Under-10 Castledaly Tournament, Plate Final

posted 18 Oct 2015, 05:28 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 18 Oct 2015, 05:28 ]
The Garrycastle Under-10 team headed to Castledaly on Sunday to play the Coughlan Plate final of the Castledaly tournament, meeting the hosts in the final. 
 
The Garrycastle lads started strongly, pushing forward right from the throw-in, and were rewarded with some early points from Jamie Carroll and Thanh McCay. A lovely worked move then saw a great pass from Jamie to find Diarmaid Murtagh in space, and he scored a great goal to put some space between the teams. The Garrycastle backline were in superb form, with Tom Daly and Jack Mulvihill closing down any Castledaly attacks. Garrycastle were in control of the game at this stage and tacked on some lovely points from Jamie, Thanh and Oisin Nugent, before Castledaly opened their account with a point from a free. Oisin then pounced to get a good goal, which left Garrycastle in charge at the half-time break. 
 
The second half began as the first half ended with Jamie notching up another point. Castledaly came more into the game and were rewarded with a goal and a point of their own before another point from Jamie and a goal from Cian McCormack put the game beyond their grasp. We introduced all of our substitutes during the second half so all players present got to play in the final, and it is a measure of the strength of the squad, that the team kept pressing their advantage even with so many changes. 
 
This was a great squad performance, and all of the players can be well pleased with their efforts and rewards on the day. It was a very happy Garrycastle group that celebrated at the final whistle, and led by captain on the day, Conor McCarthy, lifted the Coughlan Plate high to the cheers of their supporters. 
 
Huge thanks are due also to Ciaran Henson and all of the other helpers, referees etc. in Castledaly, for a very well run and very enjoyable tournament. 
 
Squad: 
Conor McCarthy, Jack Mulvihill, Tom Daly, Brian Mulvihill, Kealan Ryan-McIntyre, Jamie Carroll, Diarmaid Murtagh, Thanh McCay, Killian Redmond, Oisin Nugent, Mattie Wozniak, Conor Sheehan, David Carter, Nathan McKeon, Brandon Devaney, Dean Grehan, Sean O'Donoghue, Sean Doyle, Killian Keegan, Matthew Conner, Cian McCormack.