Under-16's Are Beara League Champions!

November 7, 2018


Urhan Under 16’s beat Castletownbere in a thrilling Beara League Final last week
Urhan staged a magnificent comeback after a very poor start, they were 1-4 to a 0-01 behind after 15 minutes when Andrew O Neill registered the first score for Urhan.
Urhan were piling on the pressure but with little reward, Philip O Shea and Cillian O Shea having near misses with Cillian’s shot hitting the crossbar. Castletownbere had added two more points when Patrick Sheehan, the Urhan goalie and Captain, made a magnificent save. This seemed to spur on his team mates and the fightback commenced. Andrew O Neil, who had the game of his life found the Castletown net from a pass from a quick free taken by Phillip O Shea on the 25th  minute.
A minute later Conor Lowney gave Danny O Sullivan in the Castletownbere goal no chance when he also found the net. The third goal came very quickly when Philip O Shea got around James Kelly to add his name to the score sheet. Cillian O Shea tapped over a point to make the score at half time Urhan 3 – 2 to Castletownbere  1- 6.
If spectators thought the drama was over, they were wrong!  Castletownbere came out very determined in the second half with wave after wave of attack on the Urhan goal, they had added 3 points to take the lead again when Patrick Sheehan made the second fantastic save. Conor Lowney, now playing in the forwards scored a super goal and the lead changed again five minutes into the second half.
Castletown had edged ahead again with another goal and point when Philip O Shea scored a second goal to put Urhan ahead by a single point.
And the tension continued! Conor Lowney added two points and Dylan Murphy one before Dylan finished to the net from a goal mouth scramble.
Joseph Sullivan scored a point and the game looked over but Castletombere had not read that script and came back scoring a goal and two points to leave only a goal between them. Patrick Sheehan made yet another save before Conor Lowney was awarded a penalty which he confidently struck and scored.
Final Score Urhan 7-6 to Castletownbere 3-12.
Paudie B O Sullivan on behalf of  Beara Coiste na nOg presented Patrick Sheehan with the cup.
Congratulations to the the players, and trainers DJ O Sullivan, John G. Lowney and James Healy.
Team: Paddy Sheehan; Anthony O’ Shea, Kevin Elphick; Danny O’ Neill, Cillian O’ Shea; Andrew O’ Neill, Conor Lowney; Joseph O’ Sullivan, Ciarán O’ Sullivan; Philip Shea, Dylan Murphy.
Subs: Brendan Duggan, Donal Óg Harrington, Alan O’ Donoghue, Kevin O’ Sullivan.
Photos and report Kathleen Dwyer.