NDSL U-8B League

28 Feb 2004

Celtic Under-8Bs Back on Track

Castleknock Celtic  3    Malahide Utd  1

Supporters of this Under 8 Team were treated to a cracker of a match on a fine sunny morning in Porterstown.  Matches between these two teams have always been close and this one was no exception. 

 It was even steven in the first quarter until Ryan Moore broke through a resolute Malahide defence.  Ryan floated a peach of a ball into the top right hand corner. 

 Celtic increased the pressure after the break.  Cian Anderson won the ball outside the Malahide box.  He found  Luke Henshaw, who charged at the United defence.  Luke exchanged passes with Ryan who finished it off to make it two. Luke played a blinder throughout the game. 

 A dilemma faced, manager, David Fogarty at half time … should he take off three of his strongest players for the coming quarter or leave it to the final ten minutes.  He opted for the former and his decision was justified.  The team rose to the occasion and played out of their socks to defend sustained attacks from Malahide.  United sneaked a goal just before the break.

 The final ten minutes was a ding dong affair with end to end action from both sides.  Just before the final whistle Tom Fogarty completed the scoring.

 It was a tremendous performance by both teams and a pleasure to watch.  The fighting spirit of this under 8 team was a sight to behold …. heroes, one and all.

 Luke Henshaw was nominated man of the match.

 Team:   Eoin Sweeney, Darragh McCaffrey, Eoghan O’Dunnuchu, Aidan O’Flaherty, Eve Farrelly, Cian Anderson, Tom Fogarty, Ryan Moore, Luke Henshaw, Danny Byrne.