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U14 East Munster Cup

Rockwell College 6 Scoil Mhuire Thurles 0

Played on Feb. 10th. at home, Rockwell saw off the challenge of Scoil Mhuire in the second round.There was a great start by Rockwell with the first goal of the game coming from Peter McGarry after only three minutes. McGarry fired home from the edge of the box after a great cross from Jack Conroy. Five minutes into the game and a through ball from Brian Gleeson allowed Jake Ffrench Davis to deliver the second goal for Rockwell into the bottom right corner. Within fifteen minutes after the kick-off, Jack Conroy also founh himself on the score sheet and gave Rockwell a 3-0 lead. Scoil Mhuire responded well and a strong defence held Rockwell for the remainder of the first half.

The second half began with Scoil Mhuire pushing forward and testing Lorcan Cummins in the Rockwell goal, but were scuppered by the outstanding defensive pairing of Brian Gleeson and Gavin Devereaux. A scramble in the Rockwell box led to a deflection from Scoil Mhuire resulting in a second goal for Peter McGarry. This gave Rockwell a resurgence with a strong performance on the wings from both Pairic Bergin and Jake Ffrench. Ffrench was fouled in the box in the 53rd minute and netted Rockwell’s fifth goal from the penalty spot. Scoil Mhuire continued with a spirited display up front but a last minute scramble allowed Jack Conroy to net his second goal of the game leading to a 6-0 victory for Rockwell. This result now puts Rockwell into the semi-final of this competition.

Rockwell Team: Lorcan Cummins, Gavin Devereaux, Joseph Lawrence , Ruben Carlos, Henry Reidy, Bobby Smith, Brian Gleeson, Jake Ffrench, Peter McGarry, Pairic Bergin, Jack Conroy , Subs: Conor Walsh , Zane Lynch , Osato Ediale , Donnacha Keely , David Clarke.

The 1st Year Soccer Super Cup came to an exciting close under floodlights on the astro turf pitches at Rockwell College on Thursday December 15th 2016.

The competition, which took place every Thursday evening since the beginning of September, gave every boy the opportunity to play soccer with his peers in a friendly and good natured environment. In total, 52 boys participated throughout the tournament.

The format of the competition was simple; every boy was involved and randomly placed on a team. Each team played each other in a league and then their final positions in this league determined the fixtures for the quarter-finals. Every team played a quarter-final match and then the results of these matches determined the semi-finals for both the Cup and Shield.

The emphasis was on inclusion and the overall goal of the competition was to try and get as many boys playing as much soccer as possible. To spark a bit of imagination the names of the teams were those of Italian soccer clubs - Genoa, Sampdoria, Lazio, Internazionale, Udinese, Fiorentina, Juventus and Napoli. Next year we might go Spanish.

The overall Cup winners were Internazionale. This team consisted of Richard Bucheli, Charlie Byrne, Osaiohamen Ediale, Jake Ffrench Davis, Donnacha Keeley, Joseph Lawrence and Ciaran Maguire.

The Shield winners were Udinese. This team consisted of David Clarke, Darragh Condon, Jack Conroy, Dillion Crowley, Lorcan Cummins and Gavin Devereaux.

The competition was a big hit with the first year boys, and is something which can, perhaps, be developed and expanded upon in the coming years.

This year's stats: 52 boys participated; 29 matches were played (excluding the walkovers); 88 goals were scored (excluding those scored in penalty shootouts); 4 penalty shootouts were required to decide a result; 0 yellow cards awarded; 0 red cards awarded

Date Team Opposition Score Rockwell Scorers
Nov10 First Years Futsal (S/F) Newport 0-2  
Nov 10 First Years Futsal Carrick CBS 4-4 J.French 2;J.Conroy 2
Nov10 First Years Futsal Colaiste Mhuire Thurles 4-0 J.French 2; J.Conroy;P.McGarry
Nov10 First Years Futsal Patrician Presentation College 4-0 J.French 1;J.Conroy 2; P.McGarry 1