COISTE NA NOG UNDER-16 FOOTBALL DIVISION 2 LEAGUE FINAL
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.