U14 Boys Match Reports

U14 Peter Judge Championship Final 2012
Newtown Blues 4:12 Dundalk Gaels 2:14 Mon. 1st Oct 7.15pm Darver
Newtown Blues completed the league and championship double with this win over the Gaels and retained the Peter Judge cup in doing so.
Indeed this was the Blues third consecutive final appearance and along with three league titles in a row are proving to be a strong force again underage.
The foundation of this win was laid in the first half where the Gaels playing with a strong with could only manage to go in at half time 3 points in front, stout defending from Dean Martin, Donal Carr, Adam Mc Ginn and Alan Connor ensured the Blues had a fighting chance in the second half. Ronan Levins was handed the job of stopping key Gaels forward Chris Sweeney.
It was a titanic battle for possession in the middle but when Robert Sullivan and Ian Connor could win ball the lightening quick Nathan Seery was on hand to take it off them and either score himself or set up scoring machine Ross Nally.
The Gaels tried everything to hold Nally and Seery but had no answer, the pace and power or the duo was immense, everywhere Nally went he had two Gaels defenders on him which allowed Seery exploit the space and tease passes and shots to his heart’s content.
The Gaels however showed great commitment themselves and would not lie down, time again they responded to the Blues scores with fine scores of their own, and right to the end kept fighting.
Mickey Walsh scored a fabulous point for the Blues before having to act as fire fighter at the other end and help snuff out some Gaels danger men. Jamie Kelly started to impose himself in the Blues defence and along with Jamie Doherty was a rock in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Overall it was a very gutsy performance by the blues youngsters and under the guidance of team manager Colm Nally, coaches Damien Martin and Aidan Crowe are developing nicely into a good solid team for the future.
Ross Nally scored 3.09 and Nathan Seery got 1.02 with Mickey Walsh getting the other point but it was a overall team effort to be proud off.
Team:
Dean Martin, Adam Mc Ginn, Ronan Levins, Alan Connor, Donal Carr,Jamie Kelly,Jamie Doherty, Ian Connor, Robert Sullivan, Reece Garry, Nathan Seery, Mickey Walsh, Cian Lynch, Ross Nally, Declan Mc Namara.
Subs: Daire Nally for Cian Lynch, Oisin Doherty for Declan McNamara.  
Referee: Stephen Murphy

U14 Peter Judge Championship Cup Final 2011
Blues  6-7    
Mellifont Rovers   1-11
Date: 3rd Oct. 8pm 
Location: Darver


Blues secured the U14A C'ship to add to their league title and completed a fantastic season at U14 level for the newfoundwell boys.But they were made to fight all the way by a very determined mellifont side.Blues got they better start and goaled in the 2nd min through R.nally.further points by Downey and Nally extended the lead before mellifont opened their account after 10 mins.Further goals by Downey and Nally put Blues in the driving seat to lead by 3-4 to 1-2 at the break.
Mellifont came out a different team in the 2nd half and scored 5 pts without reply and reduced the margin by 3 with 15 mins gone in 2nd half.Blues defended brilliantly and when R.Guildea landed a great point to stem the tide,Blues moved up a gear and played some great flowing football.Further goals from K.Carr,J McDonnell and C.Downey killed off the Mellifont challenge,and so ended a 19 yr wait for the Peter Judge Cup amid Jubilant scenes at the final whistle.This was a brilliant team effort by a very talented bunch of players.
 
Scorers:Ciaran Downey  2-3, Ross Nally 2-2, Johnny McDonnell 1-2, Kevin Carr 1-0 and Ross Guildea 0-1
 
Team:  C. Walsh, R.Levins,C McKenna,I Connor,R.Sullivan,C.Farrell,C.Ayson,K.Carr,R.Guildea,F.Donohoe,C.Downey,J.Kelly,N.Seery,J McDonnell,R.Nally.  Subs: D.Martin,E McArdle,A. McGinn,D.Clarke,R.Garry. 


U14 Championship 2011 
Mon.26th Sept. 6.15pm
Venue: Darver

Blues  5-10   
St,Mary's   4-11
 
Blues had to fight all the way and just edged it by 2pts at the end.Mary's started the stronger and had 1-1 on the board before blues hit the target with a J kelly pt.Blues got right back in it when F. Donohoe goaled after a good move up the middle.Mary's converted a penalty before half time to lead by 3 at the break.
Blues started the 2nd half stronger and goaled within the 1st min through k.carr.Further points from C.Downey(2) and J. mcDonnell extended blues lead,but Mary's came storming back and 3 unanswered pts drew them level again.Blues struck another goal and a point through J.McDonnell to put them in the driving seat but Mary's scored 2 great pts to come within 1 again.
C.Downey and K.Carr added 2 more goals,but mary's were not finished yet and goaled in the last minute to leave 2pts in it at the final whistle in a pulsating, and very sporting game.
 
