History making minors win championship title
St. Brigids Blackwater 1-10 v 1-08 Castletown
Our minor footballers became history makers winning a first ever minor football county title by defeating a determined Castletown outfit by scoring a brilliant 1-03 ini the final quarter .This team never game up when they were four behind at one stage late in then second half before a goal worthy of winning any county finial by Jay Mooney set up the grand stand finish.
Our lads raced out of the blocks the quickest and set the pace putting over three quick points, two from Ollie Murphy with the outside of his boot. Castletown scored their first point on 6 minutes before Seamus shot a lovely score winning the ball in space. The men ini maroon though got a stroke of luck when then broke through for their first attack to goal and were ahead on 13 minutes by a point, No.11 from Castletown doing the most damage. Castletown were now in the ascendancy but a Seamus free brought it back to one. A black card for a high tackle reduced Castletown to 14 before Eugene Clarke was harshly adjudged to pull a Castletown player when he had the ball, also receiving a black card a few minutes later. Castletown finished strongly and were ahead by 3 at the turn,
The following 15 minutes resulted in just two points, one for either side, with Castletown playing nearly two sweepers at times resulting in a difficult game to score. The gap was still 3 heading into the final quarter after the water break and Jay Mooney was unlucky not to goal when his shot was blocked from close range,. Then something out of the blue, with just six minutes left, we needed something special and up stepped the Crosshue man, Jay, gathering the ball on the 30, ghosting past 5 players and brilliantly slotting the ball into the bottom left hand corner with a large roar from the Blackwater contingent, With the crowd now in full voice we quickly leveled the game from the kick out with Ciaran Cash while we finally got ahead before Seamus scored an all important free two minutes later. What followed was some amazing last ditch defending and Ollie murphy put the finishing touches a minute later to out then gap to 2. We held on for a famous victory for the green and gold.