Pride of place this week goes our u14 Boys team who were crowned Division 3 County Champions following their victory over Firies on Wednesday evening 15th May in Austin Stack Park.
Ballymac 5-10 Firies 3-11
The foundation for the victory was laid in the first half when playing with a stiff breeze we played some excellent football which resulted in goals for Micheàl Savage Skye Lynch(3) and Niall Collins.
Firies hit two goals of their own to leave the half time score Ballymac 5-8 Firies 2-2.
Firies applied pressure right from the start of the second half and but for some excellent defending from Micheál Culloty,Diarmuid Galvin and Luke and Aidan Horgan would have made bigger inroads into the Ballymac lead.
Good work also by Padraig Heffernan and Sean Rice around the midfield area helped Ballymac hold sway here for most of the game.
Forwards Shane Gilroy Niall Collins and Skye Lynch were involved in most of the good offensive Ballymac play
Mention must also be made of goalkeeper Tommy Palmer who was soundness personified throughout.
Well done also to our subs when introduced didn’t let the side down.
Credit must also go to Firies for their never say die attitude that saw them bring a fifteen point half time deficit down to just two scores at the final whistle.
However it was the Ballymac boys who were celebrating at the end and captain Sean Rice accepted the winning trophy on behalf of the team.
Team: Tommy Palmer, William O’Donoghue ,Aidan Horgan, Micheál Culloty, Jamie Burke, Diarmuid Galvin, Cathal White,Padraig Heffernan, Luke Horgan (0-1) Shane Gilroy(0-2) Sean Rice(0-2) Tom Long, Micheál Savage (1-0) Niall Collins (1-5) Skye Lynch(3-0)
Subs: David Lucid. Mark O’Connor and Thomas Leen.
It is not everyday a team wins a County League title and those medals are precious.
A big thank you to all the supporters who came to Austin Stack Park to support the boys and to Coiste na nÓg for playing the final in Austin Stack Park. It was a special night for everyone involved.