Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Feile Football Division 2 Final

CLONMORE 2-6

MICHAEL DAVITTS 0-5

By Kieran Murphy

CLONMORE were deserving winners of this Feile Division 2 Final at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday. They got off to a great start when Conal Cullen knocked over a point and this was followed up when Kevin Lambe scored a goal.

Joan Doyle (chairperson Coisde na nÓg) and Ted Forde (Carlow County Board Children’s Officer) present the Football Feile Div 2 trophy to Clonmore co-captains Conal Cullen and Kevin Lambe. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

The eventual winners were in full stride when Oran Keating added another three-pointer. Michael Davitts had to dig deep and this they did when Ciaran Nolan got them off the mark.

Clonmore responded with two points on the trot from Fiach Byrne and Daire Byrne. Once again, Davitts hit back and enjoyed an excellent last quarter as their pressure was rewarded with points from O’Neill, Alan Fitzgerald and Noah Walsh.

By half-time Clonmore led 2-3 to 0-5.

Defences got the better of the exchanges in the second period and the respective forwards of both sides found the going tough. Possibly the confidence of having scored the two goals was the momentum which spurred on Clonmore and they added further points through Cian Weekes, Lambe and Daire Byrne.

Michael Davitts had their moments in the second half but found the Clonmore defence in great form. They piled on the pressure but in the end time ran out for one side while Clonmore saw down the clock to emerge victorious.

Clonmore: Aaron Doyle; Evan Fitzachary, Conor Forde, Ross Doyle; Sean Corless, Kevin Lambe (1-1), Tadhg Johnson; Conor Cullen (0-1), Darragh Cullen; Fiach Byrne (0-1), Daire Byrne (0-2 1f), Cian Weekes (0-1f); Aaron Cunningham Burke, Luke Kelly, Oran Keating (1-0). Subs: Rory Doyle for Cunningham-Burke (h/t), Jack Lyons for Keating (h/t), Charlie Hennessy for Johnson (45), Nathan Flynn for Fitzachary (45), Brian Whelan, Josh Kelly.

Michael Davitts: Conor Kavanagh; David Kennedy, Jack Connolly, Mark Stanley; Adam Doyle, Cillian O’Brien, Bartek Gniedziejko; Ruarc O’Neill (0-2 1f), Shane Daly; Ciaran Nolan (0-1), Noah Walsh (0-1), Mikey Dowling; Aidan Nolan, Alan Fitzgerald (0-1), Fionn Forde. Subs: Daniel Brennan for Gniedziejko (h/t), Ciaran Bambrick, Tommy McDonald, Eanna Cody, Oisin McNally, Robbie Honeyball.

Referee: Billy Fanning (Ballon)

 

Clonmore celebrate after defeating Michael Davitts in the Football Feile Div 2 Final in Netwatch Cullen Park. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

The Michael Davitts team who lost to Clonmore in the Feile Football Division 2 final in Netwatch Cullen Park. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Kevin Lambe and Michael Davitt’s Cillian O’Brien and Rural O’Neill. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Dáire Byrne kicks for goal. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Dáire Byrne and Michael Davitt’s Jack Connolly. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Sean Corless gathers the ball. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Conor Forde and Michael Davitt’s Alan Fitzgerald battle for the ball. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Clonmore’s Conor Forde and Michael Davitt’s Alan Fitzgerald battle for the ball. Photo: michaelorourkephotography.ie

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