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posted 29 Aug 2016, 02:58 by Matthew Ryan

Garrycastle welcomed Clan na nGael on Wednesday evening last for the latest round of the Clan na nGael/Tormeys Under-10 league. As is usual in this competition, we played two matches, one each at Under-9 and Under-10 level. The under-9 team started strongly, and won a lot of possession in the centre of the field. This allowed our forwards to take a number of good scores, and build up a good lead by the end of the first half. Any attacks by the Clan forwards were handled well by the backline, who were determined to keep scoring chances to a bare minimum. As the second half started, we swapped out our forward line to give a number of our younger under-8 players a chance to show what they could do, and they stepped up to add a few extra scores to make the match safe. Overall, a very good performance from this young team, and every single one of the players present can take great pride in their sporting performances on the evening.

 

In contrast, the under-10 team, which was short a number of the under-10 players, found it difficult to get into their normal rhythm, and found scores hard to get in the first half of their match. The visitors took an early lead, and maintained their advantage until the half-time break. The Garrycastle team was reshuffled a little for the second half and started to make inroads into the Clan lead, but were never able to close the gap completely, and the Clan team ran out deserving victors. So, overall, an evening of mixed fortunes for the Garrycastle group, with one win and one loss on the evening, which was a valid reflection of the football on show. Both Garrycastle teams performed to the best of their abilities, and the under-10 team in particular will surely be strengthened by the return of players after the summer holidays.

 

Under-10 squad: Kacey Mulvihill, David Carter, Calum Hudson, Sean O'Donoghue, Brandon Devaney, Aaron Keegan, Killian Keegan, Nathan McKeon, Dean Greham, Anthony Mannion.

 

Under-9 squad: Oisin O'Donoghue, Keelan Ward, Conor McCormack, Darragh Glennon, Cian Norris, Niadh Shine, Rian Gaynor, Louie Shine, Fionn McMahon, Andrew Henson, Dylan Frawley, James McHugh, Van McCay, Kealan McNamara.

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