Rostrevor win Down GAA Og Sport Competition

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Rostrevor won the Down GAA Og Sport competition on Sunday after defeating holders Newry Shamrocks in the final. The Og Sport competition is an U15 7-A-Side competition and in the group stages the 2011 winners Newry Shamrocks were the only side to remain undefeated. In the Semi Finals Shamrocks were joined by Rostrevor, Ballyholland and An Riocht. Shamrocks defeated An Riocht 3-6 to 2-1 while Rostrevor overcame Ballyholland 1-7 to 0-7. Shamrocks entered the final as firm favourites considering that they defeated Rostrevor in the group stages 2-7 to 0-3. However, in the opening couple of minutes of the final Rostrevor scored two goals to give them a lead that Shamrock just could not eat into. Shamrocks needed goals to get back into the game and they ran at Rostrevor especially during the second half, but Rostrevor defended the lead and their goalkeeper carried out a number of great saves. In the end, Rostrevor held on to win the Seamus Fitzsimons Cup for the first time since 2009, winning the game 3-8 to 1.5. The cup was presented to the winning Rostrevor Captain Joe Morgan by Rory Fitzsimons, a great grandson of Seamus Fitzsimons. Rory had actually played in the group stages of this year’s competition for Saul. Rostrevor now go forward to represent Down at the Ulster Og Sport Competition which is due to take place on Saturday 8th September 2012.
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