All Ireland Cup Final St Brendan’s go down fighting in cup final

St Brendan’s Belmullet: 35

St Colmcille’s Knocklyon: 48

St Colmcille’s Knocklyon were crowned Subway Schools U19 C Boys All Ireland Cup champions this afternoon with a determined display against St Brendan’s Belmullet.

A heated and tense battle was played out at the arena, and though Colmcille’s won out well in the end, St Brendan’s definitely didn’t make life easy for them.

Colmcille’s started off the brightest, with good scoring from Tom Phelan and Evan Cullen sending them into an early 15-4 point lead. St Brendan’s began to settle in the second though, with Eoin McDonnell and Evan Ivers getting in some good scores, but Colmcille’s were firmly in control by the half, 30-12.

A heated third quarter followed as frustration ran high on both sides. Again, Colmcilles’ worked hard under the boards, with Tom Phelan putting in a huge effort at both ends and despite the best efforts of St Brendan’s, Colmcilles’ continued to dominate going into the last.

A much closer fourth quarter added an extra level of excitement for the large crowd, but the mountain was just too much to climb for Belmullet, and they lost out 48-35 in the end.

St Brendan’s: Niall Duffy, Shane Togher, David Padden, Eoin McDonnell, Aran Reilly, Ronan Barrett, Sean Lavelle, Evan Ivers, Dara Lennon, Leo Howard, Padraig Monaghan, Dylan Walker.

St Colmcille’s: Conor Cullen, Tom Phelan, Evan Cullen, Patrick Molloy, Robert Cullen, Michael Stout, Darragh Murphy, Ben Kelly, James Smith, James Madden, Christian Tshibangu.

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