St. Vincents - Football - Away - 17/5/15

posted May 20, 2015, 3:15 PM by raheny gaa   [ updated May 28, 2015, 3:21 PM by Web Admin ]
Raheny U9s 

 Venue:            Pairch Naomh Uinsionn    
 Throw In: 11AM
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherWindy and sunny

Raheny Lions

Report by: Paul Nolan
: Paul Nolan, Tony Lawless & Niall Watters

Squad: Max Osborne, Jamie Nolan, Ciaran Kerrisk, Martin Bishop, Matt Lawless, Johnny Baldwin, Mathew Grant, Evan Wynne, Conor Watters, Sam Mitchell and Adam Roberts.

A powerful Lions Team took to the field to play St Vincent’s in football on the main pitch in Pairc Naomh Uinsionn on a lovely day for football.  From the off, Raheny Lions dominated the proceedings, particularly the mid field with strong performances from Matthew Lawless and Adam Roberts.  After five minutes, Raheny Lions scored with their first 65 taken superbly by Matt Lawless after Martin Bishop had forced St Vincent’s into clearing an attack behind their own goal line.

St Vincent’s came more into the game after that but Raheny defended very well in keeping chances to an absolute minimum. It’s important to say that this Lions team is maturing into a fine team showing great commitment and team work for each other. This was never more evident when Vincent’s used over ten hand passes to get out of their own half but the Lions closed down their space until St Vincent’s failed to go forward, ran out of space and put the ball out of play. Just on the stroke of half time a brilliant through ball from Matthew Grant found Jamie Nolan who lost his defender to score an excellent point giving Raheny a 2 points to nil lead at half time.

Raheny faced a strong wind in the second half but again great defence by Max Osborne, Johnny Baldwin and Sam Mitchell kept opportunities to a minimum. Strong midfield play by Ciaran Kerrisk, Conor Watters and Evan Wynne meant that Ciaran, with help from Adam Roberts, carried the ball forward before releasing Matthew Grant for a run on goal to score another fabulous point. St Vincent’s did rally with two goals but the back was marshalled well by Max and Martin keeping St Vincent’s without any real shots for points.

A great win by the Lions by 9 points to 2 with total commitment, focus and hard work. Well done boys. 

Raheny Giants

Report by: Kieran Doherty

Mentors: Conor Pitts, Kieran Doherty, Kevin Fitzpatrick

Squad: Ultan Fitzpatrick, Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick, Colin McAweeney,   Adam Robinson, Joseph Doherty, 

On Saturday morning the Raheny Giants made the short trip to  Pairc Naomh Uinsionn to take on St Vincents.

The first half could best be described as a half of two halves. For the first quarter there was only one team in it and it wasn’t Raheny. It was looking like the Giants would be on the wrong of a heavy defeat as poor marking by Raheny allowed the home team to build up a large lead. If it hadn’t been for some good saves from Joseph Doherty in the Raheny goal the lead would have been greater. But just as Vinneys were expecting an easy morning the Giants awoke from their slumber and got themselves back into the game. The transformation was dramatic as the Giants seized the initiative and dominated the remainder of the first half. The Raheny marking was much improved and now it was the turn of the home side to feel the pressure and great points by John Broderick, Cormac Baldwin and Colin McAweeney, together with a goal from Luke McCullough, meant that Raheny were only three points in arrears at half time.

The second half took on a more conventional pattern with attacking football from both sides. Jack Codd took over in goal and, with the assistance of strong defensive displays from, Alex Morrissey, Ultan Fitzpatrick, Dan O’Grady and Adam Robinson, the Giants were able to keep the number of points conceded to a minimum. John, Cormac and Colin weighed in with another point each in the second half as Raheny pilled on the pressure.

At the final whistle honours were even and both teams can be pleased with a final score of 23 points apiece.  

Raheny Tigers

Report by: Brendan Shovlin

Mentors: Brendan Shovlin, Donni Rossi and John Strain

Squad: Callum McNamara, Cian Rossi, Cathal Shovlin, Adam Savage, Mathew Dowdall, Dylan Strain, Brian Murray, James Pitts, Joe Bonar & Tiarnan O'Brien.

On a windy Saturday morning the tigers togged out against a determined St Vincent's Team . with Mathew and Callum playing like two veteran midfielders, Raheny took control around the middle from the off. Great play as always from Joe and James in the forward line never gave the Vincent's back time to settle while Tiernan, Cian and Dylan cleaned up the back.  The tigers bounded into a 1 goal from Adam and a great block from Callum lead. However Vincent's came back into the game with two fortuitous goals, leaving it 1-1 to 2 goals at half time.
The second half, Cathal, Adam with Dylan moved into midfield with Callum in goal. Cian, Mathew and Brian taking over in the backs and  Joe, Tiernan and James up front. Raheny came under the cosh at the start of the half but were inspired by a brilliant double save from Callum who somehow managed to keep out two certain goals. Lifted by this, Raheny stormed back into the game with Cathal taking over in midfield. Helping himself to a well taken goal, he also kicked two wide's showing yet again his fathers touch around the goal. Further scores by Adam and Mathew aswell as agreat free from Brian helped Raheny to a convincing victory. Brilliant stuff again lads. keep it going