North Leinster Finals FIXTURES MDL Navan 27th April 2017

GIRLS A FOR SMALL SCHOOLS

10:30 Ardnagrath Boyerstown NS
10:50 Bellurgan Fermoyle NS
11:10 Ardnagrath Bellurgan
11:30 Boyerstown NS Fermoyle NS
11:50 Ardnagrath Fermoyle NS
12:10 Boyerstown NS Bellurgan

BOYS  A FOR SMALL SCHOOLS

10:30  Dromard St Patricks NS, Castletown KP
10:50 St Furseys St.Marys Collinstown
11:10  Dromard St Furseys
11:30 St Patricks NS, Castletown KP St.Marys Collinstown
11:50  Dromard St.Marys Collinstown
12:10 St Patricks NS, Castletown KP St Furseys

GIRLS B FOR MEDIUM SIZED SCHOOLS

An Grianan Moate Yellow Furze
Ballapousta Melview Ns
An Grianan Moate Ballapousta
Yellow Furze Melview Ns
An Grianan Moate Melview Ns
Yellow Furze Ballapousta

BOYS B FOR MEDIUM SIZED SCHOOLS

 

10:30 Stonepark NS St.Marys mullingar
10:50 Scoil Cholmcille Skryne St Peters Dromiskin
11:10 Stonepark NS Scoil Cholmcille Skryne
11:30 St.Marys mullingar St Peters Dromiskin
11:50 Stonepark NS St Peters Dromiskin
12:10 St.Marys mullingar Scoil Cholmcille Skryne

GIRLS C FOR LARGE SCHOOLS

10:30 Realt Na Mara St.Echens
10:50 St Marys Drogheda Dromard
11:10 Realt Na Mara St Marys Drogheda
11:30 St.Echens Dromard
11:50 Realt Na Mara Dromard
12:10 St.Echens St Marys Drogheda

BOYS C FOR LARGE SCHOOLS

10:30 Killoe St.Echens
10:50 St Stephens Bay Estate Dundalk
11:10 Killoe St Stephens
11:30 St.Echens Bay Estate Dundalk
11:50 Killoe Bay Estate Dundalk
12:10 St.Echens St Stephens

SECTION C GIRLS WINNERS DONACARNEY R-UP JOHNSTOWN

Meath Champions Donacarney

Meath Runners-up St.Stephen’s Johnstown * Pics by Kieran Maguire

DONACARNEY GIRLS RETAIN TITLE

Réalt na Mara Donacarney retained their county title despite a nervous 2-2 draw in their opening game against Dunboyne. However, Brianna Martin’s superb skills inspired Rebecca Kirwan’s charges to a 3-1 win against a resilient St Stephen’s from Johnstown in the all-important clash. It was all down to the last game with a win guaranteeing silverware as Donacarney faced local rivals Laytown. The safe hands of Leah Sanders and solid defending from Abbie Sherlock and Grace Toolan guaranteed the consistency that was required. As a stalemate seemed likely ,Eimear Brennan and Brianna Martin doubled up to take the lead. Brennan soon followed with a second. Maci Hayes and Kaci Lynch used their experience to wrap up the game by 2-0 and ensured that Donacarney retain the title.

St.Stephen’s,managed by teachers Tracy Campbell and Síofra Fitzpatrick, were in scintillating form i the qualifiers where they scored a combined total of 33 goals and conceded 0 to advance to the finals. and saw off Duleek in the play off .Leah Rodgers, Ava Donoghue and Meabh McCarrick worked tirelessly throughout. The finals proved trickier for the girls and they managed a draw in their first game thanks to a Katie McCarn hat-trick. Leah Donnelly and Katie combined effectively throughout the tournament, The girls were unlucky to lose their second game when Jade Read and Osarhumevense Osariemen battled throughout for the Johnstown school. Confidence was high going into the third game which they won 3-1 thanks to some fantastic saves from Emily Hunt O’Reilly. Katie McCarn was top goalscorer with 22 goals.

SECTION B GIRLS WINNERS YELLOW FURZE & R-UP SKRYNE

 

Meath Champions 2017 Yellow Furze NS

Meath Runners-Up Scoil Cholmcille Skryne

YELLOW FURZE RETAIN MEATH TITLE IN STYLE!

Yellow Furze managed to retain their county title but only by the tightest of margins as they pipped their local rivals Skryne in a pulsating final. Watching Ireland U-16 manager, Sharon Boyle, was particularly impressed by the high standard of the two school teams. Over the years manager Liz Halpenny has previously guided her school teams success at county and provincial success . Gaelscoil Eanna proved to be determined and tough opposition but the Beauparc girls eventually secured victory with a 3-0 scoreline. Next came their neighbours Kentstown who put in a spirited performance but the Yellow Furze Girls sealed their second win by 7-0. The crucial decider against Skryne was a rip roaring affair between two very evenly matched sides., Impressive for Furze in goals was Robyn Murray while in front of her stood her twin sister Charlie, who was solid in defence and equally threatening going forward; dominating the midfield exchanges was captain Tara Traynor. Up front Nicola Mongey, Ella Sheridan, Sophie Sharp, Holly Knowles and Robyn Doyle were hard-working and clinical in their finishing.

Martin Kennedy’s Skryne girls were hoping to emulate the success of their boys but fate was to dictate otherwise. The Skryne girls got off to a dream start with a comprehensive win over Kentstown .The second game was a much closer affair with Skryne earning a hard fought 4-1 win over Gaelscoil Eanna.

SECTION A GIRLS 2017 WINNERS BOYERSTOWN R-UP KILBRIDE

Meath Champions 2017 Boyerstown NS

Meath Runners Up 2017 Kilbride NS

BOYERSTOWN GIRLS WIN FIRST EVER MEATH TITLE

Boyerstown NS girls won their first Meath schools soccer title and will seek to emulate the success of the boys who advanced all the way to the All-Ireland Finals in 2014. With captain, Amber Cosgrove, Alana Rogers and Orlaith Reilly very much to the fore, Boyerstown defeated Cortown NS by 5-3 in their first game. Rathmore NS were the next opponents and with Chloe Rogers, Katie McHugh and Caoimhe Keyes leading the way , the girls battled hard to achieve a 3-2 victory. In their final game Cathal O’ Bric’s charges faced a very skilful and well organised Kilbride NS team, With Alannah Rattigan notching the only goal of the game and Toyah Hennessey pulling off two top-class saves in goals, the Boyerstown team emerged as winners in a nail-biting thriller. For Amber, Alana and Orlaith, the victory was sweet to savour as their brothers Kyle, Adam and Daragh won the Meath Boys Section B, 5 a side competition three years ago.

Kilbride, managed by Karen Dunne, achieved their highest ever position as they finished Meath Runners-up as they came agonisingly close to winning the crucial decider. Kilbride had defeated Kiltale , Cortown , Baile Ghib. and Drumconrath in the qualifiers and were led by inspirational captain Ellen Birmingham and Emma McGrath, who plays her club football for Kilmore Celtic in Dublin. McGrath scored many crucial goals while Jane Cullen was industrious throughout. Others to shine throughout the tournament were Roisin O’Brien up front, keeper Emma-Kate Ball, Zoe Murray- Coudray, Leah Cahill and Nicole Molloy.