Wicklow vs Meath: Leinster Championship – Live score commentary

Wicklow vs Meath: Leinster Championship quarter-final we have starting teams and live score commentary, match starts at 1:30pm on Sunday.

Wicklow enter this Leinster quarter-final with a game already under the belt. Last weekend they knocked out Wexford to get their Championship campaign underway. But, Meath will be a much tougher test. Despite being relegated from Division 1 with no wins, Meath performed impressively against many big teams.

Wicklow proved too good for Wexford last weekend. Previously, they had beaten their southern rivals by three points to win promotion from Division 4. Last Sunday, they were even more convincing and won by four.

This time around, they had just 0-2 after 27 minutes versus Wexford’s 0-6. However, they won the rest of the game by 2-7 to 0-5.

Davy Burke kept faith in his League team and made just one change. James Sheeran replaced Eoin Darcy.

Niall Donnelly’s goal on 34 minutes was crucial for Wicklow as it kept them in touch just before the break. But, Wexford stretched the lead to three points again and it wasn’t until the 54th minute that Wicklow finally hit the front.

Then, in the 57th minute, Wicklow capitalised on Wexford being down to 13 men and Conor Byrne raised their second green flag. Desperation followed from Wexford but Wicklow tagged on a couple of insurance points in injury time.

The two goals will be something Davy Burke wants his team to try and replicate this Sunday. Meath are a strong team and it’s likely that Wicklow will need to find the net once if they are to advance.

Could Meath be a Dark Horse?

Since the restart, Meath lost to Dublin and drew with Monaghan in the League. The latter was their only point in the League but that doesn’t necessarily reflect their performances. In fact, they pushed Dublin for 70 minutes in the first game back and often looked very dangerous going forward. Likewise, they looked beat against Monaghan but never gave up and a late Jordan Morris point sealed a draw.

The Royal county were finalists in Leinster last year but scored just 0-4 against the Dubs. After the League game two weeks ago they will take heart in the improved scoreline. Andy McEntee will be itching for another shot at the holders but first they must see off Wicklow.

Paddy Power expect Meath to advance. They have last year’s Super 8 contenders at 1/12. Wicklow are 7/1 and a draw is 16/1.

The game is live on GAAGo.

Prediction: Meath.

Leinster Football Championship Quarter-Final: Wicklow vs Meath, Sunday, November 8th, 13:30 (Aughrim). 

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Wicklow vs Antrim – Preview and live score commentary

Wicklow vs Antrim – Preview and live score commentary, the division four match throws in at 12:30pm on Saturday.

Antrim: O Kerr; P Gallagher, R Johnston, K O’Boyle; D Lynch, J McAuley, P Healy; C Murray, M Jordan; K Quinn, C Duffin, McBride; McAleese, M Sweeny, R Murray.

Saturday sees the return of inter-county action for the first time since the beginning of March. In Division 4, Wicklow vs Antrim marks the return to action. Just a point separate these teams in the table with the Ulster side second behind Limerick.

Wicklow suffered defeats to Carlow and Limerick before the lockdown. But, three wins against Sligo, Waterford, and London means they still have a real chance of promotion. A win over Antrim would go a long way in the Leinster side’s favour. Firstly, they would leapfrog Antrim in the table. Secondly, Sligo and Wexford are currently level with Wicklow in the lead so they cannot afford to lose ground with just two games remaining. In fact, their round 7 game is with Wexford. Hence, it could be a promotion shootout.

On the other hand, Antrim have only suffered defeat once in the League to date. This came at the hands of Sligo. Furthermore, a draw against Carlow has left them a point shy of the top of the Division. The suspension of football in March came at a bad time for Antrim. They had just beaten Limerick to put themselves in contention for the title. Now, they will have to find their form quickly after a long absence.

In round 7, Antrim host Waterford. As a result, the game with Wicklow is likely the most important of their remaining fixtures. A win will set them up for a good finish and potential promotion. However, a loss would likely condemn them to a mid-table finish.

Wicklow won’t pull any punches in this game. Their round 7 tie with Wexford is a preview of their Leinster Championship opener on November 1st. Therefore, manager Davy Burke may refrain from showing his strongest hand. Instead, some of his big guns will be deployed against Antrim for match practice.

In contrast, Antrim have an extra week before they began their Championship campaign. They are scheduled to play the winners of Monaghan and Cavan on the 7th of November.

Allianz National League Division 4: Wicklow vs Antrim, Saturday October 17th, 12.30pm (Aughrim). 

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Wicklow vs Sligo

Last updated on Apr 6th, 2020 at 10:08

Wicklow – M Jackson (0-2); A Maher, J Snell, J Hamilton; P O’Keane, D Keane, D Devereux; P O’Toole (0-1), D Healy (0-2); R Finn (0-1), M Kenny (0-2), D Hayden (0-1); S Furlong (1-3), C O’Brien (0-2), C Byrne. Subs: E Darcy (0-1) for C Byrne, P O’Rourke for A Maher, O Manning for J Hamilton, T Kearns for D Devereux, G Murphy for C O’Brien.

Sligo – A Devaney (0-2); JF Carr, E McGuinness, M Gordon; N Mullen, P McNamara, S Carrabine (1-0); P O’Connor (0-3), P Kilcoyne; G O’Kelly Lynch, D Cummins, N Ewing; L Gaughan (0-3), C Lally (0-1), S Coen. Subs: P Hughes (0-1) for D Cummins, R Murphy for N Mullen, K Cawley for N Ewing, D Quinn for C Lally.

Referee – K Faloon.

Wicklow vs Waterford

Last updated on Apr 6th, 2020 at 9:41

Wicklow – M Jackson (0-1); O Manning, J Snell, A Maher; P O’Keane, N Donnelly, D Devereux; P O’Toole, D Healy (0-1); R Finn, M Kenny, D Hayden (0-2); C Byrne, C O’Brien (1-1), S Furlong (0-5). Subs: D Keane for A Maher, E Darcy (1-1) for C Byrne, G Murphy for M Kenny, D Fitzgerald for D Devereux.

Waterford – P Hunt; D O Cathasaigh, B Looby, R Finn; D Corcoran (1-0), S O’Donovan, D Ryan (0-1); M Curry, M Kiely; D Guiry (0-1), J Curry (0-3), J Gleeson (0-1); C Murray, B Lynch, S Curry. Subs: C Kirwan for M Curry, D Fitzgerald for J Gleeson, N McSweeney for D Guiry, A Jones for M Kiely, J Beresford for J Curry.

Referee – D Hickey.