Bailieborough win First Provincial Title

January 15, 2020

Danske Bank Gerry Brown Cup final :

Bailieborough CS 1-7 Coláiste Dún an Rí, Kingscourt 14
ON A bitterly cold night in Cavan the derby Gerry Brown Cup final ended in a three points’ win for Bailieborough, their first ever provincial schools’ title.
Full back Aidan Christie was immense throughout but particularly during the second half when they wind was behind Coláiste Dún an Rí. the McCabe twins and Conor McIntyre were others to shine on an historic night for the Community School.
Bailieborough played with the aid of the wind in the opening half but they looked to be struggling against a dogged Kingscourt effort with Micheal Carroll, Ciaran Doyle, Micheal Pienar and Patrick Power all working hard.
Indeed an interval lead of 0-6 to 0-1 did not look unbeatable, Conor McIntyre scored two of those points with Kyle McCabe also on target.
Kingscourt closed the gap to three points in the 40th minute with scores from Patrick Power and Michael Carroll. But Bailieborough broke for a goal finished by Andrew Hill.
However Kingscourt fought back with a goal of their own from Caoimhin McGee and the game was in the melting pot when sub Louis O’Malley floated over a point.
However Bailieborough finished strongly with Conor McIntyre pointing a free to secure their first Ulster title.

Bailieborough : D Clarke, F O’Connell, A Christie, O Fitzsimons, J McPhillips, B Cahill, Kenzie McCabe, M Morrissey (0-1), Kyle McCabe (0-1), R Coleman (0-1) P Morris, W Cooney, A Hill (1-0), L Bell (0-1) C McIntyre (0-3)
Subs : J Farrelly for R Coleman, E Markey for W Cooney
Kingscourt : P O’Reilly, M O Pienaar, O Byrne, D turner, N McCormack, A Shackleton, C Doyle, D Carolan, M McKeon, J McKeon M Carroll (0-1), C McAvinney, K Martin, P Power (0-1) C McGee (1-1).
Subs: L O’Malley (0-1) for J McKeon, R Carey for D Turner