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Leinster U21FC quarter-final
Laois 2-13  Louth 1-8 FT

Munster U21FC quarter-finals
Kerry 1-17 Clare 2-8 FT
Limerick 0-16 Tipperary 0-14 FT

Ulster U21FC preliminary round
Monaghan 2-14 Antrim 0-16 FT


Good evening and welcome to tonight’s GAA liveblog. Kevin O’Brien here and I’ll be taking you through all of tonight’s U21 football action across three provinces.

Three games are now underway.

Louth 0-0 Laois 0-1

3 mins – Laois move into an early lead as Sean Moore hits the target.


GOAL! Ryan Burns pings one into the top corner for Louth just five minutes in. The lead Laois by 1-0 to 0-1.

Kerry 0-2 Clare 0-0

6 mins – Cathal Bambury and Sean O’Shea hit early scores for Kerry.

Louth 1-1 Laois 0-3

Moore gives two scores for Laois, including a free.

Kerry 0-5 Clare 0-1

13 mins – Sean O’Shea and Conor Geaney add a score apiece as Kerry stretch their lead.

TWO GOALS! Sean Moore and Colm Murphy both hit the net for Laois within the space of a minute! They lead Louth by 2-4 to 1-2.

Tipperary 0-2 Limerick 0-3

10 mins – Ryan slots over a free for Tipperary.

Kerry 0-7 Clare 0-3

Sean O’Shea sends over another free for Kerry.

GOAL! Conal hAiniféin raises a green flag for the Banner, who now trail Kerry by 1-3 to 0-7.


GOAL! Kerry fire back with a goal of their own from Matthew O’Sullivan. They lead Clare by 1-8 to 1-4.

Louth 1-4 Laois 2-7

Ciaran Downey pulls back a point for Louth.

Limerick 0-5 Tipperary 0-3

27 mins – Limerick are two in front approaching half-time.

Half-time scores

Kerry 1-8 Clare 1-5
Limerick 0-5 Tipperary 0-3
Laois 2-7 Louth 1-4

Laois are down to 14 men after David Connolly’s dismissal before half-time.

Antrim 0-1 Monaghan 0-1

Odhran Eastwood gets on the scoresheet for Antrim.

Antrim 0-5 Monaghan 1-3

18 mins – James Milson and Peter Healy trade scores.

Kerry 1-9 Clare 1-6

Sean O’Shea swings over another free. Clare are causing problems when they run at the Kingdom, with Keelan Sexton especially influential.

RED CARD! Tipp are down to 14 men after Emmet Moloney was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Tipperary 0-6 Limerick 0-6

Paudie Feehan kicks Tipp’s first from play. They’re all level.

GOAL! Eimhin Courtney finds the net for Clare. They’re now trailing by just a point, 1-10 to 2-6.

Antrim 0-8 Monaghan 1-6

Monaghan lead by the minimum as they approach half-time.

Tipperary 0-7 Limerick 0-6

Premier senior Jack Kennedy sends Tipp in front.

Tipperary 0-7 Limerick 0-7

Hugh Bourke levels us up with a free for the Shannonsiders.

Tipperary 0-7 Limerick 0-8

A long range free from Bourke edges Limerick ahead.

Kerry 1-15 Clare 2-7

Conor Geaney sends over the latest score for Kerry.

Tipperary 0-8 Limerick 0-8

Paudie Feehan’s point levels us up at 0-8 each. Feehan is the younger brother of Jimmy, who was a nominee for Young Player of the Year last year.

Laois 2-11 Louth 1-6

52 mins – Sean strokes a free over for Laois.

Laois 2-13 Louth 1-8

Not long to go now.

Antrim 0-9 Monaghan 1-7

32 mins – Michael Bannigan, who won an All-Ireland Freshers title with DCU last week, kicks a free to send Monaghan one in front.

Tipperary 0-10 Limerick 0-9

60 mins – Kennedy edges Tipp back in front. Limerick are down to 14 men after a straight red for Josh Ryan.

Monaghan 1-8 Antrim 0-11

37 mins - Odhran Eastwood levels us up.


Full-time: Tipperary 0-10 Limerick 0-10

Limerick have leveled it with the last kick of the game to force extra-time.


Offaly will play Laois at Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow in the Leinster U21FC semi-final.

Monaghan 2-10 Antrim 0-14

47 mins – David Garland hits a goal for Monaghan before Seamus McGarry and Barry Kerr trade scores.

Tipperary 0-11 Limerick 0-10

61 mins – Peters gives Tipp an early lead in extra-time.

Tipperary 0-13 Limerick 0-10

66 mins – Kennedy sends the Premier three in front.

Monaghan 2-13 Antrim 0-15

54 mins – Seamus McGarry points again.

Tipperary 0-13 Limerick 0-11

72 mins – Still, Tipp lead by two.

Black card for Tipperary and they’re down to 14 men for the second-half of extra-time.

Limerick 0-13 Tipperary 0-13

75 mins – Limerick have leveled the game with five minutes remaining in extra-time.

Tipperary 0-14 Limerick 0-15 

79 mins – Lyons scores to give Limerick a one-point lead. Will it be enough?

Thanks for joining us tonight.

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