U16 "B" Championship

Desertmartin 3-12 Newbridge 2-11

In the U16 "B" championship semi-final Desertmartin defeated Newbridge
at Lissan.

The opening score a goal scored by Enda O`Hagan was quickly
wiped out by some excellent scores from Newbridge and by the
twenty-second minute "The Martins" were trailing by two points. Then a
fisted goal by full forward Peter ONeill put St. Martins back in front.
Points from play from Steven Gormley and Donal Murray and another goal
from Enda O`Hagan left the score 3-03 to 1-05 at the break.

In the
second minute after the break Donal Murray scored a brilliant free from
the 45 line and added a further point 2 minutes later. In the 50th
minute Newbridge grabbed a second goal to add to three points scored
earlier to leave the scores level. Great defence work from Captain
Marty O`Neill, Fintan Og Scullan, tenacious Gregory McGovern and Damian
Burns snuffed out any Newbridge attack and with John Hughes , Eoin
Hegarty adding points a piece and 2 fine points each from Michael Mc
Allister and Donal Murray Desertmartin came away with a four point win.