U14 Soccer Match Report
Bagenalstown  0 - Burrin Celtic  0 (AETP)
In a really entertaining and very even cup final the favourites, Bagenalstown had a really tough job overcoming an in form Burrin Celtic.
Celtic started the stronger and created most of the early chances in the first half.
In fact it took a brilliant save by their keeper from a superb header from Conor Cummins to keep it at 0-0 mid way through the first half. From then on it was much more even as the town team began to assert themselves on the game.
The second half started as the first finished with both teams playing some great football, the play switching from end to end. Bagenalstown began to assert the pressure on the Celtic defence and had some great shots either saved by the Burrin keeper or some just off target. Bagenalstown finished the half really strongly but the Burrin defence worked really hard and held on to force extra time.
It looked bad for Celtic at this time but to their credit the 20 minutes of extra time was played from end to end with both teams having chances to snatch victory.
But it finished 0-0 and the dreaded penalty shootout was upon us.
Bagenalstown won the shoot out 3-2.
This was a fantastic Cup Final and a real credit to both teams. Best for Burrin Celtic in a great team performance were Conor Cummins, Jim Nolan, Barry Ryan and Adam Feeney.