Fossa withstand Gneeveguilla goal spree to claim Under 15 Division crown


Fossa 1-15 

Gneeveguilla 3-7 

Paddy O’Leary Memorial Park Gneeveguilla played host to this keenly contested final on Wednesday evening.

James Doyle opened the scoring for the home side by pointing a free. Fossa then took over with some strong play hitting five points in a row, forwards Ronan Bennett, Tadgh Kissane, Cathal Breen as well as impressive midfielder Ted O Gorman (two frees) all contributed.

Gneeveguilla were then awarded a penalty which was well goaled by James Doyle. After the water break Gneeveguilla saw some good play rewarded with James Doyle adding a goal and point from play.

Doyle then finished a good move to the net to claim a first half hat-trick of goals. Fossa kept within four points of the home side as Ted O Gorman added two further frees. Half-time score Gneeveguilla 3-2 to Fossa 0-9.

At the beginning of the second half Doyle and O’Gorman traded points before Fossa took a real hold of the game. Ted O’Gorman had three points and a penalty goal in this period and Seán O’Donovan added a point to see Fossa lead by three at the water break.

Doyle and O’Donovan then swapped two points as the play flowed from end to end. Cathal Breen the scored a fine point for Fossa before a grandstand finish from a gallant Gneeveguilla which reaped two pointed frees from James Doyle and only the outstanding efforts from Fossa defenders kept a double goal chance for the home side.

Relief at the final whistle from the visitors who had some great performances on the night and probably a more balanced side over all.

Special mention to James Doyle who scored all his side scores on the night.

After the game Seán O’Keeffe of East Region was on hand at the trophy presentation to captain Tadgh Kissane.

He went on to congratulate Fossa on their fine victory, thanked referee James Brosnan (Currow) and his umpires, sponsors MD O’Shea Killarney, he also thanked Gneeveguilla for the use of their fine facilities on the night.

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