The Sean O’Mahony’s/Na Piarsaigh/Dowdallshill U15’s had a superb victory over Wolfe Tones in the U15 Division 2 League Final on Monday evening in Darver. Wolfe Tones got off to a great start and lead by 6 points to 1 after 20 minutes before the Dundalk side dragged themselves back into the game when Cathal Bradley helped force Tiernan Watters high dropping free into the net. Coupled with Sean Cassidy’s second point from play and Tiernan Watters first of the day, suddenly there was only the minimum between the sides, but the Drogheda side fired a quick 1-1 of their own just before the break to leave 5 point in it on the changeover. The amalgamated side dominated the second half throughout but after 20 minutes there was still only one score on the board, Sean Cassidy free, to show for all their promising approach work. Instead Wolfe Tones managed to kick 2 points of their own, to forge 6 ahead with only 5 minutes left on the clock, before the Dundalk side finally took their chances, during a frantic closing chapter. First Junior Shotayo landed a free, followed by Tiernan Watters taking his point when 3 goalbound shots had been blocked, before substitute Daniel Duffy lashed the ball into the net from close range despite more frantic defending by the Drogheda lads. With the minimum between the side and time running out, more sustained pressure on the ‘Tones goal lead to a penalty, which Junior Shotayo coolly slotted into the net to send the Dundalk combination’s fans ecstatic. When the final whistle sounded shortly afterwards, The Sean O’Mahony’s/Na Piarsaigh/Dowdallshill U15’s had won the league title by 2 points, with a final score of 3-6 to 1-10. Hearty congratulations to all the players and the management, great to see all their hard work all season pay off.
Team & Scorers: Emmett O’Hanrahan, Steven McCormack, Callum Smith, Dillon O’Neill, Sean Cassidy 0-3(1 Free), Donal McGuinness, Cian Jeffers, Tiernan Cassidy, Scott Hearty, Tiernan Watters 0-2, Cathal Bradley 1-0, Robert Mccaughey, Sam Malone, Sean Connolly, Ciaran Redmond.
Subs: Junior Shotayo 1-1(1 Free), Oisin Breen, Davidos Vacialikus, Daniel Duffy 1-0, Fionn Tipping, Patrick Roe, Elijah Faapito, Brendan Waiharo, James Carroll.
Our big Halloween Family Movie Night is on tomorrow, the bank holiday Monday, on the SOM pitch at 6pm. Admission €5 only, pay on the night at the gate, bring something to sit on, a seat, bean bag, etc. Looks like we are going to have a dry day, for the showing of Hocus Pocus, so hopefully we will have a large crowd, in their Halloween costumes. Burgers, Popcorn & soft drinks available and prizes for best dressed Boy and Girl.
No Kids training this Wednesday the 31st as it is Halloween night, and training will continue for another few weeks, from the 7th Novemvber, and the venue will depend on the weather.