MOST TEAMS were in soccer action last weekend. The 8s faced Newtown away and suffered a 4-1 defeat. Trailing 4-0 at the break, this was a much improved second half display and Shane O’Tooles goal was just reward for his and the teams efforts.
The 9s faced Arklow Celtic away and lost 42. Glens trailed 3-0 at the break but were fantastic after the resumption with Eoin Clancy and a great finish by Amy Greene making the game a lot closer.
The 10s were at home to Aughrim in the shield and recorded a good 5-2 win. Adam Mullery (2), James Cahill, Aaran Fitzpatrick and Dylan Waters hit the net with Mullery and Stephen Cahill outstanding. The 12s faced Greystones and recorded a great 10-0 win. Michael Boland got 4, Jamie Harvey hit three, Peter Conroy two with Mark Gallagher also on the score sheet. Sean Devlin and Andy Molloy were excellent in a good team display.
Acting manager, young Ryan White proved a chip of the old block by masterminding this win and surely he wont be asked to step aside when L.J. and Paddy (Laurel and Hardy) return?
The 13s were at home to Enniskerry and went down to a 2-0 defeat. Again, missing a number of key regulars, they battled all the way but were thankful to keeper Graham Daly who made some vital saves.
The Youths faced Enniskerry away on Saturday in their shield quarter-final and made the semi’s thanks to a 4-0 win. Gavan Barton hit a second half hatrick with Bob O’Donnell netting a delightful lob over the keeper for the other goal. Conor Finn was best on the day along with the goal scorers.
The seniors played Rathnew last Tuesday night under lights in the semi final of the Clarkes Fuels Cup and suffered a 2-0 defeat. This was a hard tough game and the glens survived a nervy first ten minutes to make this a great game of football to watch for the large crowd.
However, it was not to be and the glens conceded midway through the 2nd half and a late goal to exit the cup. Shane Vickers, Dean Byrne, Ian Morris and Tommy Byrne were excellent in a good team display.. While Rathnew were the better team on the night and deserved their win, what a terrible sight near the end to see one of their players physically grab and bite a Glencormac player on the leg and the incident go completely unpunished by the Kildare referee.
The bruise was still there for all to see Friday night when the glens travelled to the same venue Friday night for a league game and revenge was somewhat sweet as the glens ran out 2-1 winners.
In another physical encounter, this fixture was handled in a much better fashion by referee Paul O’Brien who was returning to action following the long lay off for Wicklow referee’s.
Ian and Padraig Devlin scored the vital goals with Stephen Morgan, Shane Vickers, Kevin Redden and Dean Byrne best on the night.