Under-10 County Football Blitz

posted 7 Apr 2015, 15:15 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 7 Apr 2015, 15:15 ]

The Under-10 football season kicked off with a blitz held in the county ground, Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Tuesday evening (April 7th). A fantastic sunshine filled evening was the perfect backdrop for some excellent football served up by all the teams present. 

On the evening, Garrycastle fielded 16 players, an excellent turnout considering that the club’s Easter Camp is also ongoing this week. This allowed us to field 2 teams, and each team played two matches on the evening. 

In the first round of matches, the Garrycastle “Red” team played the Shandonagh first team, and the Garrycastle “Green” team played the Shandonagh second team. Both games contained some excellent displays of skill from both teams, with a highlight being the excellent fielding on display.  After some engrossing football, the Garrycastle teams just edged out their Shandonagh counterparts. 

In the second round of matches, the Garrycastle “Red” team took on Ballynacargy, while the “Green” team played the Shandonagh first team. Given their exertions in the first round of matches, coupled with their involvement in the Easter Camp, it was inevitable that there was a drop in energy in these games, but even so, the “Green” team maintained their perfect record, while the “Red” team came up one score short, after an epic tussle with Ballynacargy.  

Overall, this was an excellent evenings football, with great enthusiasm and no little skill on display. This hopefully sets us up for a good league campaign, due to start next week. 

Many thanks as always to the players for attending, and also to the parents and other supporters who travelled up to Mullingar to cheer them on. 

Squad on the evening: 

Daniel Sierpinski, Oisin Nugent, Brandon Devaney, Jack Allen, Conor Sheehan, Nathan McKeon, Thanh McCay, Anthony Mannion, Killian Keegan, David Carter, Tom Daly, Killian Redmond, Diarmuid Murtagh, Tom Sheehan, Jamie Carroll, Kyle Greene.