UNLUCKY COLÁISTE AILIGH LOSE OUT IN ULSTER DECIDER

first_imgCounty Champions Coláiste AilighColáiste Ailigh’s footballers have lost out in their first ever Ulster final despite a brave performance at Celtic Park in Derry this evening.The Letterkenny boys took on a physically stronger, older Northern Regional College team from Magherafelt in the Ward Cup Final.And for most of the match, it looked as if the Donegal county champions were going to win out. But it just wasn’t their night.The Ailigh side went in at half-time five points up, winning 0-08 to 0-03 after dominating the game.Man of the match Odhrán Mac Fhionnghaile was superb, hitting some lovely scores from play and terrifying the Magherafelt defence.The Letterkenny school came out for the second half to face into a stiff breeze and duly hit three more scores to go eight points ahead. But the south Derry lads began to work their way back into the game, hitting three points of their own before half-back Michael Clarke sped through the Coláiste Ailigh defence and hit a stunning to goal to the net.Oisin Cassidy added a second goal to stun the Donegal lads, but McGinley and Jeac Mac Ceallabhuí hit points to restore a slender 0-14 to 2-07 lead with ten minutes left.The sides were tied with four minutes left; the game so tight that the PA match official announced there would be 10 minutes of extra time if it stayed all square.However the Derry lads physical advantage began to tell and they added a third goal to seal it.Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí’s side – the first county title winning team for the Irish language college – can hold their heads high and the 3-11 to 0-14 final score was a bit harsh on them. UNLUCKY COLÁISTE AILIGH LOSE OUT IN ULSTER DECIDER was last modified: February 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CelticColaiste AilighletterkennymagherafeltparkWard Cup finalast_img

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