Super Saturday for U14's

posted 29 Sep 2012, 15:22 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Oct 2012, 13:06 ]
St. Fiachra's claim U14 championship in Sunny Thomastown on Michaelmas Day on a scoreline of 4.17  to 14 points.  In a game that had everything, Brilliant scores, Super Saves, Skill & determination, Congratulations to all the boys and their mentors on a great win. 
Last Saturday in front of a large crowd in Thomastown, our boys enjoyed a famous win which was well deserved. Their standard of play was of such high quality that it was praised by all present. Fiacras were fast out of the blocks against a strong breeze and Michael Walsh struck a vital early goal and the link up play amongst the full forward line of Emmet Coakley and Richard Foley was always a menacing threat. This led to 2 further goals by the ever dangerous Richard Foley who was proving too hot to handle for the defenders. Sean Holden was very impressive in the half forward line and his link up play with Terry Dreelan was a threat throughout. Dreelan raised the white flag 6 times alone in the first half and a future star of the game for sure. Leading by 3-8 to 11 points at half time there was no letting up in the second period as Emmet Coakley scored the match winner with a great solo effort and Jack Carroll was also running riot on the 40. Holden caught one from the skies to set up another great Dreelan score and we were out of sight. Patrick Nolan was also outstanding throughout and his strength and desire shone through with some great scores. He was ably assisted in midfield by Joe Dowling who also was immense. Eoin Cullen, Michael Barcoe and “Captain Marvel” Stuart Maher protected their lines against a very strong Tullogher attack. In the full back line Danny Sheehy never gave an inch, while Shane Byrne and Sean Walsh were on top throughout. To contain the opposition to just 14 points took some effort from the entire backs with vital interceptions throughout with a standout performance between the posts by Niall “Ruby” Hayden where he let nothing past him. He was awesome. Seamus Lanigan proved a handful when introduced along with Ian Foley, Sean Cosgrave and Tadhg Delaney who all chipped in. It was great to see injured goalie Aaron Foley celebrate the victory also and wish him a speedy recovery. Stuart Maher accepted the cup in front of a rapturous crowd. The Management Team of Michael Barcoe, John Byrne, Deckie Maher and Brendan Savage deserve great credit for all of their time and dedication to these great bunch of lads. Their combined efforts paved the way to a remarkable win. Lastly a special thanks to both Paula in the Duiske Diner for providing the food after in the GAA grounds and to Eoin Bolger and Bushy for the victory parade through the town.

Action from the Game: September 29 2012