Report: ACHL U16 Round 9 – MacUiln 6-12 Dunloy 5-15


Glenariffe failed to field in round 8 of the league so the next league match was home to Dunloy. The town opened the scoring in this match with points from Ben McQuillan and Conor Boyd. Dunloy responded with a point followed by a goal within 30 seconds. Oran Kearney then responded for the town with a goal straight away. As the first half progressed Dunloy scored a further 3-4 before Conor Boyd slotted a point over for the town. The last ten minutes of the first half seen goals for Oran Kearney and Conor Boyd however Dunloy registered a further 5 points to take a lead at halftime 4-10 to 3-3.

With a ten point gap at halftime many would assume game over Dunloy win however the supporters were in for a second half that would rival any senior match for scores and determination by both teams.

Dunloy opened the scoring with a point in the second minute however Ballycastle responded with 1-6 before Dunloy could register another score. In the 14th minute of the second half Dunloy slotted over a point to keep the lead to 4 points and then up popped Ciaran McKeague to put the ball in the back of the net to reduce the lead to 1. Unfortunately Dunloy responded with a goal to maintain the gap. As the second half ran into the last ten minutes Dunloy scored a further 3 points and Ballycastle scored a further 1-3 which resulted in a draw 6-12 to 5-15.

Scores: Conor Boyd 1-07 Oran Kearney 2-1 Ben McQuillan 0-2 Eamon Elliot 0-1 Tiernan Kelly 0-1 Ciaran McKeague 2-0 Ryan Hill 1-0.

Ryan Hill for Tiernan Kelly

1. Dylan McMullan
2. Column Butler
3. Oisin McAuley
4. Tony McGarry
5. Oran Colgan
6. Conal Colgan
7. Frank McAlonan
8. Ciaran McKeague
9. Ben McQuillan
10. Conaire Butler
11. Eamon Elliot
12. Conor Boyd
13. Lorcan Donnelly
14. Tiernan Kelly
15. Oran Kearney
16. Tom McCollum
17. Ryan Hill
18. Tiernan Donnelly
19. Cormac Donnelly
20. Oscar Egan
21. Dylan Hill

Author: McQuillan GAC

McQuillan GAC Ballycastle is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the town of Ballycastle in County Antrim. Read more about the club here.