An early scoring blitz from Rhode parish side St Michael’s laid the foundation for the team’s eighth title in 11 years and their ninth in total as they saw off the challenge of a brave Wheery side in impressive fashion in O’Connor Park on Wednesday night in the Tullamore Court Hotel U-21FC Final.
St Michaels 5-18
Early goals from Anton Sullivan and Paul McPadden gave St Michael’s the perfect start and they never eased off the pedal for the rest of the game as the recorded a 25 point win.
They lead by nine points after 25 minutes and any realisitic hopes of a Wheery fightback evaporated before the break as St Michael’s added another quickfire 1-2 with the goal coming from Stephen Hannon to leave the score at 3-9 to 0-6.
St Michael’s piled on the misery after the break with top scorer Paul McPadden adding a second goal to bring his total to 2-5 while Cian Donohoe also found the back of the net.
The St Michael’s full-forward line scored an astonishing 4-10 between them and a young Wheery side simply had no answer to their opponents on the night