Extra effort lands the Division 1 Féile Shield for Erin’s Own

Extra effort lands the Division 1 Féile Shield for Erin’s Own
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Erin’s Own 1-6 Naas 0-7

ERIN’S OWN were the victors after extra-time in this compelling John West Féile na nGael Division 1 Shield final on Sunday afternoon.

This was a gripping affair between the Cork side and Naas right throughout with very little between the teams.

The opening stages were keenly contested. Finn O’Brien slotted over an early point for Erin’s Own, but Naas replied with a point through Charlie Carroll it remained a point apiece at half-time.

Naas tacked on early scores in through Samuel Ryan and Ryan Sinkey to lead 0-5 to 0-1.

But Erin’s Own refused to throw in the towel as O’Brien pointed and Shane Irwin found the back of the net with a well-executed strike to take the game into extra-time.

Picture: Jim Coughlan
Picture: Jim Coughlan

Erin’s Own turned the screw in extra-time, pointing through Irwin, O’Brien, Brian Nolan, and Matthew O’Riordan.

Naas kept going until the bitter end. But the day belonged to Erin’s Own and they basked in the glow of their glory.

Picture: Jim Coughlan
Picture: Jim Coughlan

Scorers for Erin’s Own: S Irwin 1-1, F O’Brien 0-3 f, B Nolan, M O’Riordan 0-1 each.

Naas: S Ryan (0-1 f), R Sinkey 0-3 each, C Carroll 0-1.

ERIN’S OWN: DJ Savage: Ben Cullnane, Brian Nolan, Cian Dunphy, Colm Kelliher, Dara Sidhu, David Pierce, Donnacha Collins, Eoin DeLacey, Finn O’Brien, Gearóid Cottrell, James Harrington, Jim Hoare, Matthew O’Riordan, Michael Hoare, Patrick Brick, Peter O’Shea, Rian O’Connell, Saul Mulcahy, Shane Irwin, Simon O’Mahony, Tadhg Cronin, Tiernan Connell, Zach Hyland.

NAAS: Leonard Ryan: Hugh Morrin, Matthew Kelly, Luke Mulvihill, Tom McKeon, Rian Redfern, Brian Hoctor, Tom Kelly, Evan O’Briain, Ryan Sinkey, Theo Frisby, CJ Boran, Jack Walsh, Fionan Delany, Samuel Ryan, Evan Dalton, James Walsh, Alex McDonnell, Charlie Carroll, Oisín Loughran, James Carty, James Codd, Sean O’Connell, Tom Walsh.

Referee: Teddy O’Donovan(Douglas).

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