Senior Team 2010
Under 16 Team Match Reports
The Enniscrone under 16 team has won three out their first four games in a great start to the league campaign. Wins against Drumcliffe, St.Micheals and Geevagh have left the team sitting 3rd in the table but level on points with the top two teams. The results are as follows:
Enniscrone 3-13 v 3-8 Geevagh
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 3-4 v 6-6 Enniscrone
Enniscrone 3-14 v 3-3 St.Michaels
Easkey 6-14 v 1-8 Enniscrone
Enniscrone 11-11 v 1-4 Cloonacool
Under 16’s Game Reports:
U16 League Match Round 2 took place on Monday 29th March at Oxfield in very poor weather conditions. Playing against wind, rain and gradient in the opening half, we battled well, but squandered several scoring chances in the initial exchanges.Drumcliffe / Rosses Point scored 2 - 3 without replay after twenty minutes. Our lads continued to defended well and even managed to raise their game in the last ten minutes before the break. Half-time we trailed by just 6 points. Motivated by their management as well knowing the poor conditions would be at their back,Enniscrone/Kilglass took to the field knowing a quick start to the half would have them back in the game fairly quickly. Within minutes the Drumcliffe / Rosses Point half-time advantage was wiped out. Although they did manage to score another goal,Enniscrone/Kilglass scored 6 - 2 to leave a final score of Drumcliffe / Rosses Point 3 - 4, Enniscrone 6 - 6. The squad and management wished a speedy recovery to our growing list of injured players, Shane Halligan, Nolan Cross and Zak Casey.
Round 4 at home to St. Michael's on Wednesday, 7th April last. Winning the toss we chose to play against the wind in the first half, and managed to score a good point early on. However St Michael's owned the ball for the next ten minutes adding 2 goals and 1 point. Despite this we managed to play ourselves back into the match through a further 1 - 7 before half-time. St. Michael's levelled things with a goal leaving the scores 1–7 to 3–1 at the break. We managed to dominate things on the turnaround, putting on a second half tally of 2-7 to 0–2. The strength and dept of our panel proved to be the deciding factor finishing on a score of
3-14 to 3-3.
This game was away to Easkey on Monday last 12th April. Breezy cross-field conditions but very dry. Easkey hit the ground running with 2 well-taken points. Enniscrone / Kilglass drew level after ten minutes. Easkey then replied with a deluge of attacks scoring 3 goals and succession of points in the next quarter. The visitors plugged away scoring a further 1 - 2 before the break leaving the score 4-8 to 1– 4 to Easkey. Sea Blues continued strongly in the second half, adding a further 2 - 6 to their first half tally.Enniscrone / Kilglass never dropped their heads and continued to compete despite being kept under intense pressure. Easkey finished worthy victors with the visitors giving it their all until the final whistle.
Final score Easkey 6 - 14, Enniscrone / Kilglass 1 - 8.
Round 6 of the League at home to Cloonacool on Monday night last 19th April. Weather conditions good. Cloonacool played with the breeze in the first half and opened the scoring after two minutes with a well-taken point. Enniscrone / Kilglass struggled to come to terms with the visitors, who carried the ball up the pitch effectively during the first ten minutes. But for a sound backline the home team could have been in trouble early on. The moves started to come together after that for Enniscrone / Kilglass and after twenty minutes they were notching up scores fairly consistently. The home team's defenders continued to keep the Cloonacool attacks at bay and by half-time we had built up a healthy lead at half time of 4-8 to 0-2. Although the home side continued to score well in the second-half, the visitors never threw in the towel. Cloonacool battled right up to the final whistle. Enniscrone / Kilglass were flattered somewhat by the winning margin of 11-11 to Cloonacool’s 1-4, but were happy to return to winning ways after their hefty defeat in round 5 to near neighbours Easkey.
Enniscrone lost their last league game to Curry on a scoreline of 6-9 to 3-6.
