St Canice’s Annual U12 Tournament brought the U12 season to a close for our players in the best way possible as our A & B teams took home both trophies!
A schedule of 16 games ran across our two great pitches as the players from St Canice’s battled against competitors from Buncrana, Galbally & Strabane.
There was no-one to compete with St Canice’s B Team – they won their group comfortably with maximum points, scoring 9 goals and 23 points in the process. The final pitted them against Galbally – after a slow start by the local lads they eventually found their rhythm and cruised to a 4-06 to 0-01 victory. This team’s success owes much to the U10’s who made up 2/3 of this team – well done to all.
Galbally edged out Dungiven as A Section group winners, the teams separated only by scoring difference, but with the top two making the final it was a repeat of the B Final. Galbally had beaten St Canice’s narrowly in the group stages so possibly went to the final as slight favourites. A very low-scoring game saw St Canice’s come from a point down at half-time to win the game 0-04 to 0-03. A real battling performance by both teams – whilst Galbally will probably rue a couple of missed chances in the second half, nobody could deny that St Canice’s were deserving winners.
The tournament was a great success – the fact that both teams won was the icing on the cake.
- to everyone who gave up their time to help out on the day
- to Derry County Board for providing some referees
- to those who prepared the food, and to the ladies who managed the catering
- to the three visiting teams for making the effort to travel, and
- to all the players who played the games in a competitive yet fair manner.