U10 Boys 30th May 2018
Eadestown v Kill
Kill GAA was the venue for the clash between two recent U10 Cumman Na Mbunscoil champions, Kill and Eadestown. A few divisions may seperate them at that level, but tonight that didn't matter. The teams were like two world champion boxers looking to unify a title.
In a tight and hotly contested opening, Kill were the first to strike a telling blow, with an early point. Undaunted, our lads were quick to respond through a Max Sargent goal.
The battle for dominance in midfield was immense, the Kill players showing amazing strength and athleticism, but Conor Morrin and Max Sargent stood toe to toe with them and gave as good as they got. When Kill did get a foothold in the middle and broke through to attack, our defence, again marshalled brilliantly by the incomparable Daniel Sargent stood firm and our pressure lead to some wayward shooting from the Kill boys.
The first half continued to be a tight affair with scores being hard to come by. A point for Kill was answered by points for Eadestown from Dan and Max. Leaving the scoreline 1-02 - 0-02 at half time to our boys in blue.
The second half started with Kill flying out of the blocks to score an early goal and restore parity. But points from Jack Madden and Max put our lad's noses in front once again. Kill, being the champion team that they are dug deep and drove forward to score yet another goal and put them a point up.
With momentum seemingly swinging in favour of the home side, Eadestown did what Eadestown do best, they came storming back. Oscar Gough tigerishly fought his way through the Kill defence to get an all important goal and firmly put our boys back in the driving seat.
More great midfield play allowed Max to stretch our lead with a fine goal and a point. But Kill weren't done yet. Some magnificent play saw them bear down on the Eadestown goal on a number of occassions. But more fine defending from Dan, Ruairi Flynn, Adam Sargent and Alfie Gough helped to stem the tide. Even when our defence was breached ,Ronan Walsh was on hand to make some great saves in goal. The Kill pressure finally paid off when they found the back of the net, to cut the deficit. But a poachers finish from Liam Foley got us another goal and a lovely point from Dan finished the scoring as Eadestown ran out deserving winners.
This was a truly wonderful game played at great pace and intensity by two brilliant teams, a credit to both their clubs.