U12 Football Match Reports

Match Report U12 Group 4 Game v Coolera /Strandhill Oxfield 14 May 2013

Our first U12 Group 4 game V Coolera/Standhill was a very exciting affair with the visitors edging out our lads on a score of 12 to 8. Despite having to field without a number of players due to injury and illness, the lads acquitted themselves very well against a physically stronger Coolera/Strandhill outfit.  We had fine performances from Shane Flanagan and the tireless Conor McDermott in defence.  Darragh Hennigan performed heroics in goal in the first half as did Eoin McDermott during the second half of the game.  Both Darragh & Eoin also contributed handsomely when playing outfield.  Ciaran Casserley and Ciaran O’Reilly were very impressive in midfield and improved immeasurably as the game progressed.  Up front Ciaran Smith showed excellent scoring touches despite his young age and was ably assisted by Sean Leonard.  It was impossible to single out any player as each gave everything in terms of effort and commitment.  This fixture has provided an excellent platform for progress and development as the league progresses.

Thanks to Damian Gilligan & the Collera/Strandhill team for a very sporting game and also to the very impartial Declan O’Boyle for refereeing the fixture.

Team: Darragh Hennigan, Shane Flanagan, Conor McDermott, Ciaran O’Reilly, Ciaran Casserley, Eoin McDermott, Sean Leonard, Ciaran Smith.

Drumcliffe/Rosses Point U12 Group 1 v Coolera Strandhill 14/05/2013

posted 20 May 2013, 14:07 by Unknown user

Like their fellow teammates our U12 team Group 1 team lost by the narrowest of margins 10 – 9 in an absorbing game. Paddy Keys was assured in goals and enjoyed great protection from his defence particularly from Tola Caraway, Lee Cummins and the industrious Ian O’ Brien. In midfield Daniel Mc Mullen covered an enormous amount of ground supporting both defence and attack.  His midfield partner Eoghan Smith continues to show great vision with his range of passing.  Ben Kelly’s  pace and skill had the Coolera defence under pressure throughout.  In attack Josh Henry worked from the first minute in both attack and helping his defence when the need arose. Michael Hedigan, and Caoilte Brannigan were showing for the ball throughout in the half-forward line and both got some fine scores.  At full forward Pauraic McGowan got two excellent scores.

Best wishes to Caoilte Brannigan who sustained an injury during the game.

Team: Paddy Keyes, Tola Carway, Lee Cummins, Ian O’Brien, Ben Kelly, Daniel McMullan, Eoghan Smith, Josh Henry, Michael Hedigan, Caoilte Brannigan, Pauraic McGowan.

Jimmy, Des and Tommy would like to commend both of our U12 teams on their effort and skill throughout the games and to thank the referees, and Coolera/Strandhill  players and mentors for sporting and enjoyable games. 

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