The senior men took on league leaders Ardmore Rovers in Ballywaltrim on Saturday and were unlucky to lose a seven goal thriller losing out on a 4-3 scoreline.
This was a game that could have went either way and the lads will look back and think they should have taken something from the game.
Ciaran McGettigan, Gareth Murphy and Adam Cox fired home the goals on the day.
Junior action in the club started on Thursday night when our 14A’s had a comfortable 9-0 win away to newly promoted Arklow Town A.
Jordan Younger found the back of the net with a fantastic hat-trick, Harry Broxson and Mark Hodgkinson both nabbed a brace apiece with Tom Hodgkinson and Callum Gibney completing their tally with singles.
On Friday night the under 12B’s defeated Arklow United 6-1 under the floodlights at Whitegates.
Eoin Kennedy fired home an incredible five of the Rovers six goals with Luke Dunne adding one in a very impressive team display.
The 12A’s have put themselves in a very strong position to claim the league title when they beat one of their nearest challengers Dalkey United in their own backyard.
The lads won 4-1 with goals from Liam Burke, Brian McCaul, Lorcan Sinnott and Danny Kavanagh.
This was a highly impressive team display and now leaves the destiny of the title in their own hands.
The 15A’s suffered a title setback when they lost 3-1 away to Portmarnock AFC. Mark O’Brien scored the Rovers goal in a game in which the lads never reach the high standards they have set themselves.
On Sunday our under 13A’s travelled to Dalymount Park home of League of Ireland side Bohemians to take on Tullamore Town in the Lions Club All Ireland cup final.
The lads found themselves up against a physically bigger Tullamore side but the early exchanges were even enough.
The midlanders gradually got on top and Rory Hennessy in the Rovers goal came to his side’s rescue with three top class saves.
Rovers took the lead midway through the half when Oscar Malcolmson’s shot was parried by the keeper with his brother Louis following up to slot home. Tullamore put Rovers under pressure but they held out to the break.
Two minutes into the second half Tullamore levelled proceedings with a well taken goal.
Tullamore went in front on forty five minutes when Ryan Kenny rifled home a twenty five yard free kick.
The Offaly side put the game out of Rovers reach nine minutes from time with a neat finish into the bottom corner.
Rovers battled hard to try to get back into the game but they came up against a resolute Tullamore rearguard.
On the day the lads gave a hundred percent, a special mention goes to keeper Rory Hennessy who pulled off several top class saves and was absolutely outstanding between the Rovers posts.
All in all it was a magnificent achievement for the lads to get to an All-Ireland final and they did everyone involved proud.
Well done Keith, Stephen, Danny and the lads on a great achievement.
Our under-16’s qualified for the final of the Choice Media Bowl final when they defeated Roundwood 5-3, a brace from Thomas O’Neill and singles from Dylan Moriarty, Matthew Quinn and Ben Algera laid the foundations for the win to capture the three points and smoothly progress to the final.
Our Last Man Standing competition moves onto round 7 next week, after the weekend’s games we now have 47 players definitely through with another two players hoping to join them if Huddersfield saw off Fulham in the Monday night game in front of the Sky TV cameras.
Of the players to progress 17 players went through after Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Everton’s 3-1 home win over Brighton safely saw 12 players make the next round. Leicester’s emotional 1-0 away victory over Cardiff helped seven players through with a further six players joining them after their selection West Ham got the better of Burnley winning 4-2. Manchester City’s comfortable 6-1 home success against Southampton eased three players into round 7. Manchester United and Tottenham both provided one player each with a safe passage through after their 2-1 and 3-2 away victories over Bournemouth and Wolves respectively.
At the time of going to print we had only lost five players and they made their exit after their selection Watford went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle.
We would like to wish all our remaining players the very best of luck in the remainder of the competition and once again a big thanks to everyone who participated in our Last Man Standing competition.
Ian Cullinane of Greystones is hoisted high in the line-out during their All Ireland League Division 2B match against Sligo ar Dr Hickey Park on Saturday.