Under 16 Football Co. Championship

November 7, 2018

On Saturday last 13th October Anner Gaels played Longmore-Castleiney in the under 16 B Football County Final on a blustery, wet day in Golden. Loughmore opened the scoring before a free from Cathal O’Mahoney, 2 points from Ryan Walsh and a point from Ciaran Moroney had Anner Gaels in an early lead. But then Loughmore got a goal from out of nowhere. Ryan Cranitch got a point back before Loughmore were awarded a penalty from which they scored a goal. The half time score was Loughmore 2-2 Anner Gaels 0-5. Loughmore started the second half very strongly and scored 1-2 without reply to go 8 points clear. 3 points from Ciaran Moroney and a Cathal O Mahoney free got Anner Gaels back into it. Loughmore kicked 1 point before Michsál Quinlan was fouled in the square and Cathal O Mahoney smashed home the penalty to get it back to just 2 points. Ryan Walsh kicked another point so there was just 1 in it. Loughmore got another point, before scores from Ciaran Moroney and another Cathal O Mahoney free levelled the game. Extra time looked on the cards but with the last kick of the game Matt McCormack scored a point under pressure to win it for the Gaels. The full-time score was 1-13 to 3- 6. There were joyous scenes as the cup was presented to Cathal O’Mahoney and Matt   

McCormack. The team was: Tyler McCormack, Shane Neville, Keith Morrissey, Aidan Fitzgerald, Jack O’Donoghue, Cathal O’Mahoney, Tommy O’Brien, Darragh Hurley, Ryan Walsh, Micheál Quinlan, Ciarán Moroney, Robert Hackett, Cathal Foley, Matt McCormack, Ryan Crannitch, Toby Collier, Cian Crannitch, Jamie Brett, Luke Fox, Keenan Ahern, Conor Neville, Darragh Spillane. We thank all who helped secure this victory especially the selectors: Declan Morrissey, John Hurley, Liam Fitzgerald and Michael Healy. We thank the parents and others who transported the players to training and matches over a long year.