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Historic Win for Carrigboy N. S.

There were great scenes of jubilation outside the gates of Carrigboy N.S. on Thursday last as a cavalcade of cars arrived through the village carrying the victorious boys football team from the Sciath na Scol finals held at Dunmanway. Captain, Michael O'Driscoll proudly held the trophy aloft as he and his remarkable team celebrated a thrilling final victory over Knockskeagh N.S., thus completing a historic two-in-a-row of successes in this keenly contested nine-a-side competition.
Knockskeagh entered this competition with a big reputation and, indeed, they proved to be tough opponents from the throw-in. This was a truly titanic battle with superb football, tenacious tackling on both sides and scores were really hard earned. Enter Konrad Walczak who really took the game by the scruff of the neck, kicking three stunning points from left half back and rousing the Carrigboy lads to new heights. With Gavin Johnston now showing the class that earned him a place on the Cork team the previous Sunday and Daniel Shannon storming into the game at midfield, adding three further points, quality ball was now flowing to the forwards. Ryan Tobin and Lee Collins were superb, combining beautifully with ace full forward, Jamie Coughlan-Lynch who tormented the Knockskeagh defence before finally breaking their hearts with a spectacular and decisive goal. Knockskeagh threw everything into attack but the fielding and defending of Michael O'Driscoll, Kevin Pyburn and Konrad Walczak was heroic. There was one further hero at this stage as 'keeper Keelan O'Sullivan pulled off a series of unbelievable saves.
The final whistle signalled scenes of great joy and a just reward for this great group of lads who have shown such a high level of skill and dedication during their time at the school. Subs on the day who have contributed in a huge way during the year were Peter Hickey, Jack Coughlan, Jack O'Driscoll and Callum Gore-Grimes. Every player on the day was outstanding but the players were unanimous that Konrad Walczak was the worthy winner of the man of the match award.


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