U19 Footballers Cruel Loss-match report

November 9, 2022

Ardscoil Rís vs St. Fintans u19s Dublin Football Final

Commiserations to our u19 Footballers who suffered a heartbreaking loss to St. Fintans this afternoon at Parnell Park.

Ardscoil started the match brightly when Conall O Sullivan was played in 1v1 and coolly rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the near corner. Ardscoil’s goal was picked away after 4 consecutive scores without reply from Fintans. A controversial refereeing decision was made late into the first half when the ball appeared to trickle across the line but it was not given.

HT: Ardscoil Rís 1-2  St. Fintans 0-6

A slow start to the second half for both teams as the first score back from the break was for Fintans around 10 minutes in, but a goal from substitute Cathal Baldwin revived Ardscoil’s spirit and things seemed to be falling into place for the win after 2 more points were added to our tally. The lads pushed until the very end until a ball dropped into the Ardscoil area and as the last kick of the game, was put away by a Fintans forward. A devastating way for things to end after a dominating second half.

FT: Ardscoil Rís 2-4 St. Fintans 1-9

Special thanks to mentors Mr. Colgan and Mr. McWeeney for their hard work and commitment to the team throughout the season.

Reported by Gavin deRoiste and Finn Daly