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Westmeath's Moate CS and Wexford's St Peter's set up novel Leinster senior football final

The decider takes place on 28 January.

General view of Gaelic footballs Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

IT’LL BE WESTMEATH against Wexford in a novel pairing in this year’s final of the Top Oil Leinster PP senior A football championship.

Westmeath’s Moate CS saw off Good Counsel of Wexford by four points today, 1-9 to 0-8, in Stradbally to book their place in the decider.

A Robbie Forde goal helped Moate CS go ahead 1-3 to 0-3 at the interval and they held on in the second half to triumph.

Despite Good Counsel’s loss, there will be a Wexford representative in the final after St Peter’s saw off Wicklow Schools by 0-13 to 1-8 at St Patrick’s Park in Enniscorthy.

The winners built up an early advantage as they went ahead 0-9 to 0-3 at the break and despite a Wicklow Schools fightback in the second half, St Peter’s held on to succeed.

It’s a landmark feat for Moate CS as they will contest a final for a historic first time and end a 36-year gap since the Westmeath town last had a representative in the decider.

For St Peter’s Wexford, it will be their first final appearance since 1996 with the school’s only previous title win occurring in 1992.

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