Young Irelands' Peter Nixon. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Kevin Mullen Shield
Dundalk Young Irelands 3-10 John Mitchels 3-4
Young Irelands made a winning return to the Kevin Mullen Shield when they came out on top against John Mitchels by six-points.
Goals from John Boland, Aidan Sheekey and Paddy McSorley helped Adrian O'Donoghue's men to a comfortable victory.
The Ballybailie side fought hard throughout the game and hit the net through Stephen Coyle (2) and Robbie Coyle, but they couldn’t match the Irelanders in terms of points. Dermot Mone was impressive for the winners on the forty.
Dundalk Young Irelands:
Subs: Peter McStravick, Paddy McSorley, Óisín McCabe, Jordan O’Donoghue
John Mitchels: David Anderson; Anthony Coyle, Rory Durnin, Connell Keenan; Ryan Carroll, Aaron Kane, Gareth Finnegan; Steven Coyle (2-1), Emmet Farrell; Kevin Gallagher, Sean Sweeney (0-1), Brian Coyle; Diarmuid Durnin, Robbie Coyle (1-1), Barry Kirk (0-1)
Subs: Mitchel Keenan, Gary Aylward, Donal Rahill, Robert Woods.
Referee: Paul Finnegan