Jack does the trick for Cool­boy against Pats

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COOL­BOY RANGERS 2 ST PA­TRICK’S 1 ST Pats made the trip to Cool­boy to com­pete with Cool­boy Rangers in Group C of the un­der-13s league last Saturday af­ter­noon. From the first whis­tle it was clear that the game was going to be very com­pet­i­tive from both sides.

St Pats got off to a great start and were putting some great pas­sages of play to­gether in the cen­tre of mid­field but un­for­tu­nately the away sides strik­ers couldn’t find the back of the net. Cool­boy got more into the game after a ner­vous ten min­utes, striker Rua Def Aointe looked like he was going to go all the way after he made a great solo run from the half­way line but the speedy at­tacked was pulled down by Noel Mc Don­ald just be­fore Def Aointe went one on one with Pats keeper Niall Byrne. James Mc Don­ald stepped up to take the free kick, his strike looked liked it was going top cor­ner but Byrne pulled off a great save to tip the ball over the bar and out of dan­ger, a great strike from Mc Don­ald with an even bet­ter save from Byrne.

Cool­boy’s chances kept com­ing for the re­main­der of the first half, with the best chance again fall­ing to Def Aointe but Pats de­fender Eoin Mc Avoy man­aged to get back and put a tackle in be­fore the striker could get his shot off.

Pats came out in the sec­ond half look­ing for a quick goal as they were frus­trated to be going in at half time at 0-0 after be­ing the bet­ter of the two sides for the ma­jor­ity of the first half. Pats al­most got the first goal of the game on the 34th minute when Liam Mur­phy took a strike from the edge of the box, but his shot hit the un­der­side of the cross bar and bounced back off the line. It wasn’t long be­fore the away side grabbed the first of the game, Rory Jen­son made a great run from half­way line be­fore get­ting a shot off, keeper Ciaran Lam­bert did man­age to get a hand to it but couldn’t keep the shot out and flew over his head and into the net, a great solo goal from the Pats striker to make it 1-0.

Ten min­utes later Cool­boy grabbed one back with an ab­so­lute su­perb piece of skill from Rua Def Aointe, Shane O’Con­nor de­liv­ered a cor­ner kick to the back post and Def Aointe was first to re­act and pro­duced a bril­liant bi­cy­cle kick to equalise. A great bit of skill from the Cool­boy striker.

Things got bet­ter and bet­ter for the hosts five min­utes be­fore full time when Jack De­fan went un­chal­lenged and beat Pats keeper Niall Byrne to put his side in front with not long left for a re­ply from their op­po­nents.

A great com­pet­i­tive game from both sides, al­though St Pats may feel dis­ap­pointed to go away with noth­ing after a great first half from the trav­el­ling side. Cool­boy were strong in de­fence and didn’t give their op­po­nents much op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fi­nal third.

Cool­boy: 1. Ciaran Lam­bert, 2. Joe Lynch, 3. Mau­rice Med­eran, 4. Daragh Raw­son, 5. Ryan Pur­cell, 6. Roisin Kier­nan, 7. Shane Dowl­ing, 8. James McDon­ald, 9. Lor­can Fitzsi­mon, 10. Rua Def Aointe, 11. Shane O’Con­nor, 12. Kil­lian Mur­phy, 13. Ryan Hil­lard, 14. Jamie Pur­cell, 15. Jack Deefan

St Pa­tricks: 1. Niall Byrne, 2. Fionn Reilly, 3. Rian Chris­tian, 4. Noel McDon­ald, 5. Eoin McAvoy, 6. Brian O Hara, 7. Eoin Cleary, 8. Rory Jen­son, 10. Ryan Mur­phy, 11. Joel Kennedy, 12. Josh Tier­nan.

Ref­eree: Mat­tie Dowl­ing

The St Pats team who fell to Cool­boy Rangers at Coolafancy.

The Cool­boy Rangers un­der-13 team who de­feated St Pat’s at Coolafancy.

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