2011 U-16's Triumph in County Final

posted 28 Dec 2012, 01:18 by Unknown user

Sylane 1-06

Abbeyknockmoy 2-10

U-16 triumphed in their county final in a rain soaked Mountbellew last Sunday morning.

Abbey got off to a fantastic start when Liam McCarthy struck a major with less than 5 minutes gone.

This set the tone for the game, with Abbey leading to the finish line and Sylane endeavouring to close the gap.

This win was built on a solid defense where the halfback line and especially Paul Cooley lead the team to victory converting a stunning effort from 40 metres after running from his half back position.

Daniel Flaherty goaled in the second half, finding the net from the boot to press home our advantage.

The team on the day was Alan Devane, Thomas Ward, John Burke (Capt.), Cian Murphy, Fionnan Garvey, Noel Garvey, Paul Cooley (0-1), Cathal Mannion (0-1), Kenneth Garvey, Daniel Flaherty (1-06, 4 frees), Martin Finn (0-1), Matthew Mills, Liam McCarthy (1-0), Darragh Maher, Eoin Loftus (0-1). Subs Glen Moran, Sean Miller, Dylan Moran, Barry Loftus, Jason Flaherty, Caelom Mulry, Michael O'Brien, Conor Mannion.

Congratulations to the team on a fantastic performance and to the manager Brian Cooley and his selectors Aidan Flaherty and Keith Ruane.