Abbeyside are county under 21 hurling champions for the fifth time after a convincing 3-13 to 1-12 win against De La Salle at Fraher Field this afternoon.
Man of the match Michael Kiely struck 2-3 from play as the Villagers collected the Tony Mansfield cup.
First half goals from captain Conor Prunty and Kiely gave them a 2-7 to 0-7 lead at the break. Kiely’s second goal of the afternoon on 42 minutes put the Westerners ten points to the good. Abbeyside keeper Aaron Beresford then saved a penalty from Thomas Douglas after Dylan Finn had a goal ruled out by referee Tommy O’Sullivan.
Kiely and Neil Montgomery added further points in the last quarter before Dylan Finn got a late consolation for De La Salle.
Victorious skipper Conor Prunty said that it was one of his proudest days in an Abbeyside shirt.
He said that they were determined to make up for their two previous defeats to De La Salle.
He said that seventeen year old Michael Kiely is an exceptional player.
Man of the match Michael Kiely 2-3 from play for the seventeen year old this afternoon pic.twitter.com/Yi5SKaZyyn
— Tomás McCarthy (@tomasmcc) December 1, 2018