Clooney/Quin Minor footballers got their championship campaign off to the perfect start last week with victory over The Banner in what was a very entertaining game.  The teams exchanged the lead and momentum on several occasions throughout the hour. C/Q had taken a 6-point lead after 10 minutes only for the home side to hit 2-4 without reply. C/Q responded with 1-2 and went to the interval holding a 2-6 to 2-5 lead. The Banner boys were dominant in the 3rd quarter after which they held a 4-point lead. However, a hat-trick of goals from the visitors in the closing stages helped Brian O’Neill’s team to a 5-7 to 2-13 win.

With their first outing in this year’s Minor Hurling Championship postponed until July 20th, our U18s will turn their attention to the big ball and their opening game in the 2012 Football Championship which takes place at The Banner GAA Grounds this Thursday evening. There, they will take on the hosts in a game that has a 7:30pm throw-in.