Second Win in U14B Championship 2014

Post date: Mar 18, 2014 7:06:45 PM

Sunday 16.03.14

Moycullen 4:05 – Rahoon/Newcastle 0:03

After an impressive start to the competition by beating Sarsfields by 6:08 to 0:03, round two brought the Moycullen squad to Tonabrucky to play close rivals Rahoon/Newcastle. The match was played at 11am on Sunday 16 March and a fitting way to start the day where Galway beat Tipperary in Salthill to claim a vital 2 points in the National Hurling League.

Moycullen were faced into a stiff breeze in the first half and from the very start they stamped their authority on the contest. The rotating Captains role was awarded to Cian Folan and he certainly lead by example by bagging a brilliant 3 goals and 2 points all from play. For the first 10minutes Moycullen commanded the game with generally all the play in the Rahoon/Newcastle half. The outstanding Evan Kenny and sharp shooter Alan Carr (1:1) controlled play from Midfield. The hard working and creative half forward line of Cillian Davoren, Oran McLaughlin (0:2) and Fionn McDonagh linked well with the full forward line whilst making clearances from the Rahoon defence very difficult. Inside on the last line we watched Cian Folan (3:2), Sean O’Seoige and Niall Fitzgerald being a constant treat on the Rahoon/Newcastle defence. Although the scores came from Folan he can be very grateful for the hard working and creativity of O’Seoige & Fitzgerald. During the first 10 minutes of the match Folan scored 1:1, Carr buried a penalty and Fitzgerald rattled the crossbar. The final 10minutes fell in favour of the Maroon jerseys. They scored 3points with no reply from Moycullen. The ever reliable Tom O’Connor flanked by Jamie Cox and Andrew Power held the half back line while Glen Pagett, Keith Carter & Jack Osborne didn’t allow the Rahoon attack any space or clear cut chances. A well organised defence can be attributed to a commending and solid goal keeper and Ciallian Clancy ticked those boxes. Clancy was called on to make some vital interceptions and saves.

At half time the players knew that the team wasn’t performing to their potential. With the aid of the breeze Moycullen drove on and held Rahoon/Newcastle scoreless in the second half. Folan bagged 2 more goals both with the most delicate of touches and McLaughlin scored 2 fine points from play. The introduction of Jack Brennan, Ethan O’Brien, Aaron Barrett completed a great day’s work.

Round 3 sees the Moycullen lads on the journey to Killimor where we hope then will continue these great performances.