U-12s in Spring League Final
Oldcastle 0-19 Ballinlough 0-1
Our super U-12s booked their spot in the Spring League Final with a comprehensive semi-final win over neighbours Ballinlough in Millbrook on Sat.afternoon(20 May 2017). Oldcastle were slow to get into their rhythm and shot a lot of wides, but once Rory Crawley and Rian Mulvanny took a few scores they settled down into the match. A great score came from a Cormac O’Connell intercept, fed on to Nojus, back to Cormac again, and on to Rory who slotted it cleanly between the posts. Paul Hennessey took the next score. A lovely Ciaran Connell move resulted in a good ball fed on by way of Eoin Smith and Paul Hennessey who chipped it into the waiting hands of Colm Gibson. Colm was positioned right by the goals, dummied the goalie and took a lovely score, leaving it Oldcastle 9, Ballinlough 0 at the break.
Rian took the first score of the second half, followed by another from Nojus Domareas who had a fantastic performance, working well together with his cousin Tomas. Soon after, Adam Smith nipped in with his first score, and a Rory Crawley ball hopped over the opposition goalie for the next. The team were working well and taking their opportunities now. Play was interrupted at one stage when a small child was discovered in the middle of play, but referee Martin Dawson did a great job of rescuing said child.
Prionsias O’Reilly had some great goal kicks, with James Gibney then feeding the ball on up the field. Cormac O’Connell was superb in defence, ably assisted by Fionn McCabe. Eoin Smith did a huge amount of work as always, and Rory Crawley was excellent.
Overall the team put in a good performance today, and now look forward to a final against either Inny Gaels or St. Michael’s on Saturday 3rd June.
Oldcastle: Prionsias O’Reilly, Ciaran Connell, James Gibney (Captain), Cormac O’Connell, Fionn McCabe, Jack Kellett, Rory Crawley (4), Paul Hennessey (1), Jamie Keatinge, Eoin Smith (1), Tomas Kizelis (1), Rian Mulvanny (4), Colm Gibson (1). Subs: Nojus Domareas (4), Karolis Abraitis, Adam Smith (3), Lucas Skelly