Physically stronger and a classier football outfit, the Dublin youngsters showed the benefit of these three days of bonding together.
The placing of Glen Doyle at full-forward proved a masterstroke by the winner’s backroom staff. The Barrs defence couldn’t cope with his physical presence and his towering height and after a lot of pressure on the home defence, Doyle showed his undoubted class with a cracking goal in the fifth minute.
Credit to the Barrs, they battled gamely and managed to keep the gap to a point for the remainder of the game, but their forwards could make no impression on the Dubs defence where full-back Sean Brennan and centre-back James Talbot were unbeatable.
An Anton Swan point left Ballymun 1-1 to 0-0 in front at the break, and there was little hope for the Barrs after Dillon Keating kicked a point and then took advantage of a poor kick out to rifle home a second goal, all in the space of a minute of the resumption.
Still without a score, despite the best efforts of Billy Hennessy, Christopher Coleman and Shane Hannigan, St Finbarr’s finally opened their account with a Steven Sherlock point in the 20th minute. But it was only a token score as this finely tuned group of Dublin footballers continued to dictate the play in most sectors and it was fitting that the talented Dillon Keating should have the final score, a point, to seal a workmanlike performance.
D Keating 1-2 (1f), G Doyle 1-0, A Swan 0-1.
Scorers for St Finbarr’s: S Sherlock 0-1.
E Cumberton; S Brennan, L Young, C Kavanagh; J Talbot, A Elliot, G. Doyle; C Deegan, C O’Tighe; A Swan, D Keating, C Keeley; R O’Leary, C Fallon, R Swift.
Subs: D O’Brien for Fallon (20), M Jusczach for Young (20), A Conway for Keating (25), A Thomas for Keeley.
S Hurley; C Buckley, E O’Keeffe, M Twomey; C Dennehy, C Buckley, C Scully; D O’Sullivan, S O’Leary; E O’Sullivan, B Hennessy, S Hannigan; S Sherlock, C Coleman, E Murphy.
Subs: S Cox for E O’Sullivan (20), M Shinkwin for D O’Sullivan (20), L Lombard for E Murphy (20), J Arslan for Twomey (25).
Referee: C. Lyons (Nemo Rangers).
Claregalway (Galway)3-3St Val’s (Cork)0-3
DEFENDING champions Claregalway retained their Division 1 Girls Féile Peil title with a comfortable win over a highly-rated St Val’s side at sun-drenched Páirc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday.
St Val’s were the fancied side to take the honours but they ran into a superbly drilled Galway side with their hearts set on consecutive titles.
Roisín Holland was the hero for the winners with a hat-trick of goals and the Glynn girls Megan and Ellie ably assisted her. A half-time lead of 1-3 to 0-2 was quickly stretched by a further goal from Holland when she careered through to drill an unstoppable shot to the net. The Galway girls were masters all over the field, but had to defend stoutly as Val’s came looking for goals. However, they were halted by Holland who completed her hat-trick and there was no way back for the Cork girls for whom Aisling Kelleher and Claire Murphy played well.
Scorers for Claregalway: R Holland 3-2, S O’Connell 0-1.
Scorers for St Val’s: A Kelleher 0-3 (1f).
: N Hynes; L Coen, K Dowd, S Burke; K Healy, M Glynn, E Glynn; M Coyle, S O’Connell; O Murphy, R Holland, C Campbell; R Hansberrry, C Burke, E Connolly.
S Burgoyne; SB O’Mullane, N McCarthy, C Murphy; AM Ryan, S O’Sullivan, C Nevin; A Kelleher, K O’Sullivan; M McCarthy, E Twohig, N O’Leary; N Dennehy, M. O’Sullivan, B. Hartnett.
Referee: C Cronin (Kinsale).
St Enda’s (Antrim) 2-4Newcastlewest (Limerick) 0-4
THERE was little to choose between the sides in the Boys’ Division 2 Féile Peil final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. It was nip and tuck for most of the first-half with Odrán Eastwood’s goal giving the Antrim side a 1-3 to 0-2 half-time lead.
Eastwood was a class apart and after he stretched his side’s lead with two excellent points, he set up Michael McGivern for a second goal which effectively killed off the Newcastlewest challenge.
Scorers for St Enda’s: O Eastwood 1-3, M McGivern 1-0, R McAllister 0-1.
Scorers for Newcastlewest: D Morrissey 0-2, L McCartan, B Hurley (f) 0-1 each.
B Long; M McNamee, K Jennings, G Morgan; C Morgan, C Thompson, C Lyttle; H Griffin, R McAllister; R Morgan, O Eastwood, A Turner; M McGivern, S Kalla, N Gorman.
C O’Sullivan; S Murphy, S Hurley, E Sheridan; S Ivess, D O’Doherty, C Long; B Hurley, C Foley; D Morrissey, L McCartan, G Griffin; T D’Arcy, S Lee, D O’Shea.
