MUNSTER UNDER-15 'B' (CORN NA BANDAN). FOOTBALL FINAL Mercy Mounthawk 4-7 Glanmire CS Cork 4-5 MERCY Mounthawk from Tralee played Glanmire Community School in the Munster final on Thursday last in Rathmore in the Munster under-15 'B' football final.
Mounthawk got off to a perfect start with two pointed frees from the boot of Ferdia O'Brien. Glanmire scored the next before a beautifully worked move saw Fergal Ryan fouled and another point for Mounthawk.
Glanmire saw rewards for their attacking play with two quick points in succession. Mounthawks Eric Leen and Ciaran O'Reilly in deference were torturing Glanmire attack and with some good forward interaction Mounthawk scored a goal from forward Cian Liston and another quick move saw a free guided over by Ferdia O'Brien.
Fergal Ryan then started to prove himself and quickly scored another goal with minutes left. Glanmire notched up a goal and twopoints leaving the score at half time Mounthawk 2-4 Glanmire 1-4.
Glanmire were out at attack and a quick goal and a point from their roving half forward saw Mounthawk surrender the lead, but this did not last long as a great bit of individual skill saw Fergal Ryan score a great goal and the Mounthawk resurgence was on.
Luke Moynihan then buried another goal for Mounthawk and Fergal Ryan and Iarla Courtney notched a couple of points.
Glanmire to their credit played away and scored two goals in quick succession to have the minimum between them. Mounthawk attacked and another free saw Mounthawk ahead.
Glanmire attacked but the Mounthawk defence was superb. Mounthawk's midfield won 60/40 which proved vital in the last 10minutes. All the forwards showing great potential in muddy conditions
Mounthawk deserved the victory and battled hard with great displays from Eric Leen, Sean Collins, Aaron Thompson, Iarla Courtney, Ciaran O'Reilly and Fergal Ryan who accounted for 2-3 of mounthawks 4-7.
Mounthawk are rapidly climbing the football ladder and with good structures in place are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.