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Under 16 Gaelic Football Dec/ 4th /2013

O’Connells 6-13

   Adamstown 1-4

The O’Connells men kept up their 100% winning record in the U/16 championship with a resounding win over Adamstown on a freezing day in west Dublin. Captain Dean Murphy opted to play with the strong breeze in the opening half, a decision that paid off with O’Connells camped in the Adamstown half for the first 15 minutes of the game.

Centre forward Mark Corcoran got OCS off to a flyer with a goal inside the first 30 seconds with a rasper of a shot coming down off the crossbar. Further superb scores were added by the second year pairing of Cameron Donnegan (point) and Ciaran Burnett (goal) before Adamstown responded with a point. The OCS onslaught didn’t let up with Craig Fagan, Julien Henry Bezy and Dean Murphy all adding scores to leave the boys in control at half time.

Facing a stiff breeze in the second half the OCS lads knew more work was needed. Following an inspirational Miss Shanahan speech the boys went about their business. Adam Kavanagh commanded affairs with some great runs into the forward line ably assisted by Dean Murphy and Craig Fagan at midfield who each shook the back of the Adamstown net with great goals. Cian Macken was called upon to make a number of saves late on but had an easy afternoon due to the solid displays of our full backs James Doran, Dylan Kelly and first year Calvin Kanda.

Dylan Gifford and Jordan McCann shut out the opposition forwards on a number of occasions. In fact Jordan pipped Adam Kavanagh and Mark Corcoran to the man of the match award with a tremendous display epitomised by two wonder blocks in succession late on. Julien Henry Bezy added a 5th OCS goal after a great run by Captain fantastic Dean Murphy before super sub Sean Knowd blasted home a venomous shot to settle things for the boys from North Richmond Street.

The win Leaves O’Connells top of their group with the next round most likely after the Christmas exams. Well done boys and congrats to manager extraordinaire Miss Shanahan.

1. Cian Macken
2.James Doran 3. Dylan Kelly 4. Calvin Kanda
5. Dylan Gifford 6. Adam Kavanagh 7. Jordan McCann
8. Craig Fagan 9. Dean Murphy (capt)
10. Anthony White 11. Mark Corcoran 12.Jordan Barnwell
13. Ciaran Burnett 14. Julien Henry Bezy 15.
Cameron Donegan.

Subs; 17. Christopher Brennan 18. Sean Knowd 19. Nasser Mossy
Waterboy – Aran Fagan

Scorers; Mark Corcoran 1-5, Craig Fagan 1-3, Dean Murphy 1-3, Julien Henry Bezy 1-1, Sean Knowd 1-0, Ciaran Burnett 1-0 , Cameron Donnegan 0-1,

Under 16 Gaelic Football; Dublin Quarter Final

O’Connells 0-13 ; Greenhills 4-6

Sadly it proved to be a bridge too far for the O’Connell’s boys who lost out in a tense quarter final in Walkinstown on a crisp Thursday afternoon.

Confidence was high among the squad going into the game as O’Connells had topped their group with all 6 points secured from their three group fixtures.  However it was Greenhills who started the brighter with a point inside the first 2 minutes of the game. O’Connells responded well with scores from Peter Carr and Mark Corcoran but the concession of an early goal left the scores at 1-3 to 0-3 after 15 minutes. Ciaran Burnett, kept his recent good form up in front of the posts with a well taken point and team Captain Dean Murphy added another before a fluke goal by Greenhills rocked the O’Connells boys once again. Again the lads dug deep. Tyler Cumberton pulled off two great saves in goals and Adam Kavanagh, Craig Fagan and Peter Carr began to control things around the middle. O’Connells kept knocking over the points to leave the scores  2-3 to 0-6 at half time.

After a stirring speech from Bainisteoir Miss Shanahan the boys entered the second half with renewed confidence and had a blistering start. 3 points inside the first 3 minutes of the resumption meant that the sides were level. However this was as close as the lads would get to Greenhills who knocked over a free minutes later. Try as they might O’Connells could not peg back their opponents despite the best efforts of Calvin Kanda, who was outstading in defence. Greenhills managed to keep their noses in front and when Ciaran Burnett smashed the ball off the Greenhills crossbar it seemed it wasn’t to be O’Connells day.

Despite dominating possession for most of the game the boys couldn’t get the goal they desperately needed. O’Connells kept plugging away with Peter Carr and Craig Fagan to the fore. The loss of Dylan Gifford to injury in the second half, who was having a fine game, proved costly.  A sucker punch of a goal with 12 minutes remaining coupled with a last minute goal by Greenhills sealed O’Connels fate.

