Louth lost Le­in­ster Fi­nal 100 years ago this month!

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WHAT year did Louth win an All-Ire­land SFC semi-fi­nal but still fail to qual­ify for the fi­nal of the same com­pe­ti­tion ?

An­swer: 100 years ago this month.

Louth had been nom­i­nated to rep­re­sent the Le­in­ster Prov­ince in a semi-fi­nal against Ca­van at Bel­turbet and Louth mas­tered the Br­effni County — but still didn’t make it to the All-Ire­land fi­nal for the sim­ple rea­son that in the de­layed Le­in­ster fi­nal (it wasn’t played un­til Jan­uary of 1919), they lost out to hold­ers, Wex­ford.

The Slaney­men went on to record a fourth on the trot suc­cess at this level when lick­ing Tipperary in the na­tional fi­nal.

Wex­ford, ap­par­ently, had been pre­vented from ful­fill­ing their Le­in­ster en­gage­ments in 1918 due to a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, in­clud­ing the rav­ages of a dis­as­trous ‘flu epi­demic.

More bad luck for Louth then!

The start of the walk­way in Tullyallen

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