U8 Match Reports 2012

U8 South Board Fixture: 5th May

The U8 team played the second of their South Board fixtures at home to Moorefield last Saturday morning. Raheens dominated the first half scoring some excellent points giving them a half time lead. In the second half, Moorefield came back strongly matching Raheens score for score.

The players displayed good passing skills and played more as a unit in this game. Strong numbers, unfortunately, meant that playing time was restricted but players didn’t complain and a good time was had by all.

Best for Raheens were Dara Crowley, Luke O’Donovan, Jamie McLoughlin and Fionn Cooke.

U8 South Board Fixture: 20thApril

The U8 team played the first of their South Board fixtures away to Sarsfields last Friday evening. There was an excellent turnout (23 players) and Raheens more than matched a very strong Sarsfields team in all areas of the pitch in both matches played.

The players showed that they have lost none of their skills over the winter months with excellent displays of passing, kicking and tackling.

There were particularly good performances from Daragh Cunningham, Ciaran Kavanagh, Gavin Thompson, Fionn MacCarthy, Nicolas Hore, Andrew Dunne, Peter Kerrigan, and Fiachra Butler.

The Sarsfields coaches were very impressed with the players, describing this encounter as the toughest match that their team has ever had.

Thanks to all the coaches in Sarsfields for their hospitality and we look forward to many more encounters in the future.