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Under 19 League Group B

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This report summarises the whole season to date for Dunshaughlin in the under 19 league.

The under 19 League began on the 25th of April for Dunshaughlin with an away fixture against St. Vincent’s/Curraha. A three point defeat on a score line of 1-12 to 1-09 did not reflect the performance of the team on the night in testing conditions with parts of the pitch more suited to water polo.

Just two nights later the under 19s lined out at home against Simonstown and the home crowd were given an enthralling and high scoring game, but with a lot of very tired legs, again came out on the wrong side of the scoreline of 5-10 to 1-20, a two point defeat.

With a five day break and their third game in seven days, another home game was on the horizon against St. Colmcilles on the 2nd of May. The teams attitude and football over the previous two games had not given them the results that they deserved but this team has never hidden from adversity. Again the home crowd were given an enthralling and high scoring game, with two halves of great play and scoring by the home team, putting up a score of  3-18 to 3-08 and securing the vital points.

With confidence running through the side for the next game the black and ambers got out of the traps early, scoring four goals in the opening half against Donaghmore/Ashbourne. Despite a great comeback in the second half from their opponents, Dunshaughlin held firm in a feisty game. Some important scores in the second half kept the scoreboard ticking over at vital times and eventually we ran out 5 point winners.

The win against Donaghmore/Ashbourne on the 11th of May meant that two more points in their last game at home against Clan na nGael would secure a semi-final spot in the under 19 League. Knowing this, the under 19’s controlled the first half, scoring 1-07 to Clan na nGael’s 0-02 with the visiting team being kept scoreless until the last five minutes of the half. After the restart Clan na nGael had put 2-03 on the score board in an eight minute period and took the lead. With their backs against the wall the under 19s showed the attitude and resilience that is required to get you over the line. With the time on the clock nearly up and the game tied at 2-11 to 3-08 a long range free off the ground and three quick points from play secured another win and a place in the semi-final.

Scoring an average of twenty points a game and eleven of the panel playing with the adult Senior and Junior teams this only bodes well for the future. With several players at this age group preparing for exams the semi final will be played later in the summer. After five excellent competitive games players can look forward to plenty of football at a variety of grades for the rest of the season.

 

Best of luck to all those sitting exams in the weeks ahead.

 

 

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