U-14 C Championship: Castleconnor 6-10 v 3-07 St. Michael's

posted 18 Aug 2014, 04:39 by castleconnor sligo
The under 14 team got their championship campaign off to a great start last Friday evening. They defeated St. Michael's 6-10 v 3-07 at Ballintogher. Every one of the starting team are underage again next year so credit is due to this very young team for putting in a heroic performance and hopefully they can continue this trend despite some tough assignments ahead.

Castleconnor started brightly but found it hard to put scores on the board despite playing with the wind. Eventually Ronan Wilson broke through a number of tackles and drove high into the Michaels net. This was followed by scores from James Tully and Oisin Flynn. At this time we lead 2-2 v 0 but we let the home team in for 1-2 in as many minutes despite a great save from Liam Donnegan. By halftime we lead 3-6 v 1-3. From the throw in Ronan Wilson drove forward and scored a goal low into the net. We built on this with a goal from Tully and from the very busy Patrick Cooney. We went to sleep and again allowed the home team in and it took some excellent defending from Matthew Blakeney, Fergal Boland, Dáire Barrins and especially Eli O'Neill managed to keep them out and breakaway scores from Andrew Blakeney and Brian Durkan calmed the nerves as we ran out winners 6-10 v 3-7. 

Team: Liam Donegan, Matthew Blakeney, Fergal Boland, Eli O'Neill, Dáire Barrins, Ronan Wilson, Andrew Blakeney, James Tully, Oisin Flynn, Patrick Cooney Brian Durkan, Daniel Ruane, Owen Gillard, Eoin Duffy