Our u16 lads narrowly lost out on becoming Ulster champions yesterday on a score line of 1.09 to 0.10. Burren started the game off with a fisted goal and we found our selves with a mountain to climb. Points from James Smith, Paddy Finnegan and Phelim Lennon helped settle the nerves and Burren soon found themselves in a dog fight which we were on top of. Going in at half time the score line was 1.07 – 0.07.
The second half started off in our favour, captain Joe Finnegan won the throw up and we immediately attacked with James Smith getting on the score sheet again. The next play ended with Peter Lavery sticking the ball over the bar from a tight angle. For the next 15 minutes Burren found it impossible to break into their own half with Paddy Finnegan and man of the match Phelim Lennon dishing out bone shattering hits. We never gave up however, and they fought to the very last second of injury time. Had we had a few more minutes of injury time there’s no doubt that we would have ended the season unbeaten and as Ulster Champions.
FT Score 1.09 – 0.10
Burren: Jack Brady, Shea Fitzpatrick, Conor Cox (Capt), Shane O’Hare, Ardan McAvoy, Peter Fagan, Darragh Murdock, Liam Kerr (0-1) , Aidan Fitzpatrick (0-1), Ronan Fegan (0-1), Shea Murdock (0-1), Ciaran McAdam, Thomas Travers, Declan Murdock (1-5 3f), Conor McCartan
Subs: Aaron Laverty for Ciaran McAdam
St. Brigids: Ruairi Lynch, Frank McCormick, Paul Stoors, Oran Boyle, Daire McGarvey, Brogan Austin (0-1), Mattie Loan (0-2), Joseph Finnegan (capt), Patrick Finnegan (0-1), Peter Webb (0-1 1f), John Blaney, Phelim Lennon (0-1), Peter Lavery (0-1), James Smith (0-2), Ethan Carleton (0-1)
They boys were a huge credit to the management squad of Lorcan McGarvey, Greg Finnegan, Joe Webb & Jack Dowling and they did the whole club and county proud.
Thanks to all the supporters who travelled to the game, and especially to Dromore GAC who hosted a superb tournament in memory of the late Paul McGirr.
Conghgairdeas an Boireann