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Under 21's claim first title of the year

posted 9 Apr 2012, 15:03 by Tom Duggan
Mullinavat 1-9 Railyard 0-4
Mullinavat claimed the  J.J. Kavanagh Roinn A Football (2011) title when they comfortably defeated the challenge of Railyard in Palmerstown on Easter Monday. Mullinavat were in control from the outset and had 1-3 on the scoreboard before Railyard got off the mark. Mullinavat's goal was the result of a nice piece of combination play. Ian Duggan gathered possession at midfield and fed the hard running James Culleton who bore down on goal before releasing the ball to Darren Kenneally who made no mistake and finished to the net.  Railyard introduced Padraig Maher and this immediately paid dividends as he cooly pointed two frees to get his side off the mark. Further points from Sean O Neill and Fergal Brennan saw the gap reduced to two points but another Mullinavat attack saw Pat Mulhern add another point just before the break .
 Half time score Mullinavat 1-4 Railyard 0-4.
Mullinavat began the second half brightly and their fine approach work was rewarded when Ian Duggan pointed a free following a foul on Liam Fennelly. Railyard were fighting hard to stay with the southerners but were finding it difficult to get past a determined Mullinavat defence which was superbly led by Ger Malone and Andrew Delahunty. Mullinavat continued to take the game to their opponents and further good work from Joe Fennelly set up two more points from Ian Duggan. Mullinavat were in full control now and added two more points to run out convincing winners on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-4
Scorers: Mullinavat : Ian Duggan (0-6, 0-4 frees), Darren Kenneally (1-0), Pat Mulhern (0-2), Padraic Gahan (0-1).
Railyard: Padraig Maher (0-2 frees), Sean O'Neill (0-1), Fergal Brennan (0-1)
Mullinavat: Darren Waters, Robert Malone, Andrew Delahunty, Simon Aylward, Brian Power, Ger Malone, Joe Gahan, Thomas Aylward, Joe Fennelly, Padraig Gahan, James Culleton, Pat Mulhern, Darren Kenneally, Ian Duggan, Liam Fennelly.
subs: Mossy Jones, Brian Phelan, Conor Frisby.
Railyard: John Mansfield, Aenghus Daly, David Roche, David Wilson, Paul Kelly, Conor McDonald, Gavin Mansfield, Cormac McDonald, Brian Cahill, Kevin Delaney, Sean O Neill, Fergal Brennan, Mark McGuire, Mark Smith, Michael Doheny.
sub: Padraig Maher.
Referee: Ollie O'Neill (Barrow Rangers)