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U16 Boys League Div 2

posted 6 Apr 2018, 08:03 by Athlone GAA

U16 Boys 

Athlone 4-08  St Mary's Rochfortbridge 1-10

Athlone's U-16 boys got their league campaign off to the best possible start with a seven-point win over St Mary's Rochfortbridge in Páirc Chiaráin on Tuesday evening.  The home side started brightly and an Andrew Beaumont goal helped them to into five point lead at the 20 minute mark.  St Mary's brought themselves level with two points either side of a goal from a quickly taken free-kick, but Athlone had the final score of the half from a free to lead by 1-4 to 1-3 at the break

The visitors dominated in the opening minutes of the second half and three quick points put them ahead.  However, Aidan Ryan's charges upped their game in response and a well-taken goal from Shaun Fox put them back in front.  Further goals from Andrew Beaumont, who worked hard to create the chance for himself, and young sub Johnny Martin, with a powerful finish at the end of a fine passing move, put the boys in blue back in the driving seat. Some excellent points from Shane Reid and Eamon Martin kept the scoreboard ticking over for Athlone and, in the end, the seven-point winning margin was a fair reflection of the game.

Athlone:  Kenny Davies, Sam Fogarty, Kolo Kiripati, TJ Okodugha, Chulainn Dowd, Eamon Martin, Ben Killian, Raphael Salaja, Shane Reid, Ronan Di Tullio, Andrew Beaumount, Emmet Edmundson, Shaun Fox, Bryan Hughes, Robert Cuffe  Subs Used: Pierce Edmundson, Evan Farrell, Johnny Martin, Reme Okodugha, Donagh Claffey.