Match Report - 22nd February

posted Feb 24, 2014, 10:38 AM by Raheny twothousandandfour   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 10:38 AM by Raheny GAA PRO ]
Thanks to Fionnán for match report.

Saturday was our first official match of 2014 after all the pitch postponements of the last few weeks. We made the short trip to O'Toole's and we played two matches of 10 a side, one match on the astro and the other on a surprisingly firm pitch.

Both our teams hit the ground running with two superb victories. 

The white team were on the grass surface and while it was obviously a slower pitch than the astro, the Raheny lads coped excellently. There were some excellent skills on display particularly some great catches from Eoin Cullen and Conor Aherne and a man of the match display in blocking from Ciaran Hartnett. Overall Raheny were too strong in every department. Special mention to Jason Maguire for his stint in goals. He  must be the only under-10 goalkeeper in Ireland who stepped between the posts with two hurls - one for saving and the other for puck-outs!!

The green team had the luxury of the astro and again were too strong for O'Tooles. The turnout at training and now with a third session during the week has meant that the good work on the training pitch was transferred to the match session. There were another set of excellent performances especially Matthew Sherlock who contributed 3 points (still worth the extra score at under 10 level). He was ably assisted by Johnny Robinson who was his usual energetic self. Other who starred were Paul Hyland and Robert Moran.