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25/05/2011 - U14 FC: Boardsmill hold on against Castletown

posted 30 May 2011, 05:26 by Suzann McLoughlin

Boardsmill 4-9

Castletown 3-9


Playing with the aid of a strong breeze Boardsmill, aided by three late points from Niall Durkan withstood a late Castletown rally to take the Meath U14 Division 6 championship crown at Pairc Tailteann.


After fifteen minutes in this encounter Boardsmill led 1-3 to 0-4 thanks to a Stevie Gibbons goal. The boys in blue took over for the remainder of the half and further goals from star man Durkan (2) and Gary Regan gave them a 4-4 to 0-7 half time lead. Castletown's Mark Kelly, JJ O'Dea and Richard Clarke kept them in the game with two points each.



Castletown got the perfect start to the second half when Paul Bellew netted in the opening minute and another goal from team captain Aaron Sheerin left them 2-7 to 4-5 in arrears after ten minutes. Boardsmill's Evan Gordon pointed before a brace from Sheerin and a goal from JJ O'Dea levelled the game with five to go. Boardsmill finished the strongest and three points in a row from the brilliant Durkan sealed the issue.


After the game Juvenile Board Chairman Paul Mooney presented the cup to Boardsmill captain Stevie Gibbons


Boardsmill: Cathal Wall, Aidan McGrath, James Mitchell, Hugh Johnston, Craig Kelly, John Corrigan, Danny Dixon (0-1), Niall Durkan (2-5), Mark Hatton, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Tadgh Bird, Stevie Gibbons (1-1), Gary Regan (1-1).

Subs: Ruairi Gordon and Evan Gordon



Castletown: Christopher Deans, Alan Weldon, Eoin Reid, Killian Markey, Jordan Carolan, Kenneth Quale, JJ O'Dea (1-2), William Bellew, Mark Kelly (0-2), Thomas McManus (1-0), Aaron Sheerin (0-2), Paul Bellew (1-1), Richard Clarke (0-2).

Sub: Liam Sheridan