U10 Community Games: Castleconnor 3-1 v Cornageeha 4-3

posted 10 Jun 2011, 04:15 by Bart Barrins
Our community games team travelled to Carraroe on Thursday evening for this quarter-final fixture. A large downpour delayed the start of the game but eventually it cleared up and the game started. From the off we showed great heart and especially teamwork. Matthew Blakeney scored a goal early on but oursustained pressure was not reflected on the scoreboard plus we struck the crossbar and post during this period. Our hosts scored two goals and a point late in the half to lead 2-1 v 1-0 at the break
In the second half we got off to a good start with 1-1 from Dáire Barrins early in the half to draw us level. However like the first half we could not put the ball between the sticks and again we struck the crossbar. Cornageeha broke out and scored 1-2 to put us back on the back foot. Oisín Flynn then struck a low shot to the net and the hosts defence denied Orla Naughton on two occassions and Colm Naughton also. A breakaway goal again left us scrambling but despite the efforts of Patrick Cooney, Owen Gillard, Rian Winters, Daniel Ruane, Eilidh McPhee, Marie Flynn and young Thomas Langan failed and the final whistle blew with us again on the attack.
Despite losing this was a great performance by all involved and their never say die spirit and teamwork and togetherness was shown throughout. After the game drinks sponsored by Tuffys Corballa were welcomed by all the team.
Team: Liam Donnegan, Eilidh McPhee, Owen Gillard, Gráinne Mahoney, Daniel Ruane, Colm Naughton, Rian Winters, Dáire Barrins, Matthew Blakeney, Patrick Cooney, Oisín Flynn, Orla Naughton, Lauren Tuffy, Laura Foody, Caoimhe Egan, Marie Flynn, Thomas Langan