Action from Navan O'Mahonys win over Wolfe Tones in the u-21 B HC.

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O'Mahonys put down marker from the start

Colin O'Brien

Navan O’Mahony’s marched to a 3-20 to 2-6 win over Wolfe Tones in the u-21 B HC.

It was one way traffic from the start at Kilberry, with Navan O’Mahonys taking an early lead after McCarthy’s two goals. The hosts scored their first score of the game, which was soon nullified by a Jack Flynn point.

Following a Wolfe Tones score, Navan O’Mahonys managed four on the trot, with four different scorers – McCarthy, Jack McConnell, Cormac Keyes and Sean McDermott. The pick of these was McCarthy’s point, which came from two fine passes from Finn McNally to McConnell and McConnell to McCarthy.

Wolfe Tones managed to get a score on the board before Navan O’Mahonys hit seven unanswered points, again from a range of scorers – six from play and one from a free. The game was over as a contest at this stage, with fourteen points separating the sides.

Approaching the half-way mark, Wolfe Tones raised a green flag, which was swiftly answered with a free from Keyes after he was fouled on his way towards the Tones goal.

Navan O’Mahony’s 2-13 Wolfe Tones 1-3

It was more of the same in the second half, with Keyes opening the scoring with a pointed free. Substitute Eoghan Nugent also made his mark on the game, when he burst through the Wolfe Tones defence to rattle the net in the third minute. In the ten minute period that followed, Keyes added two further points, as well as a good score from Jack Quinn.

Halfway through the second half, Wolfe Tones once again got through on goal but at this stage, it did little other than improve the look of the scoreboard. They added two points, one from play.

Navan O’Mahonys finished off the scoring with points from Keyes and Flynn, and a last minute effort from Ed Nash to ensure his name made the scoresheet also. Although a convincing win, Navan O’Mahonys were unlucky to miss a number of shots, including an Evan Brady effort that skimmed the post and a gut-bursting run from Colm O’Toole that was intercepted.

Navan O’Mahony’s now face Donaghmore/Ashbourne in the final

Navan O’Mahonys - Max Lafford, Thomas Cully, Finn McNally, Rio Russell, Evan Brady, Darragh Connell, Evan Cully, Jack McConnell (0-2), Cormac Keyes (0-10), Jack Flynn (0-3), Ed Nash (0-1), Sean McDermott (0-2), Shane McCarthy (2-1), Finn Malone

Jack Quinn (0-1) for Malone, Eoghan Nugent (1-0) for McConnell, Michael Reavey for Connell.

Martin Carr



Kildalkey u-21 hurlers signed off on a losing note at Killyon on Sunday morning where they were beaten by eight points by the hosts In cold showery conditions .

Killyon who topped the group with Trim were always in front and led at half-time 1-10 to 0-3, Kildalkey’s scores coming from the hardworking Paddy Barnwell and Niall McNally with two, a free and one from play

Kildalkey chipped away in the third quarter and closed the gap to five points at one stage thanks to three Niall McNally points from frees and a goal from a free as well but hard as they tried to get back on terms indiscipline in defence cost them dearly as all Killyon's scores in the second half came from frees mostly from silly frees in front of the goals as Niall Smullen converted easily.

McNally and Barnwell after a surging run down the wing scored from play near the end for Kildalkey but Kilyon always stayed in front and finished up 1-16 to 1-8 winners on the day

Paddy Barnwell, Liam Carroll, Cian Colhoun and Cian McGourty tried hard all day in defence while Niall McNally Brian O'Halloran kept plugging away up front but Kilyon were better on the day and progress to the final against Trim while Kildalkey’s hurling year is over

Kildalkey team and scorers

1 A Traynor

2 C Colhoun

3 L Carroll

4 C McGourty

5 A Rickard

6 C Fitzgerald

7 P Barnwell (0-2)

8 C Browne

9 R Byas

10 M Cully

11 B OHalloran

12 E Geoeghan

13 K Lynch

14 J Finnane

15 N McNally (1-6)(1-4f)


S Potterton for R Byas.


Colin O'Brien

It was not to be for Navan O’Mahonys on Sunday in the u-15 HC Div 1 final as the lost to Trim 1-7 to 2-8 at St Loman's Park.

Facing a massive breeze in Trim, O’Mahonys looked very much a match for Trim. After soaking up some early Trim attacks without conceding, Luke Casey opened the scores with an excellent point from play. Trim soon equalised and then went ahead with two wind assisted shots.

A number of O’Mahonys attacks ended with an effort falling short or wide in the first half. These attacks were set up following some excellent defending and use of the ball by all O’Mahonys defenders. The teams traded points until Trim hit 3 points unanswered.

Navan O’Mahony’s 0-3 Trim 0-7

With the breeze O’Mahonys looked like they could have a good second half. Not the case as Trim dug deep in their defense. With 10 mins. to go, it was all even, seven points apiecem, with the Brews Hill boys in control. Unfortunately for O’Mahonys the game turned in Trim’ favour.

A missed scoring opportunity for Navan was followed quickly by a point and then an unusual goal for Trim that was meant for a point.

Two more wides for O’Mahonys were then followed by another Trim goal. Four minutes to go and O’Mahonys were in trouble. To their credit they stuck at it and Dean Walsh scored a goal from a free. Too little too late for O’Mahonys against a strong Trim team.

Navan O'Mahonys - Dan Carolan, Euan Kerr, Aaron Gavin, Alex Dowling, Diarmuid O Bric, Max Condon, Bobby Gaffney, Lorcan McDermott Seb Snow, Luke Casey, Rian Porter, Hugh Carolan, Oisin Finnegan Fionn Breathnach Dean Walsh. Subs - Eoghan McDermott for Fionn and Harry McGuirk for Oisin Finnegan