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Parteen's Shane Curtain in action against Whitegate's Oisin Dermody, Callum Burke and Ger Rodgers

Delightful title double for Parteen Under 13s

When titles are rarely captured by a club the delight is evident when in three weeks a hat trick of honours are annexed, and this is the case with Parteen.
Junior B football and now the double achieved by their busy U13’s as the hurlers with a late salvo of scores took the honours in Broadford on Saturday morning.
Whitegate will look back that despite a solid honourable effort they let chances go abegging and with Parteen possessing slightly the more physical side these misses were costly.
Leo Bogenberger, Jake Gibbons and a long range free by Whitegate team captain Matthew Ryan gave the large Whitegate following a lot to cheer about in the first seven minutes as they raced three clear and looking more than capable.
There was no further score in the first quarter as Parteen managed to curb the attacking tendencies of Whitegate.
Finn Cahill and Sean Geoghegan got Parteen on the scoresheet in the 17th and 19th minutes before the hard-working Jake Gibbons hit back for his second score. Indeed, Gibbons was unlucky to see a goal chance to wide midway through the first half.
Parteen captain Gavin Marshall struck for his sides first goal in the 22nd minute as they sneaked a point clear. This was short-lived as Gibbons and Ryan hit back for Whitegate as the quality of fare increased as the game went on.
Sean Geoghegan levelled matters before two more scores from Finn Cahill gave Parteen a solid (1-5) to (0-6) half time lead.
Level pegging was reality five minutes into the second half as Jake Gibbons and Darragh Perrill sent over well taken scores. The game turned in a three-minute spell between the 38th and 41st minutes. Darren Meaney sent over a point before Finn Cahill struck for Parteen’s second goal and now the winners were four clear and dominating last sections of play.
Whitegate showed great resolve and skill to draw the game in the space of 90 seconds with (1-1) from Jake Gibbons.
This was as good as it got though as Parteen scored (1-3) in the final quarter as Whitegate were held scoreless. Finn Cahill (0-2) and Shane Curtin (1-1) were the sharpshooters as Parteen celebrated a six-point win as Whitegate rued 13 wides during the game.
Best for the champions included Evan Foley, Dylan O’Connell, Gavin Marshall, Joe Browne, Sean Geoghegan, Ronan Curing, Finn Cahill and Shane Curtin. Whitegate worked hard with solid performances from the dynamic Jake Gibbons, Darragh Pearl, Ger Rodgers, Michael Kelly, Matthew Ryan and Leo Bogenberger.
After the game the U13C cup was presented to Parteen captain Gavin Marshall by Bord na nÓg Iomaint chairperson Neil O’Brien.

Parteen: Cormac Barry, Evan Foley, Alexander Markelov, Donal Connelly, Dylan O’Connell, Joe Maxwell, Gavin Marshall (1-0), Joe Browne (0-1), Sean Geoghegan (0-2), Ronan Curtin, Finn Cahill (1-5), Darren Meaney (0-1), Shane Curtin (1-1). Subs: Conor Cooney for Geogheagn

Whitegate:
Niall Holland, Sean Treacy, Matthew Ryan (0-2), Oisin Dermody, Callum Burke, Michael Kelly, Leo Bogenberger (0-1), Darragh Pearl (0-1), Ger Rodgers, Jack Muggivan, Kieran Turner, Jake Gibbons (1-5), Tomas McClearn. Subs: Eoghan McDermott, Fionn Carey, James Bugler, Rohan McMahon.

Referee: Johnny Healy
(Smith O’Briens)

by Michael O’Connor

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