Feile Football vs Maynooth   24/02/2019

Match Report U14 Feile A Football (Round 1). 24th Feb 2019

Naas v Maynooth.


Feile A Football panel:

Mark Flanagan, Theo Frisby, Brian Hoctor, Tom Kelly, Cian Kilbride, Paul L’Estrange, Jamie McGuirke (C), Alex Mc Donnell, Ronan Mc Groary, Hugh Morrin, Evan O’ Briain, Ryan O’ Connor, Charlie O’ Reilly, David Rockett, Leonard Ryan, Sam Ryan, Ryan Sinkey, Cian Villing, Fintan Quinn, Jack Walsh


Naas opened their 2019 Feile A campaign with a solid victory over a determined and well organised Maynooth team who fought to the very end, in a keenly contested encounter.


After an opening exchange of points, it was Naas who pulled away when Theo Frisby and Paul L’Estrange raised the white flag to give the home team a three point advantage.

Things could have gotten a lot tighter only for a brilliant penalty save from Fintan Quinn and a solid and dependable centre back display by Brian Hoctor.

Following a Maynooth point, Sam Ryan finished a flowing Naas move involving Ryan O’ Connor and David Rockett to raise the first green flag of the game.

This gave Naas the momentum and four more quick points, including two from Ryan Sinkey and a beauty from captain Jamie McGuirk put clear daylight between the teams.  

Half time score Naas 1-10.  Maynooth 0-04.

The second half began with the Naas defence under immediate pressure. The full back line of Ronan Mc Groary, Leonard Ryan and Evan O’ Briain experienced a different Maynooth from that of the first half and came to the rescue on several occasions as the pressure increased.  In the space of five minutes, Maynooth scored 2-02 and the complexion of the contest changed. Fintan Quinn, now out of goal, settled nerves with 1-01 and Tom Kelly who was having a great game in midfield scored a cracking point. 

However Maynooth were not going away quietly and the tenacious Hugh Morrin and the hardworking Cian Kilbride denied their efforts on two vital occasions.  The Naas subs, Jack Walsh, Cian Villing and Alex Mc Donnell made a huge difference and gave a fresh energy to the team.

This enabled Naas to regain control and they matched Maynooth point for point to secure victory on a scoreline of 3-17 to 3-10.

Well done to the lads and management team.

Next game…Sunday 3rd March v Milltown in Milltown.

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