O'Loughlin Gaels 3-15 to 2-4 Naas GAA
Our u16s took ownership of of this league game against a formidable Naas side but only after a first half of top class hurling from both teams. Naas buoyed by their earlier league wins came to St. Johns Park in a confident mood and matched the home side point for point for the first 20mins. Big hits and big scores sent a message to our boys that this was not going to be plain sailing. Message received and the young Gaels rose to the challenge. Eoin O'Shea took charge at midfield and every Naas assault was stifled by an O'Loughlins challenger. Joe Murphy, Ian Clifford and Conor Heary worked tirelessly in the half back line to prevent any useful Naas attack and any move that did slip through was met hastily by full back Jordan Molloy who was outstanding all evening. Dacel Fwamba worked hard up front in what was a formidable Naas full back line and his never give up attitude saw Dacel block a certain clearance and grapple for a ball that Eoin Wall latched on to for the home sides first goal. The Gaels tails were up now and they began to fully take charge. Eoin O'Shea assumed control at midfield and Ben Maher continued to cause trouble for a now under pressure Naas defence. A second goal from Eoin Wall before half time saw our boys comfortably lead 2-7 to 0-4. The second half continued as the first half ended with our boys taking ownership of this game and ensuring the league points were not ransacked on home ground. Another goal from Adam Flynn and a few more points and our boys take their league points. 2 goals in the second half for Naas put a more reflective score difference between these two very good sides. Our boys will be thrilled to have maximum league points and are looking good for the summer ahead.