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Suncroft U14's, 2017 Championship Division 1 Shield Winners

Suncroft 4:14(26), Moorefiele 1:08(11)

Suncroft had beaten Moorefield in the Féile but since then Moorefield had beaten Suncroft, Over the years there has been very little between the teams.

After a good win over Naas Suncroft were confident and with the exception of one late change (John Collins in for Sean Brown who picked up an injury) were well set for the game.

Suncroft got off to a good start with two early points, Moorefield responded with a point. Suncroft were on top in this early stage had a further three points on the scoreboard before Moorefield got their second in the twelfth minute, Suncroft 0:05(5), Moorefield 0:02(2).

There were no scores for the next five minutes but there were some robust exchanges which concluded with Moorefield being reduced to fourteen players.

With the numerical advantage Suncroft pressed on and put a further two goals on the scoreboard in the first half, Suncroft 2:06(12), Moorefield 0:03(3).

Suncroft started the second half with two points but Moorefield got to grips with the game, fought well, and put the next three points on the board. Suncroft goaled and followed that with two points and half way through the half had a thirteen point lead, Suncroft 3:10(19), Moorefield 0:06(6). Moorefield's Arron Shelly blasted the ball to the back of the Suncroft net to try and get Moorfield going again but Suncroft were well on top and had put another goal and four points on the board ,to Moorefield's two points, by the end of the game. Suncroft 4:14(26), Moorefield 1:08(11).

A great panel performance across the Féile and Championship and in the final with every player doing their part. In particular Tadgh Delaney has to be given great credit. At the end of last season and the beginning of the 2017 season Suncroft were letting in way way too many goals. The management tried various options before Tadgh Delaney stepped in and over the season grew into the position and made the goalkeeper shirt his own.

Panel: Tadgh Delaney, Ethan Duignan, Conn Kehoe (C), Ben Sinnott, Mickey Troy, Conaill Brinkley, John Collins, Conor Martin, Senan Brannock, Adam Hynes, Sam Prendergast, Jamie McGowan, Diarmuid Enright, Kieran Kelly, Alex King, Leo Brannock, Liam Conway, Gavin Snell Fox, Sean Stynes, Colin Clarke, Ryan Behan O'Shea and Sean Browne. Mentors: Derry Enright, Mickey Harnett, Andy Hynes & Declan Duignan.

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