U13 FL Final V Courcey Rovers – 27/8

Shamrocks 4-7, Courcey Rovers 1-6

Victory for the U13s in the Rebel Óg D2 FL on a beautiful Saturday morning in Shanbally. Shamrocks were full value for their win – they dominated possession throughout and only for some heroic defending and tackling from the Courcies backs, some wonederful saves from their keeper, 2 crossbar shots and 15 wides, the margin would have been greater. Courcey Rovers battled hard throughout and scored mostly on the break and can be proud of their own efforts. But this belonged to Shamrocks and they only sealed it in the last 10 minutes when they went 7 points up.

Shamrocks were never lead – they played up the field on the first half and led 2-3 to 1-2 at halftime having controlled the ball for most of the 30 minutes. The second half proved more of a slog – Shamrocks found scores hard to come by and 10 minutes in, the score remained the same. However, from there to the end, they tagged on a couple of goals and points to put the game beyond Courcey Rovers.

This group of players, under the management of Dools, Andrew O’Neill, Brendan Barrett and trainer Jason Browne have put in a huge effort over the summer and now they get their reward – well done to them all. They also have a hurling final to look forward to so its all systems go!

Presentation of trophy below with some photos further down-


John Twomey, representing Rebel Óg, presents the trophy to Shane O’Flynn, Shamrocks captain


Jim Dorney with his two sons James and Michael


Calum O'Neill on the attack

Calum O’Neill on the attack

Celebration time for Dools, Ollie and Sam

Eanna Boland shoots


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