Under-12's Win Their League Final!

November 7, 2018

Urhan’s Under-12’s rounded off an excellent Beara-Carbery League campaign today with a Final win over Bandon in Aughaville. Urhan 4-05 Bandon 4-04. Well done, Urhan! Oircheann Abú!


Bandon settled well in this game after Urhan had scored the first point through Jamie O’ Neill. They got three points to lead by two before Cathal O’ Sullivan finished off a good team move to score a goal and put Urhan ahead.

Bandon responded with two goals of their own, and were playing well. Urhan’s backs were also playing well, though, and kept Bandon at bay when they really needed to. Urhan hit a few wides, and missed a goal-chance and a penalty, but were now getting into the game. As Urhan worked harder and harder, Bandon could not get a score, and Urhan tacked on two points from Cathal O’ Sullivan before Bandon managed to get through for a third goal before the break. Half-time score – Urhan 1-03 Bandon 3-03.

Urhan started the second half well but Bandon got through for a fourth goal, and the situation looked bad for Urhan.

It was only then, though, that Urhan really started to play well all over the pitch, and every Urhan player was working hard and using the ball well. Urhan began to create chances. At first they missed a few, before the breakthrough came with sixteen minutes to go when the ball fell to Paudie O’ Leary who finished well for a goal. Paudie followed up with a point straight afterwards and the lead was down to four.

More Urhan chances came and went, including another missed penalty, before Cathal O’ Sullivan scored a great individual goal to bring the score to 3-05 to 4-03, and the lead was down to one.

With only a few minutes left, yet another Urhan attack was launched, and the ball was delivered into the box, it broke, but broke kindly to Ryan Quirke. He made no mistake, and his goal put Urhan into the lead for the first time since the first minute.

A brave Bandon side never gave up, though, and managed to cut the lead to a single point with a free as the game entered added time. Bandon lauched wave after wave of attacks, but Urhan’s centrefield and backs continued to play their hearts out, and when the final whistle blew, Urhan were League Champions! 

Well done to the Urhan players and management on a great campaign, and a great result today! Oircheann Abú!


Team: Ger Dunne; Daniel Elphick, Luke O’ Sullivan,Tadhg O’ Connor; Shauna O’ Shea, Patrick Daly, Ciarán O’ Sullivan; Cian Crowley, Conor O’ Sullivan; Claire O’ Shea, Jamie O’ Neill, Ronan O’ Shea; Micheál Shea, Paudie O’ Leary, Cathal O’ Sullivan.

Subs: Kevin Dwyer, Shane Elphick, Micheal Harrington, Gary Hartnett, Emmet Lyons for Ronan, Daniel O’ Reilly, Aidan O’ Shea, Eamon O’ Shea for Tadhg O’ Connor, Ryan Quirke for Micheál Shea.

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