Corofin win U-15 A Football title in emphatic style

posted 13 Nov 2016, 09:04 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 13 Nov 2016, 09:38 ]

U-15 A Football Final

Corofin 4-10  Coolmeen/Kildysart 0-4 

November 13th, 2016

Corofin clinched the clubs first ever 'A' county football title following a comprehensive win over Coolmeen/Kildysart in the U-15 A County Football Final, which was played in Páirc Finne on Sunday November 13th. This win comes just a week after Corofin defeated Ennistymon in the Regional Final.

Corofin got off to a blistering start, with captain Kevin Keane leading by example scoring the opening point from play. Josh Ryan followed up with 1-1 in quick succession, the goal coming from the penalty spot, before Coolmeen/Kilydysart got on the scoreboard with a brace of points from play. However, the amalgamation side would not score for the remainder of the half, as Corofin began to take a firm grip on proceedings. Another scoring burst of 1-1 from Josh Ryan as well as points from Killian O'Connor (2) and Ollie Malone put Corofin firmly in the driving seat by the time the half-time whistle blew. Half-Time score: Corofin 2-6 Coolmeen/Kildysart 0-2.

Just as in the first half, captain Kevin Keane got the opening score of the second half with a pointed free. Josh Ryan put over another pointed free before Coolmeen/Kildysart registered their opening score of the half with a pointed free of their own. A goal from corner forward Killian O'Connor extended Corofin's lead even further, while 2 further pointed frees from top scorer Josh Ryan meant there was no way back for Coolmeen/Kildysart whose final score of the game came via a pointed free. Substitute James Collins completed the scoring with his sides fourth goal to cap off an emphatic performance for Corofin. Full-Time score: Corofin 4-10 Coolmeen/Kildysart 0-4. 

The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers (13 a side):

1. Luke Neylon  

2. Conor Leen

4. Eoin Fitzgerald

5. Seán Danagher

6. Cian O'Loughlin  

7. Cillian McGroary

8. Robin Mounsey 

9. Kevin Keane 0-2 (0-1 free)

10. Diarmuid Cahill

11. Ollie Malone 0-1  

12. Josh Ryan 2-5 (1-0 pen, 0-5 frees)

13. Killian O'Connor 1-2 

15. Gearóid Hanrahan  

Cian Doolin             for   Gearóid Hanrahan
Cathal O'Halloran   for   Cillian McGroary
James Collins 1-0   for   Killian O'Connor
Colin Farr               for    Conor Leen
Marc O'Loughlin     for   Seán Danagher
Colin Fitzgerald      for   Robin Mounsey

Other Panel members:
Michael Cahill (inj.)
Shane O'Brien (inj.)

Dougie Hurley
Vincent McCarthy
John Keane
Darren Malone