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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.
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The final of the 2016/17@TopOil @gaaleinster Schools' Senior A Football
Moate Community School v St Peter's
Saturday Jan 28
Venue/Time TBC pic.twitter.com/E57WabABAX
— Leinster GAA (@gaaleinster) January 18, 2017
Source: Leinster GAA/Twitter
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.
First Moate school team since the victorious Carmelite side of 81 to reach the final.
— Midlands103Sport (@MidlandsSport) January 18, 2017
Congrats to Moate Community school- great win today in semi final v Good Counsel
— Dessie Dolan (@dessiedolan) January 18, 2017
Source: Dessie Dolan/Twitter
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