|1st Years||Tuesday, August 25th @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM|
|2nd Years||Friday, August 28th @ 8:45 AM – Full Day|
|3rd Years||Thursday, August 27th @ 8:45 AM – 1:35 PM|
|5th Years||Friday, August 28th @ 8:45 AM – Full Day|
|6th Years||Thursday, August 27th @ 8:45 AM – 1:35 PM|
|LCA 1||Friday, August 28th @ 8:45 AM – Full Day|
|LCA 2||Thursday, August 27th @ 8:45 AM – 1:35 PM|
|Repeat Year||Monday, September 7th @ 8:45 AM – Full Day|
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.
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,
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!