U14 A League – Round 1 v Thomastown 15.04.2014

Erin’s Own under 14s got their 2014 league campaign off to a winning start on Tuesday last when the locals entertained Thomastown in Canon Kearns Park. The Comer boys played against the strong wind in the first half and set about their task right from the start. After conceding an early point the local boys knocked over two good points courtesy of Kevin Holland and James Brennan. With the Comer backs completely on top there was a plentiful supply of good ball going into the forwards and they were beginning to make it pay. After a great move up the left hand side of the field a speculative ball into the Thomastown goalmouth Kevin Holland was the quickest to react to register a major score for the locals. Sometimes a goal can be worth more than 3 points and this was one occasion where that is true. This score totally settled down the Comer boys throughout the field and they began to hurl with much more efficiency for the rest of the half. The midfield pairing of Jack Buggy and James Brennan were now winning a lot of ball and setting up attack after attack and Jack shot two smashing long range points from player as the half came to an end. Just before the half ended Kealan Ring forced home a great goal to leave the locals with a comfortable but well deserved half time lead of 2-4 to 0-2. The Comer boys started the second half well and again Kevin Holland popped up with a lovely point to extend the Comer lead to nine points. With all 6 backs well in control, the Thomastown attack were finding it extremely hard to get the scores they badly needed to get back into the game. However they did register goal from a close in free and a point from play to keep them in the match. After a number of close misses the Comer attack were beginning to hold up the ball more and when on one occasion they did retain the ball close to the Thomastown goals the ball broke out to Jack Buggy his good effort at a goal was only parried away by the Thomastown goalie and Kevin Holland was on hand to whip the ball into the net to put the game well beyond Thomastown. James Brennan added a lovely individual point and Jack Buggy pointed a free to close out the scoring on a final score of 3-8 to 1-4. This was a real team effort but special mention must go to Dan Coogan, Cathal Holland, Conor McMahon, James Brennan and young Kevin Holland who finished with 2-2. TEAM. Declan Buggy, Billy O Neill, Dan Coogan, Liam Holland, Christopher Korff, Cathal Holland, Conor McMahon, James Brennan, Jack Buggy, Kealan Ring, James Buggy, Conor Clarke, Kevin Holland, Kevin Brennan, Lee Holden. SUBS. Nicky Connolly, Killian Hogan, Jordan Fanning, Daragh O Rourke, Kevin Smyth.

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