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Westport GAA

County U18A Championship Round 1

Cill Chomain 1-12

Westport        2-9

Westport and Cill Chomain drew on Friday evening last, in a tense and exciting match in Cill Chomain.

In a replay of last year’s Minor B Final, there was nothing between the sides in the end. Westport started the more brightly and a point from a free, for Alan Kennedy, followed just after by a goal from the same player.  Cill Chomain got back into the game with a goal of their own shortly after, and the teams traded points to go in 1-4 to 1-3 at half time.

Cill Chomain had the stronger start to the second half and had another couple on the board, before 2 points from Paul Lambert, whose tireless running and high work rate carried the battle to Cill Chomain. A point from Colm Moran and two further frees from Alan Kennedy, the second a gem from out near the right hand side line brought Westport to within 3, in the final minutes.

Westport then turned the ball over and worked it down to Oisin McLoughlin, whose strike from 25 yards flew into the top corner,  to level the match.

WESTPORT

Paddy O’Malley

Niall McManamon

Eoin Rowley

Martin Hopkins

Shane Geraghty

Darragh Walsh

Chris O’Donnell

Luke Noone

Paul Lambert   (0-2)

Alan Kennedy  (1-6)

Brian O’Malley

Fionn McDonagh

Oisin McLoughlin  (1-0)

Colm Moran  (0-1)

 

SUBS

Killian Kilkelly

David Foy