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Under 16's Are Beara Champions!

Saturday, 10 September 2011 16:20
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Urhan's Under-16's were crowned Beara Champions on Friday evening when they overcame Glengarriff 6-16 to 0-08 in the Final. Well done, Urhan!

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On a wild and windy evening in Adrigole, Urhan got the luck in the coin toss and played with the strong wind in the first half.


Three points from Conor Lowney, two from Sean O' Sullivan and one from Declaon O' Neill had Urhan six points up within eleven minutes. Glengarriff then conceded a very unfortunate own-goal, and Urhan led 1-06 to 0-00. Glengarriff dominated for a period thereafter, missing a few chances and registering their first score, a beuatifully-worked point from play. With the wind to face in the second half, Urhan would have to press on and get more scores.


They got a break on twenty-one minutes when a lapse of concentration in the Glengarriff defence allowed Kevin Hanley in for a goal chance and he soccered home neatly to give Urhan a big boost. Glengarriff worked a short 45 well to respond with a point, before Urhan came back with two Sean O' Sullivan points and one from Kevin Hanley and Urhan led 2-09 to 0-02 after twenty-five minutes.


A short burst of scoring as the half ended put Urhan in a commanding position with Declan O' Neill pointing, Sean O' Sullivan goaling well, and Kevin Hanley pointing again to leave Urhan up 3-11 to 0-02 at the break.


The second half, predictably, was much closer, but Urhan registered the first few scores - a Kevin Hanley point, and a Chris O' Shea goal coming from a rebound after a good save from the impressive Glengarriff goalkeeper. Chris O' Shea and Declan O' Neill then added points before Sean O' Sullivan struck a goal on thirty-seven minutes. Declan O' Neill pointed well from the resulting kick-out.


Glengarriff were to dominate the remaining twenty minutes. A well-worked point on thirty-nine points was followed by a fine free on forty-one. Two minutes later Glengarriff converted another free before scoring a booming long-range point.


Donal Óg Harrington interrupted Glengarriff's scoring run with a goal from broken play with ten minutes to go, and Kevin Hartnett scored a lovely point from the right. Glengarriff were back on the offensive and added two more well-taken points to leave the score at the final whistle 6-16 to 0-08.


Urhan lifted the Cup and now go into the County to represent Beara.


Congratulations to all involved!


Team: Paddy Sheehan; Anthony O' Shea, Kevin Elphick; Cillian O' Shea, Andrew O' Neill, Danny O' Neill; Conor Lowney; Kevin Hartnett, Sean O' Sullivan, Declan O' Neill; Kevin Hanley, Chris O' Shea.


Subs: Donal Óg Harrington (for Sean O' Sullivan), Seamus Lyons (for Danny O' Neill), Dylan Murphy (for Kevin Elphick), Philip O' Shea, Joseph O' Sullivan, Kevin O' Sullivan (for Declan O' Neill), Ryan O' Sullivan (for Cillian O' Shea).







Photos: Kathleen Dwyer.





Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 08:22