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Clann na nGael / Tormeys Solicitors Under-10 League

posted 22 Aug 2016, 04:12 by Matthew Ryan

The Garrycastle Under-10 squad made the trip to Woodmount to take on Padraig Pearses in the latest round of the Clann na nGael/Tormeys Under-10 league on Monday evening. On a nice fine evening, we had a smaller than usual turnout due to holidays etc. but still fielded an under-10 and under-9 team.


The under-9 team started their match playing with the aid of a strong breeze, and soon had some scores on the board to settle the team down. Some excellent midfield play meant that the home team struggled to get the ball past the half-way line, and any attempts that succeeded were dealt with by a Garrycastle backline that fielded everything that came their way. At the half-time break, Garrycastle had a strong lead, but would be facing into the wind in the second half. Some great determined play at the start of the second half saw the Garrycastle lead extended, and the expected fightback from Pearses was handled well by the backs. As the half wore on, the Garrycastle squad once again took the initiative, and tacked on some nice scores to extend their lead again, with the match ending with Garrycastle well on top. 


In the under-10 match, it was the home team who took the early initiative playing with the wind to run up an initial lead. The Garrycastle lads fought back well, but at the break, the home team were a number of scores to the good. In the second half, playing with the wind, and with some excellent placed kickouts, the Garrycastle team started to reel in the home teams lead, and some great play up front, backed up with some excellent defending when required meant that as the match entered the last minute, there was only a single score dividing the teams. Two final attacks by the Garrycastle squad were agonizingly wide, and as the final whistle blew, it was the home team that was victorious by a single point. Overall, a good evenings work, with honours shared between the teams.


Under-9: Cian Norris, Van McCay, Kealan McNamara, Rian Gaynor, Andrew Henson, James McHugh, Darragh Glennon, Aaron Keegan, Dylan Frawley.


Under-10: Jessica Frawley, Anthony Mannion, David Carter, Nathan McKeon, Sean O'Donoghue, Kacey Mulvihill, Conor McCormack, Jack Allen, Oisin O'Donoghue.