NAOMH COLMCILLE advanced to the Northern Board Under-16 Division 3 League final thanks to a narrow win over Robert Emmets this evening.
Robert Emmets 1-12 Naomh Colmcille 1-14
Keenan Diver’s early goal and 1-8 tally proved vital for the Newtown outfit as they advanced to a final meeting with Glenfin.
After 12 minutes, Diver caught a long ball in from Mark McDaid and shot to the bottom left-hand corner of the Robert Emmets goal.[adrotate group=”37″]
Much of the game was a shoot-out between Diver and Corrie-Lee Bogan. The Robert Emmets man scored 1-9, but his team could manage only three other points.
Bogan’s goal in the second half kept Robert Emmets in touch, but with Diver on fire Naomh Colmcille had the edge.
Naomh Colmcille also had two points from Ronan McKinley, who will be with the Republic of Ireland squad this coming weekend at the Hibernia Cup.[adrotate group=”38″]
Robert Emmets: Lee McLaughlin, Kevin McColgan, Jamie McNamee, Gavin Friel, Paul Farrell, Daniel Foy, Rory Dalton (0-1), Oisin Fullen (0-1), Adam McGranaghan, Eoin McMenamin, Reece Gallagher, Corrie Lee Bogan (1-9), Aaron Mc Menamin. Sub: Declan Bryson (0-1).
Naomh Colmcille: Mathew Whoriskey, Jason Fitzpatrick, Daniel Mugan, Mark Friel, Ben Scott, Oran Downey, PJ McBrearty (0-1), Mark McDaid (0-1), Jordan Gallagher, Shane Monaghan (0-1), Jack O’Donnell (0-1), Keenan Diver (1-8), Ronan McKinley (0-2). Subs: Christopher Mugan, Mathew McGee