Wexford & Westmeath Win In EirGrid U-21 FC
(22 Feb 2017)
First round wins in the EirGrid Leinster G.A.A. Under 21 Football Championship were celebrated this evening by Westmeath and Wexford.
Westmeath defeated Meath by 2-8 to 0-12 at Lakepoint Park, Mullingar, with the goals scored by Ronan O'Toole (penalty) and Boidu Sayeh.
Meath led by 0-7 to 1-3 at half time and were three points up midway through the second half. But they suffered a setback when reduced to 14 players and Sayeh's late strike sent the Lake County through to a quarter-final against Dublin next Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Wexford enjoyed a comfortable 1-18 to 0-8 win over Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park. Ahead by 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval, they easily progressed to a quarter-final meeting with Offaly, with Mikey Dwyer scoring the game's only goal.
The other first round fixture schedule for this evening, Wicklow v Louth, could not proceed due to an unplayable pitch at Baltinglass.
EIRGRID LEINSTER GAA UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS
Wednesday 1st March 2017 (7.30)
Dublin v Meath/Westmeath Venue to be confirmed
Kildare v Longford Kildare Venue
Carlow/Wexford v Offaly Venue to be confirmed
Laois v Wicklow/Louth Venue to be confirmed
Wednesday 15th March 2017 (7.30)
Wednesday 29th March 2017 (7.30)