St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath info@cilles.com 0877441731

Our Under 12 Division 1 team took on Ashbourne this evening in their league semi-final and it turned out to be a classic, tight, nail biting encounter.

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The game started very tightly with both teams contesting a strong physical game. Ashbourne opened the scoring in the first quarter with a point. Colmcilles responded with a point to open in level after 1st quarter. Ashbourne took the lead with a goal in the 2nd quarter. Colmcilles trialled by 1-1 to 0-1 at half-time.

Colmcilles came out in the 3rd quarter with a super battling performance and levelled the game with a goal. The game entered the last quarter level and it was Ashbourne who took the lead with a well taken free kick to lead by one point. With 5 minutes to play, Colmcilles levelled the game, 1-2 each. This tense encounter looked like it was heading for a draw but it was Colmcilles who created one more opportunity and scoring the winning point.

It was a tremendous battle between two very good teams and credit to Ashbourne for a make it a very sporting game. Colmcilles held out to win the match 1-3 to 1-2 and reach the Under 12 Division 1 final where they will face Royal Gaels next weekend.

A huge thank you to all the support that the team received in Piltown this evening and it was so important to have the crowd behind the team particularly in the last quarter.

Come on the Cilles in the final.

Match Report: Ken McHutchoen

Photographs: Brian Mulligan

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