Killanure have the edge over The Swan

A superb display at the back by joint captains Aedín Lowry and Fianna Byrne and a contribution of 1-5 from substitute Conor Doran laid the foundation for this win for Killanure in the Division 8 Boys Final.

A superb display at the back by joint captains Aedín Lowry and Fianna Byrne and a contribution of 1-5 from substitute Conor Doran laid the foundation for this win for Killanure in the Division 8 Boys Final.

They held The Swan to just one point in the first-half and while The Swan came back strongly in the second-half, with Evan Hogg hitting a hat-trick, Killanure came through to claim the trophy.

By the break, The Swan led by 1-7 to 0-1 but the lead would have been much greater had it not been for a number of fine saves from Jack Doyle.

Two points from Cathal Cuddy and one apiece from Jack Phelan and got Killanure off to a good start, and they jumped into a seven point lead when Leah Daly got in for a well taken goal.

Two more points from James Cuddy followed before Jeremy Kelly opened The Swan’s account late in the half. Substitute Conor Doran added another point for Killanure before the break to leave his side 1-7 to 0-1 ahead.

The Swan made a strong start to the second-half with Jeremy Kelly adding a quick-fire 1-1 to get his side back within five but Killanure responded with another 2-2 of their own, a goal from James Cuddy and 1-2 from impressive substitute Conor Doran.

To their credit, The Swan continued to battle hard and after Fianna Byrne left the field injured, thet hit three goals in five minutes from Evan Hogg which got them back within four points and right back into the game.

With the pressure on, Conor Doran hit two more points for Killanure to steady the ship. The final score of the game was a point for The Swan from Jack Gorman but it was too little to change the outcome of the game.