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Busy week for young Killeigh starlets

Friday, 6th November, 2009 8:00am

Story by Tom Kelly
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Under-10 Boys Killeigh United 1 Mountmellick 2

This was always going to be a tough fixture for the boys as Mountmellick are riding high on the top of the league. Captain on the day was Ciaran Brennan and he led his team from the start in a very positive and strong performance from the home side. But it was the visitors who took the lead and held this to the break.

The second half saw a determined effort from Killeigh to get back into the game. An outstanding performance from man-of-the-match Tadgh Phelan drove them on and eventually Ben Peilow equalised with a superb shot. A fitting end would have been a point for each side but just as the time ticked away, Mountmellick finished a good move with the winning goal. Keep an eye on this solid United team as they push forward for the rest of the season.

Under-10 Boys

Killeigh 0 Clonaslee 1

This was a very close game with very little to divide the teams. Killeighs backline of man-of-the-match Joe Crilly, Jack Younge and Caolan Flanagan were very solid in front of keeper Conor Brophil. Joey Keenaghan was bossing the midfield and was unlucky not to score against a brilliant Clonaslee keeper. Captain Enda Dolan was outstanding on the win and provided some great chances for Kaelyn Thompson, Aaron McKenna and Jack Quinn.

Peter Tobin also had a great chance when introduced. Nathan Shiels also had a good game when he came on. Unfortunately it was Clonaslee who took their chance to secure the three points but the boys will get their just rewards if they keep playing like this.

Under-11 Boys

Gallen 1 Killeigh 2

The Killeigh boys started the better in this game but could not take the chances they created. David Keyes had taken over the goalkeeping duties for the day and had an outstanding game. His back line of Alan Cunningham, David Buckley, Tavi Nolan and Peter Walsh were strong all day but could not prevent Gallen taking the lead against the run of play after 12 minutes. The new midfield pairing of Brion Carroll and Jack Malone were pivotal to the excellent passing and movement of the boys. The front pairing of Ray Daly and Robbie Milner had some great chances but the halftime break came with the boys still one down.

The introduction of Cian Hyland and Adam Galvin made a huge difference to the boys as Killeigh dominated the half but it wasnt until the 50th minute that a great ball by David Buckley over the top of the defence was latched on to by Ray Daly. He coolly slotted home the equaliser. 5 minutes later and it was Robbie Milner who turned provider for David Buckley to fire into the bottom right corner. A great team performance all round.

Under-13 Boys

Killeigh 1, Clara 1

The Killeigh boys were the better team on the day and had numerous chances in this game. With an outstanding performance all round they looked like they had the points in the back with a first half goal. But, with the slimmest of leads to protect, they were always vulnerable and could not get the second to seal the win. As the tension grew the boys dropped further and further back in an effort to secure their first win of the season. But the inevitable happened in the last minute of the game as Clara, who never gave up, scored a cracking equaliser to share the points.

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