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Cúil Mín / Kildysart U16A Championship match report

posted 1 Mar 2014, 11:57 by Seán Corry   [ updated 1 Mar 2014, 11:58 ]

Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defeated Clondegad in the first round of the U – 16 A Division 1 Championship on a score of 0 – 12 to 1 – 04
This was a close fought encounter between the two neighbouring teams. The early exchanges were tense as both sides looked to gain an advantage. The first score came in the 12th minute with a well taken goal by Donal McCarthy of Clondegad. The Cùil Mìn / Kildysart team took control in the second quarter with points from Darragh Cleary, Alan Normoyle (f), Seamus Casey, Barry Crehan & Luke McGrath. They also squandered numerous scoring chances in this period as well. Clondegad finished the half with a point from Conor Lynch to leave the sides level at the break. 

Half Time: Cùil Mìn / Kildysart 0 - 05 Clondegad 1 - 02 

Cùil Mìn / Kildysart started the second half in great fashion with points from Sean Wallace & Barry Crehan (f). Clondegad responded with a pointed free from the excellent Conor Lynch. The game was now in the melting pot as both teams strived for victory. Points from Luke McGrath & Barry Crehan from a free extended the Cùil Mìn / Kildysart lead to 3 points. Clondegad again responded with a pointed free from Conor Lynch to reduce the margin. The closing stages were tense & exciting but points from Mark Meaney, Alan Normoyle (f) & Captain Darragh Cleary sealed the victory for the Cùil Mìn / Kildysart combination. 

Full Time: Cùil Mìn / Kildysart 0 - 12 Clondegad 1 - 04 

Both teams played a great brand of football which was aided by the excellent condition of the Cùil Mìn pitch & can now look forward to the rest of the championship with confidence & belief.

TEAM: Adam Carrig, Kevin McMahon, Kieran O’Brien, Darragh Watson, Ryan Casey, Mark Meaney (1), Brian Meaney, Darragh Cleary (C) (2), Alan Normoyle (2), Luke McGrath (2), Seamus Casey (1), Barry Crehan (3), Mikey Donnellan, Sean Wallace (1) & Aaron Slobody