Jamie Maguire completed a great comeback for the U13s. With the last kick of the game he split the posts scoring a great point from play to earn his team a share of the spoils. It was round 5 of league 7 on Thurs evening last away to Ballinteer St Johns B at Loreto Pk. We had 15 a side with 2 subs on the full pitch. Zach Kenny Ward was our Captain for the game.
We got off to a poor start falling behind to some soft frees & points from play to leave the home team ahead by 4 points to 1 after 15 min. A great goal by Jamie had us level on 17 min when he ran through the heart of the St Johns defence before kicking a powerful shot to the net. Paul H had us in front when he cut in from the left his shot clearing the crossbar for his first of many points we hope for The Gers. Peter had the last score of the half when his hooked shot from the right ended up in the bottom left hand corner of the net. H.T Score; The Saints 0:05 The Gers 2:02.
We got a great start to the 2nd half with a goal after 3 minutes to extend our lead to 6 points. We were unlucky at this point not to increase our lead scoring just 2 points in the next 20 minutes. St Johns got on top at this point & we got hit for 3:03 to leave us trailing by 4 with 7 min to go. We got back on top again scoring 3 great points before Jamie’s great point at the end. F.T Score The Saints 3:08 The Gers 3:08.
This was a good result for our team. A great fight back at the end showed a little bit of the character & what this team is about when every one does their job!! A big thanks to J.D, Hugo & Matthew from our U12s who played up with us on the evening playing their part in what was a great game of Gaelic Football.