The Derek Duggan Travel sponsored U-16s ended a six year absence to claim their first U-16 Division 1 Championship title following a hard-fought victory over St Ciaran’s on Saturday last in Knockroghery. (See sports section in local newspapers for full match report). A goal by Paul Daly deep into first half injury-time stretched Brigid’s lead to 2-8 to 1-6 at the interval and they powered to victory in the second-half. Well done to all the squad along with Brian Lennon and his management team for putting in such a huge effort over many months.
Team and scorers: St Brigid’s: Cormac McDonnell; Shane Furey; Dylan Kelly; Darren Carroll; Gavin Byrne, Ciaran Walsh; Jimmy Curley; George O’Hara (0-1); Conor Murray (0-1); Paul Daly (2-2); Brian Stack; Ryan Jinks; Brian Derwin (0-3, all frees); Luke Carty (0-2); Jack McDonnell (1-4, three frees, 1 ‘45). Subs used. Donnacha Gateley for Gavin Byrne; Eoin Egan (0-1) for R. Ginks; Cian McBrearty for J. Curley. Other subs: Daniel Sugrue, Colin Daly, Ross Nestor, Damon Daly, Eoin Minagh, Brian Daly, Niall Murray, Fiachra Lennon, Senan McBrearty, Eddie Nolan