Our under 14 team played Truagh at Pairc Naomh Mhuire on Saturday 19th May and after a fast, free-flowing and highly entertaining game of football Truagh secured the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 5-12 Truagh 10-15.
Our lads performed very strongly during the first quarter and held their own against a strong Truagh side and after the first fifteen minutes we led by 2-3 to 1-3. However, a very determined Truagh side took the game by the scruff of the neck and turned the game around as they totally dominated the second quarter scoring 4-2 with reply to take a 2-3 to 5-6 lead at the half way stage.
After a strong pep talk the lads showed much improvement and put in a fantastic performance during the third quarter and edged out Truagh by 1-5 to 2-1 to leave the score at 3-8 to 7-7 going into the final period. During the last quarter both teams put some excellent moves together and it was fairly even but towards the end of the game Truagh slotted home a couple of goals to leave the final score Rockcorry 5-12 Truagh 10-15.
There were many positives in this performance and had we taken all the chances on offer during the course of the game we could have been on closer terms. Team manager Felix Granaghan had the bare minimum of players to choose from but all those present gave a good account of themselves against a good Truagh outfit. The next game for the under 14 team is on Saturday 2nd June when they travel to play Carrickmacross B team at 12 noon. Keep up the good work lads.
Team: Ryan Lynch, Mark Duffy, Damien West, Gareth Smith, Vincent O’Brien, Patrick James, Pauric O’Brien, Kyle Brannigan, Gavin West and Caolán McPhillips.