Fantastic Experience – At the end of the day!!!!
We sent 3 teams to the FAI soccer this year – 1 girls and 2 boys. The girls were first up and they did brilliantly winning all their soccer games bar one. They lost out on progressing on score difference but they did their school proud. Some girls who wouldn’t normally take part in games got a chance to taste team sport and it was a memorable occasion for all involved.
We also took 2 boys teams – a 6th class and a 5th class team. The 5th class team went to experience the game and the format for next year and their day will come again. Our 6th class team spurred on by the heartbreak of losing out in the dying moments last year, excelled on their return to the competition. They won all their games convincingly playing with all the confidence and panache of a team on a mission.
They came up against an exceptional Cloughjordan team in the final and at half time the score was 2-1 in what was a great effort by both sides. The Cloughjordan pulled away to win 4-1 in the end but our lads were exceptional representatives for their school in victory and defeat wished their excellent opponents all the best in the finals.