Glenavy through to the semi-final

South West U16B semi-final

Glenavy U16s made it into their league semi-final with a convincing home win against St. Mary’s Rasharkin. The home team started the brighter of the two teams and ran into an early lead with goals from Finn Malley and a brace from Paddy O’Leary. Glenavy’s defence stood strong to Rasharkin

attacks in the opening exchanges and held them scoreless past the 20 minute mark when they conceded a penalty which Rasharkin duly converted. Timmy Honeyford, Cain Shannon, Jack McCann and Michael Fox gave a solid performance throughout to help keep Rasharkin

at bay. In attack points from Darragh Armstrong, James Mulholland , Matthew Lawlor and Rory Nelson left Glenavy in a very strong position at halftime leading 3-9 to 1-0. In the second half Rasharkin came out fighting and scored the first point of the half

with Conall Hanna pushing the effort over the bar. Hanna minded the Glenavy net well throughout and his kick outs were excellent. With his kick outs and Finn Malley and Matthew Magee having the upper hand in midfield, Rasharkin found it an uphill battle to

get a foothold in the game. With more of the ball and some excellent attacking play from Callum Crighton, Glenavy pressure soon led to a penalty which was expertly converted by Matthew Lawlor. Darragh Armstrong tagged on another couple of points from frees

and play before Paddy O’Leary completed his hatrick and added on a great point from play to bring his total to 3-1. Glenavy introduces Lorcan Murphy into the game and it wasn’t long before he made his mark on the game with a fine goal. The industrious Rory

Nelson and James Mulholland all got on the score sheet along with Pearse Connaughton before the scoring was finally wrapped up by Darragh Doherty. Ben Armstrong, Chris O’Hare and Caolan McClenaghan all came on to see Glenavy into the semifinals. Commiserations

to Rasharkin and good luck to Glenavy in their semifinal!

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