Tom Gray has made no changes to the U20 Footballers starting 15 for tonight’s clash against Laois
Dublin v Laois
Friday, March 6th. 7:30pm
Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow
Dublin’s U20 Footballers make the short trip to Carlow this evening in the hope of retaining their Eirgrid Leinster Football title for the second year in a row. And like last year their opponents will be Laois.
So far Dublin have seen off the challenge of Wicklow, Longford and Meath along the way, and will feel well prepared for tonight’s duel.
Laois had a tough Quarter Final, with Westmeath taking them into extra time. Even after that with a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-10 they couldn’t be seperated. But the men from the O’Moore County eventually got over the line outscoring Westmeath 4-3 on penalties. They proceeded and performed stronger against Kildare in the last four, winning by 1-07 to 0-04.
To date, Dublin have racked up 6-41 over their three games, conceding only 1-23 along the way. Leading the scoring are Ciaran Archer, Lorcan O’Dell, Luke Swan, Kieran McKeown and Padraig Purcell, who’ve registered 4-28 between them.
In their last outing, Dublin put in the perfect performance against Meath. A 1-08 to 0-03 half time lead laid a solid foundation to their victory. And as the second half unfolded the boys in blue continued to dominate despite a good Meath fight.
Dublin have already faced Laois this year in a John Kerin’s Cup game. They were 2-10 to 1-10 victors that day over the O’Moore County. But the stakes tonight are a lot higher.
Dublin U20 Starting 15 (v Laois)
1. Josh O’Neill (St Vincents)
2. Alan Murphy (Lucan Sarsfields)
3. Adam Rafter (Na Fianna)
4. Josh Bannon (St Sylvesters)
5. Rory Dwyer (St Margarets)
6. Adam Waddick (Thomas Davis)
7. Lee Gannon (Whitehall Colmcille)
8. Killian McGinnis (Skerries Harps)
9. Evan Caulfield (Clanna Gael Fontenoy)
10. Mark Lavin( Lucan Sarsfield)
11. Lorcan O’Dell (Templeogue Synge Street)
12. Seán Foran (Whitehall Colmcille)
13. Ciarán Archer (St Maurs)
14. Luke Swan (Castleknock)
15. Kieran McKeon (Clontarf)