Under 15 Shield (Div 2) Boys Semi Final

posted 21 Sep 2020, 03:36 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 21 Sep 2020, 03:43 ]

Western Gaels 6-14 Kilbeggan Shamrocks/Milltownpass 2-04

Western Gaels were at home in Garrycastle in the U15 Shield (Div 2) Semi Final against Kilbeggan Shamrocks/Milltownpass.  It was a perfect Sunday morning for a game of football, with the sun shining and a slight breeze blowing down the pitch. The Western Gaels team started the game strongly, driving forward and taking a couple of fine scores. Shamrocks fought back strongly and quickly found an equalising score from a free to keep the game finely balanced. The Western gaels lads pushed on again, and dominated the next 15 minutes with numerous chances missed but tagged on a goal and a point before the first water break leaving the score 1-02 to 0-01.

The second quarter saw Western gaels being more direct and clinical with some fine play from the middle third of the pitch. They were relentless in running at Shamrocks and were rewarded with a further two goals and five points before halftime. A slight lapse in defence allowed Shamrocks to run through our defence and score a fine individual goal followed by a point, to leave the half-time score showing the home team ahead by 2-05, on a scoreline of 3-08 to 1-03. 

As the second half started, the game really opened up as Western gaels continuous pressure and running game produced some excellent scores. Western gaels dominated the second half all over the pitch and Shamrocks had no response to the speed and movement of our forwards. This was a great team performance and the link play was exceptional today. Well done to all involved and great to be in a County final in a few weeks.  Final score Western Gaels 6-14 Kilbeggan Shamrocks/Milltownpass 2-04.

Western Gael's corers on the day: Jamie Carroll (2-05), David Carter (1-01), David Marlow (0-05), Keelan Blom (2-00), Jake Hanify (1-00), Killian Keegan (0-03).