However the boys can hold their heads high in the knowledge that they battled right to the end and represented the school with distinction. Man of the match for O’Connells was Craig Fagan who worked tirelessly throughout.

The school would like to thank all players, Ms Shanahan and Mr Devine for their efforts throughout the season. Sadly it wasn’t to be.

Scorers;

Mark Corcoran 0-5 (2 frees), Dean Murphy 0-4 (3 frees), Peter 0-3, Ciaran Burnett 0-1

Under 16 Gaelic Football Nov /15th /2013


O’Connells 9-8
Grange College 5-5

O’Connells under 16 Gaelic footballers got their campaign off to a winning start with an emphatic win over Grange Community College on a grey afternoon in Clontarf.

O’Connells got off to a flyer with a point from Mark Corcoran followed by a goal from second year, Ciaran Burnett. Ciaran was to terrorise the Grange defence all afternoon finishing with a personal tally of 3 goals. Fellow second year Cameron Donegan added a goal and Dean Murphy a point before the half time whistle giving our lads a cushion at half time of 4-3 to 3-4.

O’Connells didn’t let up in the second half with Mark Corcoran running at the Grange defence every time he got the ball. When Anthony White came on to grab a goal with his first touch, the O’Connells boys took control. Peter Carr and Dean Murphy controlled the midfield battle with Craig Fagan and Adam Kavanagh outstanding in defence. Dylan Kelly, Jordan McCann and James Doran made some vital blocks late on to deny Grange any chance of getting back into the game and first year Gerard Loftus came on to great effect scoring a superb point.

O’Connells finished strongly with Gary McNally pulling off some good saves in goals and captain fantastic Dean Murphy and Mark Corcoran kicked great points on the run to polish off a fine team performance.

Well done boys and congrats to manager extraordinaire Miss Shanahan and water boy Mr Devine.

1.
Gary McNally
2.
James Doran
3. Dylan Kelly 4. Patrick
McGuinness
5. Dylan Gifford 6. Adam Kavanagh 7. Jordan McCann
8. Craig Fagan 9.
Peter Carr
10.
Leroy Martin
11.
Sean Knowd
12.
Mark Corcoran
13. Ciaran Burnett 14.
Dean Murphy (capt)
15.
Cameron Donegan.

16. Gerard Loftus, 17. Keith Foster, 18. Jamie Hayes, 19. Anthony White, 20. Nathan Kinsella, 21. Julien Henry-Bezy,
22. Calvin Kanda

Under 15 Soccer December 12th – O’Connell School 3 Coláiste De Hĺde 2

December 12th 2013

O’Connell School 3
Coláiste De Hĺde  2

At home for our last group game in the league, the boys from OCS ended their league group stage unbeaten as group winners with this narrow 3-2 win display against a solid outfit from Tallaght. An early headed goal from the flourishing Jordan McCann followed by a penalty rebound from the busy Ciaran Burnett put OCS into a commanding and deserved 2-0 lead at half time. However Coláiste De Hĺde scored two goals in the second half from set pieces and the game was set to finish level. However Jordan McCann had other ideas and his late header from a precise Leroy Martin corner sealed the deal for OCS.
Calvin Kanda was very good in goal and the 4 lads at the back, Leroy Martin, Paul Kinlan, Dylan Gifford and Indrajit Chhantyal were excellent especially young Paul Kinlan who was very solid in the tackle. Across the middle, Cameron Donegan, Evan Pierce, Ciaran Burnett and man-of-the–match Jordan McCann were excellent. Up front, Gerard Loftus and Precious Adenubi were sharp and always alert for the quick break. Indeed it was a foul on the busy young Loftus that led to the OCS penalty. Precious Adenubi is a real find this season and his darting runs and electric pace will cause difficulties for a lot of teams this year. Substitutes George Csog and Jordan Wynne were not used today.
WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL!

