U-14’s lose out in the final


Dunderry 3-10 Oldcastle 0-12

The under 14’s lost their first game of the year but unfortunately it was in the Final as Dunderry took the spoils in what was a really sporting game played in Pairc Colmcille, Kells.

The game had a lively start with Oldcastle pushing hard to take control with the aid of a slight breeze. Oran Mulvany opened the scoring with a point. Dunderry pushed hard and got a point of their own. Oldcastle were keeping the score board ticking over with some well take points which included a brace of Colin Hawdon frees. The Oldcastle backs were trying hard against a physically bigger Dunderry attack and took a bit of time to adjust to the game however once Louis Colleran and Conor Smith clicked in the full back line they stopped a number of chances. As the game entered the latter stages referee Peter Sheridan judged that there was a foot block in the Oldcastle defence and this resulted in a Dunderry penalty. This was duly finished to the net. Dunderry grabbed second goal to leave the have time score Oldcastle 0 – 9 Dunderry 2 – 3.

Dunderry started to take control early in the second and showed a hunger to be first to the ball. This resulted in scores and they started to creep ahead. Colin Hawdon tried hard to rally the troops and was popping up all over the field winning position. Ciaran Healy made a number of good saves to keep the Oldcastle hopes alive. Sub DJ Monaghan opened Oldcastle’s second half scoring with a well taken point. Oldcastle were struggling to take control as Dunderry used their strength to smother out a number of chances. Dunderry grabbed a 3rd goal which proved to be a bridge too far for the Oldcastle lads and when the ref blew the final whistle Dunderry celebrated but it was heartache for the boys in blue.

Dunderry duly deserved the win and were presented the cup by Coiste Fe 14 chairman Jim Condra. Both sides and referee Peter Sheridan should be complimented for the good spirit the game was played in and this resulted in a very entertaining game for the large crowd that had gathered.

The Oldcastle lads will now regroup and prepare for the Feile, where no doubt they will do their best to get back to winning ways and do the club proud.

Oldcastle: Ciaran Healy, Conor Smith, Louis Colleran, Darren Halpin, Conor Hetherton, Eamantis Zelephgas, James McCluskey (0-1), Pearse Sheridan (0-1), Joe Lynch (0-1), Jack McDonnell Fox, Cillian Connell (0-1), Colin Hawdon (0-4), Oran Mulvany (0-3),

Subs: DJ Monaghan (0-1), Colin Halpin, Ben Grey, Aaron Eager, Charlie Lynch, Mark Coyle, Sigitas Balciunas, Aaron Ward.