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Under 16 div 6 Spring League final V Kells

posted 16 May 2013, 14:20 by Unknown user

Match:                          Duleek/Bellewstown V Kells

Venue:                          Dunganny

Date:                            15/5/13

Competition:                 Under 16 Divison 6 Spring League Final

Duleek Bellewstown capture u16 Div 6 Crown

Full time     Duleek Bellewstown      4-11     Gaeil Colmcille     3-7

Diminutive half time substitute Pauric McGroggan, with 2-2  was the key difference between these two evenly matched sides in what was a very entertaining and tense final.  Through the game both teams enjoyed dominant periods but it was Duleek Bellewstown ’s ability to make the most of their opportunities particularly in the last quarter which saw them win out in the end.

Playing against the wind Gaeil Colmcille opened up in whirlwind fashion with their inside forward line scoring 1- 4 in the first 10 mins opening up the defence with every attack and could have been more in front by the midpoint of the half. After that slow start the DB defence began to come to grips with the pace of the game and their midfield  began to gain the upper hand, releasing the ball to the inside forward line; In that period of dominance their forwards contributed 2 goals and 5 points . In the run up to half time Gaeil Colmcille had 2 or 3 goal opportunities in which to  reduce the  deficit but could only manage a single point leaving the Duleek Bellewstown in front at half time 2-5 to 1-5.

The second half opened in dramatic fashion with super sub McGroggan grabbing an a goal in the opening minute which was followed by 3 quick points leaving them 8 points to the good after 38 mins and looking comfortable . However the boys from Kells  reshulled their format and managed to get a stranglehold again in the middle of the park and over the next 10 minutes forced their way back into the game  scoring 2-2 with the goal coming from the penalty spot. Duleek Bellewstown never panicked and managed to stem the tide through dogged defending and then having been reduced to 12 they raised their game again and it was McGroggan again who kick started their revival by poaching his second goal of the night with 10 mins to go. Following that they continued to apply pressure to the kells attack which yielded turnover and which then resulted in points from Stephen Moore, Stephen Mooney and McGroggan  again. To the end the Kells lads continued to try and break the Duleek Bellewstown defence but they held firm and in the end thoroughly deserved to come out on top.

Overall an excellent match from two evenly matched sides. After the game captain Stephen Moore received the winner’s trophy from Donal Forde , Secretary Coiste Fe18. 




                R. Kearns  A. Noone  A Seery   D. Brodigan   R. Clarke   J. Carolan    C. Cooney   J. Fitzpatrick

                A. Agnew   S. Mooney   D. Smullen  S. Moore   M Brannigan


               Sub;   P. McGroggan for A. Agnew