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After Leinster U21 quarter-final, now Dublin player turns to All-Ireland schools semi-final

Raheny’s Sean McMahon is busy with Gaelcoláiste Reachrann on the All-Ireland stage.

The Dublin U21 football panel before last night's game
The Dublin U21 football panel before last night's game
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

ONE OF DUBLIN’S U21 footballers has little time to bask in the glow of last night’s EirGrid Leinster quarter-final success.

Sean McMahon from Raheny started at full-back last night for Dublin in their victory over Meath in Parnell Park.

But after that success he has to quickly switch his focus to an All-Ireland post-primary senior schools football semi-final this Saturday.

McMahon is part of the Gaelcholáiste Reachrann side that face Scoil Phobail Bhéara in Waterford IT on Saturday afternoon, as part of a busy schedule of All-Ireland post-primary fixtures programme.

It’s a major occasion for Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, an all Irish speaking second level school in Donaghmede in Dublin, as they participate at this level for the first time ever.

The school is only open ten years and had never lifted a senior Gaelic football crown until this year’s final win in Dublin against St Joseph’s Rush before going on to defeat Wicklow’s Avondale CC in the Leinster decider.

Their squad also contains Dublin minor hurler Conor Ryan from Craobh Chiaráin and Dublin minor footballer Jack Rowe from Trinity Gaels.

Last night’s win has propelled Dublin into a Leinster U21 semi-final against Laois or Wicklow on 16/19 March. Laois face Wicklow next Wednesday night in O’Moore Park at 7.30pm in their quarter-final tie.

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