On Sunday 24th June 2012 Listry U-12’s played Tarbert in the final game of the Lee Strand Co. League(phase 2). It was a beautiful evening and a beautiful pitch.Listry looked lively from the throw in but every time we opened up a lead Tarbert hit us with a goal.Listry were the better team in the first half and really played as a team, great movement,great kick and hand passing and put over some great points.Listry scored 1-7 in the first half and Tarbert scored 3-1.It was hard to  believe it was level at half time.

      The second half was a similar affair with Listry playing lovely football and great awareness of team mates.Tarbert scored 2 goals again in the second half but Listry finished with a flurry of points to run out deserving winners by 6 points.Listry were full of running in the second half and great credit is due to the panel for putting in the effort in training.Listry scored 1-10 to Tarbert’s 2-1 in the second half to leave the final score Listry 2-17 Tarbert 5-2.

     Listry won all games in the second phase of the Co.League,beating Knocknagoshel,Lispole,Scartaglen and Tarbert.Congratulations to the panel Michael Buckley,Ciara Tangney,Seamus Giles,Paudie Horgan,Ronan Buchanan,Barry Keane,Gearoid Murphy,Mairead Lehane,Mark O’Brien,Killian Broderick,Eoin O’Donnell,Cian O’Sullivan,Joseph Courtney,Jordan O’Meara, Conor Broderick and Dylan Brennan. Congratulations to Sean Walsh and Bernard Murphy for the professional approach to training and games.The team have showed a huge improvement all year and Sean,Bernard can take a lot of credit for this.The club are very thankfull to Sean and Bernard,from washing jerseys,arranging training,water bottles,arriving on time,preparing our pitch for home games,texting and all the work you have done behind the scenes you are a credit to the club.

    Thank you to Kevin and Kieran Murphy who supplied fruit to the victorious U-12 team on the night.This was a great and generous jesture from Kevin and Kieran,it was appreciated by the team and the club.I wish Kevin and Kieran the very best of luck with their fantastic Fruit and Veg. business in the years to come.

    Once again thank you to all the parents and family members that travelled to Tarbert and supported our great team.I hope Mairead recovers quickly from a wrist injury picked up on the night,we all want that great smile back on your face as soon as possible.Thanks to John Courtney and Pat O’Sullivan for umpire duty.

    Up Listry,this is the way to celebrate our clubs 80th birthday.

Murt Broderick

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