CHAMPIONSHIP U16 B
Coolera/Strandhill 3-7 v 3-5 Enniscrone
Enniscrone 7-7 v 2-4 St.Michaels
Under 14 Team Match Reports
UNDER 14 RESULTS:
Enniscrone/Kilglass 4-8 v 2-8 St.Farnans
Enniscrone/Kilglass 1-6 v 6-8 Geevagh
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 5-6 v 2-2 Enniscrone/Kilglass
Enniscrone/Kilglass 5-19 v 1-2 Shamrock Gaels
Under 14’s Game Reports:
The above group travelled to Oxfield to play Drummcliffe / Rosses Point in a 3rd round League Div 3 game. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze Enniscrone/Kilglass got off to an ideal start through a goal from Martin McManus. This was followed by a quick point from Oisin McCaffrey. Drumcliffe / Rosses Point eventually got more into the game and despite some gallant defending by James Hannon, Nathan Hannon and Mark O’Dowd they went in at the break with a 1-3 to 1-1 lead. Injuries to Oisín McCaffrey andJack Kilcullen hampered the visitors which lead to an early substitution of Oisín at half time. The wind made life difficult for our reorganised defence and despite some superb saves from Daire O’Regan, the home side gained the ascendancy and pulled away to a 4-5 to 1-1 lead. Some fine work by Neil Byrne, Jack Kilcullen, Donal Mullaney, Hugh Cawley, Brandon Fitzgerald and Jordan Douglas got Enniscrone back into the game, however it was the telling factors of 13 wides and some excellent goalkeeping by theDrumcliffe / Rosses Point keeper that swung the game in the favour of the North Sligo Boys. Final score 5-6 to 2-2. Next game is at home on Friday 16th April to Shamrock Gaels.
After 2 defeats Enniscrone/Kilglass got back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory at home to Shamrock Gaels. After deciding to play with the wind in the 1st half our midfield and forward line were quickly on top. Despite some wayward shooting the forward line of Jack Bradley, Martin McManus, Donal Mullaney, Nathan Hannon and Oisín McCaffrey were immense delivering a tally of 4-11 to 0-1 by half time. In midfield,Hugh Cawley and Jack Kilcullen were dominating everywhere. The back line of Mark O’Dowd, Rory Sheridan, Eoghan Bourke, Neil Byrne and James Hannon brimmed with confidence in winning their duels on their individual counterparts. Dara O’Regan in goal remained vigilant despite his team’s dominance and was alert when dealing with 2 good attacking opportunities from Shamrock Gaels. After the break the boys faced a stiff breeze but remained resolute in attack. A number of changes were made with Stephen Tuffy, Jason Morrisson and Jason Tuffy coming into the forward line. Bradley Duffy andBrandon Fitzgerald shored up the back line. They continued their dominance in all areas and were growing in confidence the longer the match progressed. At the final whistle Enniscrone/Kilglass finished as winners by 5-19 to 1-2. An excellent win, and something which they can build onto coming into the final stages of the league. It was great to be able to put on a display like that and to have the level of support on the sideline to witness it.
St Michael’s 2-5 Enniscrone/Kilglass 0-5
Enniscrone travelled to Ballintogher for their 2nd last league game. Playing against the hill in the first half Enniscrone repelled wave after wave of attacks from St Michaelsbefore conceding 1-2 in quick succession. They gradually got more and more in the game and responded well by scoring 2 points to peg the home team to 3 points. Having weathered the storm the visitors were confident of taking advantage of the gradient in the second half but almost from the throw in St Michaels won the ball and scored up the other end. Our boys in Yellow and Black never seemed to capitalise from then on and despite hitting the cross bar twice and making the home keeper dive for a magnificent save they lost 2-5 to 0-5. Man of the match Eoghan Bourke had an outstanding game at right half back
Enniscrone/Kilglass 8-08 St Pat’s 1-07
In their final league game we welcomed our neighbours from Dromard to Quigabar. Playing with the wind in the first half and despite dominating most facets of play we struggled early on to use the wind to our advantage and sometimes held too long to the ball. However our relentless pressure on the goalmouth finally began to tell and slowly but surely we began to notch up an impressive score. Jordan Douglas scored 1-1 in quick succession and was well aided by some fine scores from the forward line of Oisin McCaffrey, Jack Bradley, Donal Mullaney, Nathan Hannon, Jason Morrisson, Brandon Fitzgerald, and Caleb Murray. 2 excellent goals were witnessed by the larger than normal crowd. The first from Oisin as he latched on to a long ball and just managed to fist it past the advancing keeper. The 2nd from Mark O’Dowd saw him surging from the defence and from 53 metres he unleashed a huge punt which bounced over the head of the keeper and into the net.
