Juvenile boys football vs Davitt College Castlebar
Wednesday saw our Juvenile boys top their group after their final game and subsequent win making it three from three. In horrible conditions and unable to play anywhere aside from the astro pitch in Bekan, Dunmore CS juvenile boys took on Davitt College, Castlebar. Luckily, the rain which was a relentless downpour all morning gave us a brief respite to coincide with our game. From the throw in, Davitts secured the first score with a net breaking goal, however, Dunmore soon responded with beautiful passing in the front line allowing, new to the squad first year, Niall Heneghan to hit the back of the net three times in succession. Colm Costello soon added 2 more goals with Colm(3), Robert(1), Padraig(2) and Ruairi(1) tipping over the points. Davitt were not to be easily dominated and did respond with some threatening passages of play, even winning and converting a penalty in the dying minutes of the first half. Half time saw us 10 points clear at 5-7 to their 3-3. Second half saw some changes and some unfortunate injuries resulting in a need to alter our approach. However, this did not slow us. While Davitt College were yet again getting some lucky breaks and had one or two players that were lethal in front of goal adding another 4 goals to their tally along with 2 points, our lads hit back with another 5 goals and 6 points to end with a lead of 17 points clear in the end. We saw some excellent support play, use of space and beautiful passing to produce these scores with many adding to the tally. Colm secured another 3 goals and 2 points, Robert hit the back of the net as well as popping two over in the second half, while new to the field, Sean Carr did trojan work and earned himself 2 points for his efforts. To sweeten the deal Colm set up a beautiful goal which Eanna Callanan ensured found its destination just before the final whistle. Our forwards produced the goods on the day but they were ably assisted with some excellent defence work. Eoin, Christoper, Dylan, Finian, Basil and Frank did some fantastic work back there with support from Oisin in a sweeper role who had a fantastic game, resulting in several possessions being overturned. Goalie Marcus made some spectacular saves ensuring we kept our lead. Special shoutout to our subs who fit into the team excellently when they hit the pitch. In particular, Sean and Eanna who added to the scoring tally while Avey and Jack did superb work in the backline, with Glenn and John ably assisting the runs up the field. Final score Dunmore CS 10-13, Davitt College 7-5. As we progress out of the group we now hit into knockout stages which commence in early December. We hope that we are able to sustain our winning ways. Well done lads.