Rashina rise to claim back-to-back Cumann na mBunscoil titles

They faced Tullamore Educate Together in O'Connor Park

Justin Kelly

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Boys Football Group D Final Rashina N.S. vs Tullamore Educate Together National School (Monday, May 14 – 4pm)

Rashina N.S 9-10

Tullamore E.T.N.S 2-1

Tullamore Educate Together National School, in just their second year of Cumann na mBunscoil, got the first score of this game through a close range free but last year's winners Rashina soon got to grips with the game.

Oisín Corcoran was an imposing figure in their forward line and he grabbed an early point from play. Chelsea Corcoran Conroy blazed wide before a Luke Fitzgerald free put Rashina ahead. Oisin Corcoran followed suite with another free after eight minutes.

Rashina were winning loads of ball in the middle thanks to the likes of Chelsea Corcoran Conroy, while Calum Corcoran was proving very hot to handle with the ball in hand. He played a delightful pass to Oisin Corcoran after 11 minutes and the sharpshooter made no mistake in firing to the net.

He then hit the post before grabbing another goal moments later thanks to a pinpoint pass from Molly Wheeler. Calum Corcoran also nabbed three first half points including a brilliant effort from play on the 16-minute mark. Rashina led 2-6 to 0-1 at half-time.

Calum continued his fine form early in the second half as he bagged a brilliant goal after a weaving solo run. Another point from Oisin Corcoran seemed to finish Tullamore but to their credit they showed a fierce fight back in the second half.

Half-time substitute Karolina Kuzmenko started the comeback charge with a fine goal, while Khalid Abdelkarim also netted for the town team before the end. However, Rashina continued their march to victory and Oisin Corcoran fired four more second half goals. Luke Fitzgerald also got in on the act, scoring 1-2 in the second period.

A long lofted free from Chelsea Corcoran Conroy also found its way to the net before the referee sounded the final whistle with Rashina winning out on a 9-10 to 2-1 scoreline.


Teams and scorers:

Tullamore E.T.N.S: Siyana Petrova, Adnan Pehlivan, Rochelle Alao, Oisín Phelan, Harry Glavin, Kevin Rogalewski, Joshua Doyle, Nathan Cullen, Shannan Quinn (0-1)

Subs: Karolina Kuzmenko (1-0), Hamza Ali, Ben Kavanagh, Norbert Powalka, Ibrahim Ali, Khalid Abdelkarim (1-0), Gavin Hurson, Simon Vanourek, Adam Khasri, Nojus Ocockis, Kevin Rankevics, Alex Keenan, Aaron Dailide, Adriana Strembu, Ashley Coyle, Vlada Ivasenko

Rashina N.S: Dylan Longworth, Lily May Earley, Padraig Brazil, Kevin Martin, Calum Corcoran (1-4), Chelsea Corcoran Conroy (1-0), Oisín Corcoran (6-3), Luke Fitzgerald (1-3), Molly Wheeler

Subs:Cathal Brazil, Eoin Corcoran, Katie Corcoran, Aoibhe Dooner, Thomas Dolan Egan, Niall Dunican, Alanna Egan, Jay Keenaghan, Daniel Maloney, Karen Maloney, Callum McCormack, Nicole McNamee, Luke Multany Murphy, Chloe O’Dwyer, Michael O’ Dwyer, Brady Ripley Brazil, Alexia Walshe, Conor Walshe, Joshua Wheeler