The lesson from the previous week had been learned and in the 2nd half Enniscroneattacked into the wind from the start. Hugh Cawley and Jack Kilcullen were dominant in midfield against a much more physically challenging set of opponents. The defence ofDara O’Regan, Rory Sheridan, Martin O’Dowd, Eoghan Bourke, Neil Byrne and Bradley Duffy played magnificently and were well marshalled by Martin McManus in goals. With 3 wins and 3 defeats Enniscrone Kilglass finished the league in mid table and in the playoffs.
The Under 14 team won their first game of the championship against Coolera/Strandhill on a scoreline of 3-9 to 2-5. However theylost in the Semi Final to St.Farnans. The score ending 3-8 to 1-7.
UNDER 12 TEAM MATCH REPORTS:
The above travelled to Ballisodare on Tuesday last 19th April. Unfortunately they came out on the wrong end of a 14 - 12 score line. Overall the team performed much better than the previous week against St Michael’s and many positives can be taken. The score at the end of the first quarter had our boys ahead by 2 scores to 1 despite missing many good scoring chances. The second quarter was our strongest and at half time led by 7 to 4.
Ballisodare had a very strong third quarter and took a big lead and even though we had a very strong finish we failed to close the gap. Overall it was a good performance and the team seems to be improving with every game. The team was Stephen Tuffy, Ciaran O Dowd, Jason Tuffy, Bradley Nealon, Aaron Duffy, Eoin Burke, Robert Grimes, Brandon Fitzgerald, Mark Caffrey, Jason Culkin, Liam Sheridan, Michael John McKenna Breen, Finn Nelson, Jonathan Culkin, Stephen Hannon and Paul McManus.
Our U12s played a very strong St Pats side on Tuesday and came out on the wrong side of 13 scores to 8 score line. The lads can take great heart from the performance as they were forced to line out without three regulars because of illness.
The score at the end of the first quarter had Enniscrone/Kilglass behind by 4 scores – the second and third quarters were tight affairs with just 3 scores separating the teams with one quarter remaining.
St Pats had a very strong last quarter and extended their lead and even though we had a very strong finish we failed to close the gap. Overall it was a good performance and the team seems to be improving with every game. The team was Stephen Tuffy, Ciaran O Dowd, Jason Tuffy, Bradley Nealon, Aaron Duffy, Brandon Fitzgerald, Jason Culkin, Liam Sheridan, Michael John McKenna Breen, Finn Nealson, Jonathan Culkin, Stephen Hannon, Paul McManus, Stephen Gaughan and Nevin Varghese.
This team have had two outings and resulted in two victories in the last week.
The final league game took place in Ballymote and after a very slow start we had too much firepower for our hosts. It turned out to be one of those games where everybody played well on the night and contributed to a very good team performance. The team was Stephen Tuffy, Jason Tuffy, Eoin Hallinan, Bradley Nealon, Aaron Duffy, Eoin Burke, Brandon Fitzgerald (Captain), Mark Caffrey, Liam Sheridan, Michael John McKenna Breen, Finn Nelson, Jonathan Culkin, Nevin Varghese & Rian Morrissey.
Our second outing was a quarter-final match against Drumcliffe in Quigabar. As with the previous game we started slowly against a strong wind but once we got going we had an overall advantage in all sectors of the field. The lads worked very hard for each other with many good moves ending in scores.
The team was Stephen Tuffy, Jason Tuffy, Jonathan Culkin, Eoin Hallinan, Mark Caffrey, Bradley Nealon, Eoin Burke, Aaron Duffy, Brandon Fitzgerald (Captain), Liam Sheridan, Michael John McKenna Breen, Finn Nelson, Stephen Hannon & Paul McManus.
We have now qualified for the C Championship semi final which will be played in Markievicz Park on the weekend of June 19th & 20th. Training continues on Saturday mornings and Tuesday as normal.
The Semi Final game took place on the 20th June. Unfortunatly this was as far as this talented team went losing 0-12 to 0-4 to Eastern Harps.
Under 10 Team