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