Newcastle West crowned Limerick minor football champions

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick football team
NEWCASTLE West were crowned Limerick Premier Minor Football champions this Sunday with a 3-10 to 1-7 win over Fr Caseys.

NEWCASTLE West were crowned Limerick Premier Minor Football champions this Sunday with a 3-10 to 1-7 win over Fr Caseys.

The winners won their fourth ever title and their first since 2009 with a powerful second half display.

Fr Caseys, seeking a hat-trick of wins in succession, failed to score in the second half after leading 1-7 to 1-5 at half time.

Newcastle West had an early Conor Relihan goal but Jamie O’Connor was inspirational for Fr Caseys as the sides drew level 0-4 to 1-1 with 17-minutes played.

Eoin Hurley frees kept the magpies in touch.

A Cormac Roche goal helped the Abbeyfeale men to the two point interval lead.

But in the second half, Newcastle West took over.

A goal from Hurley in the fourth minute of the half set them on their way to teh win.

Their third and clinching goal came in the 50th minute when Eoghan Normoyle goaled.

SCORES: Newcastle West: Eoin Hurley 1-6 (0-4frees), Conor Relihan and Eoghan Normoyle 1-0 each, Sean Ivess, Liam McCarten, Martin Madden, Andrew Ruddle 0-1 each.

Fr Caseys: Cormac Roche 1-1, Jamie O’Connor 0-3, Paudi Smith, Jonathan Lyons, Peter Browne 0-1 each.

FR CASEYS: Stephen Buck; Levi Ryan, John Murphy, Fiachra Cotter; Jamie Leahy, Darragh Quirke, Liam O’Connor; Cathal Broderick, TJ Leahy; Jonathan Lyons, Jamie O’Connor, Peter Browne; Paudi Smith, Jack Breen, Cormac Roche. Subs: Michael Keane for Fiachra Cotter (37mins), Thomas Sexton for Paudi Smith (41mins), Pa O’Connor for Jonathan Lyons (43mins), Donal Og O’Connor for James Leahy (58mins), Kieran Foley for Thomas Sexton (58mins).

NEWCASTLE WEST: Andy Brouder; Jack McCarthy, Eoin Murphy, Sean Murphy; Eoghan Normoyle, Stephen Brosnan, Kieran Herlihy; Sean Ivess, Conor Relihan; Patrick Shanahan, Shane Brosnan, Brian Hurley; Martin Madden, Eoin Hurley, Gavinb Reidy. Subs: Thomas Darcy for Jack McCarthy (24mins), Liam McCarten for Shane Brosnan (37mins), Andrew Ruddle for Brian Hurley (56mins), Darragh Quilligan for Martin Madden (58mins), Caleb O’Shea for Eoin Hurley (59mins).

REFEREE: Justin Daly (Kildimo-Pallaskenry).