U-16 titles for Stacks, An Ghaeltacht and Castle
Austin Stacks 1-9
A GOOD start was half the work for Austin Stacks as they took an early 1-3 to 0-0 lead with the aid of the breeze, Jack Morgan the Tralee side's goalscorer but they failed to push their advantage through for large parts.
A brace from Liam O Brosnachain and Tomas O Dubhain finally got Dingle on the scoreboard before points from Fergal Ryan and Darren Bastible ensured Stacks would have a 1-5 to 0-3 lead at the interval. Their defence was outstanding in the second period in keeping Dingle at bay, two points from Michael O'Donnell and Ferdia O'Brien pretty much ending the game as a contest.
O Brosnachain ended a scoring drought for the West Kerry side but when Dylan Hennerby was vigilant to a goal chance for O Dubhain late on, Stacks never looked back and Michael O'Donnell received Man-of-the-Match for his efforts in the final.
Division 2 Final
An Ghaeltacht 2-15
AN Ghaeltacht had too much for their Mid Kerry counterparts at a perfect Lispole pitch, goals from Liam and Sean Bambury in each half illustrating their dominance throughout. The Bambury's along with PJ Mac Liamh were sharp in the first period and it took a combination of Eoin O'Brien and Sean O'Dea to keep Milltown/Castlemaine in touch at the break at 1-6 to 0-5 behind.
Sean Bambury's goal midway through the second half was the decisive factor as he beat Cormac Leane in the Milltown/Castlemaine goal with a well taken strike. He was also a deserving winner of the Man-of-the-Match award which he received for a personal total of 1-8 on the night, 1-4 of which came from play.
Division 3 Final
St Pats Blennerville 2-3
RESTRICTING their opponents to only one goal in the second half, Castlegregory powered to victory by 10 points over St Pats, the St Brendans side always chasing the game after giving their West Kerry opponents a six point headstart.
Good efforts from Jack Nix, Maurice Slattery and Cormac Cronin were among that total for Castle but St Pats found a way back into the game courtesy of a Jack Quilter. A cracking point from a free against the breeze from goalkeeper Aidan O'Halloran would also bring them within one of their opponents. A brace from Slattery and a Ryan O'Connor effort had Castlegregory in front by 0-9 to 1-3 at the break however.
St Pats moved their goalkeeper to full-forward in the closing stages and while it paid dividends with O'Halloran scoring their solitary second-half score, it covered over a disappointing second-half effort overall. James Kelliher responded instantly with a goal for Castle and even though Aaron Crean was dismissed for the visitors near the end it had little effect on their eventual win. Maurice Slattery received the Man-of-the-Match award for a seven point total.