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*U15 Footballers advance to Championship Semi-Final*

U15 A Championship The Under 15 A footballers displayed amazing character to come from behind and secure a five point win against St Vincents in the their A championship quarter final on Sunday morning. Syls found it difficult to get to grips with a very physical Vincents side in the first half. Our defence worked very hard and absorbed a huge amount of pressure. The Division 1 side however, had the best of the half and a Luke Peyton goal just before half time saw Syls lucky to finish the half only 4 points down.

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Half time score 1-5 to 1-1. The lads regrouped at half time and started the second half as they meant to go on. A Brian Murray pointed free followed by a goal from Liam Foley had the lads right back in it early in the half. Well taken frees from Brian Murray and David McCormack edged us into the lead and a goal from Stephen Lowe saw us leading by five mid way through the half. Vincents were not finished however and runs through the middle resulted in two goals in quick succession (one a converted penalty). This was a massive body blow to the lads and could easily have seen their heads go down. They responded in the best possible way however. Pointed frees from Brian Murray and David McCormack rallied the lads and points from play, the pick of which was a massive score from 50 metres from Harry Barnes and a late goal from Stephen Lowe saw us run out 5 point winners. 


The effort displayed by all the the lads, particularly in the second half was phenomenal and demonstrates the team spirit and belief that they have developed throughout the season.


Final score: St Vincents 3-10 St Sylvesters 4-12

A semi final against Whitehall awaits and a commitment to training over the next two weeks will be essential to keep everyone sharp for what will be the biggest test yet for these lads. Regardless of what happens next, the lads have punched above their weight in this championship so far and have done themselves and the club proud.

Syls: Ewan Snow, Barry Markey, Harry Barnes, Peter Murphy, David O'Halloran, Ciaran Shiels, Sean O' Donnell, Joe Shannon, Alan Byrne, David McCormack, Gavin Hydes, Luke Peyton, Brian Murray, Liam Foley, Stephen Lowe, John Gleeson, Anthony Cox, Ewan Farquarson.