Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘A’ Championship Final – Result on the day
Loreto (Cavan) v Sacred Heart, Westport (Mayo); 12pm, Curry GAA, Co Sligo
Loreto have recent pedigree in the Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Competition.
In 2018, the Cavan school landed a Senior A and Junior A double – and they’re back in a Junior A Final on Saturday.
Loreto have been excellent en route to the Final, racking up big wins in the Ulster Championship before putting 7-9 past Loreto St Michaels, Meath, in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Indeed, when you consider that Loreto bagged 7-18 in the Ulster Final, they’ve notched 14-27 in their last two outings.
There’s been no Mayo winner of the Junior A competition since Ballinrobe CS ruled the roost with five-in-a-row in the early 1990s.
Sacred Heart, Westport, have the chance to rectify that statistic and they’re a battle-hardened outfit.
Sacred Heart saw off opponents from Galway, Roscommon and Sligo to land the Connacht title, before they scored a 3-11 to 1-10 All-Ireland semi-final victory over St Mary’s, Midleton, from Cork.
Loreto: O McCabe; C Doyle, A Brady (capt.), D McGovern; R Gunn, A Kennedy, C Crowe; E Brady, E McIntyre; E Murphy, S Cullivan, E Keogan; C Clarke, S Clarke, K Fegan.
Sacred Heart: R Hastings; H O’Malley, A McDonnell, G McDonnell; C Palasz, L Hastings, É Carney; A Kelly, H Sheehy; A Gannon, A Palasz, L Kelly; C Chambers, S Byrne, C McEvilly.