Golden|Kilfeacle’s dominant first half performance against the strong breeze ensured victory over Eire Og on Sunday in the under-21 B football championship game at Golden. The home side benefitted from having a game played in this competition as Eire Og struggled to get into the game. Golden had a goal in the 3rd minute from Cathal Hayes and never looked back, leading at the break, 1-03 to 0-00.
The second period saw an improved performance from Eire Og with a quick point from Jamie O’Dwyer within minutes of the re-start. But Golden killed off any hope of a comeback with their second goal from Stephen Ryan with about 20 minutes remaining. Eire Og kept plugging away with a hat-trick of pointed frees from Darragh Mooney before Gearoid Ryan fired home a consolation goal for Eire Og, who played better against the elements.
Golden were best served by Matthew Ryan,Christopher Ryan, Aidan O Connell, Kevin Moloney, Paddy Ryan, Tomas Burns and Liam Nagle.
Best for Eire Og were goalie Michael Ryan, who pulled off some excellent saves, defenders Sean Breen & Jeremy Furlong, Paul Downey at midfield with Darragh Mooney prominent up front.
Golden-Kilfeacle: .Malachy Scott, Matthew Ryan, Christopher Ryan, Tom Doyle, Kieran Butler Hallissey, Aidan O Connell, James O Connell, Cathal Hayes (1-0), Kevin Moloney, Christopher Ryan (0-2), Paddy Ryan (0-1), Sean Hayes, Liam Nagle (0-2), Tomas Burns (0-2), Sean Ryan S (0-1). Subs. Stephen Ryan (1-0) for Sean Hayes.Ian Collins for Kevin Moloney.Niall Barry for Sean Ryan S.Daniel Kerwick (0-1) for Liam Nagle.Alan Wade for Christopher Ryan.
Eire Og: Michael Ryan, Kevin Breen, Richard O’Doherty, Sean Breen, Diarmaid Ryan, Jeremy Furlong, Cathal Coughlan, Paul Downey, Liam Horan, David Breen, Gearoid Ryan (1-0), Jamie O’Dwyer (0-1), Donal O’Dwyer, Darragh Mooney (0-3, frees), Jason Barry. Subs used: Joshua Quinn, Dinny Crosse & Christopher Conlon.