U-17’s go top in the football league
Oldcastle 2-17 Carnaross/Moynalty 2-10
The under 17’s secured top spot with a seven point victory in this re-arranged Div 3A game played on a heavy and mucky Carnaross pitch on Wednesday evening (21 March 2018). The home side got off to a dream start with a goal to open the scoring. James McCluskey opened the Oldcastle account with a well taken point. The sides traded points before a DJ Monaghan goal levelled the game in the 5th minute. Oldcastle now started to take control of the game and extended their lead, but Carnaross/Moynalty were keeping in touch with some scores of their own and with the help of some wides from Oldcastle.
H/T: Oldcastle 1-12 Carnaross/Moynalty 1-06
In the second half scores were harder to come by for Oldcastle as the pitch was starting eating right in the scoring zone. Players were struggling to keep their feet and there was definitely no bouncing of the ball as the ball was just getting stuck when it hit the ground.
Colin Halpin was outstanding in defence cutting out a number of attacks in scoring positions. Oldcastle emptied the bench and each player who came on made a good impression which will cause a headache for the management the next day. With the clock ticking down Carnaross/Moynalty hit the Oldcastle net to leave 4 points between the sides. Oldcastle pushed hard to close out the game and Charlie Lynch was on the end of a long ball into the big square. As Charlie attempted to get his shot away his legs were taken from under him and the ref awarded a penalty. Pearse Sheridan stood up to take the spot kick and made no mistake driving the ball home.
Colin Halpin and Colin Hawdon led the way in what was a good all round team performance which secured top spot in the section heading into the semi finals.
Oldcastle: Jack McDonnell Fox, Colin Halpin. Louis Colleran, Cillian Hanlon, Darragh Reilly, Conor Hetherton, Joe Lynch, Oran Mulvany (0-2), James McCluskey (0-1), Pearse Sheridan (1-5), Colin Hawdon (0-2), DJ Monaghan (1-0) Aaron Getty, Cillian Connell (0-7), Charlie Lynch
Subs Conor Smith, Ciaran Healy Jack Murphy Conor Boylan