Referee: J Birmingham (Bride Rovers).
Ferbane (Offaly) 2-1Boherbue (Cork) 0-3
BOHERBUE got the perfect start in the Division 2 Girls’ Féile Peil final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday thanks to points in the opening minute by Evia Casey and Laura Kelly, but once Ferbane settled, there was little doubt about the outcome.
A cracking goal by Aoife Corbett had the Offaly girls in front by the midway point and only a superb save by Boherbue keeper Niamh Murphy denied Elle McEvoy another.
A point separated the sides at the break, 1-0 to 0-2, and as the second-half wore on, Ferbane grabbed their second goal by Kathlyn Rigney and only the thickness of the crossbar denied them two further goals before Boherbue put in a late spurt.
However, they could find no way through a teak-tough Ferbane defence in which Roisín Egan was unbeatable at centre-back and the Cork girls had to settle for second best.
Scorers for Ferbane: A Corbett, K Rigney 1-0 each, S Egan 0-1f.
Scorers for Boherbue: E Casey 0-2, L Kelly 0-1.
N Lynam; A Corbett, R Egan, T Egan; C Flynn, E Flynn, A Flynn; A Galvin-Mangan, G Kenny; J Lynam, E McEvoy, E Nally; K Pillion, K Rigney, R Seery.
N Murphy; S Cremin, L Kelly, B Casey; S Fitzgerald, E Casey, E O’Leary; A Clifford, D O’Connor; C O’Mahony, K Fleming, K Herlihy; M Sheahan, E Sheahan, A Lenihan.
Referee: D Carroll (Kanturk).
St Eunan’s (Donegal)0-11Ahán Gaels (Cork) 0-2
AN excellent display of point-scoring gave St Eunan’s victory at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.
Midfielder Ciaran Moloney scored three from midfield to underpin the performance, while John McIntyre and Oran McGinley were also on target as the Donegal side led by 0-8 to 0-1 at half-time.
Ronan Crossan and Moloney extended the lead in the second half. Matthew Draper did go close to an Ahán Gaels goal, his close-range shot flying over but Niall O’Donnell wrapped up the win for St Eunan’s.
Scorers for St Eunan’s: C Moloney 0-3, J McIntyre 0-2, R Carr, D Harper, O McGinley (1f), P Gibbons, N O’Donnell, R Crossan 0-1 each.
Scorers for Ahán Gaels: I O’Sullivan (f), M Draper 0-1.
: B Johnson; J McIntyre, D McWalters, P Gallagher; C Moore, G Maguire, C Diver; O McGinley, C Moloney; P Ryan, N O’Donnell, P Gibbons; J Whelan, R Carr, R Crossan.
G Ahern; D Scannell, S Buttimer, A O’Sullivan; L O’Driscoll, G O’Donovan, D O’Driscoll; C O’Mahony, I O’Sullivan; M Draper, B O’Brien, R Hayes; B Everard, J O’Sullivan, S Moore.
Referee: M Sheedy (Shanballymore).
Lurgan (Cavan) 3-6Clann Éireann (Armagh)1-2
EARLY goals and a second-half points flurry helped Lurgan of Cavan to take the Girls’ Division 3 title.
Despite Aoife Kane putting Clann Éireann — from Lurgan in Armagh — ahead early on, goals from Aoife Maguire and Catherine Dolan meant that Lurgan led by 2-1 to 0-2 at half-time.
Four unanswered points, Edith Lynch impressing, pushed Lurgan further clear, though goalkeeper Amy Gaynor had to make some good saves. Aoife McConville scored an excellent late consolation goal for Clann Éireann.
Scorers for Lurgan: A Maguire, C Dolan 1-2 each, L Keogan 1-0, E Lynch 0-2.
Scorers for Clann Éireann: A McConville 1-0, A Henderson, A Kane 0-1 each.
A Gaynor; A Roche, C Brady, M Doonan; K O’Rourke, L Lawless, E Smith; L McCabe, S Nulty; E Lynch, L Keogan, C Dolan; E Lynch, A Maguire, C Lynch.
D Coleman; S Campbell, C McCrory, B Gilvarry; K Fleville, C McCambridge, A Kearney; A McConville, A Kane; A Henderson, A Doran, L McLeary; N Coleman, C Fox, R McCaughley.
Referee: G Buckley (Grenagh).
Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-13St Mary’s (Sligo)3-2
MOYLE ROVERS won the Division 4 Féile Peil title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday with a superb display of attacking football that would have done credit to a higher grade.
They got off to the best possible start with two points in a minute by David Roberts, but the Sligo side hit back with a goal by Nathan Rooney from a penalty.
However the Tipperary side hit back with two goals inside a minute, one each by Stephen Quirke and Craig Lonegan to lead 2-5 to 1-2 at the break.
Sligo threatened a recovery with a second goal by Tadgh Mouse early in the second half but it was always going to be the Rovers’ day as David Roberts and Daniel Hogan scored at will to run out comfortable winners.
