Under-14 County Champions

Westmeath Division 4 champions 2012 !

Under-14 Management team for 2012

The Under-14 side will be managed in 2012 by Michael Mannion. Michael will be assisted by Rowan Mulvihill and Paddy Kenny.

Contact Michael Mannion by phone at 087 8031137, or by e-mail.


Training times for Under-14 squad are Mondays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm, and Thursdays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm.

Training is usually held on the pitch at Cornamaddy National School.

News / Fixtures / Results

The U14 results and final table for the Westmeath Fé 14 Football League Division 3B can be found here.

The results and final table for the Fé 14 Football Division 4B (League Championship) can be found here.

Westmeath Under-14 team (October 29th, 2012)

Congratulations to Cathal Mannion and Bill Kelly, both members of the Garrycastle under-14 team, who played for the Westmeath under-14 team today in a 3-county blitz in DCU. The Westmeath team beat Wicklow and Dublin to win the blitz. Both lads played in both games. Well done to Bill and Cathal!

End-of-year trip

The under-14 and under-16 squads enjoyed an end-of-year trip to Lahinch to partake in some watersport based activity to mark the end of the football year, on Saturday October 27th.

Match Reports

Fé 14 Football League Championships Division 4 Final - September 8th, 2012.

Garrycastle emerged victorious over near neighbours Tubberclair in the U14 Division 4 final, played in Rosemount on Saturday. On a perfect pitch and on a near perfect day for playing football, an excellent team performance delivered the first under-14 championship for the club in recent years.

Right from the off, Garrycastle opened brightly, and had 3 points on the board from Jack Brody, Cathal Mannion and Brian Ruane, before Tubberclair opened their account with a well taken goal to level the scores. Tubberclair were threating at this stage, and it needed some fine clearances from Bill Kelly and Brian Kenny to steady the Garrycastle team. However, this Garrycastle team has shown in recent months that they do not let setbacks discourage them, and they responded well with further points from Ross Mulvihill following an excellent solo run, and Enda Moran who was buzzing around the half-forward line. Garrycastle were now starting to take over in midfield with Cathal and Oisin Langan to the fore, well supported by Eoin Mulvihill and Joe Carmody winning a lot of ball on the half-back line. A well worked free from Cathal saw Philip Monahan in to open his account with a point, before the same player capitalised on some excellent work from Conor Mulvihill and a fine pass from Oisin to finish the ball to the net. Garrycastle were in the ascendancy and an immediate point from Ross stretched the lead before Oisin, taking a well delivered pass at speed, scored Garrycastle's second goal. Tubberclair responded with a good point from play, but Garrycastle were firing on all cylinders now and in the space of two minutes added two further goals from Enda, the second of which was a bullet which would have graced any game. As the half came to a close, Cathal pointed a close-in free to leave Garrycastle leading at half-time on a score of 4-8 to 1-3.

As the second half began, Tubberclair pushed forward strongly, and now it was the turn of the Garrycastle defence to come to the fore, and they responded, with Bill Kelly, Mark Denby and Brian Leahy in turn making good clearances. Garrycastle were now starting to dominate all over the pitch, and another solo goal from Enda, after Jack Brody had won breaking ball in midfield, effectively finished the game as a contest. Another goal shortly afterwards from Jack Brody, after a move almost spanning the length of the field involving Eoin, Brian Ruane and Enda was a highlight of the game. The extremely warm weather was now starting to have an effect on the energy levels of both teams, and as a little tiredness set in, an unfortunate clash on the field required Brian Ruane to leave the field, greeted by an appreciative round of applause from the sizeable Garrycastle support present. As the game progressed, and as he has done so many times this year, Cathal again showed his high level of fitness and football skill to capitalise on a short pass from Philip to go on a mazy run through the defence before scoring low to the keepers left. With just over 15 minutes to go, Garrycastle started to empty the bench to give all players present some game time, and during the resulting reshuffle, Tubberclair added a point following on from a sideline kick, before scoring a goal with a cheeky chip over Sean Mulvihill's head in the Garrycastle goal as he emerged to block the incoming forward. Tubberclair were encouraged by this to push forward, and a sustained period of pressure earned them a 45-meter free, from which they scored another goal following a goalmouth scramble as the free dropped short. Now Tubberclair pushed forward, but twice in the space of a minute were denied scoring opportunities following two excellent blocks from Brian Leahy. Tubberclair were rewarded with a point from a close-in free, but immediately after this, the tireless Enda Moran kicked over another point, following a well-worked move out of the back line. As Tubberclair pushed forward again, it needed a strong clearance from Caolan Jameson to keep them at bay. As the game entered the last couple of minutes, Tubberclair tacked on another point from a 45-meter free, but this was Garrycastle's day, and with almost the last kick of the game, the ball was worked into Eoghan Kenny who was totally unmarked on the 14-meter line, and he finished coolly to the net to bring the scoring to a close.

Great celebrations from the assembled spectators greeted the final whistle, as Garrycastle won out on a score line of 8-9 to 3-6. Huge cheers erupted as team captain Bill Kelly accepted the Division 4 championship shield from Michael McHugh from the Westmeath minor football board.

