Leinster men’s titles galore won across the province

finalised

U-16 Boy’s League final
Monkstown 1 (Herbie Fowler-Hudson) Three Rock Rovers 0

Monkstown’s U-16s completed their perfect domestic season as they landed the U-16 boys double as they claimed the spoils from a cracking league final at Rathdown last Sunday.

A top quality tie that was played at interprovincial pace, Herbie Fowler-Hudson’s reverse-stick rocket following a great team move early in the second half was all that separated the sides in the final reckoning.

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But the Town were thankful to goalkeeper Alexander Beatty who backed up his goalkeeper of the tournament gong earned in Holland over Easter with a player of the match crown in this final.

He and Steve Dawson at the far end traded saves throughout a high octane first half with Ben McCrea impressing for Rovers at the back while James Walker and Nacho Sequi Davalilo linked up well with Freddie Morris further up the field to create a series of problems.

It made the tie a far cry from the cup quarter-finals in which Monkstown were handsome 5-2 winners. They did have one effort just denied by the half-time whistle but got in front in the second half from Fowler-Hudson’s goal.

Again, both goalkeepers were on top form in the second half and while Rovers also had a goal disallowed, no further incursions meant Monkstown added another title to their already lengthy list.

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Railway Cup final
YMCA II 2 (Will Powderly, own goal) Pembroke II 1 (own goal)

After a dramatic reinstatement to the competition, YMCA II took full advantage to snatch the Railway Cup in a tie defined by own goals.

Pembroke got the first of them before Will Powderly’s cross took a deflection for 1-1 at half-time. And Powderly was instrumental once again in the winner which came in the final minute as the ball somehow scrambled over the line.

YM were initially knocked out of the competition in the semi-final by Railway Union but one of their players was deemed ineligible, seeing the Y return to the competition for the final and duly bagging the league and cup double.

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Minor Cup final
Corinthian IV 4 (D Butler 2, D Howard, T Long) Wicklow 2

Corinthian came from 2-0 down to claim their second cup title in seven days at the Maws last Saturday, denying Wicklow the double in the process.

The tangerines had gone 2-0 up inside the opening quarter when Doug Ferris slotted home early on and Eoin Byrne coolly finished the second for a cracking start to the tie.

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But the reds replied quickly with Tom McNulty latching onto an overhead and laying on the perfect pass for Darragh Butler to finish an excellent team goal

The striker levelled matters before half-time off the back of a broken down corner, picking out the bottom corner to leave it very much game on in the second half.

Corinthian, though, took control in the second period as Davy Howard dragged home a penalty corner and Tony Long got a delicate touch to a cross after a quickly taken free found its way to him.

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Junior Cup final
Rathgar III 2 Clontarf III 0

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Galtrim Cup final
Avoca 2 Monkstown 2, Avoca win on penalty strokes

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