By Kieran Murphy
JOHN Nolan and Oran Alcock were among the goals on Tuesday as Grange NS came out on top in what was an exhilarating boys division 2A final. The huge crowd urged their players on and they responded in a nine-goal thriller. The eventual winners led 2-1 to 1-2 at the break and at one stage looked like pulling away. Ballinabranna thought otherwise and came roaring back to keep the result hanging all the way to the final whistle.
Scoil Bhríde Grange NS: Bradley Stynes, AJ Somers, Keelan Bolger, Cody Doyle, Dara Murphy, Rocco Mulhall, John Nolan (2-2), Óran Alcock (1-1), Alfie Haberlin-Brennan, Reece Hennessy, Tymek Plonka, Ryan Jennings, John Hanley (0-1), Mateusz Haluszka, Max O’Donoghue (0-1), Killian Tobin.
Ballinabranna NS: Conor Dooley, Logan Coleman, Joe McDermott, Noah Duffy, Brendan Byrne, Fiach Donnelly (0-1), Reece Walker (1-0), Dara Tunstead, Seán Foley, Keelan Brennan (0-1), Odhrán Noctor, Cómhal Murphy (1-0), Romeo Sithebe (1-0), Conor Claassens, Jack Murphy-Doyle.
Referee: Enda Hulton (Éire Óg)
Coverage of girls’ Cumann na mBunscol finals, Rathoe v Newtown Dunleckney and Ballyconnell v Grange, and boys’ finals, Glynn v Newtown/St Mullins and Rathoe v Hacketstown, in Tuesday’s (15 November) paper. Reports and photos from girl’s finals, Ballon v Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal and Old Leighlin v Tynock, and boys finals, Bennkerry v Gaelscoil and Kildavin v Talbotstown, in the edition of Tuesday 22 November.