Clane United 2,
Caragh Celtic 3.
The U-8 team were away to Clane United on Saturday 12th of October and they started well when Cathal McCarthy got on the end of a corner and hit the Clane United net. Caragh Celtic continued to dominate in the first quarter and added a second shortly after. In fact it came again from a cross and a Clane United defender turned the ball into his own net, Caragh Celtic 2 Clane United 0.
In the second quarter Caragh Celtic continued to dominate and had several clear cut chances with Charlie Carr, Cian Corcoran and Aaron Sharpe unlucky not to score. Daragh Carey, Bobby Taaffe and Cian Corcoran continued to dominate during this period. That ever reliable trio of Lorcan Byrne, Cathal McCarthy and Jack Courtney dealt comfortably with everything at the back.
Things took a turn in the third quarter when Clane United were awarded a controversial penalty. Cian Corcoran intercepted a pass in his own penalty area. While dribbling from the area he was clearly fouled and as a result lost possession of the ball. The referee did not give the foul and young Corcoran in an effort to regain possession made contact with the Clane United striker. Clane were awarded a penalty, converted same, Caragh Celtic 2 Clane United 1, game on!
The last quarter was a tense affair. Clane United began to dominate possession and for a time seemed camped in the Caragh Celtic half of the field. Caragh defended superbly and got plenty of bodies behind the ball. Then up popped Dara Cooke at the finish of a counter attack to put the ball in the Clane net, Caragh Celtic 3 Clane United 1. This proved to be an all important goal because at the death Clane United got a second goal and it finished Caragh Celtic 3- Clane United 2.
Special mention must go this week to Carraig Roche who climbed out of his sick bed, played two very solid quarters and played his part in this hard fought victory.
Caragh Celtic- Lorcan Byrne, Jack Courtney, Cathal McCarthy, Daragh Carey, Bobby Taaffe, Cian Corcoran, Charlie Carr. Subs- Dara Cooke, Aaron Sharpe, Carraig Roche.