Monday 8th August 2022
There were four finals played at the weekend across the Premier Reserve and Reserve championships.
The Premier Reserve title was annexed by Kilcoo who overcame Carryduff on a final scoreline of 1-8 - 0-6 in St Patrick’s Park, Newcastle. Having led by three at the break, the Magpies were able to extend a little further ahead in the second half to seal victory. At the same time in Drumgath, Clonduff and Burren were going head to head in the Felix Darby final. It was all square at half time as Clonduff began well but Burren finished the opening period stronger. A Clonduff goal at the start of the second half gave them breathing space and while Burren pulled it back to two points with 15 minutes left they were unable to get any closer with a few late scores handing Clonduff a six point success; 2-10 - 0-10.
On Sunday it was over to the Reserves sides and the championship final was played in a resplendently sunny Rostrevor. A barrage of first half goals ultimately set Mayobridge up for victory. They led 3-4 - 0-3 at half time and netted again shortly after the restart. Burren had a strong second half in which they kicked 12 points but ultimately were made to pay for a total of fifteen wides as the Bridge closed the game out well to win 4-7 - 0-15.
The Fr Davies Cup final was played simultaneously in Hilltown and in another high scoring affair Glenn edged out Ballymartin on a final scoreline of 1-18 - 2-10. It was 0-10 - 0-4 at half time for Glenn but the scoring rate rapidly rose in the second half and all three goals were finished during that part of the game.
All in all it was a great weekend of football and the seven different clubs who were represented all performed spiritedly and with pride. Congratulations to all four winners and we look forward to seeing many of the players on show push on in the senior championship of both this year and future years.