Tuesday, 29 September 2015

St. John's U-13's qualify for quarter-finals despite defeat to Tubbercurry

Feile Div 1 Group 3 Rd 3: St. John’s 2-5 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 9-4

St. John’s defeated by Tubbercurry/Cloonacool

On Sunday morning last St. Johns U-13’s concluded the group stages with defeat against Tubbercurry. Tubber had a whirlwind start with their two opening attacks giving goals
St. John’s regrouped and clawed their way back into the game with some fine points from Mark McGowan and Zach Mahon. Both players then added goals to leave the Carraroe team trailing by a single point.

The second half started well with Scully and Osbourne linking well and creating some great chances. Tubber had the wind advantage and found the net again on successive attacks with some fine finishing. Flynn and Mahon tagged back some points for St. John’s. Fitness played its part and Tubber dominated the last 10 minutes. 

Despite conceding some goals, Peter Meehan made some fine saves and even one shot from close range. The defence was very solid throughout the game with the two McGoldricks (Darragh and Donal) and Rory Martin taking the lead. Ethan Scully was solid in centre back and controlled his area with some stout defending and was ably flanked by Conor Leonard. Mark McGowan and Dean Osbourne were dangerous each time they went on solo runs and set up some great attacks. Zack Mahon ended up as top scorer He was ably supported by his fellow forwards, Ronan Richie, Ronan Flynn, Ben Millar and Keelan Roddy

Team: Peter Meehan, Darragh McGoldrick, Rory Martin, Donal McGoldrick, Conor Leonard, Ethan Scully (0-01), Mark McGowan (1-01), Dean Osbourne (0-01), Zack Mahon (2-2), Ronan Richie, Ronan Flynn (0-01), Ben Millar, Keelan Davey, Keelan Roddy.

St. John’s U13 squad now play Eastern Harps in the “B” Championship quarter-final this Sunday 4th October. Game throws in at 11am in Fr. Kevin Brehony Park. All squad Players to meet at Carraroe Shop (beside national school) at 9.30am. The lads would appreciate the Club’s support.

(Report with thanks to Fergal Kelly)

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