U10 Match Reports 2012

U10 South Board Fixture: Tuesday 15th May

Raheens U10 blue team had a great win in their last match of the spring league against Round Towers last Tuesday. Raheens got off to a flying start playing with the wind in the first half and picked off some great scores. The players never let up and continued to press, scoring freely from all over the field. In the second half Raheens kept up the same momentum which resulted in Round Towers never being able to break us down. It was an indication that the players all over the field played their part in an emphatic win and a great way to end the campaign. While everybody played their part, particular mention must go to Jack McGovern, Cathal O Toole, Cillian Magner, Sean McLoughlin and Cormac Byrne.



U10 South Board Fixture: Tuesday 8th May

Another tough away fixture for Raheens U10 Blue team. Both teams fought well and scores were scarce with both defences holding strong.  Raheens shaded the first half with scores from Callum McCall and Niall Tierney. More scoring opportunities came in the second half for both sides both from open play and frees. Defences were still on top however and there were strong performances from Michael Dempsey and Harry Byrne in particular.  Niall Tierney and Jack Higgins added to the Raheens scores but in a tight game Sarsfields narrowly shaded it the end by a point.



U10 South Board Fixture: Tuesday 8th May

The under 10 yellow team scored a great win over a strong St Laurences side in St Laurences. Raheens got off to a flying start playing some of the best flowing football we have seen, picking off some great scores from play. The determination and skill from Raheens was great to see, from catching, breaking the ball, passing and scoring. It was evident that the hard work in training the last few weeks is really paying off. Michael O Brien was solid in goal as was our defence. The midfield partnership of Paul Dolan and Alan Waters never looked in trouble and pushed forward at every oppertunity. The forwards picked off some lovely scores and ran out deserved winners at the end. Best for Raheens on the day were Michael O Brien, Paul Dolan, Brian Waters, Darragh O Shaughnessy, Cathal O Toole and Alex Donnelly. 



U10 Girls: Tuesday 8th May

Raheens Under 10 girls had their first game of the season at home V Celbridge Tuesday 8th May . It was the first ever game for the Celbridge girls and our girls proved to be a bit too strong for them. Playing the Go Game rules the mentors ran the players on throughout the game. Raheens showed some good passing  moves, approached the ball well and created and finished some fine scores. Best on the day were the Kielty twins Grace and Sally, Lauren Nolan making her debut, Sadhbh Carpenter, Rachel Ryan, Aoife Kane, Sinéad Winder and Anna O' Donovan.



U10 South Board Fixture: 24thApril

A 2nd consecutive victory for the Raheens U-10 yellow team, this time away to Athy. With impressive performances from Michael O’Brien, Cathal O’Toole and Ben Early in defence, Raheens dominated possession with an excellent midfield partnership of Oisin Keogh and Jack McGovern. Scoring proved difficult but Brian Waters chipped in a couple of nicely taken points.


The U10 Blues 2nd league encounter was a home match against Moorefield. Moorefield started the stronger and took an early lead. As the first half went on Raheens began to find their form and the match became more even. Niall Tiernan starting in the forward line began to drop deeper and this helped Raheens keep more possession.   Scores were traded and Moorefield narrowly shaded the first half. Moorefield again started the second half stronger and, despite good work in both midfield and defence, managed to put over a few scores in succession. Raheens rallied as a team with Sean McGloughlin and Michael Dempsey securing the backline allowing Cormac Byrne to provide extra energy in midfield to support the good forward running of Adam Delmer. Raheens began to find their scoring touch both from frees and open play with Niall Tierney scoring another couple in the second half.  A great effort by both teams and well matched at the end of the game which Moorefield narrowly edged by 2 scores.


U10 South Board Fixture: 17thApril

The under 10 Blue team played their first match of the season away to Athy last Tuesday the 17th. It proved to be a challenging encounter with good performances throughout. We got off to a solid start and held our own for much of the first half. In the second half our opponents pulled away but we never gave up and continued to press which resulted in a very well worked goal in the closing stages. There were very good performances all over the park with Oisin Keogh, Harry Byrne and Henry Bergin doing particularly well on the day.


The U10 Yellow team’s first league outing of the year was a home fixture against Castlemitchell on a cold and windy night. Both teams fought hard and put in a lot of effort to combat the windy conditions. Both teams played well but as time went on Raheens looked the more comfortable and began to take control. Strong performances at the back by Michael Dempsey and Cathal O’Toole and in midfield by Jack McGovern and Jack Higgins allowed Raheens the majority of possession. Scores came regularly from both midfield and the forward line to give Raheens a half time lead. While there was no abatement to the conditions in the second half the confidence of the team increased and the defence remained secure. Scores continued to come and Callum McCall helped himself to 3 second half scores after playing the first half in goals. Castlemitchel continue to fight hard to keep Raheens on their toes throughout. A good win in the end for Raheens and a solid start to the league campaign.