The St Mel's College U-16 football squad, winners of the North Leinster Junior 'A' title
St Mel’s College U-16 footballers won the North Leinster Post-Primary Schools Junior ‘A’ title after defeating Ashbourne CS in the final played in very difficult wet and windy conditions at the St Loman's GAA Grounds in Mullingar on Tuesday.
St Mel’s College . . . 2-10
Ashbourne Community School (Meath) . . . 0-10
St Mel’s, who are managed by Killoe and Longford senior player Michael Quinn along with Diarmuid Cannon, produced a spirited performance to see off the Meath opposition.
Ashbourne CS held a slender 0-7 to 1-3 lead at the break with Daniel Carey scoring the goal for St Mel’s who gradually got on top in the second half with the advantage of the very strong wind.
Cormac Flynn scored the decisive second goal in the 53rd minute as St Mel’s march on in their bid to win the overall U-16 provincial title.
ST MEL’S COLLEGE: Caolan Hussey (Mostrim); Ryan Keogh (Killoe), Eamonn Igoe (Killoe), Paul Eivers (Killoe); Kevin Baskett (Clonguish, 0-1), Alex Nugent (Mostrim), Terry Reynolds (Killoe); Shane Donohoe (Killoe, 0-2), Jack Belton (Mostrim, 0-1); Jack Fitzparick (Killoe), Harry Mulvihill (Grattans), Daniel Carey (Clonguish, 1-1); Cormac Flynn (Clonguish, 1-2), Michael Flynn (Clonguish, 0-3, one free), Davin Donnelly (Killoe).
Subs used:- Patrick Clancy (Killashee), Patrick Mollaghan (Killashee), Jamie Dorr (Clonguish), Jack Horgan (Longford Slashers).
ASHBOURNE CS: Aaron Lee; Jake Donnelly, Aidan McKay, Alex McCann; Paddy Moran, Alex Donohoe, Danny Holmes; Evan O’Kane, George Hickey (0-1); Keith Kinsella, Michael McIvor (0-1), Niall Daly; Matthew Tuite, Dylan Kettle (0-8, 4 frees), Jack Doran.
Referee: Ken Daly (Westmeath).
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