Seven up for Mac­room FC U14s

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u14 League, fer­Moy 2 Mac­rooM a 7: The long jour­ney to Fer­moy was worth­while with a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory for the U14A side. Mac­room led 2-1 at the break with Ben Her­lihy scor­ing from the penalty spot and Ben Lyons on tar­get with a fan­tas­tic strike. Early in the sec­ond half Rhys Fal­lon in­creased the lead to 3-1. Back came Fer­moy with a goal and, fol­low­ing this, Mac­room needed to with­stand sus­tained pres­sure. With Finn Brady, James Slat­tery and Liam Hol­land do­ing well, the vis­i­tors man­aged to lift the siege. The hard work­ing Rory Dug­gan scored to give Mac­room a two goal cush­ion and this seemed to break Fer­moy’s re­solve. Fur­ther goals from Daniel O’ Sul­li­van, Rhys Fal­lon (af­ter great work from Michael O’Con­nell) and Colm McSweeny made the game safe.

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Mac­rooM 7: Mac­room started slowly in this tie as the hosts scored two early goals. From then on how­ever the vis­i­tors were by far the bet­ter side. They had over­turned the deficit by half time and led 3-2. On the re­sump­tion the pat­tern of play con­tin­ued as Mac­room notched four more goals with­out re­ply. Ryan Leahy and Mark Hunt both scored a brace and Sean Mur­phy, Brian Healy and Daire McMa­hon had a goal each. An­other top class re­sult as Mac­room move on to round four.

u16 na­tionaL cuP, river­stown 1 Mac­rooM 6: The good Na­tional Cup form con­tin­ued as the U16s qual­i­fied for the last 32 in Ire­land with a com­fort­able win over hosts River­stown at Glan­mire. The home side took an early lead but sim­i­lar to the U14 game in Castlelack Mac­room then took con­trol and were never trou­bled. Daniel Cot­ter’s goal had Mac­room level at half time. Play­ing at a much higher tempo Mac­room bossed the sec­ond pe­riod. Lawrence As­ling volleyed home JK Long’s corner and then an­other fine de­liv­ery from Long found the head of Cot­ter who fin­ished well. Cot­ter then se­cured his hat trick when he cap­i­talised on some slack de­fend­ing and Eoin Guiney made it five with a su­perb vol­ley low to the bot­tom corner. Late on As­ling was on hand with a cool fin­ish to move Mac­room for­ward to the next round.

schooL­girLs sec­tion: The U14 and U12 girls teams are now well into an­other busy sea­son. Much in­ter­est in the lo­cal­ity has re­sulted in two U12 teams (Mac­room and Mac­room Town) be­ing en­tered into com­pe­ti­tion. Brian Mur­phy, Mick Goold, Tim Mur­phy and coaches are putting in ex­cel­lent work in this sec­tion.

Mac­room Town U12 en­ter­tained Kin­sale and though de­feated gave a great ac­count of them­selves. The club’s other U12 side were at home to Ban­don and ran out 4-2 win­ners.

The U14s made the trip to Mi­dle­ton mi­nus a num­ber of play­ers. The home side tri­umphed on this oc­ca­sion but Mac­room’s large squad proved in­valu­able. Leanne Healy and Emily Mur­phy played fine games and many of the younger squad.

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