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Courtwood-Emo see off Mountmellick Parish Gaels to book U-20 semi-final place

Courtwood-Emo 5-14 Mountmellick Parish Gaels 0-2
Laois U-20 ‘A’ FC Group B Round 3

Courtwood-Emo are safely through to the Laois U-20 ‘A’ football championship semi-finals following a comprehensive win over Mountmellick Parish Gaels in tough conditions in Annanough this evening.

Both sides had lost to Ballyroan-Abbey but beaten Portarlington (Courtwood-Emo actually received a walkover) so tonight’s game was a de facto quarter-final.

But Courtwood-Emo (who were corresponding minor champions in 2019) were never in danger here, leading 3-5 to 0-1 at half time before getting another two goals in the second half to run out 27-point winners.

It means that Courtwood-Emo now go forward to play Graiguecullen in Graigue in the semi-final this coming Thursday evening.

The other semi-final between Ballyroan-Abbey and Portlaoise is fixed for next Tuesday, November 15, with the final pencilled in for the following weekend.

Meanwhile, the game between Clonaslee-St Manman’s and Ballyfin Gaels in the ‘B’ grade was postponed because of the poor weather conditions.

COURTWOOD-EMO: Sam Krebs; Adam O’Halloran, Nathan Little, Eoin Montague; Aaron Whelan, Tom Fennelly, Paul O’Flynn; Sean Greene, Michael Fennelly; Ryan Little, Ross Meredith, Jamie O’Connell; Sean Kitchen, Davy Costello, Dylan Keane. Subs: Rory Lawlor, Diarmuid Owens, Eamon Donnelly, Evan Kelly, Eamon Donnelly, Fred Kearns

MOUNTMELLICK PARISH GAELS: Dee White; Jack Pedro, Rory Culleton, Cian Rafter; Rob Hunt, Jarlath Connolly, Jack Gorman; Tadhg Culliton, Jake Colbert; Michael Gilesnan, Aaron Tarpey, Evan Dempsey; Adam Hunt, Cian Ryle, Kai Byrne

REFEREE: Des Cooney (St Joseph’s)

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