Kilmac come out on top against St. Laurence’s
BOYS’ FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Kilmacanogue v. St. Laurence’s: Kilmacanogue played St Laurence’s on the 9th March. Conditions were excellent. St. Laurence’s started strongly, competing strongly for every ball. Kilmac squandered some easy chances but hard work from their half-back line kept the Laurence’s forwards at bay. Laurence’s scored first after hard work from their full-forward line. Kilmac responded with a fine point from wing-back Mikey Holly.
The St. Laurence’s keeper made a feast of excellent saves including a penalty stop! An excellent free from St. Laurence’s midfielder kept them in control. At half-time the score was 1-2 to 0-1 in favour of St. Laurence’s.
The second half saw a change in Kilmac’s attitude as they worked much harder. Gavin Maher and Stephen Cahill took control at midfield as they set up chances for the fullforward line. A goal and a point from full-forward Scott Donohue put Kilmac in a better position. Super-sub Eoin Clancy goaled with a spectacular long-range effort.
St. Laurence’s never gave up and kept on battling. Dylan Waters was solid at full-back while Conor O’Reilly marshalled the centre well for Kilmac. Overall it was a sporting wellcontested game with Kilmac coming out on top.
Kilmac team: Noel Molan, Dara Mansfield, Dylan Waters, Tristan O’Toole, Noah Cummins, Conor O’Reilly, Mikey Holly, Gavin Maher, Stephen Cahill, Luca Rampersod, Andrew Lennon, John Cahill, Sam O’Callaghan, Scott Donohue, Gary O’Connell. Subs: Eoin Clancy, Evin Kierans, Marcus Lennon,Robert Fields, Cian Dunleavy, Adam Brown.
Gaelscoil Chill Mhantain v. Moneystown: Gaelscoil Chill Mhantain played a match on the 14th March against Moneystown in Rathnew GAA grounds. The Gaelscoil managed to score an impressive 12 goals and 7 points against Moneystown, who never gave up. Their final score was 3 goals and 1 point.
St. Cronan’s 2-5, St. Pat’s Wicklow 1-4: Playing in what can only be described as very windy and blustery conditions St. Cro- nan’s and St. Pat’s served up a game full of intensity and drama. It was a strange yet captivating contest with fortunes swaying back and forth and both teams enjoying periods of utter dominance with the strong wind. Ryan Kealy opened the scoring for St. Cronan’s when he collected the ball in a very crowded square and tapped over. Jake Cullen Stephenson, making his debut, was next to score and this was followed by another opportunistic point from Kealy. Ryan Hannon, playing a stormer at midfield, scored an important goal to leave St. Cronan’s leading at half-time by 1-3 to 0-0.
St. Patrick’s, now playing with the strong breeze, responded straight away from the throw-in, when their towering midfielder Jason O’Neill burst through the St. Cronan’s defence and blasted to the net. It was now game on.
Pat’s added on two more points to leave just a point between the teams. St. Cronan’s now found themselves on the back foot and were struggling to cope.
A quick break out of defence saw Jake flick the ball to the net.
This settled the Crow nerves and they began to grow in stature. Their defence tightened up. They hunted in packs, turned over possession and worked the ball well out of defence. Score of the match came from a kick out from their ever-reliable keeper, Mark Kenny, who found the tenacious and hardworking Con Green, who found Alexandros on the wing who passed it on to sharp-shooter Joe Fleming who tapped over for a wonderful score.
St. Pat’s responded with two more well taken points. Hannon sealed victory for the Crows with a typical stylish point. Final score, St. Cronan’s 2-5, St. Pat’s 1-4.
Others to play well for St. Pat’s were Andrew Earls, Jason O'Neill, Mark Nicholas, Robert Talaga and Shane Devaney. Best for St. Cronan’s were Mark Kenny, Ryan Hannon, Con Green, Ryan Kealy and Alexandros Eracleous.
St. Cronan’s: M. Kenny, M. Myler, L. Whelan, L. Dutton, A. Walsh, E. Sweeney, J. Cullen Stephenson (1-1), A. Eracleous, C. Casey, I. Bracken, R. Hannon (1-1), R. Kealy (0-2), J. Fleming (0-1) , A. Dixon Delahunty, R. Purdy, S. Wilson, B. Clarke, L. Merrigan.
St Kevin’s 3-13, Kilcoole Primary School 001: Kilcoole travelled to Eire Og, Greystones to play St. Kevin’s. St. Kevin’s were well on top for the whole game with lovely passing by some very skilful players. However, Kilcoole never gave up and tried hard throughout with Eoin Vines working hard in the goal, Luke Evans in midfield and Ronan O’Kelly kept battling away in the forwards. For St Kevin’s a good performance was put in by the whole team but Andrew Clarke, Fintan O’Shea, Rory Lucey and Eoin Dorgan particularly shone.
Kilcoole Primary School: Eoin Vines, Killian Carlin Hannon, Conor Rubalcava, Dylan Doyle, Ross Stephenson, Adam Cummins, Nathan Corkish, Luke Evans, Mazen Agamy, Brian Murray, Brian Short, Anneliese Dunne, Ronan O’Kelly, Conor Toole, Kieron Byrne, Aaron McKenna and Ciaran Short.
St. Kevin’s: Owen McTague, Conor Brown, Eoghan Potts, Andrew Clarke, Daniel Clarke, Fintan O’Shea, Brandon Scully, Cian O’Flaherty, Luke Prendergast, Alan Keane, Kieron Sheehy, Rory Lucey, Eoin Dorgan, Cian Ryan, Ben Hoffman, Aaron Stokes and Brandon Callaghan.
Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin 3-3, Aughrim 6-9; Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh 4-0, St. Patrick's, Curtlestown 7-4
GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
League for girls football starting in April. If interested contact Claire Frawley at email@example.com.
There will be an indoor camogie blitz on Wednesday, March 30, from 10:30 to 12:30 in Ballywaltrim community centre. The games will be non competitive.Teams will be between 7-9 aside depending on numbers available to a school. Schools can enter more than one team. If schools are interested they can contact Seán Stakelum at 0863242599 or Kilmacanogue N.S at 01 2861934.
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St. Brigid’s, who faced Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh in a recent game.