Saturday 14 December 2019

Meath v Wicklow the history

LONGFORD, recently promoted from Division 3 of the Allianz Football League, beat Laois who were relegated from Division 1, in the first round of the Leinster SFC last Sunday.

Wicklow, promoted from Division 4, will attempt a similar feat against Meath, who were relegated from Division 2, in Carlow on Sunday.

The Garden County are seeking only their second senior football championship win over Meath, having achieved their sole success in 1957 when they emerged victorious by 3-7 to 1-11 in a Leinster quarter-final clash, watched by a crowd of 10,000 in Athy.

Wicklow drew with Meath in 1991 (eight days after the Royals had beaten Dublin in the fourth game of the epic first-round saga). Meath won the replay a week later.

2004

Meath 2-13 Wicklow 1-8 (first round)

1999

Meath 2-10 Wicklow 0-6 (quarter-final)

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1995

Meath 3-14 Wicklow 0-9 (semi-final)

1991

Meath 1-9 Laois 0-12 (quarter-final);

Meath 1-13 Wicklow 1-9 (replay)

1986

Meath 1-17 Wicklow 0-12 (semi-final)

1976

Meath 2-13 Wicklow 1-10 (first round)

1957

Wicklow 3-7 Meath 1-11 (quarter-final)

1954

Meath 1-9 Wicklow 1-8 (quarter-final)

1950

Meath 6-8 Wicklow 0-4 (quarter-final)

1947

Meath 5-7 Wicklow 2-3 (first round)

Overall

Meath 9, Wicklow 1, Draw 1.

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