U-16 A Championship Shield Final: Castleconnor 0-23 v 1-06 Geevagh

posted 31 Aug 2011, 06:29 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Sep 2011, 03:34 ]
The under 16 team had a comprehensive victory over Geevagh in the final of the A Championship shield on Monday night last at Markievicz Park.
James Flynn opened Castleconnor's account with a fine point and the team rushed into a 6 point lead with points from Stephen Curley and Sean Carrabine. Geevagh tried very hard and got off the mark with a well taken free on 13 minutes. Carrabine replied for us on 16 minutes after good work from Kevin McDonnell, Shane Wright and Stephen Curley.
Just before the interval Geevagh snatched a quick goal leavin it 1-1 to 0-14.
In the second period the men from the East werent lying down and popped over a few nice points, 1-5 to 0-16, but our lads responded well and were never in doubt as we finished winners 0-23 to 1-6, with Stephen Curley's tally a remarkable 17 points.
Arthur Beardshall kept the rearguard on their feet at all times, the full back line namely Keith Fooda, Conor Judge and Liam Naughton were very solid and kept their opponents chances to a minimum throughout. Conor Gallagher, Jason Earlis and Eoin Kent in the half back line were sweeping up the kckouts, helping the midfielders and delivering the ball directly inside. Ciaran Kilcullen and Kevin McDonnell kept on top of things in the middle of the park while James Flynn, Shane Wright and Cian Barrins in the half forward line ran at Geevaghs defence. Lewis Beardshall, Stephen Curley and Sean Carrabine in the full forward line worked very well together with the eldest of the trio leading by example.
Afterwards the team captain Kevin McDonnell was presented with the cup by Peter McHugh, Chairman Coiste na nOg Shligigh and the team went to Muddy Burns after for refreshments.
Well Done to the team and management of Michael McDonnell, Paul Kilcullen and Darren Ruane.
The members of the team are still involved in Minor Championship and hopefully this will make them even hungrier for more silverwear.
U-16 A Championship Shield Final:
Castleconnor 0-23
Geevagh 1-06
29/08/11, Markevicz Park