Hunterstown/Mattock and St.Josephs claim u17 League Titles
U17 Division 1 League Final
Hunterstown/Mattock started this game strong with a goal in the opening 5 minutes with Sean Flynn reacting quickest to a great save from Joe McArdle.
St.Kevins/St.Michaels responded with 2 quickfire points from Andrew Wogan and Sean Reynolds before a free from Liam Flynn extended the gap back to 2. St.Kevins/St.Michaels hit the post before Huntertsown/Mattock made a great break up the other end of the field with James Rogers finding the back of the net to open up a 5 point lead.
St.Kevins/St.Michaels had a great chance to reduce the gap when they were awarded a penalty, however David Magee made a great save to deny them, St.Kevins/St.Michaels however followed up with 5 unanswered points to bring the sides level going into the final 5 minute’s of the half.
Hunterstown/Mattock however gathered themselves thanks to a great performance up front by Liam Flynn who added 3 points in the final 5 minutes, Ciaran McCartney also added 2 points and with St.Kevins/St.Michaels only managing 2 in this period, it was Hunterstown/Mattock who held a 3 point lead at half time.
Liam Flynn was having a brilliant game and in the opening 2 minutes he scored a brilliant goal and followed up with a point to open up a 7 point lead for Hunterstown/Mattock.
St.Kevins/St.Michaels started to try and go for goals a bit too early and an early shot went wide of the post.
Hunterstown/Mattock however were dominant the whole way through the 2nd half adding a further 5 point’s and St.Kevins/St.Michaels could only add a late consolation point through Andrew Wogan with Hunterstown/Mattock running out convincing winners on a scoreline of 3-13 v 0-11.
Hunterstown/Mattock: David Magee, Adam O’Reilly, Cillian Taaffe, Michael Reid, James Russell, Shane Halpenny, Jamie O’Callaghan, Aaron Levins, Connor McGooey, Oisin Mulryne, James Rogers, Peter Reid, Sean Flynn, Liam Flynn, Ciaran McCartney.
Subs: Raphael Irwin, Graham Boland, Oran Martin, Ronan Tallon, Tiernan Barron, David Magee, Tom Grimes, Senan Taaffe, Lorcan Donegan
St.Kevins/St.Michaels: Joe McArdle, Keelin Maher, Cian Martin, Sam Shearman, Evan Kearney, Daniel Clinton, Alan Reynolds, Cameron Maher, Jake Corrigan, Jamie Durnin, Ryan Halpenny, Sean Reynolds, Tomás Guinan, Andrew Wogan, Josh Lynch.
Subs: Emmett Carroll, David Leddy, Alan McGovern, Donacha Boylan, Niall Gregory, Jack McGeough, Jack Stokes, Adam Cromwell, Cailum Woods, Joe McGee, Jack Carroll
U17 Division 2 League Final
Ardee St.Marys 1-05
In the Division 2 encounter St.Josephs proved too strong for Ardee St.Marys in Hunterstown.
St.Josephs led 1-07 to 0-02 at half time with the very impressive Evin McEnteggert and full forward Rory McLoughlin accounting for 5 points between them.
Ardee St.Marys did fight back in the second half but the gap was too much too bridge. For Ardee St.Marys, their number 12 Tadhg McDonnell had a superb game accounting for 1-03 of his sides total.
Congratulations to St.Josephs who finished up Division 2 League winners and Evin McEnteggert received trophy from Mick Kelly from Louth GAAs Coiste na nOg.