Scoil Mhuire 6-3 – 3-0 Gaelscoil Eiscar Riada


The Junior boys got their season off to a flyer with a hard fought win over neighbours Gaelscoil Eiscar Riada. The conditions were perfect and neither team disappointed with some sublime football on show. Scoil Mhuire were slow out of the blocks however, with Gaelscoil Eiscar Riada taking an early two goal lead. This deficit would have been more only for the tigerish defending of Niall Higgins, Daniel Kane, Max Hennessy  and some fine goalkeeping from our number one Sam Colclough.

The lads got into their stride soon after and began to play football the Dubs themselves would be proud of. Playing up the hill wasn’t easy but some great link up play between half backs Charlie Byrne, Jack Hyland and Sean Treanor, as well as the tireless movement from inside forwards Titas Dubinskas, Fionn Buckley and Alex Turley meant Lucan kept in touch. The Scoil Mhuire boys were rallying now and only for a goal against the run of play we would have gone into the break level. The half ended with Gaelscoil Eiscar Riada leading by 3-0 to 1-3.

Mr. Neylon and Mr. Kirwan were anxious that the break may have come at the wrong time for the Airlie/Woodview Heights lads as they were really on fire! However, they kicked on and actually kept Gaelscoil Eiscar Riada scoreless in the second period. This wasn’t only down to the huge work done in defence but also the constant pressure from out the field – Gallas Kebana, Kevin Gormley and Robert Keher chased down every ball and were a real thorn in their opponents’ side all day. Aryan Rawat, Tom Martin and Paul Sherlock all came on at half time and showed the real strength in depth in the squad with three really determined and fine performances. Scoil Mhuire outscored their opponents by five goals in the second half and a lot of these scores were created by the wizardry of centre forward James Foley who made defence splitting passes the Gooch himself wouldn’t dare attempt! James wasn’t on his own however and wing forwards Killian Gormley and Gareth McDonnell didn’t give their markers a minutes rest with constant running and intelligent movement all day.

This game was a fitting way to follow the Dubs bringing Sam home again and I have no doubt we will see a few Scoil Mhuire students wear the Blue and Navy in Croke Park in the future.


Training Friday at breaktime.