Milltown crowned Junior champs in cracker

Rheban let seven point lead slip away

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Milltown crowned Junior champs in cracker

In an incredible game of football Milltown were finally crowned Kildare junior champions coming from behind to defeat Rheban by four points.

Rheban led by seven at the break but Milltown stormed back into it in the second half hitting eight points in a row.

Then after Rheban keeper Christy Byrne was red carded Colin O'Shea took the penalty but was confusion if the ball had hit the net or the side netting.

Play resumed and it was 3 or 4 minutes before the goal was confirmed.

In the meantime Rheban had a penalty of their own saved.

In the end Milltown had four to spare 1-14 to 1-10.

Scorers: Milltown, Alan Dignam 0-4 (1 free), Colin O'Shea 1-0 (pealty), Ronan O'Shea 0-3, Robie Scully 0-2, Morgan Owen 0-2, Kevin Byrne 0-1, Eoghan O'Toole 0-1, Ian Fitzgerald 0-1 (free),

Rheban, Brandon Shaw 1-3, Adam Ryan 0-1, Pa Byrne 0-2, Conor Germaine 0-1, Keelan McConvolle 0-1, Nathan Owens 0-1, Nathan Owens 0-1.

MILLTOWN: Paul Mulhall; Jamie Cross, Kevin Byrne, Mick Colleton; Morgan Owen, Colin O'Shea cpt., James Condon; Omar Dunne, Eoghan O'Toole; Alan Dignam, Kevn Dowling, Cian Buckley; Ian Fitzgereald, Ronan O'Shea, Robbie Scully. Subs: Wayne dignam for Morgan Owen (58 minutes); John O'Reilly for Robbie Scully (60 minutes); Eddie Owen for James condon (61 minutes).

RHEBAN: Chrity Byrne; David Kelly, Niall Brennan, Evin Owens; Kevin O'Shaughnessy, Darren Lawlor, Adam Ryan; Nathan Robinson, Pa Byrne, Brendon Shaw; Nathan Owens, Chris Casey cpt., Coonnor Germaine. Subs: Keelan McConville for Owen Foley (12 minutes); Co0rey Moore for Pa Byrne (48 minutes); Dean Carty and Michael Renehan.

REFEREE: Conor Daly.