Eglish are grade 2 U16 league champions for 2023 after they justified their favourites tag with a nine point victory over a gallant Greencastle side at Garvaghey on Friday evening.
There was little between the sides for most of the game but the winners always looked the stronger side and two second half goals ultimately put the game beyond reach of Greencastle. Midfielder Matthew Daly grabbed an early goal for Eglish but Greencastle responded with points from Caolan Treacy and Sean Og Teague. Brian Og McGuckin and Ronan Quinn swapped points with Shane Molloy before Eglish finished the half strongly with scores from McGuckin, Cody Gallagher and Karol Donnelly to lead 1-8 to 0-5 at the break.
Greencastle began the second half on the front foot but they kicked five wides and that was to come back to cost them. All they had to show for that spell of dominance was a Treacy point which also proved to be their last of the game. Eglish themselves managed only a single second half point via McGuckin but a Rory O’Donnell goal left them well in control before James Daly converted a late penalty to put the icing on the cake.