Posted April 18, 2016
U 15 footballers continued there impressive start to the season with a fine win on Sunday morning.
With half the season played, they are currently second in division 2 , playing some great attacking football mixed with a great team spirit and will to win. St Brigids started the better and were a goal up after 5 minutes but some great point taking by Eoin Kelly, Adam Hughes and Fintan Radford McGovern brought us level.
More fine points followed and some great defending by Daragh Keatingmeant we led at half time. St Brigids’ cause wasn’t helped by an injury to their most effective player but our lads ran out comfortable winners in the end. A great team performance with the above putting on great displays along with Jack Keogh, Jack Quinn and Aaron O’Driscoll in goals.
The Naomh Mearnog club was buzzing last week with the hosting of the Feile tournament matches, home matches for the U-10s and of course the highlight of the day, the U-8 football blitz!!
There are two blitzes in the U-8 schedule this year and it was our turn to host this one – where we welcomed O’Dwyers from Balbriggan and Fingalians from Swords.
Great preparation went in to the day with the allocation and layout of the pitches, organising the draw and other teams, and packaging of goodie bags!
It was clear that some of the kids had plenty of Easter eggs over the past few weeks as they were a bit slow out of the blocks for the first game. Once the cobwebs were removed and the second round of matches started, our lads were back at it, displaying all the great skills that we have been getting used to seeing. Well done boys! The games were superbly refereed and the weather did us a huge favour by staying dry for the duration of the games. There is no doubt this group of U 8’s are a special lot. They are showing fantastic skills and most impressively great team work. Well done to Paddy Gorey and the team in the Nursery for preparing the boys so well for life after the cage! They are developing a reputation for the best hand passing team in the league. No matter what tactics other teams try to slow them down it doesn’t stop our boys from putting the points on board from back and forwards!
Afterwards, there was a special presentation in the clubhouse. James Nugent thanked all those that helped make it a great morning and 90 players from all teams received a medal and goodie bag to mark the occasion.