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U14 Premier: Shamrocks 0-3 Rock Celtic
Rock started their defence of the title with a comfortable if not brilliant 3-0 win. Missing a regular keeper it was important rock got a good start, and that they did with Daniel Corcoran and Liam o Callaghan dominating midfield setting up chances for the front two of Aiden Curtin and Kizito Ekeuebe .
The breakthrough came after 10 mins when the impressive Alex McCarthy set up Curtin to score. The second followed quickly when ekeuebe broke through to score a fine individual goal.
Rock took their foot of the gas after that but still created plenty of chances with Dara Farrelly and Jonathon Kieran’s missing efforts. Stand in keeper Conor Neary had little to do but anything he did was done with great ease. Jonathon Kieran’s made it 3 in the second half as the game fizzled out. Best for Rock were Conor Soraghon , Alex McCarthy , Daniel Corcoran , Liam O’ Callaghan , Aiden Curtin , Kizito Ekeuebe, with Jonathon Kieran’s and Liam McDonnell also doing well when they come on.
U13 Premier: Bay Utd V Rock Celtic
Rock Celtic U13’s kicked off their season away to last year’s cup winners and league runners up Bay Utd. The Rock squad has been strengthened this year with the return of goalie fantastic Josh Mackin who was captaining the side. Bay Utd were also fielding a stronger team this year with some new additions.
Within the first minute Rock went 1-0 up with James Kieran scoring his first ever goal for the team. Bay then settled into the game and showed their class by keeping the ball in the Rock half for the next 15 minutes with new signing Tom Jackson scoring a goal from their 4th successive corner. Fantastic defending from Richie Dunne, Conor Soraghan, Donal Leavy and Paul O’Grady kept Rock level. Towards the end of the half Bay’s goalie, David Odsoomu pulled off a number of great saves from Oran O’Hanlon and Josh Connolly. In the 2nd half Rock came out from the whistle and played very fluent passing football with central midfielder Ciaran Johnston scoring 2 goals during some great link up play involving Jack Barron, Aaron McQuillan and Kevin Campbell. Luke Hoban playing just in front of the back four didn’t let the ball pass him. The fourth goal came when Finn Reilly won the ball in defence and passed to Ciaran Johnston who played a ball through to Josh Connolly who stuck it in the Bay net. Bay never dropped their heads, continued to push forward, and were always dangerous at set pieces with Ope Stephens The safe hands of Josh Connolly and his huge kicking ability helped push the ball back into the Bay half. The game finished 4-1 to Rock Celtic which was a well deserved win.
U10 Premier: Rock Celtic 8-1 Ardee Celtic
Rock Celtic U10’s had their scoring boots on at Sandylane this morning putting 8 past an Ardee side that were under pressure right from the start. It was a great strike from Mark Leavy that got the Rock side started in the first half. An unfortunate OG gave the team a 2-0 cushion before Ardee pulled one back to make it 2-1. Evan McEnteggert was next to score leaving the Rock 3-1 up at half time. The Rock got the perfect start to the second half with 2 more goals from Evan McEnteggert giving him the match ball on the day. But the team were not finished yet with goals from Cian Sheridan, Sean Reynolds and a second of the day from Mark Leavy leaving the scoreline 8-1 win on the day. The Rock defended well with Niall Brennan putting in some fine saves. Darragh O’Gradaigh, Sean Gartland and Mark Leavy were solid at the back and defended well throughout the game. The full 14 man squad played brilliant and put in what was a fantastic display.
U11 Premier: Bay Utd 1-3 Rock Celtic
Another well deserved three points for the U11’s earlier today. A rare defensive mix up mid way through the first half saw the home side take a 1-nil lead against the run of play however the Rock lads responded with a great equaliser from Mark Leavy after some good work involving Steve Kamtchou and Sennan Carroll. Evan McEnteggert then added a second goal for Rock before half time after getting on the end of a fine through ball from central defender Layo Adebanjo. The coaches made a number of changes at half time with Alex Gough, Shane Sharkey, Jamie Callan and Gavin Gilmore all introduced into the team. The second half was largely one way traffic with Josh Hanna pulling the strings in central midfield alongside the tenacious Dara Quinn. The Rock lads totally dominated the proceedings creating chance after chance – with some fantastic defence splitting passes from midfield through to a very pacey Rock forward line of Evan McEnteggert and Gavin Gilmore. The pair combined well for Rock’s third goal which Evan tucked away. A good display all round with some nice passing exchanges and link up play throughout the game and all 14 players getting a good run out.