Friday 24 November 2017

Double victory for Coolaney/ Mullinabreena

Coolaney/Mullinabreena U-14's completed the League and championship double with victory over a well drilled Shamrock Gaels team last Wednesday evening in Markievicz Park

A game where both teams had periods of dominance eventually swayed the way of the South Sligo club with 2 points from Barry Gorman and Paul Connolly in the closing minutes

Coolaney/Mullinabreena had the perfect start when Paul Connolly found the back of the net with a great effort. This was followed up with a point from Tony Healy. Shamrock Gaels found their feet and picked off good points. They were rewarded with a goal when the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Barry Gorman kicked the final point of the half to give Coolaney/Mullinabreena a 1 point lead at half time, 1-4 to 1-3.

Well struck frees from Gavin Gorman, and a point from play by wing back Niall Connolly were all cancelled out with a great team goal from Shamrock Gaels leaving the game level going into the last 10 minutes. Both sides had chances to win it, no more so when Shamrock Gaels hit the butt of the post. But Coolaney/Mullinabreena hung in, and eventually scored the winning points from the excellent Barry Gorman and Paul Connolly.

Afterwards, captain Barry Gorman was presented with the trophy by county board member Padraig Clancy.

This was a year to remember for the young Coolaney/Mullinabreena players, remaining unbeaten throughout the league and championship campaigns.

A special word of thanks to the management team of Gerry Mullen, Frank Gilmartin,Stephen Barrett,Darren Coleman and Colin Marren.

Coolaney/Mullinabreena: Lorcan Callaghan, Eoin Wims, David Barrett, Niall Connolly(0-1), Conor Feely, Michael O'Dowd, Shane Gormalley, Barry Gorman(0-4 2f), John Gilmartin, Paul Connolly(1-2), Gavin Gorman(0-2), Tony Healy, David Mullen.

Subs: Eamonn Thorntorn, Sean McGuinness, Darragh McDonagh, Gerard Mullen, Kieran Gorman, Kevin O'Kennedy.

Sligo Champion

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