their way back into the match and eventually win through with a 3-2 scoreline. Brothers Michael and Thomas Barrett as well as Ben Forde and the rest of the team will be looking forward to the Finals on April 1st.

Report by Manager Adrian McLoughlin


					

“B” Boys sees Scoil Eoin,Athboy,Kentstown,Kilcloon & Gaelscoil na Bóinne advance to Meath Finals

Aaron Lynch in action

Congratulations to  the following schools who advanced from today’s Section B Boys with 46 teams! Scoil Eoin Navan,Athboy,Kentstown,Kilcloon and Gaelscoil na Bóinne

Playoffs:
Pitch 1 Game 1  Athboy A   9  1 Boyerstown A
Pitch 2 Game 2  Oldcastle 3  6 Kilcloon A
Pitch 3 Game 3  Kentstown 6 2 Navan Ed Together A
Pitch 4 Game 4  Lismullen A 2 2 Scoil Naomh Eoin A   Golden goal for Naomh Eoin
Pitch 5 Game 5  Gaelscoil na Boinne A 6 2 Dunderry

SUPERB ATHBOY COAST INTO FINALS

The boys from Athboy got into their stride when they hit the ground running in their first game.Marshalled at the back by their lynchpin and captain Kian O’Neill who was ably assisted by Marcus Zagrea and Christopher Uchennaon on the wing.Both players covered every blade of “astro” .Christopher really came into his own in the final match against Boyerstown with three cracking goals from outside the area.Conor McGovern showed some deft touches and showed great awareness when the need arose.Paul Tuite,Sean Ivers and Ryan McNamee all worked like trojans to secure another outing for Athboy in next week’s finals  ATHBOY  Kian O’ Neill Conor McGovern Chris Uchenna Marcus Zagrean Sean Ivers  Ryan McNamee Paul Tuite Liam Gough.  Report by Manager Barry McGann

Group 1       P W D L F A GD Pts

1 Athboy A       4  4  0   0 38 1 37  8
2 Wilkinstown   4 2 1 1 20 11 9     5
3 Dangan B       4 2 0 2 12 14 -2   4
4 G na nOg       4 1 1 2 7 11 -4     3
5 Kildalkey B      4 0 0 4 1 41 -40  0

Scoil Eoin Navan- In the group stages all players managed to score some excellent goals. Euan Burton and Sam McGuinness linked up very well in the midfield and forward positions, while there was also a very strong presence in midfield through Kevin Joshua. Jake Murtagh and Adam O’Connor were extremely impressive in defence. Darragh Idemilli and Maciej Radon proved to be very hard to beat as they both pulled of some brilliant saves in goals. The play-off game  was a hard fought match against Lismullen where Scoil Naomh Eoin’s Jake Murtagh just pinched the winning goal in extra time.

Report by Manager Mark Loughlin

Group2                P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Oldcastle          4 4 0 0 21 4 17 8
2 G na Ríthe A      4 3 0 1 16 7 9 6
3 Scoil Mhuire       4 2 0 2 10 10 0 4
4 Boyerstown B    4 1 0 3 13 14 -1 2
5 G na Bóinne       4 0 0 4 6 31 -25 0

KENTSTOWN ADVANCE AFTER 5 STRAIGHT WINS! Kentstown N.S. defeated Navan Educate Together in the play off game. Navan scored the opening goal of the game but Cathal Hickey soon equalised. Half time saw both teams level at 2-2. Sean Commons scored Kentstown’s second goal. Goals from Conor Dunne (2), Luke Holohan and Ben Coffey saw Kentstown through on a final scoreline of 6-2. Dylan Bagnall, Simon Rooney and Sam O’Brien also excelled for the winners in an exciting, sporting game.Report by  Manager Fiona O Rourke

Group 3        P W D L F A GD Pts

1 Kentstown    4 4 0 0 44 2 42 8

2 Stackallen A  4 3 0 1 22 13 9 6

3 Gaelscoil  A   4 2 0 2 17 16 1 4

4 Lismullen B   4 1 0 3 5 31 -26 2
5 Rathbeggan B 4 0 0 4 1 27 -26 0

 Group 4         P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Lismullen A   4 4 0 0 22 5 17 8
2 Robinstown A 4 2 1 1 21 11 10 5
3 Ráth Chairn 4 2 1 1 18 14 4 5
4 Skryne B     4 1 0 3 5 22 -17 2
5 Athboy B     4 0 0 4 3 17 -14 0

Group 5                      P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Gaelscoil na Bóinne A 4 4 0 0 36 2 34 8
2 Kildalkey A                   4 3 0 1 19 6 13 6
3 Slane                           4 2 0 2 9 12 -3 4
4 Gaelscoil na Ríthe B    4 1 0 3 5 23 -18 2
5 Robinstown B              4 0 0 4 5 31 -26 0

Gaelscoil na Bóinne performed well and after four group games came out on top of the group, scoring 36 goals along the way and only conceding two. In the play-off game they faced Dunderry. It was a hard fought match between the sides with Gaelscoil na Bóinne coming out on top in the end with the score finishing at 6 – 2.