Under 15 Soccer League

December 10th 2013

O’Connell School 4
Mount Seskin College Jobstown Tallaght 1

A great return to form from the OCS crew! Following our untimely exit from the Cup, OCS bounced back to form with a great display away to a strong outfit from Jobstown. Seskin College had the wind in their backs in the first half and duly took the lead when a long range effort crept inside the post. However the towering and impressive Jordan McCann was having none of it and he equalised with a low shot to the net following good work from the lively Gerard Loftus. With man-of-the-match Leroy Martin playing superbly in his new position of sweeper, OCS held out until half time. In the second half OCS took full command and two fantastic strikes from the in-form Evan Pierce along with a neat finish from the opportunist Ciaran Burnett put OCS 4 – 1 up at the end. The referee has to be complimented for the manner in which he did his job – he was quite unique in that he spoke to the players throughout the game and praised all their efforts in the very windy conditions. In fact, at the end of the game he knew the names of all 22 players on the pitch! Precious Adenubi was excellent for OCS on the left wing as was Conor Darcy up front as a striker. Paddy McGuinness was solid at right-full and Dylan Gifford and Indrajit Chhantyal gave nothing away in the tackle. Calvin Kanda was at his best in goals and Richard Kinsella was as reliable as ever when he came on in the second half. Also Jordan Wynne made his debut for the team as a second half sub and he showed some nice touches on the ball.
WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL!

Under 15 Soccer Cup

Round Two

December 6th 2013

O’Connell School 3
St. Paul’s Raheny 7

Away to St Paul’s was always going to a tricky tie for the lads from OCS. 4 – 0 down after 10 minutes, our lads were shell-shocked. St Paul’s scored from their first four attacks. What a disaster! However some hope was restored before half time when Ciaran Burnett netted a penalty for OCS. 6 – 1 down at a half-time! We needed a miracle and nearly got one. In the second half the OCS team put in a terrific performance and ran out comfortable 2 -1 winners, but lost 7 – 3 overall in the end. Evan Pierce, our captain, scored a goal and a fine effort from the ever-busy Gerard Loftus kept the game alive as a contest to the end.
The attitude was right and the boys from OCS did as they were asked but our opponents were superior in many areas of the pitch. Indeed their goal-keeper made 6 top class saves in the second half so it was a case of what might have been…… Best of luck to our conquerors in the next round.
Roll on the next round of the league for this OCS team of warriors who never gave up and played as a team throughout. Down but not out!
WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL!

Under 15 Soccer League

December 2nd 2013

O’Connell School 5

Luttrellstown College 3

A superb display once again by the lads from OCS! An early debut goal following a goalmouth scramble from Precious Adenubi got the boys off to a great start. However 2 quick strikes from our huge opponents (Richard Kinsella said they were massive!) gave them an unexpected lead but the outstanding Ciaran Burnett restored parity with a Under crisp strike from the edge of the box. 2 – 2 at half time. Following a switch involving Conor Darcy‘s move up front, OCS took the lead with another fine strike from the in-form Loyalty Ciaran Burnett. A superb solo World goal from the aforementioned Conor Darcy further increased the Cup lead for Zambian OCS and a fine strike from our captain International Evan Pierce put the home team three goals up. A late consolation goal for Luttrellstown came at the very end but OCS emerged worthy winners from a very tough and bruising encounter.

The 4 taux lads at the back, Leroy Martin, Paddy McGuinness, Dylan Gifford and Indrajit cheap nfl jerseys Chantyal were very good in the tackle and our goalkeeper Kalvin Kanda, although cheap nfl jerseys beaten on three occasions, could not be faulted. Across the middle, Cameron Donegan, Jordan McCann, wholesale nfl jerseys Evan Pierce and man-of-the–match Ciaran Burnett were excellent. Up front George Csog and Pierce O’Leary were sharp and always alert for the quick break. Substitute Gerard Loftus was a real burst of energy in the wholesale nfl jerseys second half and almost scored a wonder goal from near the corner flag.

WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL!

Under 15 Soccer League

November 25th 2013

O’Connell School 2

Coláiste Reachrann 0

A superb display once again by the lads from OCS! A goal in each half, one from Held the outstanding Pierce O’Leary and another from the in-form captain Evan 2015 Pierce gave OCS a fine wholesale nba jerseys away victory against a strong team from Donaghmeade in the first cheap nba jerseys league game of the season.

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WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL!

Under 15 Soccer Cup

O’Connell School 12

Ballymun/Trinity 0

What wereld. a fantastic performance from the lads! At last the fixture was arranged and what a response from OCS! The team put in a terrific performance from start to finish and ran out comfortable winners in the end. Evan Pierce, our captain, scored 4 goals, Ciaran Burnett scored 2, wholesale NFL jerseys Pierce O’Leary scored wholesale jerseys 2, Jordan McCann got 1, Gerard Loftus scored wholesale NFL jerseys 2 (having come Hacker on as a sub) and Leroy Quinn got the other one from a long way out – a 30 yard screamer!

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