It was our U16s first game of this season. The opposition was Round Towers. And our men were playing at Home.
The lads have stretched and grown over the winter months. And they needed every inch to come out winners by 1 pt against a very strong Round Towers team on a score line of 3.8 to their 2.10.
Round Towers started very strong and put up 3 very well taken points before we put a goal in the back of the net. As the 1st half progressed Round Towers had our backs and goalie under a lot of pressure. They took some really good long range points. We finished the 1st half 7 points down on a score line of 2.1 to 2.8. We were lucky not to be more behind , Cormac having made some great saves.
At half time the lads and management took stock of were they were at. Some changes were made and this bunch of men took to the field of play with real fire in their belly. And what a 2nd half display of great football, commitment and teamwork that they put in.
This u16 Gers team took one point after another and clawed their way back into this game until we levelled the game ( 3.6 to 2.9) with a good goal and 10 minutes to go. Over the next 6 minutes we got two points without reply. However, with 3 mins left they got a point to leave 1 point in it. We defended to the end until the ref blew his whistle.
There was fantastic parent and club support at the match, with so many there to encourage and cheer the team on. It is Great to start the season with a win. Well done lads.