Under 14 team secures victory with superb display
Our under 14 team were in action last Saturday (21st May) when they travelled to play Blackhill. This was a repeat of the championship final in which we unfortunately lost by a couple of points but on this occasion the team stepped up to the mark and put in a determined performance to secure the win by the narrowest of margins Blackhill 2-10 Rockcorry 4-5.
Played in difficult and slippery underfoot conditions this was a tough and competitive game of football and certainly provided plenty of excitement throughout as very little separated the teams at any one stage. Blackhill enjoyed a slight advantage going into the final quarter leading by a single point but our young warriors never gave up as they battled bravely putting in a tremendous effort to be worthy winners. Overall this was a great team performance starting with Aaron McGorman in goals who made a number of important saves and always found his players with the kick-outs. The backs Mark Duffy, Vincent O’Brien, Laurence McCarthy and Gareth Smith grew into the game and put in a commanding work rate to deny the Blackhill forwards any simple scoring opportunities. The midfield pairing of Andrew McPhillips and Patrick James won plenty of possession and supported their team mates to great effect by using their strength and power to stamp their authority on the game. Up front Padraig O’Brien, James Doody, Morgan Tate-McGeough, Kyle Brannigan and Caolin McPhillips received ample supply and kept their defenders busy with some excellent movement and score taking.
I imagine the team management will be very proud of the teams work rate and will be very pleased with their efforts shown during the game. The lads played some wonderful football and no doubt will be delighted to get a win under their belts and let’s hope they can continue this form in their next outing when they travel to take on Tyholland on Saturday 25th June. So well done lads and remember that you are as good as any team in the competition. Believe in your own ability, trust in your team mates ability and continue to work hard for each other and one last thing always listen to your team management. Well done and keep up the good work.