Meath celebrate after they defeated Tryone in the 2021 All-Ireland MFC final.

Young Royals looking to make an impact

Reigning champions Meath will start the defence of their All-Ireland MFC crown when they take on Kildare, Longford and Offaly in Group Two of the Leinster championship.

Meath's first game will be away to Longford on Saturday 19th March. The MFC is split into three groups, and reverts to a round-robin basis. Last year due to Covid, it was straight knockout.

The draws for this year's Leinster u-20 and hurling Championships have been announced.

Meath have received a bye into the quarter-finals of the u-20 FC and there, they'll take on the winners of the first round tie between Wexford and Longford

Because of the time of year and the necessity for floodlit matches, Leinster Council have not yet decided on venues for those games.

And in preparation for the championship, Leinster are also running an u-20 league, starting next month. Meath will be in a group alongside Dublin, Laois and Kildare

In the Leinster u-20 HC Meath have been drawn at home to Kildare in the first round, on Saturday 2nd April.