A lovely bright Saturday morning on the all weather pitches in Ballinteer, saw Faughs u10s take on Ballinteer St. John’s. From the start our lads set down the marker and dominated from early. Every boy did exactly what was required. Great tackling, man marking and applying pressure the whole time and some cracking scores, especially Tomas O’Neill smashing the ball into the back of the net. And although they were leading comfortably at halftime, they came out in the second half even more determined. A stunning point from the halfway line from Conor Brown, and two brilliant saves by Tom O’Byrne in goals, was the final nail in Ballinteers coffin.
It’s impossible to pick a man of the match, as every player gave it his all, but the performances of Conor Brown, Patrick Evoy, Conor Fennell and Henry Waters were particularly outstanding.
Well done to all the lads, and keep up the good work.
The second match was a tighter contest, with our lads dominating in the first half but Ballinteer coming back strong in the second half. in the first half there was some great combination play between the faughs boys which resulted in some great scores and shots at goal. the second half was much tougher due to ballinter having the wind advantage. the faughs boys defended brilliantly and were unfortunate to come away with a one point defeat. in the last 2 matches we have played the probably 2 of the better teams in our group and have acquitted ourselves brilliantly in both matches. best for our boys were Eoghan Sarsfield and Dillon Thornton in defence, hugh hennelly battled hard all through in midfield and some outstanding skills were shown by Adrian Lynch and Conor Ward throughout.a special mention must go to Paul O’Connor who with one of his trademark clearances nearly killed his father on the sideline.
Team Aaron, James , Aiden, Conor W, Eoghan S, Paul, Adrian, Dillon , Hugh and William.