Our U14s bowed out of this year's Feile/Toddy Byrne Cup going down to Clarinbridge on a 3:12 to 2:05 score line.

The Bridge had the better start with two early points from frees. Jack Coyne got Cashel off the mark, using the breeze to land a long range free. Ten minutes had elapsed before Clarinbridge landed the first score from play. They followed up with another point before Jack landed a huge free from near his own 65m line to leave the score 0:04 to 0:02. Then Clarinbridge scored a goal to extend the gap to five points. Cashel responded with a Oisin Connolly point just on half time to leave the score 1:04 to 0:03 at the break.

Clarinbridge hit the ground running in the second half with a point and a goal within the first two minutes. But the Cashel lads responded well to pull a goal back quickly, Eamonn Flynn netting the vital score. The sides exchanged points before Clarinbridge took over for a period scoring three points and a goal to leave the score on 3:09 to 1:04. Cashel fought back strongly and with five minutes remaining Aaron Connolly found the net, Jack adding another free shortly afterwards. At 3:09 to 2:05 another goal for Cashel might have rattled the Bridge and the lads tried hard to get it. But it wasn't to be. Clarinbridge kept their composure and finished out the game with three more points. 3:12 to 2:05 the final score and a deserved victory. But the Castlegar boys can hold their heads high they fought hard to the end and all at the club should be proud of their efforts. Well done to them all and to Gerry Coyne and his team of mentors. With the majority of the team still under thirteen the future is bright for this group of players.

The U14 championship game against Kilnadeema/Letrim fixed for next Monday is off as they are playing in the feile final next Saturday.