Dublin retain title with victory over Cavan

Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Cup Final 2013
Dublin 0-14 Cavan 1-5
Dublin retained the Gerry Reilly Cup with their victory over Cavan in the final of the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT played in Oldcastle on Sunday evening (25 August 2013) in ideal conditions. The large crowd present were treated to some great football from both sides and the future looks bright for both sides.
Cavan had the first chance to score but shot wide from a resulting 45. Dublin’s Jon Kindlon got the opening point of the game. Cavan responded with a point from Peter Corrigan after a scramble in the Dublin goalmouth. A Sean Caffrey free edged Dublin ahead before Shane Moynagh got Cavan’s second point after a great pass from Killian Maguire. Sean Moynagh found the Dublin net after great work by Daire McEnroe to give Cavan the lead by a goal.
Dublin then had their best period of the first half with 5 unanswered points from Brian Howard, Sean Caffrey(f), Cathal Doran, Sean Caffrey and Darren Byrne to lead by 2 points. A Darragh Gannon free reduced the arrears to a single point. Diare McEnroe’s attempt on goal was blocked by Dublin’s ‘keeper,Jack Carey out for a 45. in the 24th minute a daire McEnroe converted free had the sides level again. Catahl Doran got the final score of the half to lead by the minimum at the break. Cavan had then got 2 scoring chances , but were off target on both occasions.

H/T: Dublin 0-8 Cavan 1-4
On the first half display it looked like the game was going to go down to the wire, but Dublin seemed to have moved up a gear and added 3 points to their tally by the 40th minute without reply.
Cavan had a great chance to reduce the gap between the sides when they were awarded a penalty, however Killian Maguire’s kick was easily saved by the Dublin ‘keeper.
Dublin substitute, Darragh Dixon responded with a point which extended Dublin’s lead to 4 points. A David Brady converted free turned out to be Cavan’s only score of the second half. They had chances from frees, but failed to convert them. Dublin on the other hand were creating chances and showed great speed adding 3 points to their tally before the final whistle.
Overall Dublin deserved their victory and especially with their second half performance. Credit has to be given to Cavan for putting up a great fight and never gave up.

Dublin’s Cathal Doran received the ‘Man of the match’ award.

After the match, the Gerry Reilly Cup was presented to Dublin’s captain, Barra McGarry by Claire Reilly (mother of Gerry Reilly) and Martin Reilly (brother of Gerry Reilly)

Scorers for Dublin: Sean Caffrey 0-4 (2f), John Kindlon 0-3 (1f), Brian Howard and Cathal Doran 0-2 each, Darren Byrne, Shane Howard and Darragh Dixon 0-1 each
Scorers for Cavan: Shane Moynagh 1-1, Peter Corrigan, Darragh Gannon (f), Daire McEnroe (f), and David Brady (f) 0-1 each

Dublin: Jack Carey(Na Fianna), Dean O’Brien(Ballymun Kickhams), Sean Brennan(Ballymun Kickhams), Gavin Hartnett(Cuala), Darren Byrne(Raheny), Matthew Oliver(Na Fianna), Cathal Doran(Na Fianna), Aaron Elliot(Ballymun Kickhams), Oisin Kelly(Thomas Davis), Carl Sammon(Parnells), Barra McGarry(Ballyboden St Enda’s)-Capt, Brian Howard(Raheny), Sean Caffrey(Na Fianna), Shane Howard(Fingallins), John Kindlon(Castleknock)
Subs:James O’Kane(Raheny) for Oliver, Aaron Walsh(St Marks) for O’Brien, Donal McIlgorm(Skerries Harps) for Sammon and Darragh Dixon(Roberts Emmets) for Kelly

Cavan:Liam Brady(Ramor United), Marcus Duffy(Ballyhaise), Donal Monaghan(Drumlane), Fintan Carolan(Cavan Gaels), Shane Fortune(Cavan Gaels), David Wilson(Lacken), Stephen Cooney(Laragh), Killian Maguire(Ramor United), Adam Reihill(Mountnugent)
Shane Moynagh(Lacken), Daire Mc Enroe(Castlerahan), Ryan Magorahan(Arva), Darragh Gannon(Killygarry), David Brady(Ballyhaise), Peter Corrigan (Kingscourt)
Subs:Breffni Mc Kiernan(Swanlinbar) for Magorahan, Adam Masterson(Ballyhaise) for Cooney, Cian Carolan(Knockbride) for Moynagh and Conor O’Rourke(Laragh) for Reihill

Ref: Joe Curley (Meath)


