Owenmore Gaels defeated Drumcliffe-Rosses Point on Thursday evening last in Kent Park by 2 points at the end of an enthralling hour’s football. Drumcliffe-Rosses Point won the toss and played with the benefit of a strong breeze in the first half. It was 1-04 points to 0-01 after 14 minutes and then Owenmore Gaels struck with two goals against the run of play to bring them right back into it. Drumcliffe used the breeze well and dominated the remainder of the half adding a further 1-04 to leave the half time score 2-08 to 2-02.
Owenmore Gaels dominated the first ten minutes of the second half and struck for a good goal to reduce the deficit. It was real battle from that to the finish with Owenmore Gaels running and passing game reducing the deficit and taking the lead with Drumcliffe chasing the game. Drumcliffe were awarded a free with a minute to go opted to go for a goal which was saved and Owenmore Gaels scored on the counter to win by two points. Brendan Leonard Chairman of Bord Na n Og presented the Cup to Owenmore Gaels captain Ross Taheny.
Pat Kilcoyne Referee and his neutral umpires did an excellent job in making for a free flowing game and providing an excellent showcase for underage football in Sligo.
Owenmore Gaels; Gary Anderson 1-02, Ryan Phillips 1-01, Ross Taheny 0-04, Ronan Sweeney 1-0, Kevin Healy 1-0, Brian Mahon 0-01, Paul Quigley 0-01.
Drumcliffe-Rosses Point; Sean Power 0-06, Cian Lally 1-02, Daire Mc Cluskey 0-03, TJ Forde 0-01, David Brady, 0-01
Owenmore Gaels; Jordan O Boyle, James Duffy, James Durcan, Rhys McMorrow, Cian Whiteside, Senan Sheehan, Ross Taheny, Brian Mahon, Philip Murphy, Gary Anderson, Ronan Sweeney, Paul Quigley, Ryan Phillips.
Drumcliffe Rosses Point; Ronan Mc Cormack, Cian Doyle, Shane Flanagan, Aaron Mc Cormack, Ros Hickey, Colin Feeney, Sean Power David Brady, T J Forde, Cian Lally, Nessan Leyden, Daire Mc Cluskey, Donal Glennon Subs played; Tommy Monahan, Oisin O Reilly.