Geraldine’s 2008s got the year off to a flying start last Saturday at home in Cornelscourt against Clondalkin Round Towers.

The first match had the strong lineup of Senan H, Cillian, Ryan, Calum, Jack O’G, Alec, Senan K, Harry and Sam. Jack O’G got his name on the score sheet first with an excellent hat trick of goals. He was soon joined on the sheet by Sam, who scored two, and Alec, Senan H and Cillian who got a goal apiece. Poor Round Towers put up a brave fight, but were no match for the Gers boy, and didn’t make the score sheet at all, and Killian, who was in goal for most of the match, was feeling lonely down his end of the pitch.

The second match was played simultaneously and featured a Gers lineup of Daniel, Riley, Jack, JP, Tadgh, Aidan, Finn, Jack and Luke, and was a tough, physical game. The Round Towers team were spirited but ultimately no match for Gers, being taken out of the game by a surgical goal by Gers #9 Jack.

For the third match it was all swap over with Jack O’G and the lads taking on the stronger Round Towers boys from match 2. It was a more evenly matched game than their first match, but again, Gers triumphed with goals and points aplenty from Alec, Calum, Senan H, Jack O’G and Killian.

The fourth match pitched Daniel, Riley and the lads against the Round Towers team from match 1. It was another tough match in which Round Towers took a couple of goals, but in the end were no match for Gers – all the boys scored either a goal or a point, or several of each!

It was a good kick off to the season and certainly gave the boys an opportunity to run off some of the Christmas pudding.