Gerry Reilly U-16 FT 2013 Plate Final

Meath 2-25 Louth 1-5
Meath started strongly from the start of the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Plate Final played in Oldcastle on Sunday evening and gave Louth very little chance of getting into the game.
Meath had registered 7 unanswered points before Louth got their opening score in the 12th minute. Brian Conlon got the opening score for Meath. This was followed up by points from Thomas O’Reilly (f), Padraig McGowan, Thomas O’Reilly (2f), then a great point from James McKewon after a pass from Padraig McGowan and another from Ronan Ryan.
In this period Louth were under tremendous pressure and the ball remained in their half of the field. Tadgh McEnaney pointed from a free to reduce the gap to 5 points. However Meath pulled away again by adding a further 5 points to their tally before Tadgh McEnaney pointed from a free just before the break.
H/T: Meath 0-12 Louth 0-3
The large crowd present were hoping that Louth would make a game of it in the second half, but this never materialised as Meath continued to dominate proceedings. Meath added 6 points to their score before Thomas O’Reilly got Meath’s first goal.
Meath were leading by 1-20 to 0-3 when Louth’s Kevin Carr got a goal. Louth followed up with points from Aaron O’Brien and Tadgh McEnaney, which turned out to be their final scores.
Meath continued to be in top all over the field and added a further 1-4 (including a Daniel Forde goal) to their tally before the final whistle. 11 Meath players got on the score sheet which illustrated their dominance in the game.
Meath’s Ronan Ryan got the ‘Man of the match’ award
After the match Meath Captain, Iarla Hughes, was presented with the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Plate Trophy by Martin Reilly (brother of Gerry Reilly) and Andrea McGivney (sister of Gerry Reilly)

Scorers for Meath: Thomas O’Reilly (1-8, 6f), Ronan Ryan (0-4), James Mckewon (0-3), Daniel Forde (1-0), Brian Conlon & Ross Ryan (0-2 each), Padraig McGowan, Shane Walsh, Mathew Halpin, Aaron Mulvaney & David McEntee (0-1 each)
Scorers for Louth: Tadgh McEnaney (0-3, 3f), Kevin Carr (1-0), Niall Murtagh and Aaron O’Brien (0-1 each)
Meath: Dominic Yorke(Meath Hill) Matthew Taggart (Oldcastle); Iarla Hughes (Capt)(Summerhill); Ronan Ryan (Summerhill); Sam Ogungbe (Nobber);, Robin Clarke (Duleek/Bellewstown); James Kelly (Blackhall Gaels); Br?an Conlon (Simonstown Gaels); Mathew Halpin (St Michael’s); Ross Ryan (Summerhill); Tomas O’ Reilly (Wolfe Tones); Stephen Byrne (Donaghamore/Ashbourne); James McKewon (Trim); Shane Walsh, Dunsany; Padraig McGowan, Slane
Subs: David McEntee (St Peter’s,Dunboyne) for Breslin; Jack Quinn (Summerhill) for Taggart; Aaron Mulvaney (St Patrick’s) for McGowan; Daniel Forde (Slane) for Walsh; Sean Clare (Syddan) for Halpin
Louth: Conor Callan (St Kevin’s), Patrick Hanlon (Cooley Kickhams), Ronan Bailey (St Bride’s), Caoimhin Reilly (Roche Emmets), Conor Healy (St Martin’s),), Paul Mathews (St Fechin’s), Mathew Corcoran (Capt) (Geraldines), Kevin Carr (Newtown Blues), Adam O’Connor (St Josephs), Niall Murtagh (Oliver Plunkett’s), Stephen Coleman (Clan na Gael), Sean Murray (Dundalk Gaels), Niall Rice (St Patricks), Tadgh McEneaney (Killherily Emmets), Ciaran Downey (Newtown Blues)
Subs: Aaron O’Brien (Mattock Rangers) for Coleman, Stephen Sharkey (Dundalk Gaels) for Murtagh, Ciaran Deane (St Bride’s ) for Downey, Oisin Murray (Dundalk Gaels) for Rice and Jordan Macken (St Josephs) for Callan

Ref: Conor Dourneen (Cavan)

