Louth and Meath to ‘replay’ in aid of MS

DUNDALK IT will play host to a Louth v Meath ‘replay’ on Wednesday March 23 when students from the two counties take part in a cookie ‘eat-off’.

DUNDALK IT will play host to a Louth v Meath ‘replay’ on Wednesday March 23 when students from the two counties take part in a cookie ‘eat-off’.

The rivalry between the two counties has been huge for years but escalated last summer when Louth were robbed of a first Leinster title in 53 years by the Royal County in Croke Park.

There have been calls for a replay ever since and now it is going to emerge, albeit in a different format with next Wednesday’s event being organised by three fourth year public relations students as part of a nationwide campaign by Multiple Sclerosis Ireland called “Cookies that Care.”

The event was launched by the Louth and Meath Roses at the college on Wednesday with organisers Aileen Gaskin from the Avenue Road and her classmates Chloe McGuckin and Eimear O’Brien in attendance.

The ‘replay’ will take place in the form of a three minute cookie eating competition and will involve a team of Meath students and a team of Louth students competing for the winner’s title.

It gets underway at 1pm on the day and current senior Louth and Meath panellists including Shane Lennon, Derek Crilly and Paddy O’Rourke are expected to be in attendance.

Speaking at the launch, Louth Rose Sarah Hoey said she was hopeful the Wee County would come out on top on the day.

She said: “What a fantastic way to raise awareness about MS Ireland, while also raising money for their local supports and the MS Care Centre.

“Here’s hoping Louth get the victory they truly deserve.”