La Salle too strong for battling St. Patrick’s

Antrim Year 10 Shield final

De La Salle 4-12 St. Patrick’s Academy Lisburn 1-0

Photographs: Bert Trowlen

De La Salle, Belfast proved too strong for a gallant St. Patrick’s Academy Lisburn in this rather one sided Antrim Year 10 Shield final at Dunsilly on Wednesday evening. The game as a contest was more or less over at the half way stage when the Belfast College led 3-8 to 0-0 with their goals coming from Daire Thornbury, Aaron McCrory and the superb Dylan Fegan.

Fegan was instrumental in nearly everything La Salle did during the opening half and weighed in with another six points with Odhran McLean and Kevin McArdle getting the other points as St. Patrick’s battled gallantly but in vain to find a way through a resolute La Salle defence.

The margin could have been even greater but Oliver Graham in the Lisburn goals pulled off a superb saver after 18 minutes and the Academy net minder was to make another couple of courageous stops during a second half that the Belfast seat of learning dominated.

Indeed St. Patrick’s Academy faired a little better during the second half and were finally rewarded for their efforts when Christopher McGarry got through for a goal in the 17th minute but by that stage De La Salle were out of sight with Odhran McClean adding a goal and a point and Lorcan Cordner and substitutes Ciaron Herron and David Walsh concluding the scoring for an impressive Le Salle.

De La Salle: 1 Oisin McLaren, 2 Nathan Mullan, 3 Jayden Seenan, 4 Tiernan Lee, 5 Daniel Kelly, 6 Shay McCarron, 7 Aaron McCrory, 8 Kevin McArdle, 9 Odhran McLean, 10 Brian Gough, 11 Lorcan Cordner, 12 Dylan Fegan, 13 Daire Thornbury, 14 Carl McCaffrey, 15 Ben Riley, 16 Ciaron Herron, 17 David Wash.

St. Patrick’s Academy: 1 Oliver Graham, 2 Ethan Annon, 3 Charlie McGrandles, 4 Ryan McCall, 5 Joe McMahon, 6 Zac Moore, 7 Callum Dean, 8 Dara Campbell, 9 James Barrett, 10 Charlie Green, 11 Callum McKillion, 12 Caeden Lees, 13 Christopher McGarry, 14 Sean Prabucki, 15 Eoin Morris, 18 Aaron Hartley, 19 Reece Denver, 20 Tomas Fay

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