The on again, off again U21B football championship game between Killenaule and Mullinahone finally took place in Killenaule on Saturday last in most dreadful weather conditions. It was both wet and windy and fair play to both sides for lining out. The game began with an exchange of points. Killenaule scored first and then Mullinahone equalised. Killenaule had the advantage of the elements in that first half and it was quite an advantage. Killenaule used it to get well on top especially around the middle of the field. The outstanding player on the field was Paudie Feehan who tormented the Kiclham’s back line all during the first half. Killenaule put a string of points together and added a goal for good measure to lead at half time by 11 points. Killenaule 1-10, Mullinahone 0-02.
The Kickhams cause in the first half was not helped by the fact that they lined out with only 14 players. The 15th arrived half way through the half, but he didn’t impact greatly on the play. In the second half Killenaule remained in control with the Mullinahone attack struggling to score when they did launch an attack which was seldom. Their sole scorer was their young centre forward Martin Kehoe who was responsible for all his sides 4 points. Killenaule switched off their thirst for points. They only scored three in the second half, but they got in for three goals as well to leave the final score Killenaule 4-13, Mullinahone 0-04. It came as a relief to both players and spectators when referee Paddy Ivors blew up for full time as the rain cascaded down.
Teams: Killenaule: Eoin Barry, Sean Burke, Jack Gleeson, Larry Gleeson, Denis Fogarty, Liam Maher, Luke Ryan, Dominic Blake, Thomas Stakelum, Jack Hayes, Dean O’Connor, Gus Browne, Gerard O’Connor, Paudie Feehan, Jack Stakelum.
Mullinahone: Brendan Kearney, Paul Luttrell, Michael Cody, Conor O’Halloran, Oisin Drennan, Enda Keane, Eddie Hayes, Liam Fennelly, Graham Horan, Colin Shelly, Martin Kehoe, John O’Grady, Stephen Reilly, Eoin Brett and Joe Hogan.
Referee: Paddy Ivors (Ballingarry)