Adam Doyle was super in goals. He commanded his area with authority and his booming kick outs caused panic in the Kilcullen defence. The Prosperous shot stopper pulled off a few 'World Class' saves to ensure that Prosperous brought home the cup. The full back line of Edas Bodindorfas, Matthew McNally and Joe Barrett defended stoutly and managed to deprive Kilcullen's full forward line of any meaningful possession. Matthew and Joe are old campaigners for the school team and were very dependable on the big stage. Edas showed that the future is bright for next year with his display. Whenever the Kilcullen boys did manage to secure possession in this area the aforementioned trio were always on hand to get a block or a a tackle in. Here they were ably assisted by Cathal McKennedy. He became the 'free man' in defence as his assigned marker was given a sweeper role and played in front of our full forward line. Cathal was instrumental in mopping up any loose ball in front of our full back line as a result. The team played with an effective two man half back line where Jack Mackey and Ryan Burke curbed the threat of Kilcullen's most potent attackers. Both won their individual duels and set up a good platform for the team's victory.
At midfield the flair, imagination and creativity of the attack minded Darragh Swords was ably matched by the bravery, strength and determination of team captain Ronyn O' Brien. Darragh will no doubt go on to star for the team next year while Ronyn has played his last game for the school. Both worked tremendously hard for the team today and were vital to the team performance as a result.
Kevin Campbell was the scorer in chief today. He tormented the Kilcullen defence throughout despite being tracked by two markers in the second half. His execution of skill was breathtaking at times. He was assisted manfully by Oliver McNamee who picked up some vital possession particularly in the second half. He surely is another star for the future. Adam Murphy's role was imperative to the team's success. He worked tirelessly throughout and played the last ten minutes as a sweeper when Kilcullen finally disbanded their own defensive system and went on an all out attack. Here he secured some vital possession for the team. The full forward line consisted of Cian Byrne, Conor Murphy and Kevin Hannon. Despite the ultra defensive approach of the opposition they battled bravely and never gave up the fight. Kevin Hannon is a classy forward who will feature again next year. Conor and Cian have played their last game for the school team but will be remembered for the fantastic effort they put in today.
Colm McCormack is another player to watch for next year. He played a starring role in the team's victory over Patrician's National School in the early stages of the competition. He was equally dependable when called upon for the semi final. He is Mr. Versatility and is equally comfortable in goals or further out the field.
Dylan Connolly is a fantastic player who has improved greatly this year. He has performed superbly in training and is another one to watch for in the future. He played a vital role for the team in the semi final when brought in to close out the game.
Stephen Agbele is another member of our talented panel. He played a big role in the game against Patrician's National School and in the semi-final. He has pace to burn and is a fantastic athlete who played his part in the team's success.
The parents, families, teachers and the entire school community are immensely proud of your efforts!
Well done lads!!!!