16 counties enter in the Gerry Reilly U16FT

July 03, 2018

Pictured at the Gerry Reilly Leinster U-16 Football Championship 2018 front l-r: Eddie O'Reilly and Leo Halpin. Back l-r: Dermot Monaghan, Peter O'Halloran Meath County Board Chairman, Jamie Queeney, Martin Blake and Seamus Maxwell

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Gerry Reilly Memorial U16 Inter-County Football Tournament played in July every year.

There is a massive change this year with Leinster GAA playing a major part in the tournament. 16 counties are now taking part (11 Leinster & 5 Ulster), making it more prestigious - Gerry Reilly Leinster U-16 Football Tournament 2018. The teams are split into 4 groups for a 'Round Robin' played over 3 rounds. The Top 2 teams in each group will qualify for the Quarter Finals. Round 1 takes place this weekend.
Sponsor: Briody Bedding, Ballinrink, Co Meath
Gerry Reilly Leinster U-16 Football Tournament 2018 - http://oldcastlegfc.com/gerry-reilly-leinster-u-16-football-tournament-2018-fixtures-results/

Round 1 (Saturday, 7 July 2018)

Group A
11am: Longford v Cavan Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford)
12noon: Westmeath v Fermanagh (The Downs)

Group B
Kildare v Dublin(Manguard Plus Kildare GAA CoE Hawkfield) (Now on Wednesday, 11 July @ 7.30 pm)
12noon: Down v Antrim(Saval GAC Newry)

Group C
Monaghan v Meath - OFF
5pm: Louth v Offaly (Monasterboice) - NB Time changed

Group D
12noon: Wexford v Laois (Halo Tiles Wexford GAA CoE Ferns)
Carlow v Wicklow (Carlow Venue TBC) (Now on THURSDAY, 12 July @ 7.30 pm)


Round 2 (Saturday, 14/7/18)

Group A
12noon: Fermanagh v Longford (Venue TBC)
12noon: Cavan v Westmeath (Venue TBC)

Group B
12noon: Antrim v Kildare (Venue TBC)
12noon: Dublin v Down (National Sports Complex, Abbottstown)

Group C
Offaly v Monaghan - OFF
12noon: Meath v Louth (Millbrook, Oldcastle)

Group D
12noon: Wicklow v Wexford (Wicklow GAA CoE Ballinakill)
12noon: Laois v Carlow (LOETB Laois GAA CoE Portlaoise)

Round 3 (Saturday, 28/7/18)

Group A
12noon: Fermanagh v Cavan (Venue TBC)
12noon: Longford v Westmeath (Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Longford)

Group B
12noon: Antrim v Dublin (Venue TBC)
12noon: Kildare v Down (Manguard Plus Kildare GAA CoE Hawkfield)

Group C
12noon: Offaly v Meath (Ferbane GAA)
Monaghan v Louth - OFF

Group D
12noon: Wicklow v Laois (Wicklow GAA CoE Ballinakill)
12noon: Carlow v Wexford (Netwatch Carlow GAA CoE Fenagh)

Quarter Finals- (11/8/18)
(Venue: Oldcastle GFC)
E: A1 v B2
F: B1 v A2
G: C1 v D2
H: D1 v C2

(Venue: Oldcastle GFC)
E v F
G v H

Final (8/9/18)
(Venue:Oldcastle GFC)

Winning Semi-Finalists = Cup Final

Losing Semi-Finalists = Plate Final

Winners of the Gerry Reilly Cup to date:
Westmeath 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2011
Meath 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2007
Cavan 1997, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2016
Dublin 1993, 1998, 2008 (U-17 Blitz), 2012, 2013
Monaghan 2017

Gerry Reilly
This tournament commemorates Gerry Reilly who died tragically in December 1987 at 16 years of age, and he had already proved to be a great footballer with huge potential to go on to great heights in the game.

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