Late scoring spree and ‘The Bridge’ take title

A very talented Johnstown-bridge side trailed in this game going into the final five minutes but a late scoring flurry, led by two goals from Ryan Comeau eventually saw them lift the trophy.

A very talented Johnstown-bridge side trailed in this game going into the final five minutes but a late scoring flurry, led by two goals from Ryan Comeau eventually saw them lift the trophy.

Cumann na mBunscol Division 7 Football final

Johnstownbridge 2-7

Kilshanroe 2-3

The eventual winners started very brightly and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after five minutes but they found Kilshanroe a tough team to shake off.

Aaron McNally scored two of those points, Sean O’Haire got the other, but Kilshanroe came right back into the game with the first goal of the match after seven minutes. Jamie Hurst found some space inside the Johnstownbridge defence and blasted past goalkeeper Christopher McKeon.

That goal rattled Johns-townbridge and there were no more scores in the half, although Shane Flynn shot just wide following good build up play by McNally and Dylan Brannigan.

Kilshanroe made a tre-mendous start to the second half when Oisin Milmoe scored 1-1 inside the opening two minutes to put them five points clear.

Conor Flynn pointed for Johnstownbridge as they looked for a way back into the game but Kilshanroe could have been out of sight only that Conor Denenhan shot narrowly wide and then Hurst rattled the crossbar.

It was starting to look like the game was slipping away from Johnstownbridge but they were given a lifeline with just six minutes to go when Comeau netted the first of his late brace.

That moment gave his team renewed hope and two minutes later Comeau got his second after getting away from Sean Gill to put his team in front for the first time since the early stages.

Points from Conor Flynn and Shane Flynn (2) settled the game to the joy of ‘The Bridge’ but to the despair of Kilshanroe.

Johnstownbridge:

Danny Morgan, Josh Stynes-Mullen, Ryan Comeau 2-0, Lewis McKeon, Cian Poole, Shane Flynn 0-2 (1f), Dylan Brannigan, Aaron McNally 0-2, Josh O’Donoghue, Sean O’Haire 0-1, Conor Flynn 0-2, Stephen Roche, Cillian Bonner, Folu Moradeyo, Christopher Carey, Ben Brady, Luke Murphy, Ultan McIntrye, Padraig Bennett, Jake Fox.

Kilshanroe:

Christopher McKeon, Chris Holton, Shay Brady, Dillon Mangan, Sean Gill, Ashton Hughes, Jack Flood, Oisin Milmoe 1-2 (1f), Conor Noonan, Jamie Hurst 1-0, Senan Keyes, Conor Denehan 0-1, Dylan O’Brien, Evan White, John Gallagher, Stephen Pio Brennan.

Referee:

Alan Lagrue.