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

September 17, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

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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.

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

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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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First Moate school team since the victorious Carmelite side of 81 to reach the final.

— Midlands103Sport (@MidlandsSport) January 18, 2017

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Congrats to Moate Community school- great win today in semi final v Good Counsel

— Dessie Dolan (@dessiedolan) January 18, 2017

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