Daire Madden (Gowna), who scored 1-9, pictured in action for Cnoc Mhuire Granard against Heywood CS (Laois) in the Leinster Schools U-14 'C' Football Final. Photo: Syl Healy
Cnoc Mhuire Granard showed great determination in battling back from six points down in the second half to win the Leinster Post-Primary Schools U-14 ‘C’ Football Final with Daire Madden playing a major role in this fine success at the Kilcormac grounds, Co Offaly on Tuesday.
Cnoc Mhuire Granard . . . . 2-10 Heywood Community School (Laois) . . . 2-9
The Gowna lad scored 1-9 for Cnoc Mhuire and also set up substitute Robin Reilly for the second goal which levelled the match in the 48th minute. Laois opponents Heywood Community School edged ahead again in the 49th minute but two more points from Madden (one free) saw the Granard school emerged victorious.
CNOC MHUIRE GRANARD: Cillian Brady; Liam Fagan, Fionn Hartin, Daniel Farrell; Solomon Eduard, Cian Halton, Michael Murphy; Daniel Rooney, Padraig Boyle; Sean Hartin, Darragh McConnon, Daire Madden (1-9, goal from penalty, 4 frees, 1 ‘45’); Iain Maguire, John Boyle (0-1), Harry Kiernan.
Subs:- Jacob Pawlowski for S Eduard (injured, half-time), Robin Reilly (1-0) for I Maguire (43 mins).
HEYWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL, LAOIS: Liam Kehoe; Dara Phelan, Ben O’Dea, Jack McMahon; Eric Smith, Patrick Whelan, Ethan Drury; Daniel Dooley, Ryan Quinlan; Darren Mulhall (1-6, five frees), Liam Kavanagh (0-2, one free), Colin Byrne; Conor Fitzpatrick (1-0), Killian Byrne, Fionn Delaney (0-1).
Subs:- Luke O’Reilly for E Smith (43 mins); Michael Fleming for F Delaney (49 mins); Sean Devitt for K Byrne (55 mins).
Referee: Martin Walsh (Offaly).