U16 Division 2 League Match v Glen Emmets

November 8, 2018

U16 Division 2 League game in Pairc de Róiche between Roche Emmets 2-17 (HT 2-9) Glen Emmets 3-4 (HT 2-2).

This was a 13-a-side game with Glen Emmets arriving with 14 players.

Roche: Niall McArdle, Niall Carroll, Sean Watters, Liam Rice, Sean McCann, Anthony Ferguson, Eugene Murray 1pt, Kevin Quigley 1pt, Conor Carthy 1pt, Sean Mackin 1pt, Cathal Byrne 3pts, Patrick Murphy 2-5. Subs: C. Carthy retired ill and was replaced by Ciaran Savage 3pts, C. Carthy returned for the injured A. Ferguson, Shane Grant 2pts, Oisín Gribben, Stephen King and Ayode.

Niall McArdle had some fine saves including a second half penalty. The defence was comfortable for most of the time where they were tidy and eased the ball out of trouble with crisp passing, the backs as a unit were all good on a full pitch with lots of space in a 13-a-side game. Kevin Quigley was strong on the ball and in the tackle, he was a good link between defence and attack, his foot passing was a highlight in the second half, accurate quick passes directly to men moving into dangerous positions. Eugene Murray was creative and produced slick passing. Sean Mackin caught the eye for lively movement and close control, he was a handful to contain, Cathal Byrne produced a polished performance with three points. But the man of the match must go to Patrick Murphy with a personal score of 2-5, he was unstoppable especially in the first half.