St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath info@cilles.com 0877441731

 

6th July 2019

This weekend St Colmcilles made the trip to Eire Og in Carlow for the Leinster FInals of the u-10 Community Games. The squad traveled as Meath Champions, having defeated Skryne & Ratoath to get this far.

Drawn to play St Brigid’s of Kildare and having driven down through a few heavy showers, the supporters were keeping a keen eye on the overhead clouds. The weather was soon put to the back of peoples minds as the referee threw up the ball.

We got off to a very strong start with some great running from midfield putting a lot of pressure on St Brigid’s defence in the early part of the first quarter. The boys didn’t manage to turn the pressure into a score and the opposition made their way down the pitch and got off to a good start. The second and third quarters were much closer and our defenders didn’t give an inch, our midfielders covered huge ground on the big pitches and our forwards got a few nice scores. And with all to play for in the fourth quarter we got a few nice early scores but in the end the Kildare champions prevailed.

It was a great game of football, with both teams showing handling skills with a slippy ball on a hard surface. Some really strong running and passing from the Cilles, displaying all the skills they practice each week in Seafield. Every single one of the squad should be proud of their performance and achievement. A great bunch of lads with much bigger things to come in the years ahead. Well done Niall, Liam, Finn, Rory, Charlie, Peadar, Sean, Dillon, Nathan, Mateo, Cillian, Cian, Declan, Conor, Conor and Conor.

The team didn’t lack support, with great coaching from Tim on the day and thanks to all the parents (and Nathan’s local Carlow grandparents!) who made the journey and gave a deserved cheer and a round of applause to the squad as the left the field at the end.

Final thanks to Ian Mullen (Electrical) for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the occasion. He’s still playing senior football (I know, hard to believe!), one of the u-10’s regular coaches and now the main sponsor. Thank you! The lads looked great on the day.