U15 Football – De La Salle

U15 Football

Match Report by Cormac Bourke and Gavin Leahy

De La Salle’s u15 B championship dreams came to an end on Wednesday the 12th of October at the hands of Boherbue in Millstreet. De La Salle got off to a surprisingly slow start with Boherbue splitting the post within the first minute of the match. De La Salle looked for an instant reply with Tim Sweeney rattling the post following a great run through the heart of the Boherbue defence. Tim Sweeney came close once again to levelling the scoreboard but just couldn’t find the finishing touch early on in the match. Boherbue had the chance to extend their lead but were denied against the odds by a marvellous save from keeper Olan Buckley. De La Salle looked to have a spring in their step, 6 minutes in a Ruairi O’Shea ball over the defence found Jack Leavy who held the Boherbue defenders to finish magnificently from a tight angle. De La Salle looked to take control after this but still couldn’t find their shooting boots with Jacob Barry and Jack Leavy both coming close. A lack of concentration left strong Boherbue runners knock over a flurry of scores leaving them 1-7 to a goal ahead. A great run from corner forward Coran Burns lead to an excellent finish reducing Boherbue’s lead to just 4 points. De La Salle kept the pressure on winning handful of oppositions kickouts which really boosted the forwards confidence, leading to them taking on their men and winning frees which were converted with ease by Jacob Barry. The game was close to the end with both teams trading scores, Cathal Neville and Cian Kelleher producing the magic touch coming to the end of the first half leaving them with a 3-point deficit to overturn in the 2nd half.

Despite an inspiring half time team talk from trainers Mr Landers and Mr Ryan, De La Salle once again got off to a lacklustre start, conceding 1-4 inside the first 10 minutes. De La Salle never gave up with Ruairi O Shea and Jacob Barry both knocking over scores to make the score line more respectable. Just as De La Salle’s star men were coming into the game Boherbue found the killer blow from close range giving Olan Buckley no chance making the score line 2-5 to 3-14. De La Salle pushed for goals but could only settle for a consolation point from Jacob Barry despite coming close from numerous occasions from Coran Burns and Thomas Hopkins both missing by fine margins. Boherbue defended well to keep Tim Sweeney at bay near the end. On a day where things didn’t go De La Salle’s way, they were defeated 2-6 to 3-15.
Team: Olan Buckley, Thomas Hopkins, Billy Murphy, Robert FitzGerald, Cathal Neville, Sam Kelleher leavy, Colin Kelleher, Darragh Donovan, Ruairi O Shea, Jack Kelleher Leavy, Tim Sweeney, Cian Kelleher, Jack Browne, Jacob Barry, Coran Burns, Subs on Donagh Moss Sean Hennigan and Alex Brophy

Match Report by Cormac Bourke and Gavin Leahy (4th Year).

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