Finals of Leinster Club U16 Seven’s closes out the Summer
The Finals day of the Leinster Club Summer Sevens took place on Saturday 31st August in Colt GAA Club, Raheen, Co.Laois and rounded off what has been a busy summer of sevens events. We had 8 club teams play out the Finals day in a Cup and Shield competition under the Laois sun. In the Cup division, Setanta Dublin and Broadford, Kildare showed some great displays across the day but it was Rower Inistioge and Conahy Shamrocks who fought out an epic nail biting final.
It was the latter who came out on top after some end to end play and Conahy were awarded Cup winners on a score line of 2.4 to 2.1.
In the Shield division, two Westmeath teams of Crookedwood and Lough Lene Gaels made the journey and competed very well throughout the day. It was O’Loughlin Gaels and Lisdowney who played out this final with the city side O’Loughlins coming out on top here.
The chairperson of Leinster Council, Hilda Breslin was in attendance on the day and presented the division winners and runners up with their medals and trophies. Many thanks to Hilda for coming along and watching the days games.
Huge credit must also go to the players, parents, mentors and coaches who were involved in these 8 teams and it rounds off what has been an enjoyable schedule of Seven a Sides in Leinster. Many thanks to Fintan Duff, Padraig Dunne and Colt GAA for providing facilities for the Finals Day – it was very much appreciated.
The two referees on the day were fresh off their Foundation/Conversion referee courses held on Monday 26th August and it was brilliant to see the games flow and fouls explained to the players throughout the games. Well done to Padraig Dunne and Jamie McDonald on officiating the days events.