Cross Border Floodlit T'ment FINAL: Clonmore 2-12 Na Fianna Og (Laois) 3-3

November 8, 2018

Clonmore u-15s put in a great performance to deservedly win the Cross Border Floodlit Tournament, beating Na Fianna Og (Laois) by 2-12 to 3-3 in the final. 

Inspite of atrocious conditions, Clonmore played super football and dominated from the start. Having led by 0-7 to 1-1 at HT, we extended the lead to 1-9 to 1-3 on 40mins with Dylan Doyle showing great accuracy and the impressive Billy Lawlor scoring a cracking goal. 

On top all over the field, we should never have been threatened but missed a sackful of goals (hitting the post twice) and, inevitably, Na Fianna hit us with two goals in three minutes to level the game: 1-9 to 3-3 on 48mins. Fair play to the lads, they dug deep and re-imposed themselves on the game to score 1-3 in the last ten minutes for a great win, Adam Deay's late goal putting the icing on the Christmas cake. Every player made an important contribution to this win in what was a magnificent team effort. 

TEAM: Aaron Kelly, Niall Tompkins, Anthony McDonald, Adam Smith, Cathal Foley, Cooper Sharp, Darragh McKernan, Robert Bulmer, Billy Lawlor(1-2), Eoin Connolly, Dylan Doyle(0-8,5f), Oisín Doyle(0-1), James Whelan, Adam Deay(1-1), Sean Moran. SUBS: Killian Walsh, Alex Bowes, Dara Connolly. 

Well done lads – it's a great boost for the club to finish the season on such a high after important wins by the Minors, Intermediates, U-13s and U-15s. 

PHOTO: BACK (left to right): Jamie Doyle, Dylan Doyle, Robert Bulmer, Oisin Doyle, Sean Moran (Captain), Cathal Foley, Billy Lawlor, Adam Deay, Adam Smith, Anthony McDonald, Killian Walsh, Niall Humphries. 

FRONT: Cooper Sharp, James Whelan, Eoin Connolly, Niall Tompkins, Aaron Kelly, Darragh McKernan, Dara Connolly, Alex Bowes.