Gaelfast Antrim School Cup – Year 8 Hurling Shield
St Killian’s College 3-4 Coláiste Feirste 1-5
St Killian’s won Tuesday’s Gaelfast Year 8 Hurling Shield at Dunsilly on Tuesday when they beat Coláiste Feirste in the final by 3-4 to 0-5 to become the first holders of the trophy.
Coláiste Feirste took an early lead when midfielder Sean O’Cuinneagáin pointed from a free, but St Killian’s hit back with points from Nicholas Laverty and Brian McNeill, plus a goal from centre forward Rian Laverty. Two points from Sean O’ O’Cuinneagáin and Carl Mervyn closed the gap but a goal and a point from Cormac McMullan put the Garron Tower boys firmly in control at half time as they led by 2-3 0-4.
A Brian McNeill point early in the second half increased the St Killian’s lead, but Coláiste Feirste came back with a point from centre forward Conán Mac An Deagnaigh. The game clinching goal came soon aftwards from St Killian’s centre back PJ Kelly and Cormac McMullan added a point but Coláiste Feirste kept battling until the end and were rewarded by a goal from Roisin Brady.
Brandon Surgenor, Jay Young, Gabhan McKeegan, Aiden O’Neill, Owen Reid, PJ Kelly, Cormac McAuley, Brian McNeill, Cormac McMullan, Nicholas Lowry, Rian Laverty, John Taggart, Callum Stewart, Callum Murphy, Noah Montgomery.
Subs – Ruairi McNaughton, Ruairi O’Toole, Ciara Kerr, John McSparran, Joss Gordon
Séadna Ó Laoi, Erin Nic Eoghain, Dominic Ó Beaglaoich, Naoíbh Ní Eanna, Cíaran Óg Buiteach, Sean O Riain, Caoimhe Nic Cuinneagáín, Sean O’Cuinneagáin, Pádraig Ó Maoilmheanna, Róisín Ní Bhrádaigh, Conán Mac An Deaganaigh, Caodhán Ó Cionn, Cónall Ó Giollán, Caoimhín Mac Gafraidh, Carl Mervyn
Referee – Brendan Toland (Lamh Dhearg)
Pack Lee of Peaky Blinders fame was at Dunsilly to watch his son play in the Shield final for Coláiste Feirste