Summerhill travelled to Dunderry on Wednesday evening to take on Navan O’Mahonys in the Division 2 League final. The O’Mahonys boys started well with a couple of early points but Summerhill found their feet and took the lead when a Callum Farrell 45 dropped short and was sent to the net by Bobby O’Shea. The lead was short lived when O’Mahonys hit a goal of their own to retake the lead in the run up to the break. They led at the break 1-8 to 1-5.
Summerhill got the best possible start to the second half with a goal from Callum Farrell to draw level. O’Mahonys pulled two clear again but the Summerhill lads again fought back with two converted frees from Declan Byrne to tie the game once again. With the game in the balance the O’Mahonys hit three excellent points to take the lead once again. Summerhill pushed forward in waves in search of scores but some resolute O’Mahonys defending kept them out. With the clock in the red they broke forward and scored the insurance point with the last kick of the ball. Final score Summerhill 2-7 O’Mahonys 1-14.
This Summerhill teams can be very proud of their performance and can now look forward to competing in Division 1 of the upcoming U15 championship. It will be the first time for many years that a Summerhill team will play in division 1 at under 15 level, a testament to this team and their mentors.
Michael Madden, Jack Seery, Lewis Ryan, Mike Feeney, Mark McDonald (0-1), Daithi Grehan, Jake Ryan, Bobby O Shea (1-2), Declan Byrne (0-2), Senan Loughrey, Brian Quinn, Alex Phillpot, Cormac Murray, Calum Farrell , Ben McQuaid.
Aaron Hussey, Jaydee Carpenter, Jason Bulloch, Ethan O’Connor, Conor Farrell, Harry Grey, Eoin King, James O’Connor.
Mentors: Ger Ryan, Tommy Quinn, Adrian Byrne.