Shamrocks 2-7, Grenagh 1-5
Shamrocks Underage remarkable season goes on and on. After last nights hard fought win over Grenagh in Ballygarvan under lights, we have now completed the Rebel Óg U16 championship double in Hurling and Football.
Grenagh started the better of the two teams last night and found themselves 4 points to two up as their two wing forwards were causing us a few problems with their pace. Soon we found our feet and after a great movement which started in our own defence, Mattie Field showed his strength and skill to find the back of the net to put us in the lead for the first time. Mark Hitchmough then added a point from a forty five to leave us leading at half time on a scoreline of 1-03 to 0-04.
We started the second half in fine style and scored two unanswered points from Mark Hitchmough and David Andrews. Grenagh then came back at us and scored a goal to leave only a kick of a ball between the sides, 1-6 to 1-5. David Andrews then showed his great goal scoring power as he found the back of the Grenagh net to leave us leading on a scoreline of 2-6 to 1-5. Andrews again and Andrew O’Grady ensured that we done the double when they added a point a piece in injury time to leave the final score 2-7 to 1-5.
A special thanks must go to Ballygarvan for the use of their pitch and also we must thank again the parents and supporters who travelled again in great numbers to support this great group of lads. The team captain, David Andrews accepted the cup from Mr. Pat Bouse of Rebel Óg East and in his speech he thanked the mentors of Kieran Lynam, Kevin O Grady, Dick Andrews, John Jordan and John Twomey along with Peter Crowley, David Nolan and trainer Garret Flynn.
Panel: Criostóir Corkery, Cormac Scriven, Ruairí Mehigan, David Barry, Nathan Hayes, Chris Hayes, Mark Hitchmough, James Lynam, Andrew O’Grady, Matthew Field, Adam O’Keeffe, David Andrews (capt), Cillian Hayes, Killian Murphy, Shane Flavin, Shane Downey, Cathal Murphy, Dylan O’Flaherty.
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The Shamrocks U16’s celebrate with the cup under the Ballygarvan floodlights.