Na Fianna 2-20 - 1-06 Don/Ash Minor

23rd May 2016 - 8:00 pm at Páirc Tailteann

Donaghmore/Ashbourne 1-06
Na Fianna 2-20

Our Minor team travelled to Pairc Tailteann on Monday night on the back of a couple tough performances with confidence that if they were to perform to their ability that they could take home the league title if they were to overcome the 1 point deficit defeat from the earlier group game encounter with Na Fianna. Unfortunately things did not go to plan and our lads suffered a very heavy 2-20 to 1-06 defeat at the hands of a worthy Enfield side who were fully deserving of their win and title.

In truth it was a poor night at the office with most if not all our lads losing their individual battles and being beaten by a stronger and more hungrier Na Fianna side. We did start brightly with a Leo Reilly point from play in the  opening minute but by the time Peader Farrell got our second on 24 minutes from a free Na Fianna had raised the  white flag on 11 occasions. Worse was to come in closing stages of the opening half as we also conceded 2 late goals and trailed at the interval by 2-11 to 0-02.

The second have really went through the motions as it was over as a contest but our lads kept playing but never closed the gap as the Na Fianna side were always in command. Hopefully the lads can learn from this disappointing result and improve for the championship later in the year.