Garda Westmanstown Gaels

Founded 1922/2004

Co. Dublin

GWGaels v Ballyboden St Enda’s MATCH REPORT

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U14 boys football div 6 League.

U14 boys played their final league match in Westmanstown this afternoon with Ballyboden St Endas the opposition.

Going into the game the Westmanstown lads knew a win would qualify us for the knockout stages of the championship with the possibility of going straight to the semi final as group winners. It was the away side however who got off to a flying start getting the first 3 scores of the game leading 1-2 to no score.

The home team needed to respond with our first score coming 10 mins into the game from full forward Eoin Murphy with a well taken point.

With the introduction of Senan Farrell at centre back the home team began to claw their way back into the game. An inspired substitution was to prove crucial as just before half time Craig O‘Beirne was brought into the full forward line and with his first touch of the game finding the back of the Ballyboden net. Ballyboden continued to attack at every opportunity but a lot of wides were to cost the away side dearly.

The half time score

WMT 1-2

Ballyboden St Endas 1-3

The home team came out a different side in the second half. Two inspiring points from team captain Sean O Brien breaking forward from half back were to prove decisive. The change of Eoin Murphy out to centre forward also made a huge difference as he began to pull the strings and kicked some great points to open a gap between the teams.

The final score of the game was to be the best score of the game. The home team broke out from defence with the ball finding its way to Eoin Murphy in the middle of the field. Tom Connolly, who had been introduced into the full forward line, made a great run in behind the Boden defence and was found by a great ball in from Murphy, Connolly took the ball in his stride and sped away from the trailing defenders finishing with a cracking shot into the top corner of the net. It was to be the final score of the game with the final result

WMT 2-8

Ballyboden 1-3

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