Result U12 Summer League Final: Walterstown 37 Skryne 32
The rain cleared for what turned out to be a cracking encounter between local rivals Walterstown and Skryne in the U12 Boys Summer League. Skryne were certainly quick out of the blocks and soon raced into an 8 point lead despite opening scores from Adam Quinn, Eoin Roche and Lorcan O Connor for Walterstown, and it wasn’t really until midway through the first half when Walterstown got going and slowing began to real Skryne in.
By half time Walterstown were only 3 points down. After a fantastic start to the second half the stadium announcer revealed 7 mins in that it was now a draw, and the subsequent roar of the fabulous Walterstown support really spurred the lads on, so much so that the next time the announcer revealed the score Walterstown were six points ahead. It was nip and tuck by then, and the heavens opened again but the lads hung in there to win out by 5 points.
It was a great performance by both Teams and it is a credit to them that they never dropped their heads after the shaky start and grew into the game, with every player giving their all, and with over 13 different scorers on the night. They boys have grown in confidence immensely during the Summer League and have won every match, and now have won their first competition, which is a credit to them and their Coaches, Aidan, Ed, Ian, Ger, Phillip and Niall.
Thanks to the Parents for all their support throughout the year and for providing refreshments afterwards in the club on the night, & thanks also to the great crowd who turned up to watch the thrilling encounter. Also hard luck to Skryne who also played very well and who we will in no doubt encounter again soon.
All the remains now is for Ian to make good on his promise to grow back his hair if the lads won, but Paddy Power are offering very long odds on that.
Representing Walterstown were;
Conor Soady, Oisin Boland, Patrick Davis, Daire Cosgrove, Sean McKenna, Ross Reynolds, Matthew Farrell, Neil McGinley, Mark McGrane, Padraig Freeman (2), Zohaib Ali, Jack Wilson (1), Adam Quinn (7), Eoin Roche (4), Adam Murphy, Andrew Mc Connell (2), Cian Lenehan(1), Carl Cooney, Ciaran Cox (3), Eoghan McCague(1), Sean Cassidy(2), Brendan McGuinness, John Cullen(8), Byron Farrell(2), Oisin Perry, Lorcan O Conor(1), Ronan Maxwell, Charlie Reilly, Troy Campbell O Brien(2), Jordan Greiner & Mark Russell.
Delight at Final Whistle….never mind the rain….
Shield Presented to Walterstown E.McCague
Time to celebrate…
Note: Scorers is tally as accurate as possible given two matches at same time..