Our under 16 footballers competed against Castleblayney in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 4 league on Thursday 25th July and played out a memorable encounter with the boys in green & yellow just edging the contest by the narrowest of margins. As games go this was a highly entertaining match and was a tremendous advertisement for our games and both teams has to be commended for their efforts which saw some of the finest football of the year played.
It was very evident from the start that our lads were up for the challenge as they put in a battling performance and after a remarkable first half the match was all square with the scoreboard showing Rockcorry 3-0 Castleblayney 1-6. The tit for tat nature of the game continued during the second half and saw the game flow from end to end but with both defences standing strong scores were proving hard to come by. As a result, the encounter remained electrifying with little between the sides and as we chased the game the lads came so close but unfortunately they were deprived of what would have been a deserved share of the spoils but in the end the Castleblayney outfit held out for a victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 3-4 Castleblayney 1-11.
Once again, against all the odds this bunch of players displayed great character and they never gave up and fought valiantly to the end. I imagine the team management will be very proud of their charges because it was a fantastic performance full of heart and determination and they were extremely unlucky to lose this match. Hard luck lads, keep up the good work.
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