Match Report: First Year Boys
Mercy Kilbeggan v Strokestown – Wednesday, November 21st 2018.
On a cold blustery day in Strokestown, MSSK started the brighter of the two sides with some early chances falling to the lively Daniel Pattinson and Steven Fennessy who shot just wide on 10 minutes played.
The MSSK defence who were solid throughout the game and performed excellently in nullifying the Strokestown attack. Some excellent tackles from centre-back pairing TJ Minnock (making his first start) and Ciaran Keegan were crucial.
MSSK took the lead on 20 minutes through an excellent finish from Luke Condron. This would be 'Man of the Match', Luke’s first of three goals on the day –the second being particularly special, picking up from where he left off last week, having now scored 4 goals in 2 games.
MSSK dominated throughout with two more goals coming from substitute Ryan Dinnegan including one excellent solo effort with his first involvement of the game.
The First Year boys have now won two from two, leaving them in a commanding position in their group.
First Year Boys Squad 2018-2019
First Year Boys Soccer
Our first year boys had an excellent 3-2 win over Clara on Monday 12/11/18 in Gainstown. We started brightly creating a number of early chances. The deadlock was broken in the 15th minute when man of the match Cillian Rochford netted following a fine move. Clara equalised ten minutes later after breaking through the Kilbeggan defence. MSSK were quick to react and two goals, one a fine strike by Luke Condron and a neat finish by Dylan Franzoni, restored our advantage. MSSK midfield dominated the game with fine performances by Eanna Rabbitte and Stephen Fennessy.
The second half was a tight affair with Clara pulling a goal back to leave the minimum between the sides. Kilbeggan held their nerve to hold out for a fine victory in their first game together.
2017/2018 Season Below
Our soccer teams are progressing well at present, with our Senior boys’ team having some notable wins in a strong cup run.
Now our Junior teams are about the begin their campaigns. We had three school and junior soccer panel members on the Midlands soccer team who narrowly lost on penalties in the final of the all-Ireland competition versus Mayo. Peter Pierson, Dylan McDonnell, and the Midlands captain Kai Harte-Beer all play a pivotal role in our school team. In addition we also have a school representative on the Midlands U15 girls soccer team, with Jessica Maloney impressing in midfield for them.
Below is Kai Harte-Beer in action in the final with the captain’s armband