Roche Emmets easily saw off their Drogheda opponent’s in spite of the terrible conditions in this Division Three clash.
A John Kermode penalty won the day for Newtown Blues against Cooley in Father McEvoy Park on Saturday night by 1-4 to 0-6.
An injury time point from substitute Stephen Fisher snatched a victory for Division One pace setters Sean O’Mahony’s at the Ramparts on Saturday evening.
Clans romped past their town rivals Na Piarsaigh on an awful night for football last Friday night by a score of 3-5 to 0-6.
St Brides made short work of Naomh Malachi in this facile division two victory on Friday night by 5-14 to 0-7.
Wexford edged a pulsating Leinster quarter final thanks to an inspired first half performance against a more fancied Louth team in Drogheda on Sunday afternoon, by 2-13 to 1-15.
Against Laois two weeks ago Louth dominated the high ball. Time and again Paddy Keenan and Brian Donnelly snatched the ball or fisted it down to a waiting team mate.
2012 was a year to forget for Shane Lennon. Injury robbed him of a run in the intercounty side.
A little piece of history was made at Pairc Ui Mhuire in Dunleer on Sunday afternoon when the senior hurlers of St Fechins captured their first ever Louth adult hurling trophy with a well earned victory over Mattock Rangers in this final of the Special Hurling Championship.
Clan Na Gael eased into the final of this year’s Paddy Sheelan Shield thanks to goals from JJ Quigley and Billy Smith.
The sun shone on Dowdallshill last Wednesday evening, but in the end the lights went out for Louth in the Junior Championship against Cavan. It was desperately close. It couldn’t have been any closer in fact.
Despite dominating this match for 50 minutes, Louth were eventually undone by a powerful Cavan response in the final third, which saw the current Leinster Junior Championship holders into the semi finals by the narrowest of margins last Wednesday evening.
They had to battle hard to see off O’Raghallaigh’s, but in the end St Joseph’s just about booked their place in the Paddy Sheelan Shield semi final.
On a beautiful evening both sides served up some good passages of football, but both were very wasteful in front of goal. Yet it was St Fechins who progressed into the Sheelan Shield final in the end.
O’Connell’s qualified for the final of the Sheelan Cup with a two point victory over the Mairtins on Friday night, but the men from Monasterboice must be wondering how they are not in the final.
Head to Portlaoise, pummel the locals into submission and progress into the quarter finals.
If the league clash between these sides back in early march was a case of shadow boxing ahead of this championship blockbuster, then Aidan O’Rourke’s Louth side landed an extraordinary knockout blow on Sunday in Portlaoise.
It was last Tuesday evening and Ardee St Mary’s defender John Bingham had just finished up after another tough training session in Darver ahead of the championship opener.
Sean McDermotts overcame Stabannon on Sunday afternoon in fine conditions in Stabannon. Stabannon started brightly but despite a Tom Byrne goal went in behind at half time 1-2 to 0-7.
One of the lasting joys of cricket is the Taverners season where what can euphemistically be called ‘seasoned’ players mix with newcomers for Friday evening 20/20 games against similarly minded opposition.
Playing at home on a relatively calm evening, St Patrick’s made short work of their town rivals in this Sheelan Cup quarter final.
If a team believes in its manager, you can’t be doing too much wrong. Buying into a new system, a new way of playing and most importantly a new personality, can be a tough thing to achieve.
Don’t let looks fool you. These girls know how to handle themselves when it comes to boxing, normally a male dominate sport.
O’Connell’s advanced to the semi-finals of the Sheelan Cup with a convincing victory over St. Brides at the grove on Sunday afternoon.
League form matters little when it comes to the all-or-nothing, do-or-die nature of the championship.
The years keep ticking by, and if you’re not lucky enough or get the right bounce of the ball on that given day, the opportunities of glory can also trickle away.
Last Saturday the Louth U14 ladies team travelled to Kinnegead Co. Westmeath to the All Ireland blitz.
For such a wee county, Louth have had to deal with some big controversies in the Leinster Championship. The mere mention of the words “Meath” and “2010” are enough to stir-up painful reveries in every Wee County fan.
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