Shamrocks 8-16, Donoughmore 8-6
Shamrocks under 14 footballers got their first win of the season on Tuesday playing some delighful football against Donoughmore on what was a very miserable night.
Donoughmore began the game in fine form scoring 1-3 before the Shamrocks boys got to grips with the very slippery conditions. David O’ Sullivan and Joseph O’ Keefe stormed into the game and had the scoreboard level within fifteen minutes with some well taken scores. The launching pad for this dominance was the halfback line of Dylan O’ Flaherty, Ruari Mehigan and the team captain James Lynam. Donoughmore tried very hard during the remainder of the game and did get two fine goals and a few points from frees though it must be said that Daniel O’ Mahony was excellent between the posts. Cillian Hayes, who was giving his marker a torrid time, finished the half with a fine individual goal leaving the score at the break 4-6 to 3-5 in favour of Shamrocks.
The boys didn’t need much talking to at half time as they sensed victory was within their reach and were back out on the field quickly ready to take the game to Donoughmore again. Both teams are to be complimented for the way the game was played despite the underfoot conditions. The opposition tried desperately to get back into the game in the second half but were ground down by a resolute Shamrock’s team performance. The full back duo of Cathal Murphy and Evan Seymour were the the unsung heroes of the night as they time and time again won balls that they had no right to win.Their clever distribution enabled David O’ Sullivan and Joseph O’ Keefe to work their magic in front of the posts and and they began to take fine scores. Cillian O Mahony in the half forward line began to win very good possession and distribute it very well while David Johnson and Darragh O’Leary battled very well to mop up loose ball in the full forward line. Shamrocks finished the game with a bagful of points with many players getting in on the scoring most notable of these was Ruairi Mehigan’s long range point. The final score was Shamrocks 8-16, Donoughmore 8-6 on what was a memorable night for the boys.
Team: – Daniel O’ Mahony, Cathal Murphy, Evan Seymour, Dylan O’ Flaherty, Ruairi Mehigan, James Lynam, Joseph O’ Keeffe, Cillian Hayes, David O’ Sullivan, Cillian O’ Mahony, Darragh O’ Leary, David Johnson.