HURLING | Rampant Louth make it four wins from four in Celtic Challenge

U17 Celtic Challenge| Louth 8–17 Longford 1–5

The Louth U17 team that beat Longford on Saturday. PICTURE: LOUTH GAA

Longford proved no match for a free scoring Louth team who recorded their fourth successive victory in the Celtic Challenge in Termonfeckin on Saturday afternoon.

Playing on his home ground, Sean Kerrisk netted the game’s opening goal in the first minute and Louth added further points from another St Fechin’s player, Ryan Walsh (0–2) and Conor Quigley before the midlanders opened their account with a point on eight minutes.

A further brace of goals from Naomh Moninne’s Padraic Fallon and Walsh had the home side leading by 3–7 to 0–2 at the break.

Having featured as goalkeeper for most of this campaign Moninne’s Darren Geoghegan moved into the forward line for the start of the second half and fired over the first two points on the resumption.

Louth’s Danny Morgan receiving his Player of the Match award. PICTURE: LOUTH GAA

Goals from Stephen Beirth and Geoghegan had Louth leading by 5–14 to 0–3 on 41 minutes before the visitors grabbed their only goal of this encounter.

The impressive Geoghegan finished with a tally of 2–8 sealing his side’s latest victory.

Louth complete their group games this Wednesday night when they travel to Mullingar to take on Leitrim at 7.30pm with a place in the knockout stages on June 10th already secure.

LOUTH: Darren Geoghegan (Naomh Moninne) (2–8, 3f); Eoghan O’Hora (Naomh Moninne), Cathal Doherty (St Fechins), Evan Morgan (St Fechins); Jack Murray (St Fechins), Danny Morgan (St Fechins), Paul McEvoy (St Fechins) (0–1); Padraig Fallon (Naomh Moninne) (1–2), Philip Tynan (Knockbridge); Conor Quigley (Knockbridge) (0–3), Finn Madden (Mattock Rangers), Dan McCabe (St Fechins); Ryan Walsh (St Fechins) (1–2), Sean Kerrisk (St Fechins) (2–0), Stephen Beirth (St Fechins) (2–1); Subs: Ciaran Brennan (St Fechins), Ben Goss Kierans (Knockbridge), Alan Connor (St Fechins), Ciaran Brennan (Knock Bridge), Jack Tobin (Mattock Rangers) Ciaran McGlynn (Naomh Moninne).

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