Two quick goals scored by the Rangers in the opening minutes had St. Raymond’s under pressure from the start. After scoring only one point in the first half Raymond’s roared back in the second half, but it was too little too late. The size advantage enjoyed by the Rangers was too much to overcome. Playing well for St. Raymond’s were Eoghan O’Brien (0-2), Devin Flanagan (1-0), Declan Byrne, Shane Slattery and Brandon Healy. Sean Lawless (2-0) was man of the match.
In U-12, Rangers once again enjoyed a size advantage and proved too strong for St. Raymond’s, winning 1-10 to 0-0. Ranger’s used great ball control and pinpoint passing. Playing well for Raymond’s were Nora Kilkenny, Robbie Grey and Michael Enright. Fullback Shane Tierney was man of the match.
On Sunday, the Celtics U-16s beat Rangers. Best for Celtics were Daniel Tierney, C.J. Molloy, Brendan Gurrier and Shane O’Connor. Best for Rangers were Pierce Cassels, Sean Twomey and Colin Flynn.
In U-18, Celtics topped Rangers 0-10 to 1-1. C.J. Molloy scored seven points. Anthony Smith sparked the play of the match, losing and then recovering possession and spotting Molloy, who chipped over a minor score. Strong for Celtics were Brian Hegarty, Mehal Lang, Chris O’Connor and midfielder Justin Friel. Best for Rangers were Stephen Cassels and Sean Twomey.
The next meeting of the Minor Board will be held May 3 at 8 p.m. in the Heritage. The Minor Board’s new Web site is www.nyminorboard.com.