The panel is: C Roycroft, J Nolan, J Brennan, S Flynn, J Byrne, M Brennan, D Roycroft, C Wall, C Donoghue, J Kelly Deveraux, E Farrell, E Roycroft, R Lovett, E Wall (capt), S Williams, F Sangare, C Curtis, C Brennan, O Boylan (vice capt), Dylan Roycroft,Ja Deveraux Kelly, Morgan Brennan.
Castlemitchell u14's battled bravely before their visitors Ballykelly took the Feile shield semi final in Castlemitchell this morning. Castlemitchell started brightly and Eoin Wall took some fine points with some fine play into him from Conor Curtis , Eoin Farrell , Oisin Boylan and Eddie Roycroft.. However Ballkelly found the net to put them back into the match and despite some fine free taking from Bobby Joe Brennan, the visitors took a goal from a deflected free to put them ahead at the break. The young Mitchells came out fighting in the second half and showed great determination and no little skill against their bigger opponents. However despite the magnificent effort from the home side, Ballykelly took a third goal to break the home sides hearts and run out winners by 9 points in the end. The final score was 3-7 to 0-7 in favour of Ballykelly, and we wish them the very best in the final. Scorers on the day for the young Mitchells were Eoin Wall with 0-4 and Bobby Joe Brennan with 0-3. As well as those named others to play well on the day were Robert Lovett, Killian Roycroft and James Byrne. With such a young side great mention must be be made to the many young players on display who showed what a bright future this side will have, well done Corey Brennan, Jack Nolan, Fallou Sangre, Samuel Williams, Stephen Flynn, Cormac Donohue and Cathal Wall.
Blitz against Athy on Saturday is cancelled training in the field at 11am instead. Please remember to bring Gumshields.
In an exciting game of football in Castlemitchell on Thursday 4th April, the home side emerged winners on a scoreline of 3-9 to 4-4 for Raheens. This was a tremendous performance by the young Mitchells on their first occasion to play u12 Division 1 football, they opened brightly and took some great early scores with some well worked goals from Jamie Griffin, Cathal Wall and Ja Deveraux Kelly, but just as eye catching were the well worked points with some great passing movements resulting in some fine scores. In fairness to Raheens they battled back late in the half to rattle in three goals if their own to leave just 3 points between the teams at the end of the half. The second half began well for the Mitchells with a fine point from Jamie Griffin, however with the wind Raheens took control for a time and took another goal and a point to level the match. It was now time for Castlemitchell to dig in and they did just that led by captain Eddie Roycroft and his midfield partner Eoin Farrell, it was end to end stuff with both teams giving their all, but when referee Kieran Harris blew full time and the crowd drew their breath, there were two points between the teams with the proud young Mitchells on the winning side , both teams lined up at half way and to the generous applause of those present they shook hand at the end of a great game. Scores on the night were Jamie Grifin 1-3, Ja Deveraux Kelly 1-0 and Cathal Wall1-0, Eddie Roycroft 0-3, Eoin Farrell 0-1, CianBoylan 0-1 and Shane Fitzpatrick 0-1 . Others to play well on the night were two excellent goalies , Jack Brennan , Adam O Sullivan in second half, a very good full back line in Amy O'Shea , Jack Nolan and Leanne Deveraux Kelly, a fine display by the half backs in Stephen Flynn, Fallou Sangre and Chris Chanders and all round forward play from Jordan Hickey, Jack Howard, Tomi Adamsi , Jordan Byrne and Larry Adisa
On a cold but dry night in Eadstown, the young mitchell under 10's, lost out to Eadstown by two points, on a scoreline of 1-8 to 3-8.
With goals equalling one point and a point being 3 points.
The mitchells were slow out of the blocks, with Eadstown going into a 4 point lead, in the first ten minutes. Then the mitchells struck back with points from Adam Fanning, James Harris, and Luke Maher, Leaving the scoreline after 14 minutes 4 points to 3 in favour of the home side.
The young mitchells piled on more pressure, missing out on a goal chance and narrowly missing out on two more points before the home side scoring 2 goals and 1 point, leaving the half time score 2-05 to 0-03.
Second half started with Eadstown scoring 2 points in the first minute,then the Mitchells took charge for the next 16 minutes with points from Adam Fanning, James Harris and Kieran Evans and 1-01 from Ray Kavanagh,leaving the scoreline after 17 minutes gone at 1-07 to 2-07 to the home side.
With three minutes remaining Eadstown scored 1-01,leaving five points between the sides, before an Adam Fanning free kick a minute from time, with two points in it this is how the game finished from a great fighting spirited Castlemitchell team.
It was a great team performance by all, and scorers on the day were Ray Kavanagh 1-01, Adam Fanning 0-03, James Harris 0-02, and a point each by Luke Maher and Kieran Evans.
Best on the day Daragh Aston, Daragh Hyland, Shane Kelly, Abdul Aminu, and Man of the Match Liam Hickey.