U15 Leinster League: Kiltale take Division 2 crown

December 4, 2012

Kiltale’s Ross Ryan

Leinster U-15 Hurling League: Division 2 final
Kiltale 5-11, Maynooth 4-5

Kiltale won Division 2 of the Leinster U15 Hurling league last Friday night in Hawkfield in Newbridge defeating Maynooth in the final.

Kiltale beat Carlow team Ballykillen and Kildares Confey/Leixlip combination and Coill Dubh on the way to the final.

This competition was played in three different venues Tinyryland in Carlow,Dunganny in Meath and Hawkfield in Kildare on Friday nights.

Kiltale were backboned by five of there minor winning team Iarla Hughes, Ronan and Ross Ryan, Jack Quinn and Cathal Brien.

Kiltale had to fight hard to win this game but with Iarla Hughes and Jack Farrell dominating around midfield and Cathal Brien and Jack Quinn outstanding on the full back line Kiltale were always in control in this game.

Ross Ryan in the full forward line scored an amazing three goals and five points and was a constant threat to the Maynooth defence and his twin brother Ronan was outstanding at centre back.

Sean Duggan scored 1-1 and Kyle Benson scored the fifth goal for Kiltale.

Further points for Kiltale from Iarla Hughes and Brian O ‘Reilly and Cathal Ryan gave Kiltale a cushion going into the final quarter when Maynooth piled on the pressure and Liam Gilsenan in goals brought off some fine saves.

Kiltale had other great performances from Jack Cummins at midfield and Lee Corcoran and Conor Mc Nally up front and Andrew Jackson the team captain showed great leadership at centre forward.

After the game Andrew Jackson accepted the trophy along with Leinster gear bags from Syl Merrins and Lester Ryan of Leinster Council.

Kiltale: Liam Gilsenan, Cathal Brien, Jack Quinn, Brian O’Reilly 0-1, Cathal Ryan 0-1, Ronan Ryan, Conor McNally, Jack Cummins, Iarla Hughes 0-3, Jack Farrell, Andrew Jackson, Lee Corcoran, Sean Duggan 1-1, Ross Ryan 3-5, Kyle Benson 1-0. Subs – Graham Loughran for Duggan (injured).

Match report from HoganStand.com.