You have to hand it to the under 12 footballers! Whenever they played this year they have served up electrifying and exciting games and when they travelled to Killeevan, on Saturday 6th October, to play them in their tournament it was yet another breath-taking match between these two, evenly matched, sides and on this occasion it was the Killeevan players who celebrated at final whistle.
During the opening period things didn’t look overly promising for us as Killeevan got off to a flyer and edged into an early advantage but gradually we settled and found our feet and by the interval we trailed 2-2 to 2-1. At the change of ends we forged ahead and it looked like we would claim the shield. However, with only a couple minutes remaining Killeevan pressed hard and scored 1-1, with virtually the last kicks of the game, to secure the victory of a final score-line Killeevan 4-8 Rockorry 4-5.
After the game I caught up with one of our team managers, Conor Brannigan, and he remarked “I thought the team showed tremendous courage and played some outstanding football during the game. With a bit of luck we could have won the match but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way and congratulations to the Killeevan players on their victory”.
To view a selection of action photographs from the game please click the link below to visit our Flickr page.