GAELSCOIL NA BÓINNE 1.James Mac Diarmada 2.Conor Ó Coigligh 3.Aonghus Mac an Ghearr 4.Harry Ó Cinnéide 5.Seán Ó Mathúna 6.Cathal Ó Mistéil 7.Liam O Raghallaigh 8.Mark Ó Maoilcorbha

 

Gaelscoil na Bóinne's two teams

 Group 6                P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Boyerstown A    4 3 1 0 19 7 12 7
2 Scoil  Eoin B      4 2 1 1 15 7 8 5
3 Boardsmill B      4 2 0 2 14 15 -1 4
4 Rathbeggan A    4 1 1 2 5 13 -8 3
5 St. Anne’s Navan 4 0 1 3 4 15 -11 1

Group 7         P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Kilcloon A     3 2 1 0 16 1 15 5
2 Dangan A     3 2 1 0 11 3 8 5
3 Bohermeen  3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 2
Stackallen B    3 0 0 3 1 19 -18 0

A solid display from Kilcloon saw Charlie O Connor’s charges through to the last five with outstanding performances from captain Kevin Donovan and Conor Duffy in goals.Harry McCahey,Patrick Kneafsey and Cian Burke notched up the all-important goals in a 6-3 win over a skillful Oldcastle side in the play-off after they had pipped Dangan on goal difference in the group stages. KILCLOON 1.Kevin Donovan 2.Cian Burke 3.Conor Duffy 4.Harry McCahey 5.Patrick Kneafsey 6.David Byrne 7.Fionn Timmons 8.Thomas Coakley

Report by Manager Charlie O’ Connor

Group 8          P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Navan Ed A  3 3 0 0 20 5 15 6
2 Ballivor         3 1 1 1 9 9 0 3
3 Kilcloon B    3 1 0 2 6 10 -4 2
4 Skryne A      3 0 1 2 4 15 -11 1

Group 9                P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Scoil  Eoin A         3 3 0 0 22 0 22 6
2 Cannistown            3 2 0 1 13 3 10 4
3 Boardsmill A          3 1 0 2 2 17 -15 2
4 Longwood B          3 0 0 3 0 17 -17 0

 Group 10          P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Dunderry           3 3 0 0 11 3 5 6
2 Longwood A      3 2 0 1 11 5 6 4
3 Yellow Furze     3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 2
4 Gaelscoil Éanna B 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0

Section “A” Boys sees four new schools advance 25th March

KILL NS ADVANCE FOR FIRST TIME EVER

An excellent team performance by Kill N.S., Rathmolyon saw them progress from the group stage. The team played brilliant passing football and scored some excellent goals. They were led expertly by forward and captain Ciarán McDonnell and he was supported superbly by midfielders Dáire Flynn and Scott Douglas. Ciarán Regan was extremely impressive in defence and a very confident Harry McGrath only conceded 4 goals throughout the day. Subs Sophie Healy, Matthew Healy and Mark Hennessy ably assisted, scoring goals and helping keep the defence solid. The team were very impressive in the quarter final beating a very strong Drumbaragh team 2-1 with goals from captain Ciarán and Scott. Well done boys and girl!!  Report by Manager Paul Noonan

Section “A” Girls Mon 24th March- Four schools advance to finals.

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Well done to all the 328 players from 41 schools who turned out for today’s Section A Girls for small  schools at the MDL grounds in Navan. Despite the wet and wintry conditions,there was a high standard of football on display.Congrats to the four schools who advanced to next Tuesday’s Meath Finals (1st April) – Boyerstown, Kilcloon, Kilmessan and Yellow Furze.

For Boyerstown Alannah Clynch in midfield was outstanding with keeper Amy Kavanagh and  Amber Cosgrove in fine form with strikers Eimear Fay and Jane Bray also to the fore. BOYERSTOWN 1.Amy Kavanagh 2.Laura Monaghan 3.Amber Cosgrove 4.Chloe Smith 5. Alannah Clynch 6.Eimear Fay 7.Céilí Darcy 8.Jane Bray.

Kilcloon,captained by Ann-Marie Byrne, were most impressive  and didn’t concede a single goal all day!Defender Ciara Mahon was another to shine for Kilcloon in what was a great team display! KILCLOON 1.Ann-Marie Byrne 2.Ciara Mahon 3.Lu Donegan 4.Leah Hartigan 5.Faye Keenan 6.Mia Doherty 7.Emma Byrne

Kilmessan had to overcome an excellent Gaelscoil Éanna side to reach the latter stages and had captain Ellen Byrne in flying form throughout the day. KILMESSAN 1.Ellen Byrne 2.Beau Comiskey 3.Ciara Thornton 4.Emily Walsh 5.Leah Dennehy 6.Nicole Conlon 7.Samantha Chifodya 8.Hannah Russell.

Yellow Furze girls came through the group stages with impressive wins over Robinstown and Flowerfield.Carlanstown proved to be tougher opposition as the Beauparc girls recorded a 2-0 victory.After securing a 3-2 win against Boardsmill they met Carlanstown again in the quarter final. This time the teams could not be separated with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.Yellow Furze progressed eventually after penalties.Leah Ryan was impressive in goals.Kim Rice and Lauren Donnelly were solid in defence while Sinead McLarney,Mallaidh Breen and Lauren McCarthy were clinical up front.Captain Sorcha Gough was deployed as a sweeper and was ably assisted by Leanne Clarke.Report by Manager Liz Halpenny