Underage Football Notes – 8th September 2014
On Thursday evening last our u12's had an excellent win in Michael Fay Park over a very strong Granard side to remain unbeaten at the top of the Longford League. A slick performance saw Slashers triumph on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-06. A Dean Wykes goal, created by Captain Tim Connellan and a Ronan Sheahan point saw the team off to a great start and was just reward for some fine, flowing football. A Granard goal brought them back into the game, somewhat against the run of play. From there until the interval Slashers dominated, producing their best display of the campaign to date. The pass and move game which they have worked on in training led to further scores from Dean Wykes, Dean Coughlan, Cian McGuinness and Mairtin Kenny and they led by 7 points at the interval. A great save by Stephen O'Brien just on the stroke of half time was crucial.The second half saw a continuation of the first with another Dean Wykes goal just after the restart putting the result beyond much doubt. Midfielders Mairtin Kenny and Cian McGuinness worked tirelessly to secure lots of possession. Slashers defence (it would be remiss to single out individuals as they all played brilliantly) had to work harder during this period but they restricted their opponents to just 5 points and a flurry of Slashers scores, including a fine effort from Callum O'Leary sealed the win.
The result leaves the team in a semi final, to be played in Slashers in Thursday 18th September.
Squad (all played):
Stephen O'Brien, Ben Lynn, Danny Ogboko, John Murray, Sean Morgan, Donal Sheahan, Mairtin Kenny, Cian McGuinness, Liam Sloane, Ronan Sheahan, Dean Coughlan, Tim Connellan (Captain), Dean Wykes, Stephen Murray, Micheal Mulcahy, Ozzie Hackett, Callum O'Leary, David Nevin.
Our under 10's play the first of their floodlit blitzes on Wednesday night. Players are asked to be in Slashers at 6.30pm
All Ireland ticket draw
Finally we urge all our members and players to make a big push to sell lines for our All Ireland ticket draw. After the thrilling semi-finals, the tickets are sure to be much sought after. We thank all who have supported the draw so far, and ask as many people as possible to support same. Lines can be bought from Minor Club members, and will be available throughout the Town in the coming days.