Perfect conditions this afternoon at Cherryfield Lower for our final U13 Football Grading League 11 game against B/Boden St Endas D. It was 15 a side today with 3 subs for a 3.30pm throw in. Cian was our Captain for the day.
In goals today we had our number one shot stopper Donal Harcourt. Our full back line was Shane O Sullivan, Peter Falvey(0:01) & Ronan Kennedy. Our attacking & high scoring half backs were Alex Mason(1:00), Alex Hopkins(1:00) & Cormac McGann(2:01). Morgan Tyrrell(1:01) & Jamie Maguire(2:01) paired up again at midfield. Half forwards were Shane Power, Mark Maguire(0:03) & Cian Lowry. Up front we had Hugo Redmond(3:01) from our U12 squad Thomas O Sullivan-Ackland(1:01) at full forward & Robert Walsh(2:04). Our subs Robby Duffy, Omar Chorbachi & Zenon Chambers all from our U12 squad.
Mark opened the scoring in the first minute with a nice point from play setting the tone for the rest of the game. We were on top in all departments with goals & points coming at regular intervals. Great passing movements, one-twos, & long accurate kick passes into space coupled with some great tackling in defence were the stand out moments. Robbie subbed on for Ronan. Omar for Shane Power & Zenon for Shane O Sullivan on 15 minutes. H.T. Score: Boden 1:00 Gers 7:09.
Morgan took over in goal for the second half with Donal moving to centre back. Robby moved to full back where he had an outstanding game. Peter & Alex H moved to mid with Jamie subbing off with a knock. Thomas who was having one of his best days in the black & amber opened the 2nd half scoring using his height & strength to punch the ball to the net on 9 minutes & Hugo had the ball in the net soon after. Ronan & Shane O Sullivan subbed back on 40min in defence and all played their part in what was a big win for the visitors F.T.Score: Boden 1:03 Gers 13:13.
This was another great achievement today. The boys can feel proud of themselves winning their Grading League for the 2nd year in a row. On Monday night at Parnell Park we will be graded into a league division for the Dublin U13 Football League 2017. Our first game will be on Sat 25th March. Marc will let you know the opposition, kick off time & venue.
Unavailable today were Zach, Shane McDonald & Joseph. Again a big thanks to everyone who helped with & supported our team today especially our four U12 boys. We will train again on Tuesday 14th March at Loreto Foxrock for a 6:45pm start.