Cormac O'Reilly on the attack for Cnoc Mhuire Granard against Gallen CS, Ferbane. Action from the North Leinster Schools Senior 'B' Football Championship Final. Photo: Declan Gilmore
A goal from Michael Egan just before half-time proved to be decisive as Gallen Community School, Ferbane beat Cnoc Mhuire Granard in the North Leinster Senior ‘B’ Football Championship Final at the St Loman’s GAA Grounds, Mullingar on Thursday.
Gallen CS, Ferbane . . . 2-9 Cnoc Mhuire, Granard . . . 1-10
Cnoc Mhuire were four points down with seven minutes to go. There was three between them in stoppage time when they were awarded a free which Cian Madden duly slotted over the bar to put two in it but the referee then blew the final whistle when some more additional time should probably have been played.
Rising star Cian Johnson, the extremely talented forward who plays inter-county senior football with Offaly, was excellent throughout and showed just why he is so highly rated when scoring 1-5 for Gallen CS.
GALLEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL FERBANE: Jack Cullinane; Clive Keena, Michael Wren, Aaron Brazil; David Nally, Jamie Kelly, Harry Ballisger (0-1); Conor Kenny, Sean Flynn; Michael Egan (1-0), Bernard Corcoran (0-2), Colin Wren; Cian Johnson (1-5,1f), Sean Flynn (0-1), Cathal Flynn.
Subs:- Bill Egan for C Wren (half-time), Sean Ibbotson for B Egan (44 mins); Enda Coughlan for B Corcoran (60 mins).
CNOC MHUIRE GRANARD: James Keogh; Dylan Cassidy, Eddie Smyth, Sean Cadden; Tom Meehan, PJ Masterson, Darren Sheils; Eoin Sheridan, Liam Wilson (0-1); Ryan O’Reilly (1-3), Jordan Martin (0-1, f), Jordan Shiels; Cormac Reilly (0-1), Dara Sheridan, Cian Madden (0-3,1f).
Subs:- Mark O’Neill for E Sheridan (half-time); Evan Murphy (0-1) for D Sheils (45 mins); D Sheils for E Smyth (black card, 55 mins); Cian O’Hara for D Sheils (black card, first minute of stoppage time).
Referee: Mick Gordon (Westmeath).
Full match report and pictures in the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday