Under-10 County League, Div. 1

posted 26 May 2015, 15:47 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 26 May 2015, 15:47 ]
Garrycastlle Under-10's headed off to Streamstown to play Kilbeggan/St. Josephs in round 3 of this years under-10 county league. 24 players made the trip, allowing us to field two even teams. 
The Garrycastle "Red" team started brightly, and went on the offensive right from the start. With good build-up play from midfield, there were plently of chances for the forwards to get on the scoreboard. Some wayward shooting kept the scores down, but at the break the "Red" team led by two scores. As the second half got underway, it was the turn of the hosts to apply the pressure, but the Garrycastle rear-guard held firm, and limited the chances available. Having weathered the pressure, the "Red" team then took over to take some nice scores, and ran out worthy winners. 
In the second match, the Garrycastle "Green" team started very slowly, playing into the sun and against the wind, and found it hard to get any momentum going. Scores were hard to come by, and they trailed Kilbeggan/St. Josephs at the break. With a few positional switches at half-time, in addition to playing with the wind in the second half, the Garrycastle team pressed forward strongly, and were rewarded with a trio of well taken scores in the first few minutes. The team continued to press forward strongly, but despite outscoring their opponents in the second half, could not pull back the entire deficit from the first half, and the honours went to the home team. 
So, on the evening, it was all square, with each club winning one match. 
Overall, this was a satisfactory performance from both Garrycastle teams. The importance of starting well was evident in the second match, which showed that against a strong team, pulling back a lead is not easy, or guaranteed to be successful. The overall skill levels are improving, and with some focus now on accurate shooting in training, this squad will surely develop further. 
"Green" Team: Brandon Devaney, Sean Doyle, Anthony Mannion, Conn O'Hara, Matthew Conner, Diarmuid Murtagh, Tom Sheehan, Jamie Carroll, Kealan Ryan-McIntyre, Jack Allen, Oisin Nugent, Cian McCormack. 
"Red" Team: Nathan McKeon, Jack Mulvihill, Kyle Greene, Conor Sheehan, Tom Daly, Brian Mulvihill, Sean O'Donoghue, Thanh McCay, Mattie Wozniak, Killian Redmond, David Carter, Dean Grehan.