Match Report

St Joseph’s Doora Barefield Minor A football County Final 2018

St Joseph’s Doora Barefield Minor A County Football Champions, What a game

Hi All
As the dust settles after a epic county Football Final back in Cooraclare this morning where St Joseph’s Doora Barefield were crowned County Minor A Football Champions winning on a score line if 1.11 to 2.05.
This game was long waited for after a couple stop starts of when this game was going to play,we had set our date and the lads kept thier heads screwed on and block out what was going on in the back round when this game was going to be played. So the lads and mentors came to Cooraclare tuned in and were raring to go. The game started of very quick as the parish lads put up a 3 point lead before Ennistymon knew what hit them. But sides exchanged kicks but the Doora lads shut down the Ennistymon lads. Have to say Tom O Brien saved two point blank goal saves leading to a great kick pass from Ethan Coughlan to the on coming Tom McDonald where he turned his player and rattled the back of the net to leave the score line at half time 1.08 to 3 points. The lads went in knowing this Ennisrymon team would not lie down with a strong wind at their backs. The lads got thier pep talk and was raring to go like mad bulls trying to get out of a shed but Ennistymon were also coming out the same way and i knew this half was going to be tough. God i was right the Ennistymon lads came out and pulled back a 8 point lead by getting a questionable pen and a ball over the top where one of our backs slipped not his fault and lead to their second goal leaving a one point gap.The parish lads were hit hard but never gave up and pulled out to a 3 point game. The Ref played 6 mins injury time where i dont know where he got it but the lads held on and crossed the line to clam the most wanted holy grail to come Minor A champions ya thats right MINOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS ?.
Congrats to the lads who deserved this victory where this team had no Management before the championship started and were on Edge to be pulled out of the Championship. The ball got rolling and fair play to Kieran,Albert,Alan and the two hannons pulled together and pull this great bunch of lads from bottom to winning the Minor A championship where they were down as a B team. Also thanks to the parents bringing these lads to all types of training weather it was worth it. This is a great building block for the Football furture in the club after winning U14,U16 getting to a U21 County final losing by a narrow margain and winning County Minor Final.
To the players fair play to ye all sticking to the task ye show Courage,conviction and Hunger and most of all ye showed liathrodai where needed to win vital wins through the Championship. Congrats and enjoy the night.
Also it was a great weekend for the Club where the ladies won thier Minor A & B County Finals.
Come on the Parish.??

Tom O Brien,Fionn Kelleher,Daragh O’Callaghan,Aodhan O’Shea,Tony Butler,Alan Killeen,Fionn O’Brien,Kevin Nugent,Tom McDonald (goal),Cullen McCabe,Cian McDonagh,Ethan Coughan(8 free points),Eoghan Thynne,Bruce Piggott,Conal Kelleher(2 points)

subs Eoin Talty,Nicky Haediman,Dara Whelan,Dara Nagle

Man of the Match # Tony Butler/Tom McDonald