Overall, this was a very successful end to a season which has seen huge effort from the players and the management team. All the hard work in the training sessions, challenge matches and championship run paid off handsomely. Great credit is due to the management team of Mick Mannion, Rowan Champ Mulvihill, Paddy Kenny and Jonathan Dunning for all their hard work, dedication and belief in this group of players. The future is surely bright for this group of players and underage football in Garrycastle!

Starting lineout and scorers:

Sean Mulvihill, Mark Denby, Brian Leahy, Brian Kenny, Joe Carmody, Bill Kelly, Eoin Mulvihill, Oisin Langan (1-0), Cathal Mannion (1-2), Enda Moran (3-2), Ross Mulvihill (0-2), Jack Brody (1-1), Brian Ruane (0-1), Conor Mulvihill, Philip Monahan (1-1).

Subs: Jack O'Connor for Brian Kenny (27 mins), Conor Macken for Brian Ruane (inj. 38 mins), Caolan Jameson for Eoin Mulvihill (42 mins), Shaun Dalton for Joe Carmody (42 mins), Cian O'Brien for Mark Denby (50 mins), Colm Henry for Jack Brody (50 mins), Eoin Kenny (1-0) for Cathal Mannion (55 mins), Loic Gately for Enda Moran (55 mins).

Fé 14 Football League Championships Division 4 Semi-Final - August 30th, 2012

Garrycastle under 14s played Killucan in the championship semi-final of their division last Thursday evening in Kinnegad. Our lads played to their full potential form start to finish and won convincingly.

Best for Garrycastle were Brian Leahy at full back and Bill Kelly at centre back. In the forwards Conor Mulvihill at full forward was in great form with Philip Monaghan and Brian Ruane working off him to take some fine scores. This is a great achievement for a team that started with five under 12s. Also to mention that we had 21 lads togged out on Thursday and they all played their part. Next up is the final against our neighbours Tubberclair in Rosemount this Saturday 8th September at 2pm.

Under-13 - 5 August 2012

Our U13s played two 10 a side games against Oranmore from Galway last Sunday morning.They are trained and managed by former Galway star Sean Og DePaor so were well able to play football. Both teams made light of the soft ground conditions to produce a very entertaining game with some excellent scores.Both games were very tight up to half time but a great effort from the lads after the break saw them win both games and win the match by an aggregate score of 12 points.

Panel on Duty: Cian O'Brien, Keith Emerson, Jack O'Connor, Eoin Kenny, Shane Duffy, Phillip Monaghan, Scott Duffy, Robert Kelly, Ian Carroll, Joe Carmody, Charlie O'Connor, John Moran, Jonathan Henson, Dara Mulvihill, Eoin Mulvihill, Brian Ruane, Robert O'Brien, Kevin Lawless, Andrew Monaghan, Jack Fitzgearld, Patrick McKiernan, Owen Keogh, Ferghal Mullin and Dylan Keegan.

Under-14 Championship - 21 June 21st, 2012

Garrycastle 6-14, Castledaly 3-5

Garrycastle's first outing in this years championship was played away against Castledaly last Thursday evening. With both teams missing a number of starters due to injury, this was going to be a tough encounter for our lads to get two points from the game. Garrycastle had some good defensive play from Cathal Mannion and Bill Kelly early on. Castledaly found it hard to break down our back line and when the ball broke down, our midfield of Philip Monaghan and Jack Brody were ready to deliver great ball into our forwards resulting in some fine points from distance. For the balls that dropped short we had Conor Mulvihill towering over the Castledaly backs, laying off ball for our forwards Enda Moran and Cian O' Brien to finish to the net. Garrycastle made a number of changes in the second half in which a number of players played very well including Ross Mulvihill and Joe Carmody. Castledaly had a good spell in the second half in which they scored three goals until our lads settled down again to finish strongly.

Team: S Mulvihill, B Leahy, B Kelly, M Demby, C Mannion, S Duffy, J Brody, P Monaghan, M McKiernan, E Moran, S Dalton, C O'Brien, C Mulvihill, C Mackan.

Subs used: J Carmody, R Mulvihill, B Ruane, I Gately, J Moran.

Under-14 League - May 10th, 2012

Garrycastle 4 -11, Tubberclair 2-07

Garrycastle U 14 played their final league game last Thursday away to Tubberclair. The game was evenly matched with some fine performances from both teams. In goals, Seán Mulvihill had a great game, saving a number of shots off the line. In the backs, Shane Duffy and Eoin Mulvihill had very strong performances. Philip Monaghan and Oisín Langan delivered great ball into the full forward line where Conor Mulvihill and Eoin Kenny finished them off with great scores.

Team: Seán Mulvihill, Mark Denby, Brian Kenny, Brian Leahy, Shane Duffy, Bill Kelly, Eoin Mulvihill, Cathal Mannion, Oisín Langan, Philip Monaghan, Jack Brody, Seán Dalton, Eoin Kenny, Conor Mulvihill, Mark McKeirnan.

Subs: Cian O'Brien, Conor Macken, Matthew McBride.

Under-14 League

Garrycastle 1-07, Kilbeggan / St Joseph's 1-07

A great performance was put in by this young squad of players, and after hitting the cross bar twice they can count themselves unlucky not to get the result they deserved. They finished strongly and it was nearly as intense as the match in Croker. They showed that they were proud in wearing the jersey.