U14s secure first hurling title for club in 19 years

June 1st, 2014 | U14 Football and Hurling

History makers...the U14 team which won the Tyrone Feile Shield on Saturday.

History makers…the U14 team which won the Tyrone Feile Shield on Saturday.

CONGRATULATIONS to the U14 hurlers who won the Shield section of the Tyrone U14 Feile on Saturday in Garvaghey.

The boys defeated a fancied Naomh Colm Cille team in the decider at sun-soaked Garvaghey to lift an historic title for the club, the first hurling title since 1995 when our minor team won a Tyrone minor championship title and the Ulster Shield title. The manager of the U14s is Ciaran McDaid who was also a member of the minor winning side of 19 years ago.

Well done to the boys for their commitment and hard work in recent weeks and the win now sets them up nicely for the All-Ireland Feile which will see the Barrow Rangers Club from Kilkenny come to town on the weekend of 20th-22nd June.

The team was as follows – Matthew McNamee, Paul Donnely, Matthew McClements, Tom McClements, Oisin McGuigan, Sean Laird, Cormac Taggart, Ben Groogan, Jordan O’Reilly, Fionnbharr Taggart, Caolan McCusker, Aidan Kelly, Jakub Krawczyk, Jamie Lewis, Adam Groogan, Ross Slevin, Christopher Mulcahey, Phelim Gallagher.

The club has been delighted to welcome a number of new players from Dromore into the squad. Ross Slevin, Jamie Lewis, Caolan McCusker, Christopher Mulcahey, Phelim Gallagher and Oisin McGuigan played a key role in the Feile success following in the footsteps of former Dromore players, Conall Quinn and Liam O’Neill who were members of the 1995 team.

The last hurling team to won a title for St. Enda’s 19 years ago was as follows: 1995 Ulster Minor Hurling Championship Shield: St. Enda’s 3-7 Burt 1-6 (See photo below): Ciaran Cox, Niall McLaren (0-1), Ciaran McDaid, Fabien McNamee, Eamon Miley, Kevin Cunningham, Simon Johnston, David McKenna (0-1), Michael O’Neill, Terry McGowan (0-3), Liam O’Neill (1-0), Eunan Meyler (0-2), Paul Butler, Paul Murphy (1-0), Eamon Eanatta (1-0). Subs – Paddy Bunting, Brian O’Neill, Niall McCrory, Conall Quinn, Barry Eccles and Gareth Farmer.

Cormac Taggart gets ready to make a defensive clearance against Naomh Colum Cille.

Cormac Taggart gets ready to make a defensive clearance against Naomh Colum Cille.

The St. Enda's U14 team with manager Ciaran McDaid.

The St. Enda’s U14 team with manager Ciaran McDaid.

Oisin McGuigan shows great skill to take possession

Oisin McGuigan shows great skill to take possession

Jordan O'Reilly clears the ball

Jordan O’Reilly clears the ball

Ben Groogan prepares to launch an attack

Ben Groogan prepares to launch an attack

Tyrone Gaelic Players Association officer Thomas Colton presents the Tyrone Feile Shield to St. Enda's captain Matthew McClements after the Final in Garvaghey

Tyrone Gaelic Players Association officer Thomas Colton presents the Tyrone Feile Shield to St. Enda’s captain Matthew McClements after the Final in Garvaghey

Bridging the gap..Ciaran McDaid manager of the St. Enda's U14 team which won the Tyrone Shield - 19 years after the club's last hurling success when Ciaran was part of the minor team which won the Tyrone championship and Ulster Shield in 1995

Bridging the gap..Ciaran McDaid manager of the St. Enda’s U14 team which won the Tyrone Shield – 19 years after the club’s last hurling success when Ciaran was part of the minor team which won the Tyrone championship and Ulster Shield in 1995

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Oisin McGuigan in action in the Feile final.

Flashback to the last hurling success...the 1995 Minor Hurling champions

Flashback to the last hurling success…the 1995 Minor Hurling champions. Back row, Kevin Cunningham, Gareth Farmer, Simon Johnston, Ciaran Cox, Ciaran McDaid, Niall McLaren, Paul Murphy, Eamon Eannatta, Fabien McNamee, Paul Butler, Barry Eccles, Conor McGirr, Liam O’Neill, Conall Quinn. Front row, Brian O’Neill, Niall McCrory, David McKenna, Michael O’Neill, Terry McGowan, Paddy Bunting, Eunan Meyler, Terry McGowan (manager)