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Excellent Defending ensured Victory for our Boys.

Excellent Defending ensured Victory for our Boys.

Posted March 10, 2015

U14s made it 3 wins from 4 in blustery Hollywell on Saturday by over-coming their opposition, Fingallians. Playing with the wind in the first half, we began well with some fine scores from Davi Dennehy, Ben Savage and Luke McCurtain.  The lads had a big lead at half time and knew Fingallians would put a lot of pressure on them in the second half when the wind would be against them.

A great second half of gutsy defending and some more excellent point taking, meant we held out for a good win. Another great team performance with great displays from Jack Keogh, Tom Cosgrove, Eoin Kelly  Ben Gaynor and Dara Keathing. Full time score: NM 5-18 Fingallians 2-8.

U10- Away Hurling v St Sylvester’s

This eagerly anticipated local derby match got off to an interesting start with a late change to the throw in time !A text came through from “Management” at 9.30am saying that the game was starting at 10am and not meeting at 10am as previously advertised. A testament to how seriously these young men take their GAA, they all arrived at Malahide castle in prompt order although I am sure the parents will be pleased to hear that this “just in time management” approach is a one off and normal service will be resumed next week !!. Apologies to any parents (or Mentors!) who had to negotiate with traffic wardens after abandoning cars in the rush to get on the pitch.

The early rush of adrenalin that the quick start provided made its way quickly on to the pitch in what was a tightly contested battle with our neighbours. Two of our three teams were victorious on the day and  there was certainly a huge effort put in by all of our players in fast flowing end to end games, greatly helped by a very mild spring day and a good surface.

Special mention to Sean Ryan, John Roche and Larry Hogan who defended heroically and tirelessly against a constant attack on our goal and who took  the brunt of quite a few hurls that missed their intended target but bounced back up again!

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