U 14s Win v Marist College, Athlone

U-14s win against Marist College, Athlone

After St Mel’s senior teams triumphant performance in Pearse Park against Patrician College Newbridge it was the turn of their U14 to team rectify a run of results in the north Leinster football league.
With much anticipation their U14 team took to the pitch on Friday morning against a much fancied Marist of Athlone. After a disappointing start to the league there was murmurs coming from Longford senior footballer Michael Quinn and CiaranGarvey’s charges that a change of fortunes was on the horizon and without doubt the young side delivered. With a 2-12 to 6 point win over Marist of Athlone who have been in good form drawing with league leaders CBS Mullingar in their last game. The result epitomizes the efforts these young men have made over the previous weeks. The game started in lighting fashion with Marist pinning Mels into their own half to no avail against an extremely well organized Mel’s defence. Both teams eventually got on the scoreboard with a point apiece until an extremely well executed move was finished by Jack Connell into the roof of the net. The ball travelled from one end of the field to the other without touching the ground which demonstrated some fabulous handling and kick passing. Gavin Farrelly’s juggling ability to be noted along the move. Mel’s gradually developed superiority coming to the closing stages of the first half as Cormac Harte, Matthew Flynn and Ronan Courtney seemed to cover every blade of grass on the field.

The second have started with a flurry of points for St Mel’s, Matthew Flynn keeping the scoreboard ticking over. As Diarmuid Farrell drove the team on from centre back St Mel’s netted once again through the boot of jack Connell who in turn was unlucky not to have his hat trick where his disallowed goal was deemed to be a square ball.

Overall it was a dominant and organized display from a young skilful Mel’s side. There is a bright future in the blue of St Mel’s College for these young men.
Team: Oisin McManus (Killoe), Conor Smith (Clonguish), Ali Iqba (Mostrim)l, John Rawle (Sean Connollys), Cormac Harte(Killoe), Diarmuid Farrell (Ardagh), Matthew Carey(Clonguish), Conor Clancy(Young Grattens), Adam Donnelly(Killoe), Ronan Courtney(Mostrim), Matthew Flynn (Clonguish), Michael Mulcahy( Longford Slashers), Gavin Farrelly (Killoe), Jack Connell( Sean Connollys), Colm Coyle (Killoe).