La Salle beat Aquinas in Shield final

The 2023 Gaelfast Antrim Shield Final took place between De La Salle College and Aquinas Grammar School in Dunsilly last night.

In very tough conditions both teams battled hard throughout the game.

Beaten finalists Aquinas

It was La Salle who started the game quickly. A long ball was played into Carl McCaffrey in full forward, Carl rounded the goalkeeper for the first goal. From the resulting puc-out Dylan Rodgers-Duffy added a point for La Salle. Aquinas battled hard to keep the La Salle forwards from scoring but Oisin McLaren added two further points before Dylan Rodgers Duffy added his Second of the game. Just before half time Oisin McLaren and Eoin Coleman added two further scores to leave it 1-6 to 0-0.

Aquinas started the second half quickly and had two points on the board. In driving rain and freezing conditions both teams continued to battle. Oisin McLaren added 3 further points and La Salle finished the game as winners

Congratulations to De La Salle College who now add the Antrim Hurling Shield to the Football Shield they won in October.

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