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Seamus Reilly Tournament

The annual Seamus Reilly tournament took place last Saturday with a winner takes all game v Carnanross / Moynalty on what was a cold crisp afternoon for football.

Erins Isle from Dublin had also been invited but due to their club been 100 years old they had to withdraw at the last minute due to celebrations.

Kieran O Riordan had the team well prepared for the challenge and a proper team talk before Dunshaughlin took to the field laid the foundation for this victory and

from the moment the ball was thrown in determination was very obvious from the team in black & amber. Scores were coming from all over the pitch as Carnaross struggled to cope with Dunshaughlins attack. The platform for this was built from a strong midfield partnership and by half time most of the Dunshaughlin forwards were on the score sheet. Canaross to their credit showed typical North Meath spirit and never gave in, they kept the Dunshaughlin defence busy for the entire game.

Dunshaughlin were able to look to their bench and to bring on some talented players and the strength in depth showed in the second half as the black & ambers pulled clear. Some fantastic play and sweeping moves straight from the training ground were on show for those that braved the arctic conditions and it was plain to see that this group have improved over the course of the Autumn.

Carnaross who were short some of their players for this fixture can be proud of their efforts and never say die attitude but on this occasion when Mick Ryan sounded the final whistle the home team had their noses in front and brought the cup back to Dunshaughlin for the third time in six years.

Seamus Reilly who was originally from Carnaross was a mentor to an underage boys team in Dunshaughlin before his untimely passing. Since then the club have run this tournament each year and it was fitting that his wife Ger and daughter Petra were on hand to present the cup to captain Charlie O Connor.

There were refreshments provided from the parents of the home team afterwards in the clubhouse for both teams and supporters.

Thank to Mick Ryan for refereeing, Christy for marking the pitch and the parents who provided refreshments and cleaned up afterwards.

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