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Meath footballers win in Aughrim

Sunday, 10th February, 2013 4:05pm

Story by Conall Collier
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Meath footballers win in Aughrim
Meath footballers win in Aughrim

Meath footballers found the perfect response to last week's Clones defeat in the NFL Div 3 when they won today against Wicklow at Aughrim by 0-16 to 0-8.

Meath manager Mick O'Dowd and his selectors made a number of changes from last week's starting 15.

Sean Curran, Mark Collins, Graham Reilly, Sean Tobin and Michael Newman came in for Stephen Crosby, Joe Sheridan, Damien Carroll (injured), Jamie Queeney and Brian Farrell.

There was also some positional changes and they all combined to produce a winning formula as the Royals took a 0-10 to 0-4 lead at the break with a flurry of late first-half points.

Brendan McCrea opened the scoring for Wicklow, but Meath took control subsequently with Sean Tobin and Michael Newman pointing the Royals towards that healthy interval advantage.

John McGrath sent over a Wicklow '45' at the start of the second-half, but Michael Newman restored Meath's six-point lead from a free and goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke rounded off a comfortable afternoon when sending over a '45'.

Meath manager Mick O'Dowd was satisfied with the performance and is now looking forward to the first home game against Cavan.

Selector Sean Kelly watched Cavan's win over Monaghan last night.

Paddy O'Rourke (Skryne) 0-1; Donal Keogan (Rathkenny), Brian Menton (Donaghmore/Ashbourne), Sean Curran (Donaghmore/Ashbourne); Ciaran Lenihan (Skryne) 0-1, Eoghan Harrington Capt. (Wolfe Tones), Davy Dalton (Summerhill); Brian Meade (Rathkenny) 0-1, Conor Gillespie (Summerhill); Paddy Gilsenan (Oldcastle) 0-1, Mark Collins (Duleek/Bellewstown), Peadar Byrne (Ballinlough) 0-2; Sean Tobin (Simonstown Gales) 0-5, Graham Reilly (St. Colmcilles) 0-1, Michael Newman (Kilmainham) 0-4.

RESULTS

NFL DIV 3

Meath 0-16, Wicklow 0-8

Sligo 1-12 Antrim 0-13

Cavan 1-10, Monaghan 0-5

Fermanagh 2-12, Roscommon 2-6

DIVISION 1

Dublin 1-11, kERRY 0-4

Tyrone 1-12, Mayo 1-11

Kildare 2-10, Cork 1-9.

Donegal 0-12, Down 0-7

DIVISION 2

Armagh v Wexford - postponed

Derry 1-17, Laois 2-11

Westmeath 2-7, Longford 1-8

Louth v Galway - postponed

DIVISION 4

Waterford 2-8, Tipperary 0-9

Leitrim 2-8, Clare 1-14

Limerick 0-12, Offaly 1-8.

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