Six of the best for Offaly school in North Leinster semi-final

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Six of the best for Offaly school in North Leinster semi-final

The Gallen CS juvenile football team

North Leinster Juvenile Football Semi Final

Gallen CS 6-10

Clonaslee VS 3-3

Gallen CS qualified for the North Leinster football final by virtue of an excellent win against a tough Clonaslee VS side in their semi-final match last Friday, February 1.

Gallen made a good start on home soil with Luke Coleman hitting 1-2 inside five minutes.

Clonaslee hit back with a goal of their own but Gallen's midfield began to get on top and a ready supply of ball into their forward line saw them hit three more goals in the first half to lead by 4-7 to 3-1.

In the second half, Gallen added two more goals to close out the game with Ciaran Lally and Eoin Tighe making sizeable contributions.

The tight Gallen defence limited Clonaslee to just 0-2 in the second half to put the polish on a fine win.

Gallen will now contest the North Leinster juvenile final against Pipers Hill College, Naas who beat Bush PP from Louth in the other semi-final.

This will be Gallen's first appearance in a North Leinster juvenile final as a combined entity having won the 2000 North   Leinster and Leinster titles as St. Saran's, Ferbane.

Gallen Team: Oisin Carroll, Donal Flynn, Michael Spillane, Saran Flynn, Mark Wren, Patrick Taaffe, Ruairi O'Neill, Conor Beirne, James Buckley, Matthew Darcy,  Luke Coleman, Conor Grennan, Brian Carroll, Ronan Flynn and Luke Kelly.