Rostrevor were very poor, Carryduff should have won by more. Apart from Mooney they have no talent coming through. Warrenpoint/Burren game was more entertaining for at least the 1st half but then the point just eased away in the 2nd half. They have a few fine prospects and it will be interesting to see how they fare next year in Div 1.
Very harsh and short sighted opinion.
Rostrevor never got going in the U21 competition at all and were never able to field their strongest team. There are a number of very good players coming through and for one reason or another (injuries and colleges) were not available consistently through this short competition. There is no doubt Rostrevor were shocking on Friday night and despite this they only trailed by a point until the last few minutes - Carryduff hardly set the world alight!
Along with Caolan Mooney; Piaras Kane, Jordan Fegan, Joe Morgan, Conor Doyle, Conall Gordan, James Rice are all players who are top quality and will be around for a while. Piaras and Jordan played a combined 30 mins in the whole competition, indeed Friday night's sub appearance was Piaras' first game while Jordan played a bit of the second half in the Clonduff play off game. Joe, Conall and James have been tied up with school football and haven't really been about consistently but have been performing admirably for St Colman/Louis. To say there is nothing coming through is incorrect, these players plus a few others are more than capable of making the step up - just because the team performed poorly on Friday does not mean it's the end of the line. All of these boys are still very young and will be around for another 2/3 years at this level, indeed Joe is still a minor! I wouldn't write them off as a result of the 2014 U21 competition.
Indeed as mentioned these aren't the only talented players Rostrevor have at this level, just the main ones. Rather than the problem being a lack of talent, the problem lies with harnessing the talent and developing it which hasn't been optimised with the 5/6 minor winning teams of the last 10 years!