On Sunday 12th May 2013 Listry U-12 boys and girls played Moyvane in the first round of the second phase of the Co.league.The game was played in Allman park and both teams played great football and kept us all entertained to the very end. Trainers Jeremy Wrenn,Mike Dwyer and Keith O’Donnell have used every player on the panel, always have a different starting 11 and rotate the captain. This is what the go-games are all about,game time experience and being part of the Listry panel. Captain on Sunday was our super ‘keeper Micheal Buckley.Micheal had a fine game and always found a Listry player with his kick outs. Aileen O’Leary had to be picked after a great display at training last Tuesday.Aileen is a great defender and gets the ball out of danger at the first opportunity.Beside Aileen in the full back line was Dylan Brennan.Dylan played with an injured finger and can be very proud of his display.You have a great left foot Dylan and great battling qualities(look after that finger).Micheal Keane played at half-back and not only defended but attacked down the wing at every opportunity. Micheal is great to block down a kick and that is a great skill that requires patience and timing.Seamus Giles was the other wing back and is the Paudie Lynch(ask your father) of our team.A solid performer with a great dummy and a uses the bounce of the ball to get out of trouble. At mid-field we had Eoin O’Donnell and Mairead Lehane.Eoin played his first game in mid-field and can be very pleased with his performance.A nephew of Eugie O’Leary from Gneeveguilla,Eoin covered every blade of grass and always kept an eye on his man.Mairead is a consistant performer,gives every last ounce of energy she has and battles for every ball.Killian Broderick and Ruairi Murphy made up a lively half- forward line.Killian was the target for Micheal Buckley’s kick-out and this worked well with Killian delivering the ball quickly to the inside line.Ruairi is a super footballer and had a fantastic game again.It’s Ruairi’s first year U-12 and when he can control his tackling and keep an eye for a team-mate in a better position he will be an even better player.Joseph Courtney and James O’Dowd made up a powerful full forward line.Joseph used his great strength to win possession and if he couldn’t score himself he always passed the ball off.You picked up good attacking positions Joseph and a bit of practice on the left foot and left hand will give you a lot more scores in the future.James had a fine game and showed great maturity for an U-10 player,taking on his man and heading for goal every time.Your playing great James and remember if you make a run you’ll get the pass.Aaron O’Shea is another player that is strong in the air and has a great eye for the target. Aaron works very hard to win the ball and his defending is improving all the time.Aaron O’Donoghue is great to snap up the breaking ball,a tigerish defender and very brave.Niamh Broderick was introduced at mid- field and got into the action straight away,showing good stamina and battling qualities.Joe Clifford was playing his first game for Listry u- 12s and can be very pleased with his display.Joe is a good forward and very accurate kicker of the ball.Welcome to the squad Joe you are a welcome boost.Jack O’Leary is a powerful player,strong,aggressive and always gives 100 per cent .You skill level is improving all the time Jack. Missing on the night were Ciara Tangney and Ronan Buchanan,two great players and we look forward to having them back next week when we take on Duagh at Allman Park,Sun-7pm Congratulations to Jack O’Leary who won ‘player of the year’ in Killorglin Rugby Club Best of luck to Ruairi Murphy who represents Listry in the community games final in gymnastics. Congratulations to Gearoid Murphy who gave a fantastic performance in the Co.final of the primary schools skills competition.Gearoid scored 18 out of 21,a great display. Up our crowd !! Murt Broderick.

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