U-16’s to meet Na Fianna in the final after their win tonight

Oldcastle 4-23 St Marys/Slane 1-9

Oldcastle secured a final spot in the U-16 Summer FL (Group D) with a comprehensive victory over St Marys\Slane on Tuesday evening (1 August 2017) in Millbrook.

Pearse Sheridan opened the scoring for the home side and Louis Colleran made his way up from full back to add another point. On the 7th minute Darren Connell made a great run forward and played an excellent ball into Colin Hawdon who finished to the net. James McCluskey was doing well in midfield and Darren Connell and Louis Colleran looked to attack from the back at every opportunity. Oldcastle added further points and could have scored a number of goals only for the crossbar and posts and the visiting keeper making a few saves. The second goal finally arrived from Conor Hetherton and then Cillian Connell (2 frees) and Colin Hawdon finished the first half scoring to leave the scores Oldcastle 2-12 St Marys/Slane 0-3.

Dj Monaghan opened the second half scoring with a well taken point after some great team work. Colin Hawdon added 0-3 and Pearse Sheridan and Oran Mulvanny added 1 each before Conor Hetherton found the net for his 2nd of the night from long range. The second half seen the wood work been tested again with the cross bar and the up rights combining to deny Oldcastle more scores by the thickness of the paintwork. Conor Smith was now in defence and was showing some good form and cut out a number of chances. The visitors grabbed a deserved goal mid way through the half. Oldcastle used the unlimited subs role to the limit in order to give everyone as much game time as possible and this included a number of positional switches. One of those switches seen Colin Halpin play in the full forward line and when his chance did arrive he made no mistake and finished to the net for the 4th goal. Jack Murphy made a great run at the visitor’s defence but was fouled just before he got his shot away. Jack settled himself and converted the resulting free kick. Louis Colleran finished the score with his second point of the night to set up a final date with Na Fianna in Dunganny on Tuesady next, 8 August @ 8.00 pmwho overcame St Oliver’s in the other semi final.

Oldcastle: Jack McDonnell Fox, Ciaran Healy, Louis Colleran(0-2), Colin Halpin(1-0), Darragh Reilly, Darren Connell (0-1), Joe Lynch, Conor Hetherton (2-1), James McCluskey, Conor Smith, Pearse Sheridan (0-5), Cillain Hanlon, Colin Hawdon (1-4), Cillian Connell (0-4), Oran Mulvanny (0-4)
Subs Dj: Monaghan (0-1), Mark Coyle, Jack Murphy (0-1), Charlie Lynch