Meath, Laois and Offaly unveil teams for tomorrow's Leinster U21 quarter-finals

There’s last four spots up for grabs in the province.

Updated 18.00pm

MEATH, LAOIS AND Offaly have unveiled their starting sides for their EirGrid Leinster U21 football quarter-finals tomorrow night.

Meath meet Dublin in Parnell Park, Laois entertain Wicklow in Portlaoise while Offaly travel to take on Kildare in Hawkfield.

Meath’s challenge will be spearheaded by Joey Wallace, James McEntee, Michael Flood and Ruairi Ó Coileain, who all featured last year against Kildare in the Leinster semi-final.

Sean Curran celebrates scoring a point Ê Joey Wallace celebrates scoring a point for Meath in the 2014 Leinster senior championship Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


1. Johnny Lynch (Moynalty)

2. Michael Flood (St Brigid’s)
3. Daniel O’Neill (Wolfe Tones)
4. Jamie Reilly (St Michael’s)

5. Gavin McGowan (Ratoath)
6. Thomas McGovern (Donaghmore/Ashbourne)
7. Neil Kane (Simonstown Gaels)

8. Donie Ryan (Skyrne)
9. Ronan Jones (St Peter’s Dunboyne)

10. Shaun Byrne (Donaghmore/Ashbourne)
11. Joey Wallace (Ratoath)
12. James mc Entee (capt) (Curraha)

13. Kevin Ryan (Summerhill)
14. Ruairi Ó Coileain (Navan O Mahony’s)
15. Daire Rowe (Syddan)

James McEntee and John Heslin A Meath senior last year, James McEntee will be a key player tomorrow night. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Manager Derek Conroy has named an unchanged Laois team from that which defeated Louth in last week’s provincial first round tie.

Eoin Lowry captains the team while he is joined in attack by current senior forward Evan O’Carroll.


1. Aaron Cooney (St Joseph’s)

2. Liam Knowles (Stradbally)
3. Adam Campion (St Joseph’s)
4. Eoin Buggie (Stradbally)

5. Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)
6. Robbie Dowling (The Heath)
7. Daniel O’Reilly (Graiguecullen)

8. Brian Daly (St Joseph’s)
9. Nigel Murphy (Emo Courtwood)

10. Danny Hickey (Barrowhouse)
11. Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard)
12. Aaron Dowling (The Rock)

13. Colm Murphy (Portarlington)
14. Eoin Lowry (Killeshin – captain)
15. Sean Moore (Ballyfin)

Evan Carroll Evan Carroll starts at centre-forward for Laois tomorrow night against Wicklow. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

There are six survivors from the Offaly team defeated by Kildare in last year’s Leinster U21 championship at the quarter-final stage, for their rematch with the Lilywhites.

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Goalkeeper Jamie Colgan, full-back James Lalor, centre-back Declan Byrne, midfielder Oisin Cusack, centre-forward Ruairi McNamee and wing-forward Jamie Evans all started in that game.

Corner-forward Shane Tierney came on as a substitute that night.


1. Jamie Colgan (Tubber)

2. David Dempsey (Ballycommon)
3. James Lalor (Raheen)
4. Colm Doyle (Clara)

5. Adam Mahon (Edenderry)
6. Declan Byrne (Raheen)
7. David O’Toole (Shamrocks)

8. Oisin Cusack (Durrow)
9. Ronan McEvoy (Shannonbridge)

10. Ciaran Farrell (Edenderry)
11. Ruairi McNamee (Rhode)
12. Jamie Evans (Gracefield)

13. Jack Walsh (Gracefield)
14. Aaron McDonnell (Edenderry)
15. Shane Tierney (Daingean)

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