Starlights 1-8 Shamrocks 2-6
The minor footballers put in a committed but patchy performance in their first game of this year's championship, ultimately going down by a point to the Shamrocks. The teams were evenly matched but our greater accuracy edged us ahead early on and gave us a four point lead at half time.
A purple patch including a well taken goal from the Rocks early in the second half drew them level but then we drew ahead again with some nice interplay and decent accuracy. With 10 minutes left we held a six point lead but the Shamrocks kept at it and scored a goal and four in that final period. In fairness the goal was scored after the attacker took 8 steps and threw the ball up and caught it which is difficult to defend against. Significantly more frees were awarded against us also (almost 2 to 1) but perhaps we need to learn to cope with that.
Team: Anto Larkin, Aaron Browne, Nathan O'Connor, Kevin Kehoe, Martin Ryan, Robbie O'Neill, Craig Foley, JP Farrell, Oisin Cullen, Jack Doyle, Aaron Dobbs, Michael Dempsey, Will Doyle, Dylan McVeigh, Ryan Doran, Gavin Murphy, Daithi Medcalf, Ciaran Sheil, Niall Vonno, Colm O'Brien.