ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL BOYS GROUP G FINAL
Kinnitty NS/Roscomroe NS 5-5 (15) Kilcormac NS/Broughall NS 6-9 (21)
A stunning array of saves from goalkeeper Jack Ayres wasn’t enough to prevent Kilcormac/Broughall from recording a six-point victory in the first of Wednesday’s Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.
The Kinnitty/Roscomroe combination looked like they were in a commanding position when a hat-trick of goals from Cathal Robinson in quick succession brought them from three points down to four up early in the second half. Good attacking play from Adam McRedmond and Emmet O’Brien helped to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the boys in hoops as well, but strong defending from Dan Feighery and Jack Buckley kept them at bay until the final quarter.
Ayres made a series of wonderful saves throughout the second half but he could do nothing to deny Noah Kavanagh and Aaron Dalzell some excellent goals, while three ‘45’s from Dalzell illustrated the dead ball threat posed by the Kilcormac/Broughall midfielder.
An overhead kick point from Harry Sweeney and a fine breakaway score from Emmet O’Brien kept the tie in the balance but further goals from Dalzell and Kavanagh wrapped up the win for the Kilcormac/Broughall and completed an end to end encounter that will live long in the memory of all involved.
Kinnitty NS/Roscomroe NS: Jack Ayres, Patrick Mac Cartáin, Patrick Dooley, Kevin Maher, Pearse Nolan, Cathal Robinson (3-1, 0-1f), Fionn Joyce, Michael Dooley (0-1), Emmett O’Brien (0-1), Noel Standish (0-1), Adam McRedmond (2-1).
Subs: Ruairc Fay, Tiarnan Fay, Séan Corrigan, Ben Ryan, Ray Ryan, Lukis DeCleir, Joseph McGovern, Jack Delaney, Ryan O’Meara, Séan Kinsella, Leon Lowry
Kilcormac NS/Broughall NS: Luke McDermott, Donnachadh Kilmartin, Dan Feighery, Jack Buckley, Brandon Hannon, Eoin Moylan, Patrick Mongan, Aaron Dalzell (3-4, 0-3 ‘45’s), Noah Kavanagh (2-2), Harry Sweeney (0-2), Odhran Fletcher (1-1)
Subs: Faustina Egan, Shane Molloy, Mary Carroll, Cathal Murphy, Jorja Guinan, Alysha Hannon, Johnny Mongan, Kate Feighery, Miley Delaney, Colin Feeney, Margaret Mongan, Chloe Harte