Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys' Finals

Div.3---Butlersbridge N.S. see off the challenge of Mullahoran N.S.


Butlersbridge N.S. 6-19

Mullahoran N.S 1-2

Butlersbridge N.S retained their Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Division 3 Boys football title, with an emphatic win over Mullahoran N.S in the 3G Pitch, Kingspan Breffni Park.

Fionntan O'Reilly, who scored a sensational tally of 1-12, opened the scoring for Butlersbridge N.S in the opening minute of the first half from a free. Jack Graham added a point for the Bridge, before O'Reilly scored a wonderful individual point for his side.

Butlersbridge N.S were attacking relentlessly and they moved into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead with six minutes gone, with a point apiece from Graham and O'Reilly.

Butlersbridge pierced the Mullahoran N.S defence in the seventh minute, to notch their first goal, with Jody English supplying the finish. Fionntan O'Reilly slotted over a point in the ninth minute to leave his side 1-6 to 0-0 ahead after nine minutes.

Kevin McPhillips and Jody English linked up in the 12th minute, to tee up O'Reilly, who effortlessly dissected the posts for the Bridge. O'Reilly took off on another superb solo run and rifled over a point, to leave Mullahoran trailing by 1-8 to 0-0, after 14 minutes.

Butlersbridge N.S slammed in their second goal in the 17th minute, with Liam McEntee slotting his shot past Mantvydas Micloskius, in the Mullahoran goal. Jody English and O'Reilly tagged on a point each in the closing stages of the first half, to send Butlersbridge into the half time break, with a massive 2-10 to 0-0 lead.

Butlersbridge began the second half in total control and a point from McEntee and O'Reilly left them 2-12 to 0-0 ahead. Fionntan O'Reilly fielded majestically from a kickout and ran through the Mullahoran defence, before blasting his shot ferociously into the Mullahoran goal, in the 23rd minute.

Daithi Shields, who was a bright spark for Mullahoran N.S, got their first point of the contest nearing the 24th minute, to leave the scoreboard reading 3-12 to 0-1 in Butlersbridge's favour.

Jack Graham added a fourth goal for Butlersbridge before McEntee notched a fifth in the 26th minute, after good work from Cathal Leddy to increase their lead to 5-12 to 0-1.

Butlersbridge continued to attack with a relentless enthusiasm and they added points from O'Reilly from a free, McEntee, O'Reilly and Michael Sheridan from play, to increase their enormous lead to 5-16 to 0-1, by the 30th minute.

Graham blasted in his second goal in the 32nd minute to continue to heap the misery on a beleaguered Mullahoran N.S defence. Matthew Murphy curled over a point for Butlersbridge to leave them with a 6-17 to 0-1 lead.

Mullahoran's Shields got an excellent consolation goal for the Dreadnoughts with 33 minutes gone to reduce their deficit to 6-17 to 1-1.

Fionntan O'Reilly pointed from a 35th minute free for the Bridge before Cormac Galligan scored Mullahoran's second point of the match in the 39th minute. O'Reilly completed his magnificent personal haul, with a late point to round off a thumping win, in this Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Division 3 Boys football final decider.

Butlersbridge N.S were a very well drilled team with excellent players all over the pitch and a ruthlessness in front of the goals. They kicked very few wides over the course of the 40 minutes and played a delightful brand of attacking football that Mullahoran N.S simply couldn't handle.

Mullahoran N.S were outclassed on the day but can take solace in the fact that they ran into a very strong Butlersbridge N.S side who were determined from the off to retain their Division 3 trophy.

Butlersbridge N.S: Finbar Comiskey, Jack English, Conor Maguire, Fionn Murtagh, Kevin McPhillips, Cathal Leddy, Fionntan O'Reilly(1-12 3f), Jack Graham(2-2), Michael Sheridan(0-1), Liam McEntee(2-2), Jody English(1-1). Subs: Matthew Murphy(0-1), Jack Humphreys, Dean Millar, Matthew Eguakun, Rian Woods, Colin Clail.

Mullahoran N.S: Mantvydas Micloskius, Caolan Fegan, Caolan Reilly, Luke O'Reilly, Cormac Galligan(0-1), Dean Reilly, Declan O'Reilly, Daithi Sields(1-1), Dillon Fitzsimons, Dillon O'Reilly, Dara Harten. Subs: Daron Harten, Paddy Mulligan, Cian McBrien, Jamie Smith, Sean Murray, Oisin Cruise, Cormac McKeogh, Gerard Ryan.

Man of the Match: Fionntan O'Reilly(Butlersbridge N.S).

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