Under 19 Division Two Final – Culloville v Silverbridge

The Division Two under 19 championship all boils down to the meeting of Culloville and Silverbridge this weekend.

Both sides boast plenty of talent and quality in their ranks and players that have experienced senior football.

A number of the Culloville side started for their senior team that reached the last four of the Intermediate Championship.

They were ultimately defeated by eventual winners Shane O’Neill’s in the semi-finals, but a number of their younger players caught the eye.

Dara Quinn in action for Culloville
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

James King captains the under 19 side and has experienced two great seasons in the Culloville senior ranks.

King kicked 0-3 in that semi-final clash against the Shane’s from wing half back and leads Culloville into battle this weekend.

Dara Quinn top scored for the Blues in the Intermediate Championship with 1-16 while Fergal Kieran and Taidgh O’Neill were others that excelled.

Charlie Garvey (2) and Ciaran Connolly goals helped Culloville reach the under 19 showpiece as they powered past Pearse Ogs.

Fergal Kieran in action for Culloville
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps


Silverbridge made the final when they overcame Carrickcruppen in the last four by the minimum of margins.

They saw out a tight and tense encounter to eventually edge through to the decider on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9.

The Bridge have been in fine scoring form throughout the championship, hitting 2-23 against St Peter’s in round one and 2-12 vs Derrynoose in the quarter finals.

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Sean Conlon is one of their stars in defence and is a regular starter for the senior team. He’s a real leader for the side, as is captain Michael Traynor.

The pair were responsible for the two three-pointers scored in that opening round victory over St Peter’s.

Up front, Silverbridge will look to the likes of Anton Duffy and Ruairi Murphy to take on the majority of the scoring burden.

Both teams have really impressed throughout the league and championship, which should make for an exciting final.