Clann na Derg get off to opening day win

Clann na Derg 3-10, Glenn 2-13

Clann na Derg under 12s met with Glenn at home in the first game of the U12 league. The local side got off to a good start with a Celem Meara point and a long lob from Sean Casey found the back of the net. Glenn soon found themselves level again with a number of well taken points. An Eoin Scullion goal was met with another from Glenn. Further points from Niall Lennon and Celem Meara still found them 3 points behind at half time due to consistent possession and point scoring from a well-disciplined Glenn side.

The second half saw Clann na Derg find their feet again and starting to learn from their opponents’ retention of the ball. Points from Casey, Meara and a Keelan Quigley goal saw the home side take a lead but a Glenn goal from a penalty brought them right back into it. ‘Derg had two goals disallowed with infringements in the square. A tense final ten minutes saw points traded with Eoin Scullion, Celem Meara and a well taken point from Conal Diamond keeping the U12s in the running. A draw seemed a fair outcome at the final whistle. Lessons to be learned for the season ahead.

Clann na Derg: Jack Moore, Eoin Scullion, Niall Lennon, Jordan Campbell, Paul Ferris, Ryan Donnelly, Jack Campbell, Fearghal Vaughan, Sean Casey, Celem Meara, Odhran McMullan, Eamonn McNally, Keelan Quigley, Rory Masterson, Conal Diamond, Callum McConville.