Kil­mac cel­e­brate

COISTE NA NOG UN­DER-16 FOOT­BALL DIVI­SION 2 LEAGUE FI­NAL

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Kil­macanogue 2- 10, Carnew 1-11: It is not of­ten that Kil­macanogue pick up a ti­tle at any level but last week they were cel­e­brat­ing winning the U16 foot­ball Divi­sion 2 league ti­tle af­ter nar­rowly beat­ing Carnew in the fi­nal.

All through this match there was noth­ing be­tween th­ese teams right up to the clos­ing min­utes and Kil­mac were ahead 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.

That trend con­tin­ued for the first 20 min­utes of the sec­ond-half but then Kil­mac hit a pur­ple patch that re­sulted in them ram­ming home two goals in a four­minute spell, the goals scored by Niall Mel­don and Dean O’Neill.

As we ap­proached the end of nor­mal time Carnew ral­lied in typ­i­cal fash­ion and landed a goal by Aubrey Austin to cut the mar­gin to just three points, 2-10 to 110.

From the kick out and Carnew went back on the at­tack and in search of an equaliser.

Bren­dan McCrea was at the end of a good Carnew move and his shot looked des­tined for the cor­ner of the net for the lev­el­ling goal.

But mirac­u­lously the Kil­mac goal­keeper got his hand to the ball and di­verted it over the bar to leave it 2-10 to 1-11.

From the kick out ref­eree Pat Hickey blew full-time and that was the sig­nal for un­bri­dled cel­e­bra­tions by the Su­gar Loaf boys.

Both teams are to be com­mended for provid- ing an ex­cel­lent game of U-16 foot­ball.

Af­ter the game Pat Mitchell, on be­half of Coiste na nOg, pre­sented the cup to Kil­mac cap­tain and mid­fielder Jack Co­nan, who also re­ceived the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man of the match award from Ed­die Leonard.

Scor­ers for Kil­macanogue: Niall Mel­don ( 1- 5), Ian O’Neill ( 1- 0), Shane Gal­lagher ( 0 ˜ 3), Aaron Creaven (0-1), Brian McCarthy (0-1).

Carnew scor­ers: Aubrey Austin (1-3), Cor­mac Doyle (0-3), Bren­dan McCrea (0-3), Ciarán Balfe (0-1), Sea­mus Os­borne (0-1).

Pat Mitchell presents Kil­macanogue cap­tain Jack Co­nan with the U-16 Divi­sion 2 Cup.

Jack Co­nan re­ceives the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man of the match award from Ed­die Leonard.

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