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26/10/2021

Naomh Columba make superb comeback to pip St Naul's in Southern Division 2 U-17 final

Naomh Columba make superb comeback to pip St Naul's Southern Division 2 U-17 final

Naomh Columba

Naomh Columba edged past St Naul’s in an exciting Southern Division 2 U-17 final in Ardara this evening.

Naomh Columba 3-11 St Naul’s 4-6

It was the side from Mountcharles who looked the most likely early on as they ran into a six-point lead at one stage, with both their opening scores being goals - Niall Prenderville and Declan Duignan the scorers.

That made for a 2-3 to 0-3 lead after 26 minutes, with Michael and Shane Callaghan and Aaron Byrne scoring for Naomh Columba in the first half, after which they trailed 2-3 to 0-5.

A goal in the first minute of the second half for Michael Callaghan, who would score 1-5 in all, boosted Naomh Columba’s hopes, although a third goal for St Naul’s courtesy of Duignan meant a cushion of 3-5 to 1-9 by the 40th minute.

Aaron Byrne netted to bring Naomh Columba back to within a point on 44 minutes, 3-5 to 2-7 down and Michael Callaghan’s free meant it was level at the water-break, 2-8 for Naomh Columba to St Naul’s 3-5.

Darragh Cunningham’s goal for Naomh Columba finally put some daylight between them two minutes into injury time although a spirited St Naul’s grabbed a fourth goal to through Prenderville leave a nervy finale.

Naomh Columba scorers: Michael Callaghan (1-5), Shane Callaghan (0-5), Aaron Byrne (1-1), Darragh Cunningham (1-0)
St Naul’s scorers: Declan Duignan (2-3), Niall Prenderville (2-0), Jonathan O’ Driscoll (0-2)
Jack Kenny (0-1).

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