Boys Gaelic Football– Our Senior team played Killorglin CC in Banteer on Monday week last.
In near perfect playing conditions, our opposition got off to a flying start with 2 goals within the first 5 minutes. After a reshuffle in the backline and an early introduction of Luke R, we steadied the ship and clawed back into the lead with 2 opportunistic goals from Brandon & Erin. Playing into the wind, we worked the ball well and racked up a few more scores. After taking the lead, we were 2 points up and on the attack once again until a quick turnover and swift counterattack resulted in a Killorglin goal just before half time.
We gathered ourselves at half time but again, a quick start by Killorglin to the second half with 3 points from play and a goal, we had a lot of ground to make up. We needed a miracle to get back into the game and this came from our full forward Gearoid who intercepted a short kick out and calmly chipped the keeper from 30yards out. A few moments later, our towering full forward scored another after some fine work from Luke M & Sean O K out the field. We played very well in the second half with some wonderful saves by Bryan preventing certain goal chances. A late solo effort from Sean O K to the top corner of the net narrowed the margin to one point. After losing the resulting kick out the referee blew the final whistle. One point loss. Other notable performances on the day were Sean O C, Billy M, Warren D & Luke R.
It was not our day, however the lads showed great character today and represented the school well in both competitions this year. With 11 of the starting 15 eligible again next year, we look forward to what this team has to offer in 2023.
Also this week our U16 Boys Basketball team went against Kinsale Community School. A strong start from Leo and Pablo put Colaiste Muire in the lead 20-05 at the end of the first quarter.
Good rebounds from Rossa scores from Conor keep Cobh in the lead at half time. Good team effort in the third quarter. In the Fourth Quarter Cobh put more scores on the board to secure their win.
Final score 62-19 to Coláiste Muire Cobh.
Great win on Thursday, for the U16 Girls Basketball team in a very close match in the County B semi-final.
Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, played a great match with a super defensive display but the Col girls came away with the win after a last minute 3 pointer from Kate C.
Next up the County Final in Neptune stadium!!!