Our under 12 squad travelled to Gavan Duffy park on Tuesday 9th July to take on Monaghan Harps in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 2B league campaign. The game was played in glorious sunshine and both teams put in a huge effort in extremely warm conditions and all players have to be commended. Monaghan Harps, who proved to be that bit stronger, got off to a good start with some early goals and points but as the half progressed we began to find our feet and all players showed wonderful spirit and battled hard to leave the half time score Monaghan Harps 5-2 Rockcorry 2-3.
During the second period the game continued in a similar fashion with the Monaghan Harps outfit controlling possession and they notched over some fine scores. However, what impressed me the most was the never say attitude from our players as they continued to fight for everything against stronger opposition and proved themselves to be very capable team, playing some delightful football. While it was a whole hearted performance, sadly in the end Monaghan Harps superior physical advantage and their ability to convert possession into scores proved to be pivotal in the outcome of the match as they ran out comfortable winners to secure the spoils on a score-line Monaghan Harps 8-7 Rockcorry 4-5.
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