Under-16 Football Championship: Mullingar Shamrocks 1-6 Multyarnham 0-9.
Mullingar Shamrocks travelled to Multyfarnham on Monday night for the latest round of the under-16 championship. Shamrocks held an 1-5 to 0-3 interval lead. An Adam Boyle point in the first minute sent Shamrocks into the lead and after good work by Ciaran Kiernan, Ben White goaled. Multyfarnham recovered well and with three unanswered points narrowed the gap. Great brave defending by Nathan McLoughlin was one of the highlights of this half. Daithí Ó Mairtín and Ben White scored two points in quick succession to extend the Shamrocks lead. A Multy point reduced the deficit before Aaron Russell and William O' Reilly pointed before the interval (1-5 to 0-3). Multyfarnham came out strong in the second half and rattled off six points without reply. In the slippery wet conditions it took great work from Daithí Ó Mairtín to setup Conor Fagan for the equalising score. There was still time for a winner but the conditions played havoc with both sides' attacks. In the end an honourable draw was the result.
Mullingar Shamrocks: Mikey McDonagh; Nathan McLoughlin, Conor Kelly; Cian McGrath, William O'Reilly (0-1), Ciarán Kiernan; Rian Adamson, Ben White (1-1); Aaron Russell (0-1), Daithí Ó Mairtín (0-1), Adam Boyle (0-1); Michael Horan (Oísin Garry) and Conor Fagan (0-1). Also: Aaron Smith, Oísin O'Dowd, Ben Egan.