Minors suffer County Final heartbreak

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Division 6B Final
Castlegregaory 6-6 Asdee/Ballylongford 2-8


Goals win matches and that was certainly the case in this Keanes SuperValu Killorglin Minor Football League Division 6B Final played at Killeen Na Gaeil on Friday evening.

Both sides were finding the wet conditions difficult to come to terms with misplacing a lot of passes however, Castlegregory settled into the game and worked a good goal in the 5th minute to open their scoring from wing forward Brandon Hoare. Timothy Moriarty added a point before Asdee/Ballylongford opened their account with a point from Ciaran O’Connor in the 10th minute.
Both sides swapped points before Maurice Slattery added a second goal in the 19th minute for Castlegregory to put them 2-2 to 0-2 ahead. Sean Keane added a point for Asdee/Bally but they were looking to get a goal and after a good catch at mid field from Darragh Keane, he found Ciaran O’Connor who made no mistake slotting to the net. Castlegregory weren’t finished their goal scoring however, and this time Aaron Crean applied the finishing touches to leave them 3-3 to 1-5 ahead at half time.

Asdee/Bally were unlucky in the early stages of the second half when a Darren Murphy shot for goal came off the crossbar and a Darragh Keane shot minutes later came off the upright and was finally knocked out for a forty five.
Castlegregory on the other hand were lucky with their first goal of the half when a shot for a point by Brandon Hoare was deflected off a defender and into the net in the 10th minute but the winners were reduced to fourteen men soon after. Asdee/Bally needed a response and Darren Murphy provided it by slotting home a penalty in the 15th minute for their opening score of the half. With inspiring captain John Joe Hussey driving htem forward, Castlegregory weren’t finished their goal scoring however, and two more goals from Brandon Hoare in the 15th and 22th minute capped a fine individual performance before substitute Jack Keane wrapped up the scoring with a point in the 30th minute for Asdee/Bally.

Asdee/Ballylongford; Ryan Henry, Padraig O’Neill, Sean Carmody, Darren Murphy, Tadhg McEllistrim, James O’Connor, John Neville, Sean Keane, Jack Mulvihill, Darragh Keane, Darren Murphy, Ciaran O’Connor, Eoin Tydings.
Referee: Paddy White (Kerins O’Rahillys)

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