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Minor Board round-up: Brendan’s teams scorch foes

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The winners were first out of the gate with some lovely displays of passing and shooting skills and quickly netted a goal and three points. St. Patrick’s began to settle down and their backs began to clear the ball out of danger. St. Brendan’s added a late goal to make the halftime score St. Brendan’s 2-3, St. Patrick’s 0-0.
The start of the second half followed the form of the first as St. Brendan’s added on three quick goals. However, St. Patrick’s responded with two points, followed by several nice passing moves from midfield to the forwards that yielded three goals.
Best for St. Brendan’s were Chris Senerchia, Sean O’Brien, Niall Bowden, Liam Carr and Kevin Carr. Aiden Croker, Michael Collins, Rachel McCloskey, Graham Brown and Brendan McGrath gave their all for St. Patrick’s. Players of the Match were Dylan Williams of St. Brendan’s and Liam Coyle of St. Patrick’s.
In the U-2 game, St. Brendan’s prevailed, 3-6 to 1-1. Once again St. Brendan’s were first on the scoreboard with two quick points from Dylan Williams and Niall Croke. This was followed by two goals from Dylan Williams and a goal by Packie Laird. St. Brendan’s continued to press forward and after a series of well-made passes were able to convert three more points from Dylan Williams, Niall Croke and Mike O’Keefe. St. Patrick’s began to settle down and kept St. Brendan’s off the scoreboard for the rest of the first half. When the halftime whistle sounded, St. Brendan’s had a 3-5 to 0-0 lead.
In the second half, St. Patrick’s began to control the tempo of the play and Matt Coyle drove forward to tally a goal and a point. The play now started to go from end to end and goalies Cain Murray of St. Patrick’s and Sean O’Brien of St. Brendan’s thwarted several certain goals. P.J. Smith tallied a late point for St. Brendan’s. Eamon Johnston, Sean O’Connell, Packie Laird, Dylan Williams and Pat Garvey excelled for St. Brendan’s while Barney Sweeney, Hyden Collins, Dennis Fulton, Tom McGrath and St. John McCloskey were best for St. Patrick’s. Players of the Match were Niall Croke of St. Brendan’s and Sean Cody of St. Patrick’s.
In U-14 action, St. Brendan’s were too strong for an undermanned St. Patrick’s side, running out to a 5-8 to 1-2 victory. For St. Brendan’s Chris McGee, Brendan Flynn, Brendan Hatch, Tom O’Connell and Alex Laird all played well. And Emmett Croker, Cain Murray, Matthew Coyle, St. John McCloskey and Jonathan Maher were tops for St. Patrick’s. Players of the Match were Morgan Kelly of St. Brendan’s and Buddy Quinn of St. Patrick’s.
Also, at Paddy’s Field, the St. Barnabas U-10s registered a 5-7 to 1-0 victory over West-Put. St. Barnabas put together many fine passing combinations. West-Put settled down in the second half but could not get any scores. Best for St. Barnabas was Frankie Diorgi, Danny Murray, Adrian Wynne, James Bennett, and Sean McEnvoy. Giving their all for West-Put were Matt Minniter, Adian Hynes, Dan Feighery, Connor Cassidy, and John Vitkus. Players of the Match were Brendan Hynes for West- Put and Shane Hogan for St. Barnabas.
In U-12, St. Barnabas prevailed 3-8 to 1-1. The home side got out to a fast start, taking many fine points and putting together many fine passing combinations. Excelling for St. Barnabas were James Mullen, Liam Deane, Conor Hogan, Frankie McDermott, and Chris Meegan. Best for West-Put were Joe Walsh, Caitlin Hynes, Pat McCarroll, Bradley Dillon, and Mairead Hynes. Players of the Match were Kyle Cassidy for West-Put and Shane Flanagan for St. Barnabas.

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