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Friday 23 March 2018

Gannon blitz leaves Garden in tatters

Corner-forward Adam Gannon was the goal-den boy as the Royals dished out a 30-point hammering in Aughrim last night.

Gannon taunted and tormented Wicklow's defence from the start until he was substituted -- and he finished with a superb 3-4.

He was aided and abetted in this massacre by his wing-forward Mark Sullivan, who accounted for another 1-6 of their total, but in truth Meath held the upper hand in every position.

Yet Wicklow started as if they were going to give the Royals a game of it and they were just one point behind, 0-3 to 0-4 at the end of the first quarter, corner-forward Mikey Lee scoring three smashing frees.

Meath await the winners of Kildare and Westmeath in the final.

Scorers -- Meath: A Gannon 3-4, M Sullivan 1-6, P Kenneally 0-4, K Keoghan 0-3 f, J Toher, A Ennis 0-2 each, D McGee 0-1. Wicklow: M Lee 0-3f, S Nolan 0-1.

Meath -- C Murray, P Maguire, N Weir, S Brennan, J Kelly, E Lynch, T Raleigh, J Toher, S Morris, M Sullivan, K Keoghan, D McGee, A Gannon, A Healy, P Kenneally. Subs: A Ennis for Keoghan, B Wright for Brennan, R Andrews for Healy, E Marsh for Lynch, F Ferguson for Gannon

Wicklow -- P O'Reilly, R O'Neill, K Molloy, A Nugent, M O'Brien, H Stephenson, L O'Reilly, R Byrne, J Manley, G Fuisciardi, G O'Gorman, A Murphy, M Lee, A Conyard, S Nolan. Subs: G Weir for Fusciardi, E Quirke for Manley, W Kavanagh for Nugent, C Kelly for O'Reilly, S O'Brien for Conyard.

Ref -- B Redmond (Wexford).

Irish Independent

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