U-16 BL: Castleconnor 2-07 v 1-09 Calry/St. Joseph's

posted 17 Apr 2014, 08:13 by castleconnor sligo
The u16 team got back to winning ways when they defeated Calry/St. Joeseph's on Friday in Castleconnor. 
They had a good start, leading 4 points to 1 after 15 minutes thanks to Sean Carrabine and Micheal Cahill. But Calry refused to lie low and scored a goal to level the game, tapping in a rebound after Kenneth Flynn pulled off a great save. It was tit for tat for the rest of the half with points from Sean and Micheal again. The score at half time: 6 points to 1-3.

Calry held a lot of possession in the second half ​but were unable to get the scores thanks to great defence  and pressure from the full backs up to midfield. Benny Foody made some great breaks driving out of defense with the ball, as did James Boland and Danny O'Hora, with Daire Barrins and Niall Judge doing well. At the other end Sean Carrrabine was driving through tackles, with Luke Munnely winning ball ahead of his man and Elliot Beardshall and Brian Mahoney making runs inside with Odhran Quinn.

 Castleconnor won a penalty when Sean was pulled down running through on goal. Luke made no mistake in slotting home from the spot. Sean was unlucky to hit the post from a quick 13 metre free but was on the score sheet again when he scored the sides second goal. Paul Flynn scored another point. For the last few minutes there was desperate  defending as Calry came forward in waves, but the lads held out for a 1 point win, 2-7 to 1-9

Team: Kenneth Flynn, Niall Judge, James Boland, Daire Barrins, Benny Foody, Danny O'Hora, Sean Carrabine (1-5), Paul Flynn (0-1), Luke Munnely (1-0), Micheal Cahill ( 0-2), Odhran Quinn, Elliot Beardshall (captain), Brian Mahoney