Sunday 29th September 2019
Ballymore V Roberstown
Venue: St Conleths Park, Newbridge
While the Ballymore and Robertstown mens’ teams took a well earned half time break during the Junior A final the U10’s players from both clubs took to the field in two separate games. The players only had a few minutes to entertain the crowd but they took advantage of their opportunity and showed off a range of their skills. The defences on both sides were very brave, putting in score saving tackles while the midfield players were working their socks off running from defence to attack. When the forwards were able to breach the defence they coolly took their scores. We can be sure that this won’t be the last time we see these players in St. Conleth’s!
Ballymore would like to thank David Murphy and his colleagues for arranging the games and for giving the kids the opportunity to play in St. Conleths.
Ballymore Eustace V Moorefield
The Moorefield U10’s travelled to Ballymore for their group 3 Southboard league game. The opening of the first half saw the visitors take control with a couple of quick scores. Ballymore battled hard but the physicality of the visitors meant they struggled to get in to the game during the first half. In the second half Ballymore changed tack going toe to toe with the visitors and despite playing against the wind dominated much of the half. This was a very even game overall with some really impressive scores.
Finally, a special mention for the two Ballymore girls on the pitch, Abbey Grace and Eimear Lynch, despite playing against a really tough all boys Moorefield team they never shirked the tackles and gave as good as they got. Well done to all the players.
Ballymore Eustace V Hollywood
Venue : Hollywood
2nd July 2019
Ballymore made the short trip to neighbours Hollywood for the opening game of phase 2 of the Southboard U10’s league. Having moved to a higher league group after performing so well in phase 1 of the league the visitors were expecting a big challenge and that’s just what they got.
The hosts took control in the opening of the first half with the Hollywood players showing great composure on the ball and awareness of space. While Ballymore had a slow start they managed to get into the pace of the game and were starting to put pressure on the opposition at the end of the half. Ballymore started brightly in the second half and managed to break forward on a number of occasions. In response Hollywood put the foot down and were adding to their tally during the middle of the second half. Ballymore still had something left in the tank though and finished the game with some really well worked scores.