Monaghan Harps U-13s retain Coyle Cup
Gerry’s Prepared Veg. U-13 Football League Division One Final
Monaghan Harps 4-13 Scotstown 4-7
There was a high standard on show in Tyholland last Saturday evening, culminating in a thrilling and well-attended U-13 Division One decider between Monaghan Harps and Scotstown.
The first half of this cracking final ebbed and flowed, with Jack Lynch netting a hat-trick for the Harps, only for goals by Seán Óg McElwaine, Cathal McElwaine and Darragh McMeel to see Scotstown lead by 3-4 to 3-3 at the break. Seán Óg McElwaine’s second goal kept Scotstown ahead early in the second half, but a string of scores from influential Harps duo Lynch and John McCrystal saw the holders hit the last 1-5 to win by 4-13 to 4-7 and retain the Coyle Cup.
Monaghan Harps: J Gunn; M Lynch, S Corrigan; F Magee, E McCaffrey, K Cooney; J Lynch (Capt., 4-4, 0-2f), O Doherty; D Alexis, E Sheridan (0-1), D Moran; J Coyle, J McCrystal (0-7, 5f).
Sub used: R McCaffrey (0-1f).
Scotstown: J McKenna; A Larmer, C Gallagher; M McCaffrey, D Fox, C McPhillips; D McMeel (1-1), T Mallon (0-1); M Maguire (0-1f), S Óg McElwaine (Capt., 2-4, 0-2f), D Connolly; B Caulfield, C McElwaine (1-0).
Referee: Colin Murphy (Seán McDermotts).