Under 14 Championship (Div 2) Boys

posted 12 Aug 2019, 07:26 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 12 Aug 2019, 15:41 by Garrycastle GAA ]

Garrycastle 2-08  Tubberclair 4-06

Garrycastle u14 travelled to Tubberclair to play the third round of the division 2 championship.

With a few players missing due to holidays Garrycastle still had 17 players togged out in the red and green. As the game started there was a strong breeze favouring Tubberclair and this showed as the home team started the brighter and scored the first two points. Garrycastle adjusted well to the wind and started running at their opponents and were rewarded by numerous frees. We were unlucky not to convert a couple of frees close in and also had a few chances cleared off the Tubberclair line.  Long balls from Tubberclair eventually broke our defence and the home team scored a goal and some poor decisions gave Tubberclair another two points. Our lads kept working and were rewarded by some fine runs from the backline and midfield scoring two points in concession which was keeping us in the game. A long range shot from Tubberclair hit the upright and the ball fell kindly into the forward who scored another goal. The Garrycastle lads never gave up and just before halftime were rewarded with a goal that left the score at Garrycastle 1-02 Tubberclair 2-04 with all to play for in the second half.

Tubberclair started the second half with a quick point and followed up with a goal. Garrycastle started to pass the ball around and when they got into a scoring position started to take their points. We had two penalties awarded to us but only converted one.  Garrycastle were having a purple patch and started to kick over some fine points from play. A lapse in concentration allowed Tubberclair to pass the ball through our defence and they scored an easy goal. With minutes to go the Garrycastle players were searching for goals when pointing the ball may have been the better decision. Outscoring the home team in the second half was great but just not enough time left in the clock to get the win. Still lots to improve on but we are getting better with every performance. Thanks to all parents for their support. The final score was Garrycastle 2-08 Tubberclaire 4-06.

Panel on the evening:

Conn O'Hara, Killian Redmond, Tom Daly, Anthony Mannion, Killian Keegan, David Carter,
Oisin Nugent, Diarmaid Murtagh (0-04), Jack Mulvihill (1-01), Brian Mulvihill (0-01),
Aaron Keegan (1-01), Mathew Connor, Nathan McKeon, Brandon Devaney, Jake Hannify,
Dean Grehan Monaghan, Alessandro Bellassai.