Hat-tricks for Duncan and Dillon in Milltown win


Milltown captains Louie Dillon and Jack McDonald with the cup. Photos: John McCauley

Cumann na mBunscol Westmeath Division 5 Football Final: Scoil Phádraig, Milltown 9-3, Kilcleagh NS, Castledaly 2-7

Louie Dillon and Tristan Duncan both scored hat-tricks as an impressive Scoil Phádraig, Milltown side overcame Kilcleagh NS, Castledaly in the Division 5 football final last Thursday afternoon at TEG Cusack Park.

There was very little between two well-rehearsed teams in the first quarter, at the end of which the boys in green led 3-0 (two from Dillon and one from Duncan) to 1-4 (a goal from Josh Duffy, and points from the boots of Michael Fox, two from Alex Pillion and Duffy from a free).

However, Milltown took control at this point and they scored an unanswered 2-3 for the rest of the first half.

Jack McDonald (a drop kick) and Samuel Byrne (who rolled the ball home) scored the goals, while Byrne also picked up a pair of game points and McDonald converted a free. Milltown led 5-3 to 1-4 at the break.

Byrne and Duffy traded goals shortly after the restart, but Milltown continued to pounce for two more three-pointers within minutes, courtesy of Duncan and Dillon.

Hard worker Duffy scored three more points in the closing stages, all on free runs, but these were canceled out by Duncan’s third goal.

After the game, Derek Butler, chairman of Cumann na mBunscol at Westmeath, presented the trophy to winning captains Louie Dillon and Jack McDonald.

Scorers – Milltown: T Duncan and L Dillon 3-0 each, S Byrne 2-2, J McDonald 1-1 (0-1f). Kilcleagh NS : J Duffy 2-4 (0-4f), A Pillion 0-2, M Fox 0-1.

Scoil Phadraig, Milltown sign: Cillian Murtagh, Cathal Donohue, Cathal Mulvey, Matthew Kenny, Shane Ahearn, Louie Dillon (Joint Captain), Jack McDonald (Joint Captain), Nick Finerty, Tristan Duncan, Samuel Byrne, Seán Lynn, Thomas Scally, Conor Devaney, Oliver Byrne, Lucas Ruisinger, Bryan Pendred, Patrick Scally, Jason Flannery, Lucian Burksaitis.

Kilcleagh NS, Castledaly Committee: Oscar Casey, Joe Murray, Matthew Marsh (co-captain), Michael Fox, Daniel Murphy, Josh Duffy (co-captain), Alex Pillion, Ally Duffy, Katie Doyle, Hannah Pratlett, Brian McCormack, James Nee, Ruby Bourke, Nora Mulchrone, Ellie Bastic, Tomás Mulchrone, Nathan Marsh, Harry Dolan, Joe Hurley, Eoin Pratlett, Jamie Bastic, Rachel Pillion, Emily Galvin, Florence Casey, Georgia Donlon, Sophie Greally, Áine Dullea, Caoilfhinn Fallon.

Ref: John Joe Brady (Milltown pass).

Player of the game: Louie Dillon (Scoil Phadraig, Milltown).

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