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U-14 Gaelic 2009-10

 


NORTH LEINSTER

ST OLIVERS V DE LA SALLE 06-11-09:

For the third year running our U-14's suffered a heavy defeat to De la salle in the opening round of the Leinster's. Having put in a decent performance in the first half the lads were overcome by the strength of the De la Salle midfield and the potency of their forward line in the second half. However there were a lot of positives to draw from this game. It was always going to be an uphill battle without the services of midfielder Caoilte Hickey and last years top forward Nathan Murray, but despite these losses some of this years newcomers played very well. Dylan Curran was outstanding between the posts and made a couple of top drawer saves in the second half. In front of him Declan Campbell showed good leadership qualities and Jamie Farnan worked his socks off, but Robert Guinn was the pick of the defenders showing excellent defensive qualities and confidence on the ball when clearing his lines. Gregory Sloggett was the pick of the forwards, his workrate was fantastic throughout, he won a lot of ball in front of this man. Lets hope the lads get a better result in the next round.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Robert Guinn, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Robert Byrne, Barry Mc Kenna, Jamie Farnan, Gareth Rothwell, David Connolly, Eric O Brien, James Butler (0-1), Gregory Sloggett, Conor Tully, Andrew Kirk, Cillian hand (1-0)

Subs: Luke Mc Donald for Andrew Kirk, Michael Mc Nulty for Andrew Tully, Emmanuel Dos Santos for Conor Tully, Mel Smith for Cillian Hand, Ian Collins for Barry Mc Kenna.

 

ST OLIVERS V COLAISTE RIS: Colaiste Ris pulled out of competition

 

ST OLIVERS V MARIST : Marist pulled out of competition

 


MORGAN CUP

07-04-10 ST OLIVERS 5-17 BUSH PP 1-7:

Our lads have had a good record in the O Moore shield to date; winning the final two years ago and narrowly losing out to Ardee in last years final. This years campaign began with high hopes once again even though the teams last competitive outing was last November. Bush provided the opposition in the opening game, and our lads with the wind at their backs blew their cooley counterparts away in the opening half, heading into the break with a 3-11 to 0-0 lead. Forwards, Eric O Brien, Conor Tully and Sean Hoey accounted for most of the destruction, scoring 3-9 between them. Bush improved in the second half, but ourlads held out for a comfortable win.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Robert Guinn, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Jamie Farnan, David Connolly, Robert Byrne, Caolite Hickey 1-0, James Butler 0-3, Eric O Brien 1-3, Greg Sloggett 0-4, Nathan Murray, Cillian Hand, Sean Hoey 1-1, Conor Tully 1-5. Subs: Andrew Kirk 1-1, Aaron Kierans, Bernard Thompson, Jordan Murray, Shane Murray, Emmanuel Dos Santos, Michael Mc Nulty.

Corner forward Conor Tully hammers the ball home from close range

 

07-04-10 ST OLIVERS 8-2 DUNLEER 4-5:

Having steamrolled bush in the first group game, Dunleer were to prove a much tougher task this time out. Six points down with five minutes left and the game looked as good as over. However midfielder and captain James Butler took it upon himself to change what seemed inevitable and scored a hat-trick of goals in the final minutes to salvage an unlikely win for our lads. Best for the Ollies were; James Butler, Shane Murray and Jamie Farnan.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Robert Guinn, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Jamie Farnan, David Connolly, Robert Byrne, Caolite Hickey 1-0, James Butler 4-0, Eric O Brien 1-0, Greg Sloggett 0-1, Nathan Murray, Shane Murray 2-1, Sean Hoey, Conor Tully. Subs: Andrew Kirk for Nathan Murray, Cillian Hand for Conor Tully Aaron Kierans, Bernard Thompson, Jordan Murray, Emmanuel Dos Santos, Michael Mc Nulty for Robert Byrne

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Wing forward Nathan Murray looking to offload the ball in the game against Dunleer

 

13-04-10 ST OLIVERS 2-9 OFIACH 2-3:

Our lads made hard work of this tie with O Fiach, and the Dundalk outfit made sure that Ollies did not take their place in the semi-finals for granted. Our lads did win the game however, and will go into round three knowing a semi-final spot has been secured.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Michael Mc Nulty, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Jamie Farnan, David Connolly, Robert Guinn, Caolite Hickey, James Butler, Shane Murray, Sean Hoey, Andrew Kirk, Emmanuel Dos Santos, Eric O Brien, Conor Tully. Subs: Robert Byrne for Sean Hoey

 

27-04-10 ST OLIVERS 1-3 ARDEE 1-18:

Ardee look like hot favourites for the O Moore shied this year as they blew our lads away in this final group game. Dylan Curran and Declan Campbell impressed for the Ollies in what proved to be a very one-sided encounter.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Michael Mc Nulty, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Jamie Farnan, David Connolly, Robert Guinn, Caolite Hickey, James Butler 0-1, Nathan Murray, Eric O Brien, Andrew Kirk, Emmanuel Dos Santos 0-1, Sean Hoey 1-1, Conor Tully. Subs: Dean Johnston for James Butler, Jordan Murray for Andrew Kirk and Dylan O Brien for Andrew Tully.

 

SEMI-FINAL 27-04-10 ST OLIVERS 3-3 BUSH PP 2-9

The disappointment of a hammering from Ardee, was followed with an exit at the semi-final stage to a much improved Bush side to that our lads demolished a few weeks ago. Bush, as we did in the first game took full advantage of the strong breeze in the opening half and went in at the break with a healthy lead of 2-6 to 0-0. Things looked very gloomy at half-time and a major effort was required from our lads if they were to overturn the twelve point deficit. Up stepped full-forward Sean Hoey who rallied his team-mates and put in a massive second half performance scoring a hat-trick of goals in the process. Further points from James Butler (2) and Robert Guinn(1) brought our lads within one score. Sean Hoey who terrorised the Bush full-back from the off, had a glorius chance to take the game into extra- time, however, this time the Bush goalkeeper kept his goal-bound effort out, and Bush held on for a deserved win. Best for the Ollies in this game were Dylan Curran, who produced some wonderful saves, Declan Campbell, a rock at full back and Sean Hoey who accounted for a hat-trick of goals.

St Olivers team: Dylan Curran, Dylan O Brien, Declan Campbell, Andrew Tully, Jamie Farnan, David Connolly, Robert Byrne, Caolite Hickey, James Butler 0-2, Robert Guinn 0-1, Eric O Brien, Nathan Murray, Emmanuel Dos Santos, Sean Hoey 3-0, Conor Tully. Subs: Andrew Kirk, Michael Mc Nulty, Dean Johnston and Jordan Murray.

Dylan Curran Declan Campbell Sean Hoey

The ones to watch - Dylan Curran, Declan Campbell, and Sean Hoey excelled for St Olivers in the O Moore shield this year.

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