Under-21 Football Champions!   23/03/2017

Uibh Laoire Under-21 Footballers have been crowned Muskerry Champions after defeating Ballingeary in Ballyvourney on Sunday last after a thrilling high-scoring encounter.  Light rain made for greasy conditions but it didn't take from the football on show as both sides worked some excellent scores throughout.  

An Uibh Laoire goal gave us an early advantage but Ballingeary picked off 11 first-half points which meant they led at half-time on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-06.  Again, 2 goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half had Uibh Laoire leading by 3 points on the 40 minute mark.  The final 20 minutes were frantic with the lead changing hands on several occasions.  Ballingeary goaled in the 43rd minute and then took the lead soon after with further points to make it 1-15 to 3-08.  Two further Uibh Laoire goals again brought us into the ascendancy with a 4-point lead with two minutes of time remaining.  Ballingeary, to their credit, did not give up and pushed forward in the hope of finding a goal.  However, Uibh Laoire's defence stood firm and Ballingeary were forced to kick further points to make it 5-08 to 1-19.  A nervy final few minutes ensued before the referee called time on what was an exhilarating encounter - you could not take your eyes off this game for one second!  

Well done to players and management on an excellent Muskerry campaign and now we now look forward to competing in the County competition in due course.  

Uibh Laoire Abú!


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