Four Masters GAA

Weekly Notes 30th April 2018

Under 16’s

It was a case of championship joy for our u16s in the first round of the County Championship group stages following a well deserved 2-20 to 3-04 victory over Naomh Conaill in Glenties on Tuesday night (24 April).  Playing with the wind in the first half the Four Masters lads opened the scoring with a great 40 yard point from Shay Travers.  Indeed the boys kicked 14 points in the first half with seven different scorers raising a white flag in the half (Shay Travers 4, Frank Cornyn 3, Richard O’Rourke 2, Alex McCalmot 2, Kevin Canny 1, Dermot Slevin 1, Evan Gallagher 1).

It was far from being one-way traffic with the Glenties boys grabbing goals in the 9th and 13th minutes and but for the smart reactions of keeper Oisin McCallig in the 16th minute a third goal would have been registered.  Nevertheless it was our boys who regained their composure to register eight unanswered points before the break.  Leaving a half-time scoreline of 0-14 to 2-01.

The second half started well with an early goal from Alex McCalmot followed by points from Dermot Slevin, Shay Travers 2 and Carl McCarry.  Against the wind the lads put in a strong defensive effort in the second half with Aaron Culloo, Senan Quinn, Richard O’Rourke and Joe Leape dealing effectively with the Glenties boys attacking efforts.
Strong for Glenites on the night were Conor Roarty, Robbie McDonnell and Joe Shankey Smith.  This was a strong team performance from all 20 Four Masters boys who got playing time on the night with the impressive Shay Travers 0-08 and Alex McCalmot 2-02 leading the scoring.
The next two rounds in the Championship group stage are at home against Gweedore (8 May) and Ardara (15 May).

Under 12 Girls

Anyone lucky enough to be in Tir Chonaill Park today would have witnessed a great football match. Four Masters U12 girls took on a much bigger & stronger Killybegs team but did the club proud with some great teamwork to run out 4.1 to 3.3 winners – a narrow 1 point win.  The match was end to end with some tenacious tackling making scores hard to come by. Killybegs took an early lead but 3 lovely goals in the first half gave the home team a 2 point lead at half time.  Second half was also tight with both teams battling for scores.  The tackling & passing by the girls was great to watch and they never gave up even when they were tiring near the end. They thoroughly deserved their 1 point win.