U16 Final in Pearse Park Longford Vs Killoe Og

By Club PRO


The O’Mahonys U16 Panel travelled in convoy to Pearse Park for the Leinster U16 Final on a sunny Sunday afternoon. This was the follow up game to the Longford and Carlow senior match (where Longford came out on top).

This was truly a game of two halves with a nervous O’Mahonys side very slow to start. Injury struck O’Mahonys in the 13th minute when corner forward Robert Keeleghan was substituted due to a shoulder injury. It was 25mins into the game before O’Mahonys Eibheann McGrane kicked their only point from play in the first half! KilloeOg who got out of the blocks first with two good points from play after 7mins had elapsed from the throw in. They followed this up with 2 goals and five points (1 free) before the halfway mark to stun the O’Mahonys side.

The second half was more lively but wasn’t without incident/drama. Killoe Og scored 3 further points (2 frees) before Corey Leddy kicked O’Mahonys second point after 6mins of play. Conor Murphy found the net from the spot kick after 9 mins for a foul on Corey Leddy. Over the next 10 mins O’Mahonys managed 2-3 (2 frees) while KilloeOg kicked 0-4 (4 frees). Cormac McEntaggert was introduced for Timmy Murtagh after 12mins and immediately made an impact.
Sadly O’Mahonys were down to 14 men after Declan McGuinness was sidelined for a straight red midway through the second half. While this was a blow to the Navan side the team continued on trying to close the gap.
Injury struck again when Darragh Greene was substituted for Thomas Donegan. David Dillon found the net after 18mins and Bryan Gibney followed up with a point from play a minute later.
The KilloeOg lads continued battling with two more points from frees. The last 5mins saw O’Mahonys awarded another penalty which Conor Murphy duly converted. Murphy also rattled the crossbar which would have taken the teams to one point deficit in the dying mins. However, two more points (1 free) from KilloeOg in the last 3 mins sealed their 4 point deserved victory.
The O’Mahonys lads outscored their opponents by 4-4 to 0-8 in the second half but this wasn’t enough to steal victory from the Longford team.

Team Picture attached.

Back left to right:
Ray Hamill, Colm Honan, David Dillon, Colin O’Brien, Cormac McEntaggert, Kevin O’Hanlon, Eibheann McGrane, Stephen Monaghan, Robert Keeleghan, Andy Leech, Conor Murphy, Ronan Scott, Corey Leddy.

Front left to right:
Chris Bell, Patrick Leahy, Gavin Fox, Ryan Clark, Thos Donegan, James O’Malley, Shane Clynch (c), Peter Butler, Conor Doyle, Darragh Greene, Declan McGuinness.

Good performances from Conor Doyle, Corey Leddy, Andy Leech and James O’Malley.

Halftime Score – O’Mahonys 0-1 Killoe Og 2-7
Fulltime Score – O’Mahonys 4-5 [17pts] Killoe Og 2-15 [21pts]

1. Stephen Monaghan
2. Andy Leech
3. James O’Malley
4. Conor Doyle
5. Kevin O’Hanlon
6. Timmy Murtagh
7. Darragh Greene
8. David Dillon [2-0]
9. Conor Murphy [2-2]
10. Peter Butler
11. Declan McGuinness
12. Eibheann Mc Grane [0-1]
13. Robert Keleghan
14. Shane Clynch
15. Corey Leddy [0-1]


Bryan Gibney [0-1] for Robert Keeleghan
Cormac McEntaggert for Timmy Murtagh
Thomas Donegan for Darragh Greene

Subs Not Used:
Colm Honan
Patrick Leahy
Chris Bell
Ryan Clark
Ray Hamill
Colin O’Brien
Conor Gleeson
Ronan Scott
Gavin Fox