Under 11 Football Blitz by Rhys Shelly (5th class)

On the 20th of October 2011 Moycarkey N.S. took part in the Under 11 Roinn C football blitz in Drombane. The squad was made up of the following players, Colin Hartigan, Dylan Shaw, Rhys Shelly, Se├ín Kavanagh, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Daniel Brown, Dylan Stapleton, Dean O’ Brien, Kieran Carew, Brian O’ Callaghan, John Coffey and Kyle Shelly. Our coach was our teacher Mr. White. First off we took on Upperchurch N.S.. It was a close first half. In teh second half we managed to seal the win by 5 points. Straight away after that we played Loughmore N.S.. It was another close game and Looughmore scored some great goals but in the end we won by 5 points, 5-6 to 5-1. Immediately after that we played our third game against New Inn N.S.. After a close first half we ran away with it in the second half but New Inn never gave up and the game ended 9-4 to 4-1 to Moycarkey N.S.. We then had a break before our last game so we all ate our lunches. Finally we played Ballytarsna N.S.. A win would put us into the county final. During the first 10 seconds of the game Ballytarsna scored a point but by half time we were winning by 4 goals. In the second half we played really well but Ballytarsna never gave up and in the end Moycarkey won. Moycarkey won the group and now go on to play Ardfinnan in the county final on Friday 18th November in Clonmel at 11.30am. It was a great day and the bus stopped at the shop on the way back to school.

By Rhys Shelly, 5th class, Moycarkey N.S.