Under-14 Championship (Div. 2)

posted 12 Sep 2014, 13:42 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 12 Sep 2014, 13:42 ]
GARRYCASTLE 2-17,  KILLUCAN 3-11 

Our U14s beat Killucan in a very exciting and tough encounter last Thursday evening in Garrycastle. The win ensures that they have qualified for the county semi final with two games still to play in the league championship format.
With Jason Nugent captaining the side in the absence of Eoin Mulvihill who was injured the lads were quick out of the blocks with early points from Jason, Joe Carmody, Brian Ruane and Feargal Mullin before an excellent goal by Ian Carroll left the score after 20 minutes 1-07 to 0-04. The physically strong Killucan side rallied to add 1-02 before the break to leave the HT score 1-10 to 1-06.

The second half was a fiery affair with each side matching each other score for score with the Garrycastle goal coming from Owen Keogh. A breakaway goal with 5 minutes remaining brought Killucan level and they looked to have the momentum to go on and win however great team work over the closing minutes and some excellent running at the Kllucan defence from Joe Carmody, Brian Ruane, Jason Nugent and Dara Mulvihill in particular ensured that we scored 3 points without reply to win the game.

Apart from those mentioned already their were good performances from Patrick McKiernan, Daragh Kenna, Andrew Monaghan and Robert O Brien.

Garrycastle:
Patrick McKiernan, Daniel Guinan, Mathias O'Neill, Robert Kelly, Cillian Lyons, Dara Mulvihill, Dylan Keegan, Joe Carmody, Jason Nugent, Brian Ruane, Andrew Monaghan, Robert O'Brien, Feargal Mullin,, Ian Carroll, Owen Keogh, Tommy Stephens, Daragh Kenna. 

Match Report: John Ruane