CLANN na Derg U12 have some questions to ponder before the league starts its second round soon, after giving Rostrevor their first win of the season.
Despite having home advantage the local boys were not able to translate their undoubted talent onto the scoreboard.
After a strong push from Rostrevor in the first half, Clann na Derg were able to regain their composure and led by two points at the halfway point after a high ball was fisted into the net by Paddy McGrath.
At the other end of the park Callum McConville pulled off a diving save to keep them ahead.
With points in the half from Keelan Quigley, Eoin Scullion, Jordon Campbell and Jack Moore, it looked like they were well placed to continue their form, despite clocking up eight wides. But, as is often the case, the second half told a different story.
Rostrevor started the half with a goal followed by a series of points with no reply from Clann na Derg. The local lads lost some of the shape they had at the start of the game with possession being lost on a number of occasions due to poorly placed passes.
There was a glimmer of hope with a point from Conal Diamond followed by a goal from Jordon Campbell. Too late, however, to make the difference, the U12s continue to learn lessons the hard way.
With a couple of weeks before meeting Glenn for the second time, Clann na Derg need to do a bit of searching to find the form they are capable of.
Clann na Derg: Jack Moore, Eoin Scullion, Jordon Campbell, Ryan Donnelly, Fearghal Vaughan, Paddy McGrath, James Neill, Sean Casey, Odhran McMullan, Keelan Quigley, Callum Mc Conville, Paul Ferris, Jack Campbell, Conal Diamond, Niall Lennon.
FIXTURES - Clann na Derg U14 host Mitchels at Cottage Park on Wednesday evening, 20 June, and the U16s are at home in Aghaderg to Kilcoo on Thursday.
On Friday evening the senior team is away at Carryduff for round nine of the O’Neills All County Football League, and the minors travel to Kilcoo on Tuesday 26 June. The Clann na Banna U8 team will play on Saturday 23 June in Annaclone’s Wallace Brothers Cup tournament.
CÚL CAMP - The Clann na Banna 2012 Cúl Camp will be held the week of 2-6 July. This is a week of daily training sessions that run from 10:00am-12:30pm each day for P1 and P2 pupils and from 10:00am-2:30pm each day for P3 to 13 year-old children. Registrations can be completed online (http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie) for P3 and older, and the club will also hold a registration evening from 7:30pm on Monday 25 June for those who can’t, or aren’t inclined to, use the online option.