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Whitehall edge Fianna thriller

Whitehall Colmcille won the Dublin U15 'A' Football Shield after a thrilling 3-10 to 3-9 victory over Na Fianna at St Mobhi Road last Sunday morning, writes Rónán Mac Lochlainn.

Ciarán O'Connor, Cathal Culligan and Lee Gannon added crucial scores for the visitors while Brendan Daly, Matt Moran, Rory Kerins and Eoin Berry all shone for Colmcille.

The 'B' final was a more comprehensive affair as Clontarf overcame Trinity Gaels by 9-9 to 2-7 at St Paul's.

Shane Walsh and Rory Goode were hugely influential for the winners while Seán McCullagh, Liam Ennis, Seán Kelly and Andrew Hyland scored the majority of Clontarf's scores.

In Rathcoole, a penalty save from James Feeney proved vital as St Mary's Saggart defeated St Sylvester's B by 2-6 to 1-7.

It was a great team display by the team managed by John O'Leary and Gary Phillips with Adam McCabe giving a match-winning performance for St Mary's from half-back.

Rian Fitzsimons and Jack Morris repeatedly brought the game to Syls and they bagged the goals that eventually settled the evenly contested fixture.

Cuala delivered arguably the team performance of the day as they comfortably overcame Ballyboden St Enda's by 6-13 to 1-4 in Thomastown.

Captain Ronan Gamell can feel justifiably proud of his charges and he received valuable leadership support from Cillian Cronin, Tadhg Sheridan, Denis McKeon, Luke Holden, Oscar Hussey, Stephen Clayton and Eamonn Morney, while Mike Donnelly, Liam Murphy, Eoin O'Callaghan and Conor Downes all shone in an attacking capacity.

U15 FC Shield Finals 'A': Na Fianna 3-9 Whitehall Colmcille 3-10; 'B': Clontarf 9-9 Trinity Gaels 2-7; 'C': St Mary's Saggart 2-6 St Sylvester's 1-7 B; 'D': Cuala B 6-13 Ballyboden St Enda's C 1-4.


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