U15 Boys played their final football feile match today.
We had to travel to Thomastown to face Cuala on a lovely sunny day for once. The lads were very determined to finish on a winning note and right from the initial throw in with Ewan Trunk knocking the ball down to Daniel White the Westmanstown lads began the first of many attacks.
We began very strongly and got to grips with our opponents from the very early stages. Darragh Burns who has just returned from a long term injury was a colossus at centre forward winning countless balls and driving at the Cuala defence and picked up 3 great points in the game. He was unlucky not to pick up a few more scores in the first half hitting the crossbar but Eoin Murphy; the goal poacher supreme was on hand to finish to the back of the net.
Points followed from Aidan Doyle, Daniel White, A brace from Ewan Trunk and Sean Solan many of which came from the hard work of corner forwards Daire Maguire and Craig O Beirne.
The full back line of Conor Teehan Morgan Gladney and Oisin Campbell Shaw snuffed out almost every attack that came their way constantly being first to the ball. Senan Farrell in total command at centre back flanked by the ever busy Henry Todd and Jamie Lang; who did a great job of tracking the runners on the Cuala kick outs and winning great possession for their team.
A great first half saw the lads heading in a half time leading 1-11 to 1-2. The big lead at half time game the coaches the luxury of making 7 half time substitutions and it was 2 of these inspired changes that wrapped up the result within 5 minutes of the restart with goals from Harry Walsh and Charlie Mooney effectively ending the match as a contest.
Not too many more scores from the visitors however the aforementioned Mooney kicked another point and for a lad that is also returning from a long term injury a great return.
Sean Lynch another of the half time changes also chipped in with a point and Eoin Murphy kept the scoreboard ticking.
Tom Connolly and Donagh White put in a great shift second half.
Adam Kelly and David Nolan put up a defensive wall in the second half that could not be breached.
Cian Snyman did a great job of making his presence felt with some great hard challenges.
Goalkeeper Adam Storey is really starting to perfect the kick out off the ground helped by the constant running from the defenders such as Colm Murphy to create the space.
Nine different scorers and seventeen scores in total sees the lads finish their feile league in a very respectable 3rd place.
Roll on the hurling shield final next week final score
GWG 3-14 Cuala 2-6