On Saturday afternoon at St. Barnabas field, Celtics and St. Barnabas got the weekend off to a great start with an excellent display of football.
The Under-10 game was won by N.Y. Celtics, 3-4 to 0-4.
Top performers for Celtics were Daniel Tierney, Kieran Patton, Rory Cregan, Michael Lang, Allison Traynor and Aisling Smith, while Padraig McDaid, Gerard Dunleavy, Brian McGovern, Pat and Kevin Hallinan and James Hannon starred for St. Barnabas.
St. Barnabas beat Celtics in the Under-12 contest, 4-5 to 4-3. Tom McGovern, Tom Brady, Nathan Reid and Joe Hallinan were outstanding for St. Barnabas, while Ciera McArdle, Ryan Mooney, Brian Heggarty, and Chris Collerum were excellent for the Celtics.
In the Under-14 contest, N.Y. Celtics had an easy win over St. Barnabas, 6-5 to 2-3. Outstanding for the N.Y. Celtics were Gary McGurk, Brian Slattery, John McArdle and Pat Duffy. Trying hard for St. Barnabas were Joey Gragisen, Kevin Hannon, Barry Sullivan and Brendan Mulray.
In Rockland, Rangers kept up their winning streak in the Under-10, beating Rockland 3-2 to 1-0 with great performances from Pierce Cassels, Denis McGoldrick, Brendan Cullinan and Sean Twomey, while Steve Putnick, Chris Rellinan, Martin Lillane and Liam O’Sullivan were best for Rockland.
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In the Under-12 division, it was Rangers 3-2 to Rockland 1-3. Outstanding for Rangers were Patrick O’Driscoll, Lorcan Malone, Kevin Cullinan and Peter Woods while Brendan McManus, Chris Fitzpatrick, John White and Dana Pischera were impressive for Rockland.
In the Under-16, Rockland had a convincing win over Rangers, 3-9 to 1-1. Best for Rockland were Greg Loftus, Tom and Terence Moore and Mike O’Connor, while Gary Cullinan, Ronan Coughlan, Dave Murphy and Kevin Coughlin tried hard for Rangers.
At Fairlawn, N.J., St. Raymond’s had a narrow victory over St. Joseph’s, 2-7 to 2-6, in the Under-10 group. St. Raymond’s best performers were Peter Lamacchia, Timmy Sullivan, Denis Kilkenny and Chris Nolan and for St. Joseph’s, Daniel Cahalane, Matt Gormley, Danny Creegan and Daniel Devlin.
The Under-12 competition was a great game of football, with both teams having to settle for a point each with a tie score of 2-8 to 2-8. Outstanding for St. Raymond’s were Shane McDonald, Cathleen Enright, Steve and John Greaney, and Sean Brady. Best for St. Joseph’s were Pete Smith, Sean Slattery and Tim Sullivan.