KILSHEELAN KILCASH TAKE BACK TO BACK U12A FOOTBALL COUNTY FINALS On a warm and very windy day in Templetuohy, Kilsheelan Kilcash U12A Footballers took back to back county titles over Arravale rovers of tipp town by 5points. Kilsheelan having won the toss went against the grain and decided to play into a very strong win in the first half. This decision looked to be going against them, when they went down by 6 points without reply. A michael “bonner” bates point, followed by Liam Freaney point and goal, brought things back for kilsheelan as they trailed at half time by only 1 point. All to play for any the strong wind behind them, Kilsheelan were in the driving seat for the second half, but Arravale put up great resistance and both teams swapped scores which included a second freaney goal. This was followed by a keelon hanagan long rang point and a surging Jack Norris from back to score a left legged point to draw level . But It wasn’t until Johnnie Shannahan took on the arravale full back line, and unselfishly treaded a perfect ball through for substitute John brunnock to hammer home kilsheelan’s 3rd goal with 5 minutes to go and kilsheelan to take the lead for the first time. Kilsheelan then piled on the pressure with Mikie McGuire and Kevie Kelly points to secure the title. A game like this you would wonder why change anything twenty-seven players were all called on to play a role in the current format there’s no hiding anyone in a corner. Eleven different scorers, mentors focused on their players and the level of skill from both teams, the link up play, side steps and point taking truly was a joy to witness. Yes Kilsheelan Kilcash had one player to thank for most of their scores but how the team played to give him the platform was a real lesson for those in attendance. Daniel Condon, Ewan Rumble, Tadgh McGuire in defence with Mark, Ryan Kevin Kelly and James O’Dwyer working hard until the final whistle. Captains Daniel Condon & Kevin Kelly collected the trophy from Chairman Martin Bourke & Secretary Sean Sheehy and long after the speeches were made the Kilsheelan Kilcash supporters stood talking in the field on a high from what their young players had just done. Final score Kilsheelan/Kilcash 3.09 Arravale rovers 2.07 1] Ruben D’arcy 2) Daniel Condon 3) Jack Norris 4) Euan Rumble 5) Tadgh Mcguire 6) Liam Freaney 7) Mark Ryan 8) Mikie Mcguire 9) Keelon Hannigan 10) Michael “Bonner” Bates 11) Kevn Kelly 12) John Brunnock 13) Johnnie Shanahan 14) James O’ Dwyer

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