Glenmuir United took the three points at the Friary Field on Sunday morning with a deserved and comprehensive defeat of St Dominic’s in the U14 Premier Division.
In the opening exchanges, St Dominic’s looked the more composed with chances created by Morgan McCaughey and Andrew Connolly. McCaughey won the race to the ball in the 7th minute with Mark Byrne but Cian O’Donoghue had tracked back and managed to clear the ball off the line and in the 13th minute Andrew Connolly headed over the crossbar from an accurate cross by Evan McEnteggart.
Glenmuir were working very hard and their persistence paid off in the 24th minute when Conor Keenan crashed a shot off the crossbar and Stephen Rylands followed up to score the rebound. Mark Kilgallen made it 0-2 for Glenmuir on 31 minutes when he waltzed past several defenders before finishing with a low shot.
Glenmuir continued to impose themselves on the game as they built a sequence of dangerous attacks and Philip Tynan was inches wide just two minutes after the break and Mark Kilgallen went close soon after.
Morgan McCaughey did get in behind the Glenmuir defence nine minutes into the send half but his shot was wide of the target but the game was over as a contest ten minutes later when Stephen Ryland’s sent Peter McStravick on his way and the Glenmuir striker struck a powerful shot to the roof to make it 3-0.
St Dominic’s: Ciaran McGlynn, Patrick Murtagh, Bryan Knipe, Andrew Connolly, Donal Johnston, Ultan McEneaney, Kieran Murtagh, Morgan McCaughey, Fintan Brady, Niall Jackson, Sean McCaughey, Oisin Conroy, Tom McBride, Evan McEnteggart.
Glenmuir: Mark Byrne, Ciaran Fee, Jan Petroskey, Thomas O’Connell, Cian O’Donoghue, John McCreesh, Mark Kilgallen, Jamie Browne, Peter McStravick, Conor Keenan, Philip Tynan, Stephen Rylands, Jay O’Hagan.