MATCH REPORT: Edenderry BNS topple Tullamore to claim Cumann na mBunscol title

The game was a real ding-dong battle

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MATCH REPORT: Edenderry BNS topple Tullamore to claim Cumann na mBunscol title

MATCH REPORT: Edenderry BNS topple Tullamore to claim Cumann na mBunscol title

11:45 pm (Thursday, May 17) Hurling Group G Final Scoil Bhride Tullamore vs Edenderry BNS

Scoil Bhride, Tullamore 2-4

Edenderry BNS 4-3

This was a fiercely contested affair from the first minute with the likes of Cillian Foran for Edenderry and Davin Keegan for Tullamore getting down to a midfield battle for possession.

It took four minutes for the game to produce the first score and that came through a well taken free for Edenderry's Cillian Foran. Tullamore had vocal support in O'Connor Park and they were roared on to an equalising point through Davin McDonagh.

There was a key moment on the seven minute mark as the game sparked to life thanks to a long range goal from Tullamore's Davin Keegan. Cillian Foran replied with a converted 65 and followed that with a free to level the teams on 12 minutes. A real battle saw the game remain scoreless until the 19th minute when David McDonagh ensured Scoil Bhrude led at the break, 1-2 to 0-3.

The impressive Davin Keegan made sure Tullamore extended their advantage early in the second half as he knocked over two points, but Edenderry's Cillian Foran was a massive threat.

With his side trailing by three, he went hunting for goals and with two long range efforts, he managed to hit the net twice in a three-minute spell, putting Edenderry BNS ahead, 2-3 to 1-4.

The game was raining goals and Tullamore's Dermot McDonagh got the next one after a goal line scramble before Foran once again saw a long range effort drop into the Tullamore net.

There was one point in it as Tullamore aimed to overturn the deficit but Gytis Sidlauskas sealed the win with a late goal for the Edenderry team. The game finished on a 4-3 to 2-4 scoreline for the Edenderry outfit.


Teams and Scorers:

Scoil Muire Banríon, Edenderry: Keelin Doyle, Cian Tyrrell, Aaron McNamara (c), Gytis Sidlauskas (1-0), Tommy McNamee, Calum Dunne, Cillian Foran (3-3), Dylan Young, Jonathan Foran

Subs: Cormac Farrell, Antonio Marcu, Jason Loughrey, Sam Mannion, Conor Walsh

Scoil Bhride An Tulach Mhór: Michael Dooley, Ryan Gorman, Charlie McDonagh, Seán Finlay, David McDonagh (0-5), Davin Keegan (1-2), Davin McDonagh (0-1), Cillian Dunne, Brandon O’Boyle

Subs: Sam Hannon, Leon Hayden, Jakub Prekop, Conor Walsh, Jamie Donoghue, Dermot McDonagh (1-0), John Ward, Tomás Kennedy, Callum Kidney, Jordan Kidney, Jordan Hyland, Roy Chen, David Freneczi, Ryan Plunkett, Samuel Sheeran, James O’Gorman, Callum Ghee, Leon Ward, Alex Kidney, Shane O’Brien, Mickey McDonagh, Mikey Kavanagh, Oisín Power, JJ Gallagher, Dillon McDonnell, Ryan Dunne, Kyle Dunne