The very busy week on the underage front continued latter in the week, which saw Castlemitchell u/10 and u/12 teams complete the first round of matches in their leagues. On Tuesday night the pitch was full with the two u/10 teams entertaining Suncroft and St Laurences in two mighty matches. Against Suncroft we saw a fine game of football as the young Mitchell’s gave the Suncroft young guns their toughest test to date. This was a complete match, end to end stuff with passion from both sides and no little skill on display. At the end both sides shook hands on a great game of go game football and the club were delighted with the reaction of the Suncroft mentors who were high in their praise for the Young Mitchells efforts. The club would like to wish a fine Suncroft team the very best for the rest of the year and thank them for a great match. On the second pitch the younger Mitchells were up against a tall and skilful St Laurences team. The young lions put it up to their taller opposition and took some great scores. However St Laurences were able to call on some fine reserve footballers to compliment their fine team and ended the match very strong. This was another great game and we would like to wish St Laurences the very best for the future.
Wednesday night saw our U.14 team launch their league campaign against a talented St Kevins team, a great crowd enjoyed a fine game of football which was a roller coaster of a game. The Mitchells led by six at half time but St Kevins got on top in the opening minutes of the second half to go a few points clear. But in an exciting finish Castlemitchell went on a mini scoring spree to run out 4 point winners in a tremendous game of football. Well done to all involved and we would like St Kevin’s all the very best for the rest of the league.
Thursday night saw the conclusion of the u/12 Soutboard leagues with Rathangan and Raheens visitors to Castlemitchell. The match v Rathangan was another great advert for football in South Kildare, the young Mitchells gaining a well deserved lead at half time with two great goals and a number of points. However Rathangan turned on the style in the second half with a goal of their own and a number of points. However it was the second half rear guard of the young Mitchells that held out in a fine nights football and a great advert for go games. We would like to thank Rathangan for the match and wish them all the best for 2012. Over on the second pitch some new faces to the club were getting their third outing in the game of Gaelic football. These young lads have shown great potential and will come on as very skilful players in the future, However on this occasion they came up against a fine Raheens team who took their scores well and with great skill. Well done to the coaches of this Castlemitchell team as they have unearthed some fine talent for the future for the club. Again we would like to take the opportunity to thank Raheens for the game and wish them the very best for 2012.