Fenagh prove too strong

Fenagh St Caillins deservedly claimed the Minor 9-a-side league title when they overcame the challenge of Leitrim Gaels in Aughnasheelin on Friday evening last.

Fenagh St Caillins deservedly claimed the Minor 9-a-side league title when they overcame the challenge of Leitrim Gaels in Aughnasheelin on Friday evening last.

Fenagh St Caillins deservedly claimed the Minor 9-a-side league title when they overcame the challenge of Leitrim Gaels in Aughnasheelin on Friday evening last.

MINOR 9-A-SIDE LEAGUE FINAL

FENAGH ST CAILLINS 3-7

LEITRIM GAELS 1-7

By Philip Rooney

After an opening half that saw Fenagh dominate proceedings but Leitrim Gaels also create clear cut opportunities, Fenagh, led by Donal Wrynne, Ronan Ellis, Garry Butler and Andrew Wrynne proved too strong for their opponents in the second half.

Having dominated the majority of the opening half Fenagh only led by a solitary point at the interval and while Leitrim Gaels did briefly restore parity in the early stages of the second half, Fenagh stepped up a level and did enough, without ever being spectacular, to claim a fully merited victory.

Fenagh got off to the best possible start when they struck for the game’s opening goal inside the opening three minutes through Shane Doonan. While Doonan deserves credit for his composed finish, it was Donal Wrynne who created the opportunity as he intercepted a loose pass before moving forward with real intent and then playing a perfectly timed pass to Doonan.

Despite dominating the game in terms of possession and territory, Fenagh were having difficulty converting their superiority into scores although a Donal Wrynne free did edge Fenagh further ahead.

Having been outplayed for the opening 10 minutes Leitrim Gaels brought themselves right back into contention with what was their first attack of note. David Regan floated a dangerous free goalwards and the quickest to react to the opportunity was Michael McManus who got an outstretched hand to the ball and diverted it past Fenagh keeper Aaron Scollan.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.