On Saturday afternoon at Paddy’s Field, St. Barnabas edged St. Joseph’s, 4-3 to 3-3, in a U-10 thriller.
With about five minutes to the full-time whistle and leading 3-3 to 1-3 St. Joseph’s looked like winners, thanks to their goalkeeper Daniel Edge, who made unbelievable saves.
Jack Hannon stood behind the St. Joe’s defense and planted the ball in the net. Anthony Ciena bagged another major for St. Barnabas in 90 seconds and Pádraig McDaid got the winner.
Others to star for the Woodlawn boys, Tom Neilus, Brian McGovern and Willie Reidy.
This was a tough loss for St. Joseph’s. They have an excellent keeper in Daniel Edge and promising players in Daniel Cahalan 1-2, Rory Gourley 1-1, Finuala O’Hanlon, Matt Gormley and Francis McKenna.
Celtics top Rockland
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At Van Cortlandt Park, Celtics topped Rockland 4-8 to 1-6 in the U-10. C.J. Molloy scored a hat-trick of goals. Keiran Patton, Shane O’Connor, Brian Curley, Rory Creegan and Danny Tierney also excelled.
For Rockland, Martin Fogarty, Sean McGrath, Mike Dunne, Kevin Sweeney, Deirdre Keane and Patrick Keane caught the eye.
In the U-12 contest, Rockland, playing with flair and confidence, topped Celtics 4-11 to 3-2.
Danny O’Malley 1-3, Brendan McManus 1-2, Conor Hogan 0-3, Moira Woods 1-0, Shane O’Reilly 0-1, Stephen Spellman 1-1, Gary Ginley 0-1, Peter Kennelly 1-0 were match winners for Rockland.
Celtics best were Kate Hochman, Ciara McArdle, Brian Hegarty, Michael Dormer and C.J. Molloy who had a hat trick in the game also.
Rockland also took the U-14 game with a 1-8 to 1-2 win over Celtics. Their ability to take scores and better all round team work proved the difference.
Brendan Fennell 1-2, Mike Cannon 0-2, Michael Daly 0-2, Paul McGrath 0-1, Mike Ruane 0-1, Brian Canty and Raymond Bader were excellent.
Celtics were best served by John McArdle, Brian Cullinan, Patrick Traynor, James Farrelly, Gary McGurk and Peter Reph 1-0.
Sunday morning at Paddy’s Field, Rangers swept St. Raymonds in the U-10 contest 4-5 to 1-7; U-12, 3-4 to 1-5; U-16, 2-8 to 0-9.
Top players for Rangers U-10 were Jason Brophy 2-0, Ronan McGoldrick, Denis McGoldrick 1-1, Brian Durkin and Brian Twomey; U-12, Pat O’Driscoll, Pat Berna, Kevin O’Shea, Peter Woods; U-16, Kevin Coughlan, Colin O’Toole and Gary Cullinan.
May 26-June 1, 1999