With our panel wracked by injuries and holidays, we only had 13 players to call on for our latest challenge match, away to Louisburgh. The wet and blustery conditions didn’t make for pretty football but our boys did the basics well, tackling heroically to ensure a two-point win at the final whistle. The game was nip and tuck for the first three quarters and was level going into the final quarter. Two quick goals and two points gave us what we thought was a comfortable lead with only minutes remaining but Louisburgh hit back with two goals of their own and spurned a great chance to win the game with the final kick of the game. It was a fantastic effort by each and every one of our lads. Louisburgh had the luxury of seven substitutes but our boys had to play through it all, sustaining injuries to four players who dusted themselves down and returned to the action, and still miraculously held on for the win.
With the commencement of the league growing ever closer, this was the best possible preparation for this team and gave their - and their coaches' - confidence a great boost. Well done boys.
Back row, left to right: Jamie Durkan, Kyle Mulchrone, Alan Gannon, Adam Moran, Robbie Murphy, Sean Keane, Tiernan Aherne, Sean Kilcoyne.
Front row, left to right: Tom Cox, Felix Zeray, Cian Moran, Jason Feehan, Cormac Slattery.