REBEL OG NORTH U-16 'C' 12-A-SIDE FOOTBALL FINAL Lyre 3-11 Clyda Rovers 1-6 A WELL balanced Lyre side were far too strong Clyda Rovers in the Rebel Og North Under 16 C 12-a-side football final at Glantane on Monday .
Early dominance saw Lyre move into an early lead with Barry Murphy and Liam O'Brien taking some good scores. O'Brien goaled after one minute when put through by Michael Sexton.
Clyda Rovers had three points by Conor Roche, Seamus Ronayne and James Buckley 1-5 to 0-3 after 23 minutes. Lyre had their second goal when Barry Murphy worked well for Liam O'Brien to find the net.
Rovers were denied a goal in the dying moments when Seamus Ronayne's effort was well saved by Caelan Kelleher. In injury time Tom Murphy goaled for the Mourneabbey side and cut the lead at the break to five points 2-5 to 1-3.
Lyre did well on the resumption, they added early points by Cormac Cotter and Liam O'Brien before Seamus Ronayne was again denied by Caelan Kelleher. The winners had their third goal by Barry Murphy that sealed victory.
Both sides exchanged late points but there was no denying the Duhallow side their deserved win. LYRE: C Kelleher, C Cotter 0-1, J McAuliffe, A O'Donoghue 0-1, B Murphy, E Buckley, K Sexton, K Barry, B Murphy 1-3 (0-2f), M Sexton, L O'Brien 2-4, T Sexton. Subs: T Sheehan for L O' Brien (Blood) L O'Brien for T Sheehan, D Barrett 0-2 for M Sexton, D Murphy for A O'Donoghue, CLYDA ROVERS: G O'Shea, T Buckley 1-1, D Walsh, C Fitzpatrick, R Flanagan 0-1, J Buckley 0-1, S Ronayne 0-2, M Forde, J M O'Hanlon, C Kelly, C Roche 0-1, K Doolan. Subs: T Murphy for K Doolan, C Pratt for J M O'Hanlon, REFEREE: Brendan O'Regan (Doneraile)