AFTER the cancellation of the previous weeks fixtures as a mark of respect to the Ryder family, it was back to action last weekend for many of the teams. The 8s suffered a heavy 92 defeat in Rathnew but yet played well. Oscar Wainright Smith and Kevin Bushe got the goals with Alison Cahill and Laura O’Toole outstanding along with goalkeeper Stephen Flynn who kept the score down with some fantastic saves.
The 10s continued their great start to the season with an 8-0 victory over Arklow. James Cahill was on song in this one netting four times while Aaron Fitzpatrick hit a hatrick with Gavan Maher completing the total in a great team performance.
The 12s lost 6-4 in a thriller in Aughrim. Michael Boland scored twice with Dylan Brady and Mark Gallagher all scoring. Paddy O’Donnell and Charlie Linnane had great games but Martin Molloy deserves all the praise for some fantastic saves in this one.
The 13s suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Greystones. They started this game with only 9 players and manager Paul Daly deserves better for all his efforts than players not turning up for this game.
A big thank you to the clubs ‘Director of Football’ Paddy Harvey who got three of his U12 players back from Aughrim in time for the second half but the damage was already done in the first. The 16s faced a tough one at home to Arklow Town in the 2nd round of the National Cup and lost out 3-0.
However, they put in a good display with Dean O’Neill and Shane Farrell outstanding. The seniors travelled to Aughrim and were disappointing in a 2-0 defeat.
They trailed 1-0 at half time and things did not improve in the second half with Padraig and Shane Devlin the only ones to show any real form.
Hopefully fortunes will change this weekend as plenty effort is still been put in on the training pitch.