The football action finally came to a conclusion last Saturday in Clonoulty.
Defending U 16 champions for the last four years Clonmel Commercials were in action against north contenders Newport Gaels.
The scene was set for a 12am throw in with referee Paddy Russell in charge underneath a cloudy sky with sparse sprinkles of rain threatening.
The opening goal was recorded by Keith Fahy on the twenty fourth minute for a commanding lead 1-07 to 0-03 for Commercials. A minute later Ryan Lambe had the Newport net shaking once again for his sides second goal
Commercials added three more points courtesy of Ryan Lambe, Dillon Kennedy and Michael Morrissey to give their side a 2-10 to 0-04 interval lead.
Upon the resumption the agony continued for the north boys as Commerical realsied a final score of 3-17 Newport Gaels 0-05.
Full credit has to be accorded to Newport who despite being out played in all sectors of the pitch never gave up and always concentrated on the game of football. For Clonmel Commercials they have to be applauded for the manner that they went about their business and winning the title to record a five-in –a –row, a marvellous achievement by any standard.
In doing so they have the distinction of never losing a final since the start of this century and lead the order of merit with six titles.
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