The game got underway at 3pm. Na Fianna had the first score a point after 2 minutes. We had the next 3 scores points from Hugo, Jamie & Morgan. The visitors got through for a goal on 9 min to go ahead again. Michael after a great give & go with Mark kicked a powerful shot to the roof of the Na Fianna net to put us back in front soon after. Na Fianna got their 2nd goal on 12 min followed by points on 18 & 21 min to go 5 in front. Jamie pulled a goal back on 23 min when his low hard shot went all the ways to the net. Michael kicked two great points soon after to level the match. The visitors had the last score of the half a point to leave the H.T.Score The Gers 2:05 Na Fianna 3:03.
Playing with the wind 2nd half we dominated possession but were very unlucky for scores. A lot of our shots dropping short into the goalkeepers hands. Also a free going wide off a post & another one wide on the left. Jamie kicked our 1st score of the half a point from play on 47 min to level the match again. We went in front soon after when the visitors goalkeeper fumbled the ball over his own goal line. Omar put us 4 in front when he landed a great point from out on the left wing. It looked good for us at this point with 12 min to go but we would not score again in this game. Na Fianna worked the ball in to a free man in front of our goal he gave Brandon no chance to leave just a point between the sides. The visitors threw every thing at us from their to the end. Our defence to a man stood firm & it looked like we had done enough to win Na Fianna got the last score of the game a point deep in injury time to leave the F.T.Score The Gers 3:07 Na Fianna 4:04 a draw in what was a great game of gaelic football.
This was not the result we wanted but playing against a bigger, stronger & older Na Fianna team with all U14 players our boys can hold their heads high. They will have learned a lot on how to close out a game in the final 5 min & how every free kick & score matters in a close tight game. Our line up today was in Goals Brandon, Full backs Shane O S, Zach & Ronan, Half Backs Donal, Peter & Alex M, in mid Jamie & Morgan, Half Forwards Omar, Michael & Mark, Full Forwards Hugo, Robert & Cian, Subs Shane Power for Shane O Sullivan, Christopher for Cian, Paul H for Robert, Cormac for Omar. Jack & Liam got limited game time upfront near the end we hope to be able to give these players more game time in our next game at home to St Pats on Sat 13th of October.