1st Years Come Out on Top
Our 1st Year football team hosted Coolmine Community school on Friday the 3rd of December. This was the team's debut game and they did Chanel proud. Coolmine went two nil up very early on and it seemed like our players were letting the first match nerves take over. It wasn’t long however until Chanel showed the great heart that we are known for and managed a comeback with a fantastic second half display, scoring four goals and winning the game 4-2. Clayton Flood put two fantastic goals into the back of the net. Dara Killalee Maher and Cathal Reddy scored one goal each. It is clear that the future of Chanel College football is in good hands.
Under 19s Thriller
Our under 19’s put in a stellar performance against St Aidan’s in a nail biting game that saw Chanel lose by 1 goal in the last few minutes. Aidan's were winning 2-0 but the electric Shane Maher soon equalised bringing the game to 2-2. Aidan's however did not take this lying down and it wasn’t long until they retook the lead with a 3-2 goal advantage mid way through the second half. Alex Ennis’ performance was rewarded with a goal to level up the game and it was 3-3 with 20 minutes to go. The spectators held their breathes as the score soon became 4-4 with the help of the talented Sam Hayden. Despite Chanel’s hard work the game ended with a 5-4 loss. This does not take away from the shift the under 19s put in throughout the entire game. Well done lads, better luck next time.
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u17s Chanel College v Vincent’s
Monday 6th December
Chanel College had a strong starting 11, but unfortunately the keeper was injured during the warmup. Jake Sheridan had to jump in goal. The first half hour of the game was a cagey affair. With neither side looking to attack. This in turn made the game slow. In around the 40 minute mark of the the first half, a Chanel midfielder took a shot from distance. The keeper spilled it, as the shot was hit with a decent amount of power. Chanel was the first to it with John Maxwell scoring the rebound. This brought us to half time - a perfect time to score! With the lead at the break Chanel used the late goal to their advantage slowing the game down, letting the opponents do all the running. After a long spell of possession the Chanel goalkeeper made a bad forward pass, the ball fell to the Vincent’s winger, he tried to chip the goalkeeper but luckily it thumped the crossbar. The momentum that Vincent’s picked up caused Chanel to make mistakes. Chanel crumbled as Vincent’s scored the equaliser. The goal being a mirror of the Chanel goal. Yet again Chanel made a dodgy pass in their own half and a decent shot forced a good save from the Chanel goalkeeper to palm it over the crossbar. The game slowed once again as neither team wanted to give up the lead. As the final whistle blew both teams let out their frustrations at the 1-1 draw.
Man of the Match: Lewis Moore. He brought a calmness to the game that was needed when the lead was given up. Also Scott lynch and Callum Greene had good performances.
Stand-in TY Sports Reporter