By Conor Martin
Scoil Uí Chonaill continue their Leinster journey as they travel to Meath to take on Rathkenny in the AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final.
After their win over Parnells in the Go-Ahead Dublin Intermediate Football Championship, Scoil opened up their Leinster campaign with a win over Roche Emmets at the start of the month.
Brendan Murray was the goalscorer, as he sent the ball over the bar twice alongside his three-pointer.
Emmet Rogan was clinical on frees as he kicked three as the Dubliners advanced into the last four, 1-12 to 1-11.
Ryan Keane, Neil O’Flynn and Rob Kennedy were key to their quarter-final victory. Robert Kennedy is another key asset in attack, while at the back, Adam Wilson, Padriag Conlon and Shane Costello have enough experience to limit the threat of the Rathkenny forward line.
Rathkenny won their first Meath intermediate title since 2006, when they beat Duleek/Bellewstown.
Keith Curtis was their star man, as he, Daniel Gavigan and Eoghan Heavey, as Rathkenny, tasted intermediate success for the first time in 17 years.
In their first round Leinster clash with Naomh Éanna Curtis scored nine as Rathkenny cruised past their Wexford opposition. They limited Naomh Éanna to just four points, as a combo of poor shooting from the Gorey-based club and hard work from the Rathkenny defence saw them over the line.
In the quarter-finals, they put in an excellent performance against Kenagh as they advanced to the semis with a comfortable seven-point win.