Well done to the U14 boys who competed well in their Championship Final in Newcastle on Saturday morning. In spite of a sterling effort they were ultimately beaten by the better team on the day. At half time the match was close enough to think the lads in blue and gold might get their hands on the silverware but the Fin pulled away in the second half and the Saul lads had no answer. A penalty goal from John Mahoney towards the end of the first half seemed to push the Aughlisnafin lads into action and they pushed on with the wind to help in the second half to run out winners. The boys in blue and gold tried hard, but ultimately the better team work of the opposition was the difference. It’s been a very up and down season but for many of the lads it’s not over yet as they continue with the U13 championship. With a full squad and better commitment, these boys can improve even further and give anyone a real challenge. Squad: Cathal Kinsella, Caolán McKeown, Lorcán Ritchie, Tom McGrattan, Harry Obank, Justin Magilton, Odhran Magee, Conor Kernan, Shea Burns, Ciaran Ledlie, Keanan Curran, Naoise O’Hagan, John Mahoney, Cormac McCartan, Pearse Cullan, Lee Curtis, Sean McKeown, Ruairi Murphy.
Many thanks to our sponsors who contributed towards a new jacket for each of the boys on the U14 squad prior to the final. Your support is very much appreciated. Go raibh mile maith agat.
U16 boys and U14 girls continue their training as normal this week. Boys are in the East Down final and the girls are still in their championship.
U11s were defeated in their final game at home to Bredagh on a stormy Sunday morning, when it was very tricky to play into the wind. The boys started very well and gave a brilliant account of themselves throughout the whole game. They have really improved during these U11 games and can be very proud of some of the fine scores and defending during the competition. Well done to them and the mentors. Next up is U13s who start this Sunday at 11am, home to Teconnaught.
U10s played under lights in Ballymartin’s floodlit tournament on Saturday evening. In spite of some of the other teams fielding ineligible players the boys demonstrated great skill, team work and determination, losing out narrowly in the final to a team with a number of Year 8s! Well done to the boys and their mentors, we’re very proud of you.
Juvenile player Jay Curran wore the blue and gold with pride at Pairc Esler before the SFC final on Sunday. Hopefully he’ll be leading his own club out there some day in the not too distant future!
Condolences to the O’Hare family on the passing of Bríd’s father and Shane and Ruari’s grandfather, Gerard Clifford. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam dílis.”