Young Irelands 4 -13
On a grey dreary evening in Gowran, the U15 A Championship Group B eventually got under way for 2020! These games have been much anticipated, much discussed and much deliberated about since last March! However, tonight, throughout the county, these young men got to do battle on the pitches and both player and spectator relished every moment of “being back!”
The Young Irelands team got off to a great start, notching up 1-4, before Tullogher’s centre-forward put a point over to get them on the board. The Gowran side continued to dominate the first half, with a score of 3-8 to 0-3 at the mid-way break.
Tullogher fought back in the second half, the majority of the play being with their forwards, but wides thwarted their efforts and though they scored 1-5 , the margin was too great to put any real pressure on the Young Ireland side. Gowran were emphatic winners with a final score of 4-13 to 1-8.
Meanwhile in Palmerstown Dicksboro started their Duggan Steel U15 Championship with a win over Clara on Wednesday Evening. Goals in the first half from Killian Dollard, and James Brennan Smyth sent the boro boys on their way. Clara were very impressive and kept in the game with Midfielder Rory Glynn very impressive.
Second half goals from Mark Cleere and a screamer from Patrick Lacey meant that Dicksboro ran winnners 5-15 to 0-09 at full time.
In Kilmanagh after 2 early goals from Aaron McEvoy, Graigue Ballycallan led their Erins Own 2.6 to 0.8 at the half. The second half was a closely contested affair but despite a sterling performance from Conor O’Sullivan between the posts for Erin’s Own, GBC ran out winners 2.12 to 0.12 in a rain soaked Tom Ryall Park tonight.
A rainy evening in Baile an Phoill. Didn’t stop the clash of the ash with these 2 neighbouring teams. Half time score Piltown 3-03 Mullinavat 0-05. The rain continued but a completely different second half brought even scores of Piltown 3-09 to Mullinavat 2-12.
On a damp evening in Coon St Martins earned a hard fought victory over the visitors Galmoy/Windgap.
The home side started the brightest with scores from Donal Kealy Sean Hunt Patrick Coughlin and Cormac Quirke but the visitors pegged them back to be within 2 points at half time with the score at 2:7 to 2:5.
St Martins once again got of to a flying start and aided by some stout defending from Peter Downey Colin Hayes and Matthew Bolger who also contributed with a couple of scores from long range frees. The forwards marshalled by the powerful Donal Kealy and assisted by the hardworking Micheal Keane did enough to keep the game out of the visitors reach with the final score of the game a cracking point coming from St Martins substitute Jack Coogan.
The final score St Martins 2:14 Galmoy/Windgap 2:8