Realt Na Mara ( Holders) 2-17 (19) V Bellewstown/Mount Hanover 1-3(4)
Realt Na Mara and Bellewstown/Mount Hanover opened this years Cooney Cup for 2017 up in St Pats Stamullen. The opening half ended level in cagey opening as scores from Aaron Grant and Eoin Gillick were cancelled out by a goal and 3 points from Bellewstown/Mount Hanover as the teams closed the first half out 2-2(4) V 1-3(4) a piece at the break.
The 2nd half however saw Realt Na Mara dominate and they sent out a warning to all teams this year and proceeded to keep the opposition to zero scores in the 2nd half. It was a half lit up by some wonderful play from Conor Clifford who was superb throughout, Eoin Gillick, Jake Hock and a wonderful display of finishing from Aaron Grant who kicked 2-7 in all.
Man Of the Match: This was very good opening display from Realt Na Mara and one in which Aaron Grant shot the lights out with some great finishing. On the day however the award goes to Conor Clifford. Young Clifford broke up countless attacks and drove forward and kept his team on the front foot all day and setup a whole plethora of scores, including scoring himself in top display
Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa 0-0(0) V St Marys PPS 5-11(16)
In the 2nd game of the Cooney Cup, newly promoted Mornington school Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa took on St Marys PPS from Bryanstown. This was potentially a hot opener for the Irish School and in an opening half that saw them go in at the break 2-6 V 0-0 score down, the Mornington School did well against St Marys who produce top teams each year. Scores from Conor Ayres, Reece Mullen and Paddy O’Connell help St Marys to an 8 point lead.
In the 2nd half the Gaelscoil challenge began to wilt and further scores from Paddy O’Connell, Conor Ayres, Reece Mullan and Tiarnan Rowley saw this game finish with a 16 point win for the Bryanstown School
Man of the Match: Andrew Garland played well for Gaelascoil an Bhradain Feasa as did Pearse Gilroy when he came on. St Marys had great displays from Paddy O’Connell, Reece Mullen and Conor Ayres and between them accounted for the bulk of St Marys scoring. However the award goes to Tiarnan Rowley. Young Rowley was busy throughout and turned over plenty of ball, got scores and setup his team mates up on occasion as well for scores in what was eye catching display. A display that was something special given his late father Cormac, who passed away the week earlier would have been very proud off .
Duleek Boys NS V Whitecross NS ( PP)