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Clonaghadoo on top after titanic battle

The Clonaghadoo team that beat Ballylinan in the boys Division 3 final
Clonaghadoo 4-8 Ballylinan 3-5

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys Division 3 final

The future of football in Kilcavan and Ballylinan is very bright if the standard of this boys Division 3 final is anything to go by.

Ballylinan had qualified automatically for the final with Clonaghadoo going the longer route through the semi-final – but they caused a slight shock by coming out on top in this one.

These were two very evenly matched teams with Clonaghadoo leading 2-2 to 0-1 after a massive battle in the opening half.

Goals from Aaron Tarpey and Jack Weston stretched Clonaghadoo’s lead early in the second half but the outstanding Tom Bride dragged Ballylinan back into contention with two goals in a minute and he added another goal before the finish.

But Clonaghadoo had enough to get a couple of extra scores and they ended up with six points to spare.

SCORERS – Clonaghadoo: Jack Weston 2-2, Niall Lalor 1-0, Aaron Tarpey 1-0, Rory Lalor 0-3, Ben O’Keefe 0-1, Adam Hunt 0-1, Oisin Lalor 0-1. Ballylinan: Tom Bride 3-4, Darragh Loughman 0-1

CLONAGHADOO: John Hunt; Rory Grehan, Cathal McEvoy, Niall Lalor; Aaron Tarpey, Rory Lalor; Ben O’Keeffe, Jack Weston, Adam Hunt. Subs: Oisin Lalor, Joe Kirwan, Evan Daly, Darragh Hughes, Cillian Conlon, Killian Carroll, Michael Hyland.

BALLYLINAN: Alex McDonagh, Eoin Dunne, Mikey Walsh, Eoin Brennan, Conor Walsh, Darragh Loughman, Mackenzie McIvor, Tom Bride, Diarmuid Downey, Oran Kelleher, Turlough Ryan, Alan Behan, Tadhg McGrath, Josh Nolan, Jack Dunne, Aaron Ward, John Clarke, Alex Dalton, Erick Murphy, James Hovenden, Luke Roycroft, Kaylum Ryan, Brian Clooney, Uaine Brennan

SEE ALSO – All the results from Day 1 of Cumann na mBunscol football finals

The Ballylinan team that were beaten by Clonaghadoo in the boys Division 3 final

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