There is still plenty of school’s action to take in if you find yourself free next Wednesday afternoon as many of the schoolboy’s ‘B’ and schoolgirl’s Meath and District finals reach their final stages.
The senior B title has already been decided with Dundalk Grammar – inspired by school’s international Andrew Shekleton (pictured) – taking the honours, dropping just two points all season. For the other three age groups, Grange Road is the venue on April 1 for the B finals.
Dundalk remain on for a triple as their juniors take on Wesley’s B team (11.45am) after the former overcame St Andrew’s while the latter ousted Newpark in the semi-finals. At minor level a strong St Killians –organised by Fingal stalwart Tommy Parsons – beat Mount Temple in the semis to set up a tie with Dundalk (1.45pm).
At U-13 level, Newpark, under Peter Muprhy’s tutelage, take on Killian’s (10.30am) for whom Parsons outdid one of his protégés David Bane, who is currently coaching Mount Temple.
ALSAA is the venue for the emerging Meath and District finals, also on April 1. The initiative was set up a couple of seasons ago and now comprises two leagues at each of senior, junior and minor level with nine schools – Loreto Balbriggan, Loreto Navan, Mercy Navan, Royal School Cavan, Skerries Comprehensive, Drogheda Grammar, Dundalk Grammar, Wilson’s Hospital, and Dominincan Cabra – competing.
Junior 1: (10am) Loreto Balbriggan v Cabra
Junior 2: (11am) Loreto Balbriggan v Drogheda
Minor 1: (12pm) Wilson’s v Cabra
Senior 1: 1pm: The Senior 1 Final will be played as a mini tournament between Cabra, Wilsons, and Dundalk. All three teams were tied on points after the group matches.
Match 1: Wilsons v Dundalk; Match 2: Cabra v Loser of match one; Match 2: Cabra v Winner of match one
The Senior 2 and Minor 2 Finals will be played after Easter. Mercy Navan have reached both of these finals but are not able to play on Finals Day as they have a school trip that week to Zimbabwe.
Senior 2: Mercy Navan v TBC
Minor 2: Mercy Navan v Drogheda