Well they don’t make it easy for the support!
Having seemingly taken control when leading by 5 points, the Gers adult team made us sweat.
Eventually – after extra time – they won by a solitary point and gained promotion.
With a slow start where both teams tried not to score, AIB toook a 2 point lead (0-0 to 0-2) but didn’t score again that half while The Gers finally clicked and scored 7 unanswered points. With a 5 point lead at half time and playing down a (very slight) hill, those on the sideline were very optimistic.
Ah but……. unable to win any ball in midfield, they let AIB into the game and with 10 minutes to go they were level.
Them, the unimaginable! AIB got a goal and it was not looking good!
But the boys woke up! Midfield swung our way and the defence barely let anything move for the remainder of normal time. With a minute to go we had a free from a difficult position but Extra time was accepted after the comback.
Extra time was a blur! But eventually (33 seconds late by my count) the ref blew time and The Gers had a victory and more importantly promotion!
Well done to all, especially the mentors Donall, Karol & Eoin.
NB There is something wrong when you win your league and don’t get promoted. Our opponents today, AIB, won every match in their league but didn’t get promoted. Perhaps something for the County Board to look at?
This reporter has deliberately not mention any names as firstly this is a team game, and secondly I had two sons playing!!