Friday 28 October 2016

Super South blitz Rebels


Dublin's under-15 South footballers produced two high-scoring performances when facing Meath and Cork in their intercounty blitz in the Kildare GAA Centre of Excellence in Hawksfield last Saturday.

The day started off in promising fashion for the Dubs as their attacking promise was reflected in their 5-8 to 0-14 success over a talented Meath side.

Dublin's ability to secure goals at the right times proved the difference between the sides as both teams enjoyed parity in terms of possession with Pádraig Purcell from Kilmacud Crokes especially lively in Dublin's attacking sextet.


In what was an outstanding team performance, Jacques Dalton, Niall Comerford and Evan Walsh were others to feature prominently for the South selection with team coach Martin Grehan pleased with the clinical nature of the team.

"I thought that the movement of the players, especially in attack was excellent and we managed to create a large number of goal chances over the course of the two games," said Grehan.

Dublin continued in a similar vein with a hat-trick from Fionn Ó Ceallaigh especially noteworthy in their 6-10 to 2-5 success over Cork.

Ó Ceallaigh was not the sole players to stand out against the Munster outfit with Cian McGrane, Gavin Sorohan, midfielder Luke Grady and Anthony Quinn all impressing as the Dubs created a host of scoring chances.

"Once we worked the ball forward, we were able to create chances and we hand a number of forwards that played very well," said Grehan.


"We all know how important goals are at intercounty level and the lads were not only able to create lots of chances but they had the ability and the composure to take most of them.

"That feature of the day was very pleasing and what the day showed is that there are a number of very talented players involved in the set-up and that all of the lads involved put in an outstanding effort against two decent teams.

"It is a big year for a lot of the players as the under-15 North and South teams will merge into the Dublin under-16s next year so it is very important in terms of the panel development.

"There is a lot of football to be played between now and then but overall, we were very happy with what we witnessed from all of the lads on Saturday," said Grehan, who coaches the side alongside team manager Frank McNamee.

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