U12 Football

November 8, 2018

On Wednesday evening, Edenderry U12 footballers made the short journey to take on neighbours Rhode in the sixth round of the U12 football competition. After a very entertaining contest between two well drilled teams, Edenderry emerged winners by eight points on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-04.

Edenderry had the advantage of playing down the slight hill in the first half. Shane Cummins opened Edenderry’s account with a point, when he was first to the loose ball after Rhode goalkeeper Mikey Kane made an excellent save. The very accurate Cian Farrell scored the next five points, four from play and one free to open up a six point lead. At the other end the Edenderry defenders Eoin Farrell, Craig Mangan, Dan Kane, Shane Nolan and Andrew Moloney were very much in form as they held out every Rhode attack and kept them scoreless in the first half.

Halftime, Edenderry 0-06 Rhode 0-00.

Edenderry made the start to the second half that their opponents Rhode really needed. Cian Farrell had the ball in the net seconds after the break, as he coolly rounded the ‘keeper, after a great pass from midfielder Darren Quinn. Edenderry then followed that goal with three points, two from flying wing-forward Jack Foran, and one from Aaron Holt who had his powerful shot tipped over the bar by Mikey Kane in the Rhode goals. Rhode then had a period of dominance, as they hit three great points in a row from play, before Edenderry goalie Alex Dinkin made a great save to deny Rhode a certain goal. But Rhode then sent over a point from a free, and followed that up with a goal to get themselves right back into the game. Edenderry then introduced Oisin O’Grady into the half forward line in place of Aaron Holt. Edenderry showed great composure for the remainder of the game, and outscored Rhode by three points to no score, Shane Cummins kicked the first after great work from Darren Quinn and Cian Farrell, and then Cian went on score the remaining two, both from play after some great play from Oisin O’Grady.

Edenderry had great performances all over the field, they defended well, the forwards grabbed some great scores, and the midfield pairing of Jack Brady and Darren Quinn worked tirelessly for the hour, while Donie Groome also won some vital possession when he switched to centre-forward midway through the second half.

Edenderry have two games remaining in the group stages of this competition, away to both St Vincent’s and St Broughan’s. IF Edenderry manage to win both these games, they should have enough points to qualify for a semi-final spot.

Team: Alex Dinkin, Andrew Moloney, Daniel Kane, Craig Mangan, Eoin Farrell, Shane Nolan, Jack Brady, Darren Quinn, Jack Foran (0-2), Aaron Holt (0-1), Donie Groome, Shane Cummins (0-2), Cian Farrell (1-7), Oisin O’Grady, Diarmuid Egan, Eoin Dunne, Ryan O’Neill, Gary Gorman, Ben Carolan, Adao Daffe, Ronan Harris, Ciaran Lawlor, Dean Kane, Dean Dillon-Morris, Seamus Perry.