Sunday, November 21, 2021

A dismal weekend for Carlow champions in Leinster competition was rounded off this afternoon when Rathvilly were beaten 2-16 to 1-5 by Louth champions Naomh Mairtin in the Leinster Senior Football Championship.

Rathvilly exited Leinster competition today
Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

There wasn’t much to choose between the teams in the early exchanges but two goals in the last five minutes of the half set up Naomh Mairtin for victory. A late goal from Conor O’Neill wasn’t much consolation after a one sided second half.

Yesterday, Naomh Eoin were comfortably beaten by Park-Rathenskia of Laois in the Intermediate Championship by 1-16 to 1-3. There was no luck with the small ball either as Naomh Bríd were also beaten the Leinster Intermediate Championship, 0-18 to 0-8 by Bray Emmets in Aughrim.

Similarly on the ladies front, Bennekerry-Tinryland and St Annes were also beaten. Bennekerry-Tinryland were beaten 1-16 to 0-9 by Dublin champions St Sylvesters in the Leinster Intermediate Championship, and St Annes were beaten 3-7 to 1-5 by Laois side Ballyfin in the Leinster Junior Championship.

The only Carlow side to progress did so without kicking a ball. Grange were given a walkover by Laois side Barrowhouse in the Leinster Junior Football Championship and they will face Kildare side Kilcullen in a home tie on Saturday 4 December. Also on that day Carlow’s other remaining side in Leinster, Mount Leinster Rangers host Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship after that game was pushed back by 6 days.

 

 

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