A big turnout in Healy Park on Sunday morning despite the counter attraction in Clones with some kids and their parents ( coaches) having made the long trip north.
A huge congratulations to our players of the week :
U 6 Boys Oisin Priestly
U6 Girl Katelyn O’Brien
U8 Girl Meabh Kennedy
U8 Boys Barry O’Sullivan
The U 10 Boys travelled to Mitchell’s to play some challenge matches playing plenty of football and enjoying themselves.
There will be no Academy training next Sunday the 29th instead as our Family Fun Day will take place in Strand Road with the action kicking off at 12 noon – its a day for the community, family and all about having fun – everyone welcome!
The U-12s travelled to Fitzgerald Stadium last Tuesday where they played in a blitz and had a very enjoyable tour of the stadium afterwards conducted by Dr Crokes player Daithi Casey.
We travelled to Churchill on Thursday night last and after a very competitive game, had to give best to the hosts on a final score line of : Churchill 5-13 to 2-09.
The Central league continues and we remain unbeaten in this competition. Having beaten Austin Stacks on Monday night last ( see report ) we followed up on Friday night with a win over Ballymac, final score: KOR 3-11, Ballymac 3-06. We play Na Gaeil tonight ( Monday 23rd) in Strand Road @ 19.00
Our B team will contest the semi final when they play Austin Stacks in Connolly Park also on Monday 23rd with throw in @ 19.00
Kerins O Rahillys 5-19 Austin Stacks 3-11.
On Monday evening We played Austin Stacks in Round 2 of the Central League in Strand Road.
We got off to a great start with with a goal from Darragh O’Connor and points from Ben O’Brien (2) and Thomas Kennedy in the first 5 minutes. We continued to create plenty of scoring chances in the first half with many being converted , while the backs played solidly keeping our opponents to a minimum , Thomas Kennedy added another goal giving us a comfortable nine point lead at half time. The start of the second half saw Stacks fight back to narrow the gap to six with a quarter of an hour to go. We again gained the upper hand with goals from Thomas Kennedy and the impressive Sean Healy, along with unanswered points from Darragh O’ Connor , Danny Hennessey , Jack Savage and Ben O’Brien.
In the end we ran out comfortable winners.
On the night Thomas Maguire made two impressive stops, in the back Jake Foley, TJ Heaphy and Eric McMahon shone , while Ben Hanafan impressed and continued his recent rich vein of form .
At midfield Jack Savage was solid throughout with Sean Healy showing a huge work rate with a high number of turnovers. Up front our full forward line of Darragh, Ben and Thomas were again to the fore , combining well for numerous scores, they were ably assisted by Gearoid Meehan , Danny Hennessey and Cian Moran.
Team: Thomas Maguire, Cormac Gallagher, Matthew Higgins, Jake Foley, Ben Hanafin , Eric McMahon, TJ Heaphy , Jack Savage, Sean Healy, Gearoid Meehan, Danny Hennessey, Cian Moran, Darragh O’Connor, Ben O’Brien, Thomas Kennedy.
Sub Used Coran Hughes for Cian Moran.
Having overcome John Mitchels last week we are away to Gneeveguilla next Weds night in county league.