Posted February 18, 2015
Our U-21s produced a brilliant performance last Saturday against Na Fianna to claim the U-21 C championship.
Most of the damage was done in the opening half as the lads gave an exhibition in foot passing and support play to give themselves a 2-8 to 0-3 interval advantage. The team continued their dominance in the second half with some inspired performances from a number of players. The lads won out 3-13 to 1-6 in the end.
Needless to say there were plenty of celebrations after the game. The squad stuck together throughout the championship with the full squad been used to get through plenty of tricky rounds along the way.
Many of the 21s are eligible again next season so bodes well for the season ahead!
Congrats to the management team of Dave Killeen, Dave Storey, Tadgh Dennehy and Damian Kenny. Special thanks to James and Joan O’Connor for their physio roles over the course of the season.
Scorers – Naomh Mearnóg: N Murphy, S Carthy 1-3 each, S Nangle 0-3, C Dillon 1-0, D Stewart (0-1f), J Storey 0-2 each.
Naomh Mearnóg: O Taylor; C Grant, D Byrne, G Joliffe Byrne; A Killeen, J Briggs, M Shorthall; S Carthy, A Mulvey; G Dennehy, S Nangle, J Storey; N Murphy, C Dillon, D Stewart. Subs: D Scanlon for Mulvey (42), D Redmond for Stewart (52), M Slattery for Dennehy (53), E Shiels for Joliffe Byrne (57), L Dowd for Briggs (58), L Nangle for S Nangle (59).
Thanks to Doug O’Connor from doug.ie for the photography used in this article.