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U-14 Gaelic 2015-16


ST OLIVERS 6-12 ST MARY'S, DUNDALK 3-3 16-10-15 

St.Olivers opened their campaign in this years North Leinster League with a well deserved win against St.Marys of Dundalk. The ollies got off to a great start with some well taken points from forwards Adam Kirwan and Aaron Moran. The visitors were kept quiet with some brilliant displays of defensive qualities of Mark Harris and Sean McCann. Full forward Adam Harper was clinical with every ball that came his way resulting in a first half hatrick of goals. His brother James worked tiressly in midfield winning every ball from the Marys kickouts. A one sided first half saw St.Olivers go in at half time 6-6 to 0-1 up. The second half saw a more even matched game as the Marys began to show some confidence booting over 0-4 without reply, but our lads didn't give up and fought back with some well taken scores. Although the lads were well ahead they didn't let it phase them with keeper Clinton Ironce making some key saves. The full time score finished in a 6-12 to 3-3 win for St.Olivers.

St.Olivers had some very encouraging performances all over the pitch. Mark Harris was a brick wall in corner back. Nathan Cassidy had a great game in half back, Adam Harper and his full forward compatriot Aaron Moran worked well together with a combined tally of 4-2 but the man of the match goes to James Harper in midfield who showed a great display in the middle of the park. 

St.Olivers: Clinton Ironce, Adam Rooney, Sean McCann, Mark Harris, Ciaran O'Dwyer, Patrick O'Brien, Nathan Cassidy, James Harper, Anthony Dillon, Adam Kirwan, Dylan Brodigan, Mark Carroll, Kaelin Dunne, James Harper and Aaron Moran.

Scorers:Dylan Brodigan 0-1, Harry Ryan 0-1, Jamie McCarthy 0-1, Adam Kirwan 0-2,  Nathan Cassidy 0-2, James Harper 0-3, Aaron Moran 1-2, Mark Carroll 2-0, Adam Harper 3-0  

Report by David Andrews




St. Oliver’s had an upset to their amazing start to their north east campaign. As they lost out to Gormanstown college by only a single point. The Ollie’s got off to a great start in the first half. As the first half went on Gormanstown grew into the game and scored two crucial goals before half time. The visitors where leading by ten points at half time.St.Olivers came out firing in the second half and with amazing determination and team spirit they managed to get the scores back level. Then mark Carroll scored the important goal that put the Ollie’s ahead but then eventually Gormanstown finally came alive in the second half and managed to pull the game back level once again. But then in the closing stages Gormanstown scored the point to grab the winner.

Even though St.Olivers didn’t win they still showed great team spirit and determination to come back and just unlucky on the day not to salvage something from the game. Man of the match goes to Nathan Cassidy as he showed amazing work rate throughout the whole game and was key in St.Olivers come back.

Report by Ronan Little