Under-14 Championship (Div. 2)

posted 14 Aug 2014, 15:03 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 15 Aug 2014, 02:43 ]
GARRYCASTLE 6-14, SHANDONAGH 1-08 

Our U14s made the trip over to Mullingar on Thursday evening last to play Shandonagh in the second round of the championship and came away with a comprehensive win. With a number of the panel unavailable due to holidays we had the bare 15 available to field on the night which included two under 12s Tommy Stephens and Charlie O Connor who both played very well on the night. 

This was our first game in a few weeks and we started very slow with early points from Jason Nugent,Joe Carmody and Brian Ruane keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Shandonagh were playing some good football in the first 20 minutes but excellent defending by Eoin Mulvihill,Owen Keogh and Daniel Guinan kept them at bay.The lads came more into the game in the last 10 minutes of the first half scoring 3 goals from Joe Carmody,Jason Nugent and Charlie O Connor adding to 4 pts from play by Brian Ruane leaving the half time score 3 - 08 to 0 -04.

This scoring burst was the winning of the game and they started the second half in similar fashion with goals from Ian Carroll and Joe Carmody to finish the game as a contest.
This was far from a vintage performance mixing some excellent football with some very poor handling however as it was our first run out in some weeks we were pleased with the effort on the night.

Panel on Duty:
Patrick McKiernan,Daniel Guinan,Eoin Mulvihill,Robert Kelly,Daragh Kenna,Owen Keogh,Tommy Stephens,Dara Mulvihill,Joe Carmody,Robert O Brien,Brian Ruane,Andew Monaghan,Charlie O Connor,Jason Nugent,Ian Carroll.