Tir na nOg youth players grab three goals in league success

Tir na nOg under 16s.
Tir na nOg under 16s.

Tir na nOg enjoyed youth success over Madden by a thrilling 3-5 to 1-9 tally at Ballyoran.

Tir na nOg struggled across the opening stages as Madden enjoyed control before the first half.

Madden failed to capitalise on this period of leading play and Tir na nOg proved in contention thanks to tactical and player changes.

Three goals and a point within the closing 10 minutes left Tir na nOg out in front at the final whistle - with Tiernan McVeigh and Andrew Wilson key players.

The club’s under 16s took part in a derby date with Clan na Gael and posted league success by 3-12 to 2-2.

Tom Weir’s driving run featured a slick finish to spark the scoring.

Niall McBride grabbed a goal before Cathal McGinty increased the advantage from open play.

Clan na Gael’s response featured a period on top that included a goal despite a fine attempt by goalkeeper Josh Bush.

Cathal McGinty helped Tir na nOg get back in control with points, the latter thanks to Fionnbarr Hamill’s approach play.

A bright start by the Lurgan outfit to the second half left Tir na nOg on the backfoot and within two points of the Portadown players at the end of the scoring spell.

A vital 10-minute period left Tir na nOg with control.

Tom Weir, McGinty, Oran McGuckin and Declan O’Neill posted points. Weir also found the net at the second time of asking against a spirited Clan na Gael side.

McGuckin’s late brace of points and a flowing move capped by Hamill wrapped up victory.