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South Junior Football Final

posted 26 Jul 2015, 09:40 by Newcastle Gaa
The final of the junior football championship was played in Clonmel Sportsfield on Saturday evening last, July 25th. Newcastle started well and had the first point from Brian Sweeney. In the 13th minute a run from Caoimhín McGrath through the Ballingarry defence resulted in a penalty which was scored by Brian Sweeney. However, from then until half time, Ballingarry dominated and the scores were level at the break, 1-2 to 0-5. The game was very close all through the early part of the second half. In the 44th minute when Ballingarry were awarded a penalty, but, not for the first time in South finals, goalie Darren Goonan saved it. From there to the end it was point for point until Ballingarry scored a decisive goal with about 5 minutes to go. Final score was Newcastle 1-8, Ballingarry 1-12. The Newcastle team was Darren Goonan, Conor Grant, Shane Hickey (0-1), Evan Morrissey, Brian Hyland (0-1), John O'Halloran, Daniel Kennedy, Brian Sweeney (1-2), Diarmuid Devaney (0-1), Ger Corcoran, Vinny Carroll, Caoimhín McGrath, Andrew Fitzpatrick (0-2), Tommy Sweeney (0-1) and Paudie O'Shea. Sub was Barry Hickey for Ger Corcoran.