U-16’s remain unbeaten
Oldcastle 1-14 Moynalvey/Boardsmill 0-12
The under 16s are unbeaten and top of the group following a well earned victory over Moynalvey/Boardsmill in the U-16 FL Div5 (Rd.5) match on Tuesday 24th April. Played in Millbrook in lashing rain it was the visitors who started the brightest and had 2 points on the board before Pearse Sheridan pointed for Oldcastle. Lloyd Colleran added a point for Oldcastle on what was his first start at under 16 level. Both sets of players were adapting well to the conditions but Moynalvey/Boardsmill continued to have the edge and their impressive number 11 converted a number of chances. Pearse Sheridan was operating at full forward and was equally impressive in front of goals.
The first half finished all square on a score line of Oldcastle 0-9 Moynalvey/Boardsmill 0-9.
The rain stopped and the sun came out as the second half started similar to the first with the visitors opening the scoring and controlling the game. They say you need a bit of luck to win a tight game and that came Oldcastle’s way when a long range effort from Pearse Sheridan dropped short and into the net to put Oldcastle ahead for the first time in the game. Moynalvey/Boardsmill were now pushing for scores, but Brian Hetherton, Jack Murphy and Colin Halpin were giving nothing away. Darren Connell added a point for Oldcastle following a break from defence by Dj Monaghan and Mark Coyle. The visitors thought that they were back in the game when they were awarded a penalty with about 5 minutes to go. For the second game in a row Ross McCann saved a penalty much to the relief of this teammates. Some good inter play from James Tuite and Matthew Cahill resulted in a free been awarded along the side line approx. 30 meters out which Pearse Sheridan converted for yet another point. With 3 points in the difference the visitors were pushing for a goal. They finally broke through the last line of defence but Colin Halpin had a “Sean Cavanagh” moment as he took a black card for the team to prevent a goal, but the resulting free went over the bar. Pearse Sheridan added a point before Darren Connell scored the final point of the game to seal victory in what was a very exciting game of football play.
Oldcastle: Ross McCann, Mark Coyle, Colin Halpin, Brian Hetherton, Jack Murphy, Conor Boylan, Dj Monaghan, Darren Connell (0-3), Conor Smith, Matthew Cahill, Lloyd Colleran (0-1), James Tuite, Darren Kavanagh, Pearse Sheridan (1-10), Ryan Kevin
Sub: JP Purcell