Scoil Dara lads to the fore as Meath and Kildare progress in the Leinster Minor Football Championship

By Robert Cox Dec 12th 2020

Scoil Dara Kilcock has always had a proud history of producing top class Gaa players through the years and their current crop of stars from Meath and Kildare are up there with some of the best.

6th year student and Kilcock Gaa Star Shane Farrell came off the bench (in my opinion he should have never been on it) to kick two second half points, while putting in a fine performance at midfield as Kildare Minor Footballers ran out comfortable 2-16 to 1-07 winners over Louth in Newbridge.

Kilcock’s Shane Farrell in 2nd half action against Louth in the Leinster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final at Newbridge. Photo: Paul Dempsey

Farrell’s team and school mate Darragh Sloane who plays his club football with Balyna, started the game at full forward for Kildare and struck a first half goal for the Lilywhites.

Darragh Sloane tucks away his first half goal as Kildare overcame Louth in the Leinster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final in Newbridge. Photo by Paul Dempsey

In Pairc Tailteann, Navan, Meath defeated neighbours Westmeath on a full time scoreline of 3-11 to 0-07 to set up a semi final meeting with Laois.

Summerhill duo Eoghan Frayne and Ben Moran both started and starred for the Royals, with Adam McDonnell, Michael Brady and Oisin Bright also part of the extended panel. Captain Frayne scored 0-04 during another fine performance.

A mouth watering Leinster Final in early 2021 is still on the cards between Meath and Kildare and if both sides get over their Semi finals next weekend, it will serve for a few interesting weeks in the Kilcock school.

Meath play Laois and Kildare face Offaly in next week’s Leinster Semi Finals.

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