Best for Blues were Johnny McDonnell ,Kevin Carr, Fergal Donohoe, Conor Farrell,Conor Ayson and Nathan Seery.p
 
Scorers: J.McDonnell 1-3, K.Carr  2-1.C.Downey 1-2, F.Donohoe 1-0, N.Seery 0-2 and J.kelly 0-2 

U14 League Final
Mon/ 29th Aug. 8pm
Darver Centre of Excellence

Newtown Blues 6-10
St.Mary's 1-7

Blues secured the Div 1 title with a hard fought win over the Mary's in Darver on Mon night. There was very little between the teams for the first 20 mins,but two goals and a pt before half time from Kevin Carr (the games outstanding player) and Ross Nally set the tone for the remainder ot the game.The blues got into their stride in the second half and played some lovely flowing football. Further Goals from Guildea,Kelly,Carr and Ross Nally closed this game out amid jubilant scenes at the final whistle. 
est for Blues were K.Carr, J.Kelly, R.Levins.C. Farrell,J McDonnell and Ross Nally.
 
Scorers:Ross Nally 2-4, K.carr 2-0 J.Kelly 1-2 R.Guildea 1-0 J McDonnell 0-3 and N.Seery 0-1

U14 League Semi Final
Wed. 17th August 7.30pm
Hunterstown

Mellifont   5-16     Blues  8-11
 
5-16 would win most games but Mellifont just fell short in this thriller at Hunterstown.This was end to end  action by two very committed teams. The Blues laid down their intentions early on with a goal and a point by K.Carr an R.Nally respectively. Further goals by Nally (2) and N.Seery put distance between them but Mellifont clawed back to leave the Blues a single point ahead at break.
The second half continued in the same vein and the Blues scored  3 unanswered points to edge in front again. Gradually Mellifont got on top and edged in front mid way through second half, but the Blues showed great resolve to get back and hit the front with goals from N.Seery (2) and J.McDonnell. A further goal from R.Nally put the Blues 7pts in front before Mellifont scored a goal to leave 4pts between them at the finish.This was a great team performance by the Blues who now meet St.Mary's in the league final.
Best for the Blues were Ross Nally and Nathan Seery who scored 6-7 between them, Jamie Kelly,Johnny McDonnell, Ronan Levins and Kevin carr.
 
Scorers: R.Nally  3-4, N.Seery,J mcDonnell 1-1, K.Carr 1-1, C. Downey 0-1, and J.Kelly 0-1


Blues 2-5
Mellifont Rovers 4-8

Thurs. 23rd June

Venue:Hunterstown.


The Blues unbeaten run came to an end in this entertaining U14 game. Mellifont were dominant in the early stages of this game and had a commanding lead at half time.While the Blues out scored their opponents in the 2nd half,it wasn't enough and the Blues were left with too much to do. Best for Blues were Caolan McKenna, Conor farrell, Ross Nally, Conor Ayson and Ian Connor. 

 

Blues  5-16    
Plunkett's   1-06
 
Blues recorded a big  win in this local derby against a dissappointing plunkett's side. Early goals from nathan Seery and Johnny McDonnell set the tone for this game, further points by Nally, Guildea and Mc Donnell left the Blues in a commanding position at half- time.Two more goals within 10 mins of the restart killed off this game as a contest. Man of the match, Ross Guildea finished the game with six pts from play. Other players to the fore were Ross Nally ,Robbie Sullivan, Kevin Carr, Conor Farrell ,Conor Ayson and Caolan McKenna.
 
Scorers:Ross guildea  0-6, Kevin Carr 2-0,  J McDonnell  1-2, C Downey  0-3,  R Nally 1-3,  N Seery 1-0,  C farrell 0-1,  E mcArdle  0-1.



Blues   5-11      
Dundalk Gaels   0-06
 
Blues won this game with a bit to spare at the finish. Two early points by Jamie Kelly and goals by Ross Nally and a penalty by Johnny mcDonnell after he was upended in the square,Gaels pulled back 3 pts but Blues added 4 more pts to lead at half time by 2-6 to 0-05.
 
Blues dominated the second half and added 3-05 to their tally and kept their opponents to just a single point in the second half. The Blues were well served by Ian Connor,Jamie Kelly,Ronan Levins. Conor Farrell,Fergal Donohoe,Ross Nally and Ciaran Downey.
 
Scorers:  Ross Nally  2-2, Ciaran Downey  1-4,  Johnny McDonnell  1-1,   Jamie Kelly 0-2  , Kevin Carr  1-0 ,Ross Guildea  0-1  ,Nathan Seery 0-1 


6th May 2011
U14 Boys League in Lordship

Blues     2-19     
Pat's    2-3
 
Blues were much stronger in this U14 league game in Lordship on fri eve.Blues were on the attack for most of this game and led by 10 pts at half-time.It was more of the same in the second half by the blues who had good performances by Robert Sullivan,Ian Connor, Johnny McDonnell.Ross Guildea,Conor Farrell and Ciaran Downey.
 
Scorers:C. Downey 1-04, D. Clarke 1-01, F. Donohoe 0-03, R, Guildea 0-03, R. Nally 0-03, J. McDonnell 0-03, R. Garry 0-01 & S. Kavanagh 0-01
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