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U10 Premier: Quay Celtic 2-3 Rock Celtic
Rock Celtic U10’s got off to a great start in the league with a 3-2 win over Quay Celtic. A powerful shot from distance by Mark Leavy hit the back of the net to open the Seasider’s account. Sebastian McGeogh then extended his team’s lead with two great goals before Quay pulled a goal back before half time. Quay added a second early within the second half and pressed hard for the equaliser however some great displays by Rock keeper, Niall Brennan who pulled off some very brave saves, Darragh O’Gradaigh, Mark Leavy and Evan McEnteggert was enough for Rock to hold onto their lead and pick up all 3 points.
U11 Premier: Rock Celtic 4-0 Quay Celtic
The Seasider’s notched up their first win of the U11 Premier League season with a comfortable 4-0 win over Quay Celtic at the weekend. Sennan Carroll put the team ahead early in the game. Dara Quinn tucked away a second after the Quay goalkeeper could only deflect away a fine strike from Josh Hanna. Cillian Duffy was then desperately unlucky not to get on the score sheet after his shot cracked off the cross bar after a great run from defence.
Evan McEnteggert added a third goal for Rock in the second half after getting on the end of a nicely weighted ball from Hanna before coolly slotting it into the bottom corner. The woodwork came to Quay’s rescue once again after a well struck free kick from Hanna. Mark Leavy wrapped things up for the Seasiders with a great left foot strike near the end of the game.
All in all it was good performance by the Rock team with special mention for Cillian Duffy, Layo Adebanjo, Eoin Byrne and Jamie Callan who all put in a great shift. Alex Gough making his league debut for the team did well up front in the second half as did Adam Hoban coming on for Steve Kamtchou and slotting comfortably into midfield.
U11 Div 1: Quay Olympic 1-2 Rockville
On a beautiful sunny September morning the 14th of September 2013 the School Boys League kicked off. With the pitch in immaculate condition it was a perfect day for football.
Quay started off strong and Jack Mulvihill was alert to pull off two fine saves. The first being the better of the two as he palmed the ball away after an excellent strike from Quays centre forward John Murphy. Rock then took control of the game with some excellent defending from Dara O’Hare, James Reilly and Frank McGrory with the defenders putting in some excellent tackles.
In midfield Gavin Lynch, Sean Connor and Brian Cafferty were superb holding on to the ball & threading it through to the 2 strikers, Frank Rodgers and Conor Monaghan. These two worked particularly hard in closing down the opposition.
Unfortunately Quay broke and scored an excellent goal. Rock fought back hard and won a corner. It was floated in and rebounded out were Conor Monaghan volleyed it into the net. It was an unstoppable shot.
Unfortunately Quay scored a second completely against the run of play. Rock threw everything at Quay, they were living in their box but couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. Subs Conor Sacreston and Kalem Rogers did well when they came on. Rock were excellent but just couldn’t finish. If they continuing playing like this the win will come.
Subs not used – Ruairi Doyle, Conor Rafferty and Dara. These lads have been doing really well in training and their chance will come!!!
U12 Premier: Ardee Celtic 1-4 Rock Celtic
Rock Celtic U12’s began their league campaign with a well deserve and comprehensive win away to Ardee Celtic. On a wild wet blustery Sunday morning, both team’s took to the pitch and worked hard to keep the ball under control. To use the old cliché, this really was a game of two halves. The opening exchanges were evenly matched with both teams cancelling out each other. For much of the first half, it was the defensive players who were involved in much of the action. Rocks Adam Gartlan and Connor Casey holding solid, midfield struggled to get a grip on the game as the ball was knocked long from and appeared to bypass midfield. It was the home side that took the lead on 22 minutes when the Rock defence were caught napping. A long range shot from the Ardee midfielder found the back of the net to put Ardee 1 – 0 up at half time.
Rock made changes at half time with the introduction of Josh Hanna and Conal McCaul – the impact was immediate with Rock taking control of midfield and Donal Leavy using Declan Curtain on the left to run at the Ardee defence. Within 3 minutes of the restart, Rock were back on level terms with a goal from striker James McNamara. Josh Hanna battled hard in midfield to win possession and found himself taken down in the Ardee box with the referee blowing for a penalty. Declan Curtain converted – it was Rock 2 – Ardee 1. Ardee had some good breaks and tested the Rock defence but Connor Casey, Adam Gartlan and Patrick Mullen all held it tight at the back. Jack Donohue was called upon to make a great save from a long range effort from Ardee but was well positioned to keep everything under control. Rock pressed again down the right wing with Conal McCaul showing strength and pace to knock a ball into the box for the Edward Otesanya to make it 3 – 1 to Rock. Moving into the final minutes of the game, the Seasiders were well on top – Josh Hanna picked up a ball in his own half, beat 3 players and unleashed a super shot to find the back of the net.
This Rock team started slow in the first half but showed great character and determination to come back in the second half and take all points.