U12’s bow out in style from U12 ALBERT CONBOYE CUP

Our U12b's showed their team spirit today against Div 3 Carrigaline United U12A in the round of 16 of the U12 ALBERT CONBOYE CUP. What an emotional roller coaster it turned out to be. A game that had it all. Team work, individual perseverance, two eager teams, lots of hard work and a few tears.

We started of with the following formation: Daniel in goal, Eoin, Shane, Gareth in the back, Ben, Eimantas and Eoghan in the middle and Colm & Darragh (C) up front.  David and Brian started of on the bench but got plenty of playing time during the match.

It was over 100 days that we had our last competitive match and it showed in the first couple of minutes. Training on astro and in the hall is a different kettle of fish than the bumpy Skehanagh Pitch. The physical Carrigaline lads looked much stronger in the first half and it took them only 8 minutes to have the first goal on the match card. Only after the second Carrigaline goal (Brilliant goal by the way), our lads started to get their mojo back. A passionate speech at half time from Ciaran, made the boys believe all wasn't lost. Colm brought us back in the game in the 40" minute, but it was Carrigaline that scored the 1-3 against the game of play. The lads stepped up, and worked their socks of in the last 15 minutes. A great goal from Shane (47") brought us closer and the lads started to believe that we had a chance. Colm added the equaliser only a few minutes after (50"). The last 10 minutes could have gone either way, but the score after the full 60 minutes was  Watergrasshill United U12b (3) - Carrigaline United U12A (3). Extra time it was. Goalie Daniel swapped position with Shane. Only 4 minutes in the extra time, Carrigaline was the first one to score. The lads were struggling with the physical game but still kept going strong. It was super sub Daniel that scored the equaliser in the last minute of extra time. The parents (and coaches) at the pitch all jumped in the air, well deserved lads. Score after extra time: Watergrasshill United U12b (4) - Carrigaline United U12A (4). Penalties it was. We lossed the toss and Carigaline was starting the penalties. The penalty lottery didn't go our way unfortunately but the lads were still on a buz from getting the draw and reaching the last 16 in the U12 ALBERT CONBOYE CUP. Well done lads. An amazing game. Some great team spirit and teamwork.

Special thanks to all parents and hill supporters for your continued support.

Todays team:

Daniel(GK), Eoin, Shane, Gareth, Ben, Eimantas, Eoghan, Colm, Darragh (C), David and Brian

Today's Goal Scorers:

Colm 40", 50", Shane 47", Daniel 69", Darragh (P)


Captain Darragh Casey

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