Latton O’ Rahilly Club were invited to play in the Paddy Mc Larnon Cup Ulster 21 Tournament on Sunday 8th March in Creegan as they won the Monaghan U19 League this year.
Latton O’ Rahilly’s played Clann Eireann Lurgan Armagh in the first quarter final of the day.
It was a windy day and Latton played the first half against a strong wind. Latton got off to a fine start with first point from Darragh Dempsey and another point by Padraig Hughes. Clann Eireanns Eoghan Mullholland tested Shane Black who made a great save. It took 15 minutes before Clann Eireann scored their first point. A rough tackle on Padraig Hughes seen Clann Eireanns number 9 Sean Mc Carthy get a yellow card. Latton’s Aaron Mulligan scored another fine point before the half time break with the half time score been Clann Eireanns 5 point Latton 4 points.
The second half got off to a bad start for Latton when they conceded a goal from the throw in. While playing with the wind Latton struggled to get back into the game with Clann Eireann kicking over 2 more points. Aaron Mulligan kicked over another for Latton bringing his total to 3. Latton tried hard to get back into the game but an older, stronger Clann Eireann team pushed on to win the game on a score line of 1 -13 to 0-5.
Latton team: Shane Black, Thomas Mc Phillips, Dylan Quinn, James Hughes, Conor Corrigan, Shane Duffy, Eoin Duffy, Pauric Hughes(0-01) Shane Slevin, Aaron Mulligan (0-03), Conor Mc Cabe, Darragh Dempsey(0-01), Enda Mc Phillips, Darren Quinn, Gavin West, Michael Coyle, Christian Hughes and Kevin Fitzpatrick.