Under 10 - Castledaly Tournament

posted 28 Sept 2015, 05:58 by Matthew Ryan

The Garrycastle Under-10 squad played two matches this week in the Castledaly tournament. On Monday night, in very poor weather conditions, we travelled to Castledaly to take on Maryland/Tang. Even though conditions overhead and underfoot were not great for playing football, the Garrycastle team started well, and soon had scores on the board from Thanh McCay and Jamie Carroll. The majority of the first half was played in the Maryland/Tang half of the pitch, with the Garrycastle lads applying constant pressure, and were rewarded with further scores from Jamie and Thanh, as well as scores from Tom Sheehan, Killian Redmond and Oisin Nugent. As the second half started, we emptied the bench to give all players present as much game time as possible. Further scores from Thanh, Jamie and Diarmaid Murtagh pushed the game out of the reach of Maryland/Tang. The team got a welcome boost with the return of Conor Sheehan after an absence of 6 weeks, and he took a brace of nice scores as the game reached its conclusion. Not to be outdone, younger brother Tom helped himself to a score as the referee blew for full time. On the evening, Garrycastle took a deserved win.


On Wednesday we returned to Castledaly to play the Moate All-Whites in the second round of the tournament. Moate scored the opening point, but this was cancelled out almost immediately by a well taken score from Thanh. Further points were exchanged between the sides, the Garrycastle scores coming from Jamie and Tom Sheehan, before Moate broke through to score a goal. The Moate team then notched up a couple of points to lead at the half-time break. The second half saw sustained pressure from Moate resulting in a few scores, before the Garrycastle team hit a purple patch, scoring a goal, (from Conor) and 4 points, (Conor with three, and one from Diarmaid), as the Garrycastle lads started to make inroads in the Moate lead. Driven on by an excellent defensive display from Anthony Mannion and Jack Mulvihill, ably supported by the industrious Kealan Ryan-McIntyre and Brian Mulvihill, Garrycastle pushed hard but were unable to close the gap, and were caught just at the end of the game by a breakaway score from the Moate team.


Squad: Conor McCarthy, Jack Mulvihill, Anthony Mannion, Tom Daly, Brian Mulvihill, Kealan Ryan-McIntyre, Jamie Carroll, Diarmaid Murtagh, Tom Sheehan, Thanh McCay, Killian Redmond, Oisin Nugent, Mattie Wozniak, Cian McCormack, Conor Sheehan, David Carter, Brandon Devaney, Dean Grehan, Sean O’Donoghue, Sean Doyle, Nathan McKeon.