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Good news on the injury front ahead of visit to Portlaoise

By Meath GAA Mon 3rd Apr

Good news on the injury front ahead of visit to Portlaoise
Good news on the injury front ahead of visit to Portlaoise

There is welcome news on the injury front for the Meath U-20 Football team ahead of Tuesday evening’s Eirgrid Leinster U-20 Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 fixture against Laois as John Finnerty and Killian Smyth make a welcome return from injury to take their place on the substitutes bench.  Although that good news is somewhat tempered by the fact that Christian Finlay who came on as a replacement last week against Carlow, misses out this week through injury.


Tom Bowden who has impressed during the season to date, mostly as an impact replacement, comes into the starting XV in place of Hughie Corcoran who reverts to the bench.  The resultant reshuffle sees Sean Emmanuel revert to the right corner forward berth he occupied against Longford a fortnight ago with Bowden coming in at right half forward.


Liam Kelly (Meath), in action with Cillian McGrath of Carlow, during the Meath v Carlow, EirGrid Leinster U-20 Football Championship Group 1 Round 2 game at Donaghmore/Ashbourne GFC, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
Photo: Gerry


Elsewhere, the back six remains the same as last week with Brian O’Reilly anchoring the defence from centre back with Liam Kelly occupying his customary full back spot behind him. Brian O’Halloran and Conor Ennis fill the corner back positions while John Finnerty and Shaun Leonard continue in the wing back slots.



Apart from the change with Bowden coming into the team and Sean Emmanuel reverting to corner forward, the forward line remains the same as that which lined out against Carlow.


  1. Oisín McDermott (Ballinlough)
  2. Brian O’Halloran (Ballivor)
  3. Liam Kelly (Ratoath)
  4. Conor Ennis (Ballinabrackey)
  5. John Finnerty (Skryne)
  6. Brian O’Reilly (St. Michael’s)
  7. Shaun Leonard (St. Colmcille’s)
  8. Jack Kinlough (St. Peter’s Dunboyne)
  9. Conor Gray (Dunshaughlin)
  10. Tom Bowden (Duleek-Bellewstown)
  11. Eoghan Frayne (Summerhill, Captain)
  12. Liam Stafford (St. Colmcille’s)
  13. Sean Emmanuel (St. Patrick’s)
  14. Oisín Keogh (Skryne)
  15. Ruairí Kinsella (Dunshaughlin)
  16. Oisín Black (St. Patrick’s)
  17. Ben Moran (Summerhill)
  18. Sean O’Hare (Rathkenny)
  19. Killian Smyth (Castletown)
  20. John O’Regan (Skryne)
  21. John McDonagh (Dunshaughlin)
  22. Charlie O’Connor (Dunshaughlin)
  23. Hughie Corcoran (Drumbaragh Emmets)
  24. Aaron Murphy (Dunshaughlin)


Tickets for the game can be purchased here:  Meath v Laois tickets


The game will be streamed live by Clubber.  This is the only place that will be streaming the fixture.  It can be viewed by clicking here:  Streaming – Meath v Laois

By Meath GAA Mon 3rd Apr

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