Caragh Celtic 4 Evergreen 2
Our u13s hosted Evergreen from Kilkenny in the last 32 of the SFAI cup last Saturday.
On a very heavy pitch the lads put in a fantastic team performance to come away with a well deserved win.
Evergreen took the lead midway through the first half with a strike from distance to the roof of our net.
This setback seemed to kickstart our lads into action and goals quickly followed from Ross, Cian and Daire to send us into the half-time break with a 3-1 lead.
The second half saw our lads continue to press with a number of chances going amiss before Cian bundled in number 4.
Evergreen pulled back a late consolation goal to leave it 4-2 at the final whistle.
Conor was solid in goals while Ruadhan and Brian were rock solid at the heart of our defence with Daniel,Niall & Evan covering the danger on the flanks.
Noah, Connor, Caolan and Daire all put in a tremendous shift in midfield on an energy sapping pitch. While Cian, Ross, Jamie and Luke were always a threat up front.
Overall a great team performance and achievement to reach this stage of the competition. This competition starts with over 400 teams participating – so the lads should all be so proud of themselves to be down to the last 16.
We’ve been “rewarded” with a fixture against reigning all Ireland champions St Kevins Boys in the next round – a tough test that the lads are already looking forward to!!