Minor Footballers win Tom O'Donoghue Tournament!
First up was a game against the hosts, Ballymun Kickhams. After falling behind to an early point, Brigids settled into the game with a couple of points from Mark Donnelly before a Josh Connolly goal extended the lead further. By half time, Brigids led by 1-4 to 0-2. The second half was a low scoring affair, with Darragh McKenna getting Brigids only score. A late goal from the hosts brought the gap down to three but the game finished with the Russell Park lads winning by 1-5 to 1-2.
Next up were St. Sylvester's, who had also won their first game. It didn't take long for Brigids to assert their dominance with Tiernan McGlynn to the fore. He contributed 1-3, with Connolly again raising the green flag as Brigids cruised to a 2-7 to 0-1 win.
The final game was a winner-takes-all match against Na Fianna. And it was the Mobhi Road side who took an early advantage as Brigids struggled to make the final pass count, as they led 0-3 to 0-1 midway through the opening 15 minutes. A brace each from Donnelly and Donncha Ryan, however, left the half time score 0-4 to 0-3 in Brigids favour.
In a tense second half, it was end to end stuff with McGlynn getting a point to cancel out a Na Fianna score. A Tadhg O'Shea goal as full-time loomed put some daylight between the teams but it was to be short-lived as Na Fianna responded with a goal. However, a late Jack O'Neill point was enough to clinch the match and the silverware for the Brigids lads.
Manager Keith Barr said "I'm delighted with the win which is a great start to our preparations for the upcoming championship campaign¯."
St. Brigids: A. Olaeru, J. O'Neill, S. Egan, E. Devitt, D. McCabe, M. Tighe, T. O'Shea, D. Ryan, D. McKenna, M. Donnelly, T. McGlynn, D. Kiely, D. Hawkshaw, J. Connolly, J. McGuirk, C. Burke, A. Dunphy, A. Gleeson, C. Henry, K. O'Doherty, M. Barr.