On Saturday our u12A headed to Killarney to face Killarney Celtic. The game was less then two minutes old when a clearance was sliced in to our net to put us a goal behind. Having been rattled by own goal we conceded again within two minutes following a bit of indecision in our back line. At two nil after 4 mins into the game it’s a tough ask for any team to find their way back in to the game but the lads slowly found their feet and began to play some excellent football and had a couple of chances but the Celtic keeper stood firm. In the 20th minute, we were caught on the counter attack to make it three – nil, when it looked as if we were going to get a goal ourselves. To be fair to the boys they dusted themselves down and went right back at it and got a goal though Justin O’Sullivan after great work from Andrew Kerins down the right. It was a much deserved after some great build up play. Three goals to one at half time and we believed that we were truly going to come back into the game. Within a minute of the restart Celtic got a corner, a great delivery into the box, goalkeeper Oshìn got a good hand on to the cross but it fell kindly to the Celtic forward to tap home. Again the lads had it all to do at four goals to one but they showed some real character to keep going which is not easy when your losing by three goals. We were had Celtic pinned back in their own half and we pulled a goal back when Jack Slattery’s shot was parried into the path of Justin who made no mistake with his emphatic finish. Out lads grew in confidence with that goal and at for goals to two we were in control of the game. We got a corner which Jack Slattery put in and it show how made it’s way through a host of bodies and Ryan McMahon made no mistake when a cool finish. The lads now were only a goal behind at four – three. We threw caution to the wind and pushed hard for the equaliser but to no avail. Celtic put the game to bed with two late goals to leave the final score at six -three.
All Credit to the team for a great performance regardless of the score line.
Best on the day were Jack Slattery, Andrew Kerins and Seamus Kelly with Man of the match going to Justin O’Sullivan.