Baltinglass through to final
Baltinglass 4-12, AGB 2-6: Arklow Gers-Ballymoney’s great run in the U-14A football championship came to an end on Saturday when they were beaten in the semi-final by Baltinglass at Tinahely. U-14 FC SEMI-FINAL Brian McBride’s boys have been banging in the goals all summer but Ciarán Fleming had his homework done. He revamped the Balto defence and pulled back midfielder Adam Fleming from midfield to the No. 3 spot in a bid to stop the traffic down the centre. It certainly worked in the second-half.
It did look as if the Arklow boys were going to add one more big scalp to their impressive collec- tion when they led by 2-4 to 1-2 at half-time. They had started with a bang when they won and converted a penalty in the early minutes.
While Baltinglass had a penalty shortly after and also converted the kick it was the seasiders that stayed in control up to half-time.
However, Peadar Timmins and Conor Foley took control at midfield in the second-half and despite the best work of Aidan O’Callaghan and centre-back Pádraig Kelleher, AGB were unable to stem the tide that that was now running strongly against them.
Foley finished up top scorer with 3-1 with Paul Colgan getting the other goal.
Anthony Furlong at fullback, Ryan Byrne, Seán Hurley and Dermot Larkin were others to shine for an Arklow team that will be heard of again.