Our under 12 footballers returned to action in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 2B league competition on Saturday 20th July when they entertained Donaghmoyne at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. It was another glorious sunny day for a game and all the boys and girls have to be applauded for their efforts, playing in blistering hot conditions.
While the scoreboard shows a comprehensive win for the Donaghmoyne side it does not truly reflect the match because it wasn’t all one way traffic and for long periods of this highly entertaining match our wee brave-hearts gave as good as they got. The shape of the game was utterly changed in a hectic five minute blitzkrieg just before the interval where Donaghmoyne totally dominated the encounter and notched up an impressive score to build up a comfortable lead, leading by 1-2 to 5-14 at the interval.
Confidence may have been a little dented after that ferocious spell just before the break but the team dug deep, they never gave up and battled on from start to finish and showed they were more than capable of matching their opponents as they stepped up to the challenge and responded perfectly with a gutsy performance and showed some lovely displays of football (and indeed they won the second half) but in the end we gave ourselves too much to do and had to give way to a stronger Donaghmoyne side who ran out eventual winners on a final score-line 4-5 to 7-19.
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