St. Joseph’s CBS 5-10 – St. Mary’s Drogheda 5-6
St Joseph’s CBS Drogheda retained the North Leinster schools u-14 title over there town neighbours after an excellent match in Darver center of excellence. Both teams had met each other earlier in the competition with that match finishing a draw so a keenly contested game was expected again and both teams duly delivered. St. Mary’s were quickly out of the blocks scoring a goal inside the first 5 minutes. St. Joseph’s replied with a goal from Liam Flynn and both sides traded points with St. Mary’s playing the better football as the half wore on. Ultan McLaughlin and Destin Bisimwa were a constant threat inside and combined well to make sure St. Joseph’s led by a point at the break. The second half began much like the first with St. Mary’s deservedly racing into a five point lead playing some great football. St. Joseph’s responded once again and a fine solo goal from Flynn and a cool finish from Bisimwa put the sides level again. points from Keefer Carolan McLaughlin and the excellent Emmet Delaney put St. Joseph’s in control going into the last few minutes but it took two outstanding saves from Kyle Meegan to keep St. Mary’s out and St. Joseph’s held on for a the win. Sean Kelly presented the cup to St. Joseph’s captain Liam Flynn. Best on the day for St.Joseph’s were Emmet Delaney Liam Flynn Adam McDonagh and Steven Kerr.