Bord na nOg week 11
There was only a couple of games of note played at Bord na nOg level this week as the exam break kicked in whilst at U-13 there is a break for a couple of weeks due to the final stages of the schools competitions both at secondary & primary schools level. Dicksboro 2-13 1-4 James Stephens Scorers: Dicksboro: Thomas Treacy & James Cleere (1-0 each), James Brennan Smyth (0-4), Ross Doyle (0-2), Brian Moore (0-2, 0-1 free), Anthony Clifford, Bill O'Shea, Ruairi McEvoy, Evan Murphy & Patrick Lacey (0-1 each) James Stephens: Daniel Ring (1-0 penalty), Edd McDermott (0-2 frees), James Bergin & Ruairi Harrisson (0-1 each). Dicksboro and James Stephens clashed in this Duggan Steel Roinn A football championship final played in Nowlan Park as a curtain raiser to the senior football clash. This was a great initiative as it saw young players get the opportunity to play in the park and also to show all concerned the efforts that are going into football in the county at underage level. No sooner than the game had started than wandering half back from the palmerstown outfit James Cleere had the green flag waving to give them a tonic of a start. James Stephens responded in the 5th minute with Edd McDermott converting a placed ball from 30meters out but by the end of the first quarter Niall Lacey's charges had extended their advantage with points from James Brennan Smyth & Ruairi McEvoy putting the difference out to four points. The Village had their best period during the second quarter and would regret a number of squandered opportunities as they had only points from James Bergin and Ruairi Harrison to show for their valiant effort. A late flurry of points for the men clad in maroon ended the half with Anthony Clifford, Smyth and Brian Moore grabbing a point a piece to leave them ahead at the short whistle 1-5 to 0-3. Billy O'Shea and McDermott swapped points at the start of the half but James Stephens needed the next score to make in roads instead Thomas Treacy punished them from a penalty after Padraig Joyce initially saved the shot. Smyth was on fire at this stage and knocked over two points in quick succession which was soon followed by further points from Moore, Ross Doyle & Evan Murphy which put the game out of sight despite a late consolation goal from the spot by Daniel Ring.
Teams: Dicksboro: Ciaran Power, Luke Kerwick, Max Doyle, Enda Kavanagh, Thomas Treacy, Evan Murphy, Ruairi McEvoy, Michael Stynes, Bill O'Shea, James Brennan Smyth, Ross Doyle, James Cleere, Patrick Lacey, Brian Moore, Anthony Clifford.
James Stephens: Padraig Joyce, Dara Behan, Sean Deely, Conor Heffernan, Liam Rea, Ed Lauhoff, James Bergin, Ruari Harrisson, Sean Bergin, Jacob Breslin, Noah Manogue, Rurai Holland, Bill McDermott, Edd McDermott, Daniel Ring. Ref: Paul Cahill (Dunnamaggin)