16 Boys Prem White vs 16 Boys Prem Green

vs
Sat 30 Mar 19
Score: 0 - 1

Match Report

Both u16s teams were down players for this league clash due to other commitments and injury. Despite that the players provided an absorbing encounter with the result in doubt until the final whistle. Trim Celtic Whites had made a reasonable start to life in the Premier Division but a clash with their clubmates and champions from last year would provide the ultimate test. From the outset it was clear that this was going to be close as the Whites took the game to the opposition, closing down and harrying their opponents never allowing them to settle into the football they are capable of. Whites defence looked solid and capable of dealing with any questions asked of them. Backed by a tremendous performance from stand in keeper Shaun Mulryan they looked up to the task of keeping out a talented attack. Meanwhile in midfield Aidan Scott, Donal McGale and the impressive Cormac Conroy tackled as if their lives depended on it and Conroy regularly broke forward to create opportunities for his front players. Up front Cealain Geraghty was a thorn in the side of the Greens defence never letting them settle. Out wide Dylan Smith and Shane Bryan got through a tremendous amount of work preventing their opposition full backs from causing problems up the pitch . As the game moved towards the break the Greens began to press higher up the field and with 3 minutes left James Molloy smacked a left foot shot from the edge of the area past Mulryan for the opening goal and as it turned out, the only goal of the game. The second half saw Greens with the majority of possession but Whites kept their shape and defended manfully to deny clear chances. With 15 minutes left Mulryan was called into action and produced a flying save to deny Greens a second. Whites responded with breaks of their own. With just a few minutes left a good move saw Aidan Scott draw a good save from Greens keeper. That was the last clear chance of the game and Greens went on to gain a narrowly deserved win in a tense,physical encounter.For the Whites in defence Adam Boylan, Sam Lynch, Henri Devine and Finn O Connor were excellent. Shaun Mulryan impressed between the sticks. In midfield Aidan Scott and Donal McGale ran, tackled and passed for the 80 minutes. Up front Cealain Geraghty worked tirelessly and was a great outlet. Dylan Smith and Shane Bryan wore twin tracks up and down the wings attacking and covering. But the stand out player for Whites was Cormac Conroy who excelled in all respects and ran himself to a standstill for his team.
Trim Celtic White: Shaun Mulryan, Henri Devine, Finn O'Connor, Sam Lynch, Adam Boylan, Shane Bryan, Donal McGale, Aidan Scott, Cormac Conroy, Dylan Smith, Cealain Geraghty

Ground

Tully Park
Summerhill Rd, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

16 Boys Prem White

16 Boys Prem Green

James Molloy Defender
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