Under 12 Premier
- Killorglin AFC 1 – 2 St Brendans Park
A fantastic game of football saw Killorglin narrowly defeated on the all-weather pitch on Saturday afternoon. Despite conceding an early goal from a corner, the defence grew into the game and Stephen, Darragh, Ruairi and Oisin looked solid. However, the game was a battle in midfield and Park had enough pace and skill to give Aaron, Jack O’Leary and Sean a tough game. Within a few minutes of conceding, we were level from a Sean Corcoran strike, after some good work by Jack O’Connor. And despite Gearoid being kept quiet up front, he was unlucky not to grab a goal on a number of occasions. Niall was having to work hard in midfield and given the closeness of the game, we were reluctant to make changes. Cian in goal had an excellent game. But in the end, with Gearoid and Niall picking up knocks, we had to change things around. Ethan looked lively when he came on, but unfortunately with a couple of minutes to go, we conceded a late goal. Nothing Martin (who had replaced Cian as keeper) could do about the strike. Despite the result, I was proud of the performance and this team will have better days.
Team: Cian Naylor, Stephen O’Loughlin, Oisin Cronin, Darragh McKeefry, Ruairi Murphy, Aaron Broderick, Jack O’Leary, Sean Corcoran, Niall Carey, Jack O’Connor, Gearoid Hassett. Subs: Martin Fay, Ethan Coffey, Jason O’Sullivan, Kaiya Flaherty, Sean Kissanne