Knockainey U14 Div1 Champions

It was an awful day of rain, hail, sunshine and back to rain again how could the field take such an important game this evening in Knockainey as the Under14 try to win the league.The field help up really well and the ref call the game to start. Knockainey started really well with an early goal dismissed for offside. It was not long before we struck again and opened the scoring. Our midfield of Patrick Reale and John Egan were hungry for the ball and their runs from midfield seemed to be causing some problems for Kilmallock. Patrick Reale got his reward with a very well taken strike from outside the box that beat the Kilmallock keeper. As always Owen Cleary was working his socks off up front and he was rewarded with two goals to add to his season tally.

Our wingers in Jordan Dineen and Stephen O Donnell were making so many runs on and off the ball that there was a track on the wings that will take some time to repair, they were brilliant on the night. The ever impressive Ethan Dorney just back from injury was reading the game and breaking up so much of the Kilmallock lads play it was unreal. His awareness and distribution of the ball was very good. our four amigos in the back who have had such a great season were once again outstanding.

Daniel Frape was immense, Dara O Keeffe was sublime, Brian Blackwell was brilliant and the ever so hard working Dylan O Leary was awsome at full back. Oh captain my captain, what can i say about our captain David (Cookie) Cooke always talking to the boys in front of him, always a good word of praise for them and keeping a clean sheet, fair play Cookie and a very well done captain. Our subs on the night all got game time with Jamie Gubbins filling in very well at full back, Thomas Ryan taking over from Owen Cleary upfront, David O Donovan who came in on the wing for Jordan Dineen and Aidan O Riordan coming on the wing and scoring the goal of the game with a sublime chip over the keepers head from outside the 18 yard box.

Well done to the coaches Pat Dunne, Pat Reale and Eoghan O Donnell on a great season for our team of boys, for our club and for all the parents thanks for having the boys available and ever ready. Cup game against Knocklong/Hospital Saturday week to look forward to. Well done all

07/04/2016 10:26