Leinster JFC final: Meath too good for Louth

June 25, 2017

Meath's Ben Brennan with Ciaran Sheridan of Louth.
©INPHO/Gary Carr.

Meath 0-19

Louth 0-10

Daire Rowe and James Conlon scored 0-9 between them as Meath eased to a nine-point Leinster JFC final victory over Louth at Croke Park.

The Royals will face the British champions on July 22 for a place in the All-Ireland JFC final after dominating this local derby clash. With Conlon, Paddy Kennelly and former senior Adam Flanagan all impressing, Conor O'Donoghue's charges were home and hosed at half-time when holding an 11-point lead, 0-14 to 0-3.

Meath captain Daire Rowe lifts the Leinster JFC trophy.
©INPHO/Gary Carr.

William Woods gave the Wee County an early advantage from a free, but it proved to be a false drawn as the Royals responded with eight points on the trot to take complete control. Conlon and Rowe shot four points each to end the game as a contest early.

With Daniel O'Connell, Dean Maguire and Woods on the mark, Louth 'won' the second half by 0-7 to 0-5, but the result was never in doubt.

Meath - J Lynch; M Flood (0-1), L Moran, A Lynch; K Traynor, J Sweeney, D Toner (0-1); A Flanagan, C Farrell; C McConnell, K Ross (0-3, 1f), P Kennelly (0-3); D Rowe (0-5, 2f), B Brennan (0-1), J Conlon (0-4). Subs: S Coogan for J Conlon, N Shortall (0-1) for C McConnell, D Smyth for K Traynor, W Carry for B Brennan, J Reilly for A Lynch, C O'Rourke for D Toner.

Louth - R Samson; B Reynolds, K Leneghan, N McCabe; N Sharkey, D Quigley, M McDonald; R Brodigan, D O'Connell (0-2); C Sheridan, C Callan, C Giggins (0-1); D Maguire, C O'Hanlon, W Woods (0-5, 3f). Subs: M Hoey for B Reynolds, C Early for D Maguire, H Osborne for K Lenaghan, A O'Brien (0-2) for C Callan, P Nixon for C Giggins, C Kirk for N McCabe.

Referee - F Barry.

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