MacCumhaill's take county title
Under 13 football county final
Aodh Ruadh 1-5
4 November 2017
O'Donnell Park Letterkenny
Not to be for the young footballers of Aodh Ruadh in the under 13 county final. They battled hard, but MacCumhaill's had more physicality and firepower on the day, running out 6-7 to 1-5 winners in O'Donnell Park.
The Ballybofey lads got off to a flying start with a goal and a point and after that Aodh Ruadh were always playing catch up. By the break MacCumhaill's had built up a significant lead, 4-3 to 0-4 ahead at the interval.
Aodh Ruadh got the first point of the new half, but MacCumhaill's had significant cushion to protect. Despite Daniel Breen-Brosnan hitting the net they were able to push on and claim the county title.
Disappointment then for the Ballyshannon lads, but they can take great pride in their performances along the way to the final, which showed the real character in this side. Best on the day for Aodh Ruadh was Aaron Horan, once again magnificent between the posts. Further up the park, Shane Delahunty never gave up the fight while Damian Weber took two fine scores and Jack Gallagher soldiered bravely in the attack.
Aaron Horan; Séimí Campbell, Padraig Daly; Damian Weber (0-2), Shane Delahunty, Aidan Sweeny; Daniel Breen-Brosnan (1-1), Ryan Keenaghan; Ryan Daly (0-1), Aaron Neilan (0-1), Jack Gallagher; Robbie Murphy, Drew Ryan. Subs: Eoghan Kelly, Darragh Flood-Dolan, Oisin McGlinchey, Michael Doogan, Troy Killalea, David Roper, Kenzie Lee Ayres, Cian McKenna, Oisin Daly, James Gallagher, Shane McGloin, Tommy Winters.
David Mahon 2-2, Lucas Sommerly 2-1, Oisin Lynch 1-0, Rory O'Callaghan 1-0, Sean Martin 0-2, Kevin McCormac 0-1 Caolan Reid 0-1.
|Referee: Mark Dorrian|
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