Under 16s win East Cork Championship – Glanmire Football Club
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Under 16s win East Cork Championship

Glanmire took on Cobh in The Pike in the East Cork championship final on Monday night. Cobh started very strongly and had Glanmire under all sorts of pressure in the first 15 minutes. But slow starts are just about the norm for these u 16s and after going 4 points down decided to get into the game. By half time the score was Glanmire 1 3 Cobh 0 6 due to a well taken goal by Rory O Brien.
The second half performance increased hugely and Glanmire were in the ascendancy at this stage. The introduction of Alan Doyle for Cian Looney who had worked tirelessly and selflessly for the team proved to be beneficial as Alan cracked in a super goal.Naoise Marron was doing untold damage in the forward line creating havoc that benefited the other forwards. At midfield Jake Bowen and James Crowley were winning everything and providing constant ammunition for Rory O Brien Oisin Hedderman and Rory McGrath to run through the Cobh defence which they all did to great effect. Coupled with the brilliant performance by Fionn Barry who was winning every ball put into him and who scored 2 1 for his efforts, Glanmire now were in control until the final whistle running out worthy winners on a scoreline of 4 7 to 0 12.
None of this would have been possible without the Trojan work put in by the 7 defenders. Odhran Sheppard in the goal pulled off 5 crucial saves at critical periods of the game. An outstanding performance by him. The fact that Cobh didn’t score a goal can be attributed to the excellent defensive work put in by Adam Murphy, playing his 1st competitive game in e years and who looked like he was never away, Danny O Flynn, captain fantastic who excited the crowd with his powerful running, Luke Elliott James Gibson and Liam Carty who all excelled on the half back line . Last but most certainly not least David Shanahan who was outstanding in the full back line, he led the line with his calmness and discipline. His passing of the ball out of danger was exceptional and no shadow of a doubt earned man of the match.
Special mention to Ryan McCarthy Paudie Hennessey Fionn Sullivan and Eric Geary who all played their hearts out when required.

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