St Enda’s claim U16 title

Man of the Match went to St Enda's player Ruairi Scott. INLT 48-909-CON
Man of the Match went to St Enda's player Ruairi Scott. INLT 48-909-CON

St Enda’s won the Paul McGirr Ulster Under-16 title after they grabbed a five-point success over Armagh champions Killeavy recently.

The Glengormley bys laid the foundation for their victory as they established a 1-7 to 0-2 score at the interval and while Killeavy managed to outscore their opponents in the second period, it was too little, too late.

Killeavy took the lead through Marc Magennis but then St Enda’s took control. James McAuley hit a brace, as did man of the match Ruairi Scott, and his midfield partner Conan Lyttle.

In the 23rd minute Donal Walsh blasted the ball into the roof of the net before Killeavy ‘keeper Blaise McKnight saved a Scott penalty three minutes later. On the stroke of half-time Killeavy were also awarded a spot-kick but Micheal McNamee put it over the bar.

In the second half points from Caolan McConville, McNamee and substitute Matthew Larkin helped close the gap to four points at one stage but a free from Scott steadied St Enda’s. And when Scott scored from a placed ball in injury time, it confirmed them as champions. Result: St Enda’s 1-9, Killeavy 0-7.