History was made by Magh Ene, Bundoran, as they collected their first ever Ulster title in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh - the Corn Chuchulainn U-16B
Magh Ene, Bundoran 3-12
Largy Colege, Clones 0-8
With a brand of quality football, the Bundoran side were unruffled against the wind in the first half and were supreme in the second period.
Largy relied on frees from senior player Eoin McQuaid with midfielder James Mealiff also posing a threat.
Conor Colreavy was a real leader up front for Magh Ene and he was involved in the vital score, the goal just before the break, sending Conor McLoone clear and when his effort was blocked on the line, Luke Towey was on hand to finish.
Niall Carr and Declan Clancy shared four first half points for the Bundoran side.
It took Magh Ene a little time to get into their stride in the second period, even though Largy lost their best player, James Mealiff to injury after just two minutes.
Niall Carr and Conor McEniff got the scoreboard ticking on 40 minutes and then Conor Colreavy did what he threatened from early, beating his man and firing to the net for a second goal which put Magh Ene 2-8 to 0-6 ahead.
Luke Towey, Niall Carr (free) and Colreavy added points as Bundoran were on their way. Indeed it was four minutes from the end before Largy had their first score of the second half and almost immediately Declan Clancy replied, bursting through. His shot for goal came back off the crossbar but he was first to react and win possession and fire home.
Largy did have a penalty six minutes from time but Magh Ene ‘keeper Kelvin Mulhern saved well from Cameron Dowd.
Eoin McQuaid had Largy’s final point from a free while Niall Carr brought the curtain down on the scoring in added time, pointing a free.
Magh Ene, Bundoran: Kelvin Mulhern; Leo Ryan, Gareth Kearns, Adam Brennan; Cillian McGloin, Paul Murphy, Lee McCallion; Shane Carr, Diarmuid Gallagher; Niall Carr (0-5,3f), Declan Clancy (1-2), Conor McLoone (0-1); Cian McEniff (0-2,1f), Conor Colreavy (1-1), Luke Towey (1-1). Subs., Conor Carty for McLoone 58; Conor Carty for Kearns inj 61
Largy College: Conal Beggan; Caoilin McDonald, Joe Gavin, Tyler O’Hanlon; Darragh McDermott, Oliver Clerkin, Eoin McQuaid (0-5,5f); Dylan Greenan, James Mealiff (0-1); Francis McMahon, Ryan Rooney, Fabian Beggan (0-1); Tommy Monaghan, Fergal O’Hanlon (0-1), Cameron O’Leary. Subs., Cameron Dowd for Mealiff 32; Evan Mulvenny for Gavin 38; James Mealiff for McMahon 52; Matthew Newell for McDonald.
Referee: Stephen McNamee (Tyrone)
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