Well done to our u17 soccer team who won the regional final today against Prosperus . The final score was 1-0 with Donal Kenny scoring 4 mins from time
Thank you to Pierce Bolger Hinds for the match report
Rathangan u17s v St Farnans prosperous (Regional final)
Todays game started with prosperous playing high pressure attacking football. This caused Rathangan a lot of problems who struggled to move the ball out of their own half. Prosperous had a lot of early chances with a strong strike coming from 35 yards out, this would be a challenging save for most keepers but it was relatively easy for DJ Earley. Rathangan made some chances of their own with Sodiq hitting the side netting. A solid defensive performance from Ryan Webb and Pat Martin shut down the prosperous attackers. Overall the first half was quite even with a lot of chances for both sides. The first half ended 0-0.
The second half started quite similar to the start with prosperous attacking early, this forced DJ to make a phenomenal double save. Jamie Kearns came on for Kyle Bracken and had an immediate impact by breaking up the play in midfield. The second half went back and forth constantly with both sides creating chances. Fionn came on for Sodiq and used his pace to trouble the prosperous defence. As expected Fionn went through 1 on 1 with the keeper who made a great save but put it straight into to Donals path. Donal proceeded to smash it home and give Rathangan a 1-0 lead, the crowd erupted as the ball crossed the line. Rathangan were desperate to stop prosperous from equalising, but great defensive partnership from Jamie and Ryan stopped the equalising goal from coming.
The game ended 1-0 to Rathangan
Man of the match was D.J Earley.
Rathangan are now through the Leinster quarter final