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2005 Caulry’s Under-14s Make History


Caulry’s Under-14 Féile team won the Leinster Division 2 blitz in Wicklow last Saturday week, defeating St. Vincent’s of Offaly in the final on a scoreline of 3-9 to 0-6.

The Caulry youngsters had an early start as they had to be at their base club in Arklow at 10am. Their first game was against St. Oliver Plunkett’s of Louth and Caulry recorded a comfortable victory, 5-6 to 1-1. With all games in the competition 15 minutes-a-side, Caulry’s bright start to the match against Oliver Plunkett’s set them on their way to victory.

Caulry’s next game was against St Laurence’s of Kildare. Both sides had won their opening game, so this match would go a long way to deciding who would reach the final.

Boosted by excellent displays from Alan Fitzpatrick and Robert Kenny, Caulry came out on top, 3-9 to 0-5.

Caulry’s final game in the group stage was against host club Arklow and Caulry knew that a win would see them through to the final. From the start, Caulry were in control and, with Padraig Heavin and Daniel Fitzpatrick in fine scoring form, they ran out easy winners, 3-12 to 0-0.

Having qualified for the final, it was off to Baltinglass for the parade and some lunch. The final took place in Donard. Caulry didn’t make a good start to this game, but a goal from Robert Kenny meant they went in at half-time level, 1-2 to 0-5.

Caulry gained the upperhand in the second half and took St. Vincent’s apart with some tremendous football. Goals from Jamal Sabier and Robbie Ryan allowed Caulry to claim a comprehensive 3-9 to 0-6 win. The victory sparked jubilant scenes in Donard and the Caulry team received a fitting homecoming in Mount Temple Hall that night.

Caulry panel: James Egan, Jason Conlon, Ian Ledwith, David Hanevy, Michael O’Riordan, Ben Moran, Aidan Murphy, Alan Fitzpatrick, James Daly, Simon Carr, Kevin Maguire, Eoghan Grennan, Jamal Sabier, Robert Kenny, Robbie Ryan, Shane Shorthall, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Padraig Heavin, Michael McCormack, John Maguire, Mark Muldoon, James Hickey.

Extracted from the Westmeath Independent Archives, 9th July, 2005