Meath set for Cavan in Gerry Reilly Cup final this Sunday

Story by Conall Collier

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 5:39pm

Meath set for Cavan in Gerry Reilly Cup final this Sunday

Kathryn Heery of Briody Bedding (sponsor) making the draw for the Gerry Reilly FT with Eddie O'Reilly.

Meath will play Cavan in the final of the Leinster Gerry Reilly u-16 FT at Millbrook on Sunday evening next (9th September) at 7pm.

Meath defeated Louth in the semi-final while Cavan got the better of Longford.

The launch of the 2018 Leinster Gerry Reilly U-16 Football Tournament took place last May in the Show Hall, Oldcastle.

This year for the first time ttournament is organised in conjunction with support from Leinster Council and this year will feature teams from 15 other counties along with Meath.

At the launch Meath Co Board chairman Peter O'Halloran congratulated the Oldcastle club and especially officials Eddie O'Reilly and Leo Halpin on their great work and efforts to keep the tournament going over the years.

Leo Halpin outlined the history of the tournament and details about the late 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. 

Meath Games Development Officer Jamie Queeney and Co Board official Brendan Cummins were also present and both acknowledged the tremendous benefit that the tournement provides now that the MFC is at u-17 grade.

Briody Bedding is the main sponsor of this year's competition and Oldcastle.


PATHS TO THE FINAL

FIRST ROUND
Cavan 5-18 Longford 3-6 
Meath 5-18 Leitrim 0-9 
SECOND ROUND
Cavan 4-12 Westmeath 0-7 (Lacken)
Meath 3-19 Louth 1-9 (Millbrook, Oldcastle)
THIRD ROUND
Cavan rec. w/o from Fermanagh
Meath 2-11 Offaly (1-8) (Ballyfore Gaa)
QUARTER-FINALS
Cavan 6-15 Dublin 1-17  
Meath 2-19 Wicklow 2-7 
SEMI-FINALS
Cavan 1-20 Longford 1-14 
Meath 5-13 Louth 1-11  
FINAL

Meath v Cavan (Sunday, 9 September 7pm)

SEE VIDEO CLIP FROM LAUNCH NIGHT

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