Scorers for Moyle Rovers: D Roberts 0-7 (2fs), D Quirke 1-2, D Hogan 1-1, P Lonegan 1-0, C Luttrell 0-2, D Ryan 0-1.
Scorers for St Mary’s: N Rooney 1-2, T Mouse, K Cawley 1-0 each.
C McKeown; C Cronin, M Irwin, N Kavanagh; D Hogan, P Loyola, L Johnston; T Fitzgerald, C Luttrell; S Quirke, G Lonegan, D Ryan; D Roberts, D Perry, L O’Dwyer.
N Crawley, O Kelly, R Allen, T Kelly-Lynch, P Waters, R Feehily, S Mulligan, H Mousa, P Kilcoyne, J Hargadon, K Cawley, N McDermott, S Kahn, N Rooney, N Hargadon.
Referee: E. Sheehy (Newcestown).
Dungarvan (Waterford) 3-5 Bandon (Cork) 0-2
KAISHA TOBIN scored 2-2 for Dungarvan as they produced a brilliant performance to see off Bandon in the Girls’ Division 4 final.
Tobin’s first goal, in the eighth minute, put her side 1-2 to 0-1 ahead and while Emily Murphy replied for Bandon, Tobin and Ciara Hurley had points before half-time.
A goal from a free from Lauren McGregor more or less wrapped things up for Dungarvan early in the second half before Tobin capped her performance with a second green flag.
Scorers for Dungarvan: K Tobin 2-2, L McGregor 1-1, D Power, C Hurley 0-1.
Scorers for Bandon: K O’Donovan, E Murray 0-1 each.
: C Veale; K Veale, T Murray, C Curran; C Taylor, K Hayes, K Duggan Sullivan; L McGregor, D Power; E Gildea, C Hurley, L O’Shea; C Murray, K Tutty, K Tobin.
E Davidson; M Calnan, A Hurley, L McCann; A Lynch, E McKeon, L Lowney; C O’Donovan, G Cowhig; R Crowley, E Murphy, K Desmond; E Murphy, K O’Donovan, G Lucey.
Referee: P O’Leary (Inch Rovers).
O’Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) 1-6Wolfe Tones (Clare) 0-2
HAVING won the premier grade hurling title last week, O’Loughlin Gaels made it a notable double by taking the Division 5 All-Ireland Féile Peil title on Saturday.
It was as good a display of football as you could wish to see with a number of players excellent exponents of the game. With both defences on top, there was little in the way of scores in the opening half at the end of which the Kilkenny lads led 0-2 to 0-1.
Robert Buckley was outstanding for O’Loughlin Gaels and after he won a penalty early in the second-half, he coolly slotted home and there was only going to be one winner after that.
Scorers for O’Loughlin Gaels: R Buckley 1-2 (1pen, 1f), C Loy 0-2, D Doyle, S Bolger 0-1 each.
Scorers for Wolfe Tones: R O’Connor 0-2 (1f).
O’LOUGHLIN GAELS:S Kiely; D O’Connor, R Murphy, J Leahy; S Fahy, J Lawlor, G Bryan; R Butler, S Maher; T Wadding, R Buckley, C Loy; P Collins, S Bolger, D Doyle.
WOLFE TONES: S Russell; M Hayes, D Clair, S Mulcahy; C Justice, S Mullaney, E Gough; D McMahon, D Devaney; R O’Connor, A Shanahan, I Collins; S Cunningham, E O’Gorman, S Costelloe.
Referee: P O’Leary (Kilmurry).
Ballinora (Cork) 2-5 Glanworth (Cork) 0-1
BALLINORA created history winning their first ever All-Ireland title at this level by defeating Glanworth in the Division 6 boys Féile Peil at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.
The Muskerry side should have been out of sight in the first half after winning two penalties, but credit Glanworth keeper Michael Blackburn who made two excellent saves to keep his side in the game.
Excellent football by Dara Corkery and Dara Holmes kept the pressure on the Glanworth defence and Ballinora finally made the breakthrough when Dara Holmes shot home to give his side a 1-3 to 0-1 half-time lead.
Maintaining their grip on the changeover, Ballinora closed out the game with their second goal, which came following a third penalty miss but Dara Holmes was on hand to steer the football home after it came back off the upright.
Scorers for Ballinora: D Holmes 2-2, C McCarthy, R Greer, L O’Connor (f) 0-1 each.
Scorers for Glanworth: L Foley 0-1.
J Farrell, P Dineen, K Greally, D Fitton, D Corkery, C McGrath, C McCarthy, D Dineen, R Greer, L O’Connor, D Holmes, J Lordan.
M Blackburn, P Keely, DJ Flynn, J Coughlan, E Hanrahan, J Fitzgibbon, J O’Sullivan, L Foley, E O’Donoghue, S Condon, C Murphy, B Sheehan.
Referee: C Egan (St Nicks).