A sharper Millstreet regained the Duhallow on a merited win over Kanturk in the Duhallow U12B Football Championship Final played in Newmarket.
From a competitive encounter, Millstreet didn’t have matters all of their own way but a better balanced team effort landed the ultimate spoils. However weren’t it for a series of magnificent saves in both halves by Millstreet ‘keeper Dylan O’Leary, Millstreet might well had been troubled early in the game.
Defences dominated a low scoring opening twenty minutes before Millstreet proceeded to raise the tempo. Darren Kiely kicked a trio of points before Shane Hickey netted a goal to allow Millstreet enjoy a 1-4 to 0-2 advantage at the break. Kanturk resumed with renewed urgency yet they had reason to regret some wasted possession and the heroics of Dylan O’Leary between the Millstreet posts thwarted their efforts.
Millstreet held the facility to respond and a delightful chipped goal from Thomas Walsh appeared good enough for Millstreet to record a comprehensive win.
Kanturk never gave up and a late flourish yielded a pair goals that came too late to alter the outcome.
Millstreet lined out as Dylan O’Leary, Alan Murphy, Eric Barrett, Patrick Dineen,
Danny Buckley, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Cathal Crowley, Darren Kiely,
Shane Hickey, Thomas Walsh, Maura Ellen O’Connor, Bill Kelleher, James Linehan, Killian Linehan.