The under-10s faced Roundwood at home on Saturday morning and ran out 4-0 winners. It was a tight first half and the Glens went in 1-0 up at half time thanks to Luke Honans goal. However, they raised their game in the second half with further goals from Daniel Moraghan, Reuben wainwright smith and Luke Honan again. This was a great effort by the defence who kept a clean sheet. Well done Megan Bradshaw, Cian Reddan and Reuben Wainright Smith at the back while there was great battling also from Tony Prendergast who had his best game this season up front.
The under-11s had 2 games last week. On Wednesday night they got their Shield off to a good start with a 3-1 win over Wolfe Tone who were a league above Glens originally. Michael Prendergast got a sweet goal with two OG’s that neither of the defenders could do anything about such as the quality of the crosses from Kieren Griffith who whipped them into the box causing all sorts of confusion. Then on Saturday, it was a winner take all as they played Greytones United in a league title decider but sadly, despite a gallant effort, the Glens were on the wrong side of a 5 – 4. This was a brilliant game of football that unfortunately we lost in the end. The game started off in a high tempo from the opposition and they went 2 up in the first 15 minutes. But this little team didn’t do what most teams would do in this situation and give up and hit back back to make it 2-2 before the half time whistle after a poachers finish from Luke Honan and great pressure from Conor Giles forced an OG from the Greystones defence. The second half started well with a super finish from Kieren Griffith which put glens 3-2 up but they hit us on the break within a minute to make it 3-3. 2 more goals one a free kick and a fairly soft goal put Greystones in control at 5-3 up with 5 minutes to go but we still the Glens never gave up, Kieren grabbing a beauty in the top corner but it was too late to get it back. The kids were naturally disappointed and a few tears shed but they are going well in the league and have a Cup final v the same opposition to look forward to so heads up kids.
The 12s also had 2 shield matches last week. On Wednesday night they started their shield campaign with a 2-0 victory over St Anthony’s in Ryders. Luke Kelly got the goal in the first half and Rohan Byrne with a penalty in the second half gave the Glens a good start to the shield in a solid team performance. Then on Saturday, they were very unlucky to lose to 1-0 away to Carnew. The goal came from a penalty awarded but hopefully the team can get back to winning ways in their next shield outing tonight (Wednesday).
The senior team were away to Avonmore who are in second place in the league on Sunday and recorded a very good 1-1 draw. Suffering quite a few injuries and players working, the Glens were stretched to the bone and travelled with the bare 11 players but despite conceding a very dubious 65th goal, battled back to take a share of the spoils with Simon Doyle netting the equaliser. Simon, Luke O’Callaghan and Niall Griffin were in excellent form in a very good all-round team display.