Ultimate Minor Football XV

November 24, 2017

The celebrations begin as Ratoath are crowned MFC Division 1 winners at Pairc Tailteann.

The Meath Minor Football Championship provided great excitement over the past three weeks.

Ratoath stunned Na Fianna to take the Division 1 title on county final day. Wolfe Tones and Summerhill need two outings to separate them. Oldcastle took home the Division 3 title. St. Michaels/Nobber and St Vincents/Curraha served up a thriller in the Division 4 decider while Dunderry had too much firepower for St Olivers.

We pick our best XV from the five finals and that memorable replay.

1 Darragh McPartlin, Ratoath: His clever kick outs were crucial and a clean sheet to boot as Ratoath marched to the Division 1 title.

2 Ryan Kelly, Ratoath: The team captain led by example and scored a crucial first half goal as Na Fianna were defeated on county final day.

3 John Keane, Summerhill: Covered every area of the defence for the Hill in both games. Very strong in possession and one to watch for the future.

4 Mark McFadden, Wolfe Tones: The best defensive corner back display between all the finals. A very confident display in both games.

5 Oisin Mac Ghinneartai, Wolfe Tones: Another to lead by example, great under pressure and brilliant use of possession in the draw and replay.

6 Jack Condra, St. Michaels/Nobber: Gave an exhibition of high field and defensive work. His two points were worth the admission fee alone into Pairc Tailteann on the Bank Holiday Monday.

7 Connell Ahearne, Ratoath: Could have been picked in numerous positions. The senior has an outstanding work rate and was involved in numerous scores as Ratoath reached the top.

8 Caolan Ward, Wolfe Tones: A player with a big future ahead of him. Another Ward deadly accurate from frees and a joy to watch when in possession.

9 Liam Shaw, Summerhill: Scored ten points in the first game and 1-9 in the replay. Enough said.

10 Oisin Martyn, Dunderry: Another to turn on the style on final day. St Oliver's could not cope with the half forward for long periods of the game. The senior club player top scored with 1-4.

11 Joey Donnelly, Kilbride: Will wonder how he finished on the losing side. Finished with an impressive 2-7 and took the fight to Oldcastle for the hour.

12 Cian Rogers, Ratoath: Gave a Man of the Match performance and scored seven points as favourites Na Fianna were stunned before the senior football final.

13 Darren Hawdon, Oldcastle: Small in stature but the Meath Under 16 captain is large at heart. Kicked four brilliant points as the Town made home with the Division 3 title.

14 Jordan Morris, St. Michaels/Nobber: Scored 2-5 and gave an exhibition in that thrilling Division 4 final win over St Vincents/Curraha.

15 Evan Corrigan, Wolfe Tones: Turned on the style in the replay and ended up with 2-3. His 1-1 in the final moments clinched the Division 2 title for the Tones. Also scored 1-1 in the drawn game.



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