Match Report 18th October

posted Oct 21, 2013, 4:34 AM by Raheny twothousandandfour   [ updated Oct 21, 2013, 4:34 AM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Thanks to Fionnán Ryan as usual for match report.

Last Saturday morning we hosted Clontarf on Pitch 12A for football.

A mixed bag of results saw us winners in our third match but losing the other two games.

In the first game, we had more scores than Clontarf but they were victorious due to the number of skill points they achieved. It was noticeable that they were well ahead of us in their blocking skills - something we will have to work on harder. When our lads had the ball, there was some very good interplay and passing. Particularly good performances came from Ruairi Kelly and John McNally.

In our second game we had a very competitive match between two evenly matched teams. Every Raheny player tackled and blocked very well today with 6 blocking  skill points split evenly amongst the boys. Before the game we asked the players to work on this aspect so well done boys! Clontarf were strong under the high ball and were very comfortable catching the ball.  This is another area we will work on with our lads. Top performances from Brian Purcell, Matthew Sherlock and Aaron Fitzsimons with huge improvement from Cormac Lenehan and Morgan Spillane .

In the third match, the Raheny boys were on top from the start and dominated the possession. Some scoring boots appeared to be left at home and the match was a lot tighter than it really should have been. Very strong performances from Jason Maguire and Johnny Robinson meant that Raheny never lost their grip on the game. Good performances too from Scott Dennis and Jack Bosonnet.

Finally, a big welcome to our new player Ben McQuaid who played his first game for us this morning.

A reminder to parents that Paudie Butler is giving a  talk next Thursday evening in the club. Will be well worth attending. Talk will be centred on psychology involved in coaching children.