Gerry Reilly U-16 FT 2013 Shield Final

Westmeath 4-8 Wicklow 3-5
Westmeath completely dominated the opening half of the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT 2013 Shield Final played early on Sunday evening in Oldcastle. Wicklow seemed to have no answer to all the pressure from Westmeath and never got out of the stating blocks. Nobody present could have then predicted what was to unfold in the second half.
Ronan O’Toole opened the scoring for Westmeath with a point. Niall Gavin and Ciaran Doyle followed up with further points. The Wicklow ‘keeper blocked a shot on goal, but Niall Gavin pointed from the rebound. A Bill Berry goal had Westmeath in the driving seat. Wicklow had a shot on goal blocked for a 45 but failed to convert the resultant kick. Cathal Daly got Westmeath’s second goal after a pass from Ciaran Doyle before Wicklow’s first score in the 18th minute, a Martin Shannon point. But then Ronan O’Toole got a point and 2 goals to give Westmeath a seemingly unassailable lead at the break.
H/T: Westmeath 4-6 Wicklow 0-1
You hear about a game of 2 halves especially if there is a gale blowing. No wind worth talking about, but what we got in the second half was dominance this time by Wicklow. Whatever was said in the dressing room at half time transformed Wicklow. On the restart the post and crossbar came to the rescue of Westmeath from a Wicklow goal attempt. Wicklow got 3 unanswered points from Alan Dillon, Liam Kinsella and Conor Ryan before Westmeath’s only scores of the second half. (a Ciaran Doyle pointed free and a Ronan O’Toole point).
The saviour of Westmeath, especially in the second half, was their Minor ‘keeper, Joseph Hyland, who made no less than 5 terrific saves on Wicklow’s attempts on goal. The pressure was all coming from Wicklow and they got their first real break when Conor Ryan converted a penalty. Joseph Hyland then had to make one of his great saves before Conor Kenny got Wicklow’s second goal. Martin Shannon added to Wicklow’s score with a point before Roan Lynch got their third goal.
While the scoreline indicates a comfortable win for Westmeath, nothing could be further from the truth. Nobody could have anticipated their collapse in the second half and credit has to go to Wicklow from making a great game of it then.
No doubt Wicklow will remember the name of Joseph Hyland (who was presented with the ‘Man of the match’ award) and who thwarted their comeback efforts.

After the match, Westmeath’s Captain, Darragh Healy, was presented with the Gerry Reilly U-16 FT Shied Trophy by Clare Reilly (mother of Gerry Reilly)

Scorers for Westmeath: Ronan O’Toole (2-3), Ciaran Doyle (0-4, 1f), Billy Berry & Cathal Daly (1-0 each) and Niall Gavin (0-1)
Scorers for Wicklow: Conor Ryan (1-1), Roan Lynch & Conor Kenny (1-0 each), Martin Shannon (0-2), Liam Kinsella & Alan Dillon (0-1 each)

Westmeath: Joseph Hyland (Millmore Gaels), Eoin Ryan (Millmore Gaels), Jack Coyle (Ballycomoyle), Siyabanga Nxumala (Rochfordbridge), Killian Doyle (Killucan), Darragh Healy (Capt) (Rosemount), Eoghan O’ Keeffe (St. Lomans), Sam Duncan (Miltownpass), Sam Omorkouro (Athlone), Niall Gavin (The Downs), Cathal Daly (Rosemount), Conor Kane ((St Malachys/Ballinagore), Ronan O’ Toole(St. Lomans), Ciaran Doyle (Killucan), Billy Berry (Moate)

Wicklow: Daragh Byrne (Michael Dwyers); Bobby Grennan (Newtown); Eoin Murtagh (St Nicholas); Jamie Cullen (Tinahely); Liam Kinsella (Avondale); Darren Walsh ((Newtown); Darren Beevor (Avondale); Dylan Terry (Bray); Eoin Baker (Avondale); Alan Dillon (Tinahely); Gavin Dowling (Bray); Martin Shannon (Capt)(Blessington); Conor Ryan (Blessington); Roan Lynch (Derry Gaels); Conor Kenny (Blessington)
Subs: Kyle Flynn (An Tochar) for Daragh Byrne; Stephen Connor (An Tochar) for Kenny; Conor Kenny (Blessington) for Grennan and Daragh Byrne (Michael Dwyers) for Cormac Byrne

Ref: Ciaran Flynn (Meath)
Results of the Group Stages 2013:
Group A
Rd.1 Sunday, 21 July Cavan 2-12 Meath 1-14
Rd.2 Sunday, 28 July Meath 2-15 Wicklow 3-8
Rd.3 Monday, 5 August Cavan 2-15 Wicklow 1-11

Group B
Rd.1 Saturday, 20 July Dublin 5-16 Louth 0-3
Rd.2 Saturday, 27 July Louth 4-6 Westmeath 2-8
Rd.3 Saturday, 3 August Dublin 3-13 Westmeath 2-8

Top team in each group qualified for the Gerry Reilly Cup Final (Result: Dublin 0-14 Cavan 1-5, Sunday, 25 August)
2nd team in each group qualified for the Plate Final (Result: Meath 2-24 Louth 1-5, Sat. 10 August)
3rd team in each group qualified for the Shield Final (Result: Westmeath 4-8 Wicklow 3-5, Sat.10 August)

Gerry Reilly

This tournament commemorates Gerry Reilly who died tragically in December ’87 at 16 years of age, and he had already proved to be a great footballer with huge potential to go on to great heights in the game.