Clann na nGael proved too strong in Summer FL Final

 Clann na nGael 5-13 Oldcastle 1-9

Clann na nGael proved too strong in Summer FL Final played in Pairc Tailteann this evening (20 August 2015) with a deserved victory over Oldcastle. Things just did not go our way in the final.

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Clann na nGael 5-13 Oldcastle 1-9

The Division 3 Summer League was won in convincing fashion by Clann na nGael in Pairc Tailteann last evening with a great Team performance of skill,hard running and disciplined tackling.

On a fine Autumn evening and on a great playing surface the U16 footballers of Clann na nGael turned on the style and ran out convincing winners although the scoreline was a little flattering to them and a bit hard  on Oldcastle.

The first half was a keenly contested affair but goals from Cian Swaine and Kevin Tiernan gave the Athboy/Rathcairn lads a bit of breathing space at the half 2-6 to 0-3. Oldcastle had some good scoring chances in the first half but were put under tremendous pressure by the Clann backs and shooting under pressure many of their efforts fell short.

Oldcastle had the backing of a stiff breeze in the second half and began it well with two points from play and they looked  like they would make a game of it.However a great run by Dirmuid o Donnacha and a sublime pass to Dyland Hand resulted in a great goal and this seemed to take the heart out of the Oldcastle lads.

Further goals by Ben Renehan and Tommy Hanley along with great points from Conor Hayes and Captain Cian Swaine ment that in the end despite Oldcastle getting a well worked goal and having a couple of good chances saved, the Clann na nGael lads won the day.

The Clann na nGael lads enjoyed a great reception from their supporters afterwards with many of them  reflecting  that their hard earned victory over Wolfe Tones in the semi final had the lads in great shape heading into the final.

Captain Cian Swaine accepted the shield on behalf of his team and thanked mentors Tommy Hanley and Tom Doyle for their efforts throughout the year.

Clann na nGael :E O Griofa, D O Donnacha, C Kelly, P Bird, J Kelly, K Swaine, S Ferguson (0-1), Cian Swaine (1-4), R mcManus, J Cully, B Renehan (1-2), K Tiernan (1-0), J Farrell, C Kelly, C Hayes (0-5). Subs: D Hand (1-1), T Doyle,T Hanley (1-0), M Coffey, M Smith.