Thursday 19 October 2017

Woods fires Louth into decider

Louth 2-11 Wicklow 0-10

Louth were too strong for Wicklow. Photo: Sportsfile
Louth were too strong for Wicklow. Photo: Sportsfile

Louth duo William Woods and Conal O'Hanlon were too hot for Wicklow to handle in a one-sided Leinster Junior FC semi-final in Drogheda.

The pair accounted for 2-8 of the Wee County's total and their link up play and point-taking were exceptional.

Woods bagged goals at the start of each half as Wicklow struggled, taking 20 minutes to get off the mark through a free from Eddie Doyle.

An extra reward for Louth is that the decider will be played at Croke Park before Dublin's Leinster senior semi-final.

Scorers - Louth: W Woods 2-4 (0-2fs), C O'Hanlon 0-4, D Maguire, C Giggins, C Sheridan 0-1 each. Wicklow: E Doyle 0-5 (4fs), M Cullen, M Doyle (2fs) 0-2 each, S McGraynor 0-1.

Louth - R Samson; B Reynolds, K Lenaghan, K Kirk; N Sharkey, D Quigley, M McDonald; R Brodigan, D O'Connell; C Giggins, D Maguire, C Sheridan; C Callan, C O'Hanlon, W Woods. Subs: M Hoey for Leneghan (HT), A O'Brien for Maguire (46), P Nixon for Giggins (46), B O'Hare for Woods (54), A Mooney for McDonald (55), C Early for Callan (57).

Wicklow - P Dignam; P Higgins,C O'Brien, J Manley; M Cullen, E Murtagh, C Healy; T Smith, P Murtagh; E Doyle, P Byrne, C Fitzgerald; S Duffy, M Doyle, J O'Callaghan. Subs: S McGraynor for Duffy (BC, 10), A Daly for O'Callaghan (HT), P O'Brien for Murtagh (36), D Kinsella for Healy (48), S Boucher for Fitzgerald (58).

Ref - F Smyth (Offaly)

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