Edenderry beat Birr to qualify for U11 Community Games Final

November 8, 2018

On Sunday afternoon Birr travelled to Edenderry to play the semi final and the Birr boys started smartly and raced into a 1-02 to 0-00 scoreline by half time.

Edenderry had not really played up to half time but the second half was a different story as the Reds stepped up to the mark and hurled like heroes. Briain Nolan started the comeback when he doubled on a 65′ from Martin Keogh to score Edenderry’s first goal.

Martin Keogh then reduced the arrears to one point when he scored a point from a long range free. The Reds then repelled Birr as they sought to increase their lead. John Cummins was brave in goals to prevent two goals and Lee Pearson, Alan Harte & Ben Lynch made great clearances from defence.

Then an Edenderry break out of defence resulted in a 65′ free to Edenderry. Martin KEogh took the free and it deceived the Birr keeper to go straight to the net. Edenderry held out for the remaining 5 minutes to achieve an historic win and a final appearance waits for them against either Coolderry/Shinrone or Kilcormac/Killoughey on the 8th May.