Caragh Celtic 2
Kynog United 4
Caragh wrapped up their under 9 season with another meeting with Kynog at home on Saturday morning last.
Kynóg had the wind advantage for the first two quarters and it really showed with Caragh barely getting out of their half for the first quarter. Having said that it was Caragh that did have a good bit of the possession for the first few minutes and it looked as though the home side were going to prevail but it was Kynóg that were the first team to get on the score sheet leaving keeper Josh Finan with no chance.
Kynóg came on the attack again and it was soon 0-2 to the visiting side. All was not a disaster though for Caragh with the home side getting three attempts at goal from the boot of Niall Cramer. Luke Martin too had a few chances at goal and did remarkably well running up and down the pitch and coming to the rescue of Caragh on more than once occasion. Brian Merrigan really played a stormer in this match and pounded the pitch with his quick legs and determination.
Despite these good efforts from Caragh it was Kynog who extended their lead to 3. It seemed as though this was going to be a total whitewash of an event for the home side as the Kynog struck again to make it 0-4! However, when the teams were switched for the second half it became a completely different game with Caragh dominating the game.
Jack O’Neill was the first to pounce with a goal for Caragh. He had the ball laid off beautifully from team mate, Josh Finan to find himself one on one with the visiting keeper and he blasted the ball home, 1-4 the score now. Another chance at goal from a tremendous team effort that involved Luke Martin to Adam Carberry and then the awaiting Niall Cramer almost had the second goal for Caragh. Adam Fleming then almost had a tremendous goal but the ball went frustratingly over the bar.
The sixth goal of the match came from an outrageous kick from Aaron Conway from the half way line to land just down at the left hand side of the goal. Jack Arnold produced some beautiful kicks on the day and had a few chances at the goal line with Adam Carberry really putting in the tackles and making the visiting team having to think a few times before they challenged the Caragh defense again.
Overall it was really a game of two halves with the defense for Caragh coming undone in the first half due to the relentless wind that found the defenders having to work harder than normal and the ball hardly crossing the half way line but all was reversed on the second half with Caragh having nearly all of the possession and making all of the chances.
Roll on next season!
Caragh Celtic: Josh Finan, Adam Carberry, Adam Fleming, Niall Cramer, Jack Arnold, Ben Morrell, Brian Merrigan, Aaron Conway, Luke Martin, Jack O’Neill