Shamrocks 3-9, St Bridgets 0-5
Shamrocks played their first round Under 21 Football championship game at Pairc Tadgh O’h-Ainnlaoi on Sunday morning against St. Bridgets (a combination of Crosshaven and Belgooly).
A perfect start saw Shamrocks have the ball in the St. Bridgets net from the throw-in thanks to a great run from centre forward Tony O’Mahony. Shamrocks led throughout and at halftime the score was 3-2 to 0-5 in their favour. St. Bridgets took the initiative at the start of the second period but some fine defending from the backs and safe handling by the ‘keeper kept them at bay and indeed held them scoreless.
The defence was led and marshalled by centre back Cathal Kidney and we had a fine display from Conor Walters too. Sean O’Brien never put a foot wrong and again he was one of our most accomplished performers. Team Captain Canice Caffery put in a huge effort and picked off some excellent points from play and free kicks. Tony O’Mahony made some great runs at centre forward, contributing two goals.
Team: Jack Wilson, Conor Walters, Sean O’Brien, James Rahilly, Cathal Kidney, Jonathan Tuohy, Alan McCarthy, Canice Caffery, Roy Twomey, Tony O’Mahony, Damien Kelleher, Joey Brady, David Murphy.
Next round against Ballygarvan who beat Courcey Rovers after extra time. This game is not yet fixed but will be played either next weekend or the week after.
Team Selectors; Pat McCarthy, Barry Mulqueen and Dave O’Neill