Under-13 Football Championship: Mullingar Shamrocks 3-20 Tang/Maryland 1-4
Mullingar Shamrocks qualified for the semi-final of the Under-13 championship with an impressive win on Thursday evening over Tang/Maryland. The first quarter was very evenly contested with the score at the water break, Shamrocks 0-7 Tang/Maryland 1-2. Great teamwork led to some terrific points and 2 goals just before half time left Shamrocks in a commanding position 2-13 to 1-3.
While the rate of scoring slowed in the second half, Shamrocks maintained the upper hand to run out winners on a scoreline of 3-20 to 1-4. We had 31 players togged out this evening. County board guidelines meant that only 5 subs could be brought on, but all these players have contributed greatly to an enjoyable season to date. We will be back training on Saturday morning and looking forward to a semi-final in two weeks against neighbours Shandonagh.
Unfortunately, on Wednesday evening our minors were defeated by Tubberclair on a 5-19 to 0-8 scoreline.
Under-15 Football Championship: Mullingar Shamrocks 2-14 Shandonagh 2-6
Mullingar Shamrocks under 15s qualified for the county semi final on Monday evening last with a hard fought 2-14 to 2-6 victory over Shandonagh in Springfield. This was a proper championship contest between two well matched sides with the home team notching crucial points in the final quarter to ensure victory. Luke McCabe’s brace of goals in the first half proved decisive with James Maslin replying for Shandonagh with his team’s first three pointer. Tadgh Sheridan, Killian Kelly, Shane Ormsby and William O’ Reilly were prominent as the game progressed while Ethan Bannon, Conor Moore, James Sugrue and Jack Tynan impressed for Darragh Caffrey’s charges. Kenneth Gunning was his usual impartial self as the man in the middle. Shamrocks face Athlone or Lilliput Gaels in the semi final. The squad on Monday was: Fallum Creighton, Hugh O’ Sullivan Sexton, Donncha Maguire, Stephen Battle, Matthew Shaw, Shane Ormsby, Mohammed Mohammed, Peter Finch, Conor Heffernan, John Ryan, Tadgh Sheridan, Nathan Cornally, John Shaw, Garry Brannigan, Luke McCabe, Eoin Doran, William O’ Reilly, Callum Rigney, Killian Kelly, Dylan Carey, Gavin Pierce, Adam Glynn and Lewis McCullagh.