Hot favourites Sarsfields crash out of U21

Tony Donohoe U21 Football Championship

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Hot favourites Sarsfields crash out of U21

County senior football champions, Sarsfields, are out of the Tony Donoghue U21 football championship, after a shock defeat at the hands of Maynooth at the weekend.

Money on favourites to add the U21 title to their senior crown, it was though a seriously weakened line-out from Sarsfields as none of their senior players were selected to play and when you see the calibre of player missing, including Shea Ryan (man-of-the-match in the SFC final), Con Kavanagh, Ben McCormack, Conor Hartley and Ronan Fitzgibbon, it was a big ask indeed.

Meanwhile in the preliminary round Naas had a fine win over Athy while Clane were too strong for Kilcock.

In the quarter final Moorefield and Celbridge served up a cracker before The Moores edged out their opponents.

The semi finals will see the winners of Two Mile House and Clane play Moorefielld; while Maynooth will take on either Balyna or Naas.

In the U21B quarter finals Monasterevan defeated St Kevin’s while Raheens got the better of Eadestown and St Laurence’s were too strong for Leixlip.

The semi final line-up reads: Monasterevan v Raheens with the winners of the Ballymore Eustace and Round Towers taking on St Laurence’s.

THe U21 C semi final line-up will see Suncroft or Rheban playing Kilcullen or Aylmer Gaels with Rahtangan taking on Sallins.

In the D competition St Edwards will play Abbey Rangers while St Edwards take on Ardclough in  the second semi finals.