Martins Advance

St.Martins advanced to the semi-final of the U21 A Northern Championship after a hard fought win over St.Patricks Ballyragget.Played in Ballyhemmon on a cold but dry day this was never going to be a classic but the only goal of the game was,Patrick Nolan won a ball  in his own square and gave a great pass to John Mulhall who made some ground and passed to Ciaran Brennan on the wing  Ciaran made some hard yards and passed to Canice Maher in the corner Canice headed for goal and laid off a pass to thomas Breen who finished to the net in the first minute.The half time score was 1-2 to 0-5 full time 1-7 to 0-9.Great credit to both teams and officials for their displays.

Team Colin McGrath0-1,Patrick Dowling,Patrick Nolan,Geoffrey Doyle,Fionn Lalor,Oliver Walsh,Brian Byrne.Noel Darcy,James Dowling,Ciaran Brennan,John Mulhall0-4,Patrick Lalor,Canice Maher0-2,Thomas Breen,David Dooley.

Subs .Damien Tynan(used),Patrick Meaney,John Haughney,Darragh Callanan,Patrick Meany.Keith Davitt,Sean Meany,Cathal Healy.

Selectors Tom Agar,Niall Moloney ,Dermot Lalor.

Referee John Guinan

28- 11-2009