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Under 14s impress in Euro Tab blitz

WHILE they lost 4-0 to their DDSL counterparts in the SFAI Under 12 Cashin Cup match, a match featured in last week's Striker, there was a little more luck for some of the other Brenfer League teams in the various other SFAI Inter League competitions last week.

Certainly bringing their scoring boots with them last Saturday week to Scanlon Park were the League's under 14 Euro Tab Cup side.

The NDSL hit their Kilkenny hosts for seven as they won 7-2 to sit top of the Group 1 table with two wins from their two outings to date, having also beaten the NEC 5-0 in their opening game back in November.

Next up for the NDSL Under 14s is a trip to Kildare, while they round off their participation in the Group with a home tie against Carlow.

Meanwhile, there was also joy for the League's under 15 John Farrell Cup side. Playing Wexford in Curracloe they were single goal winners to maintain their position at the top of what is a seven team group.

Having played four games, the Brenfers have claimed nine points having won three and lost just one. Next up for them is a home clash with Kilkenny on Saturday February 6 at the Oscar Traynor Road (2.0pm).

Sadly, there wasn't to be a hat-trick of wins for the representative sides. Also playing in Scanlon Park were the League's under 16 Paul O'Neill Cup side.

But they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline to their Kilkenny hosts. The Kilkenny side are top of the table having won their three opening games, while the Brenfers are currently second in the group, five points adrift, having won one, lost one and drawn one of their opening three games.

Next up for the U-16s is a home clash with Wicklow, the second part of a double header at Oscar Traynor Road on Saturday February 6 (kick-off 3.0pm).

Synnott takes on fixtures reins at Boyne Rovers

BOYNE ROVERS have a new fixture secretary. Robert Synnott will be looking after the fixtures for the rest of the season.

Robert's details have been added to the club information which is available on the NDSL website and anyone who has any enquiries about Boyne Rovers matches should make contact with him.

OTCDC is pitch perfect!

GETTING a pitch ready at this time of the year is never easy. It has been made all the more difficult with the recent snow and ice.

But the pitches at the Oscar Traynor Road have been given the thumbs up by everyone who has visited them recently.

The groundsmen up in Coolock have certainly done a wonderful job on both the main pitch and the small-sided pitch and the billiard table-like surface on both of them is a credit to their efforts.

Given the awful weather we have had all season, to get two pitches in such wonderful playing condition is fantastic.

Certainly any team that has played on either pitch over the last few months has had nothing but praise for the condition of the playing surface.

THE season is back up and running for the Sunday fixtures at least. And we want to hear your news. Anyone who wants to publicise their teams' achievements, promote a fundraising event, or simply get their team mentioned can do so by making contact with us on kevinpmckenna@eircom.net