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Eire Og Derriaghy GAC

LATEST NEWS - Trip to Kilkenny - see report and photos below ..... Congratulations to Oisin Rodgers, Matt Devlin and Steven McCaffrey who have been selected for the Under 14 County Development Squad ..... Ogs meet St John's in the semi final of the Feile

Under 14s’ Trip to Kilkenny & Dublin

Éire Óg beat Ballyragget(Kilkenny) before losing to a strong Castleknock(Dublin) team the following day. Many thanks to Ballyragget for putting up the Under 14’s and for arranging for them to meet DJ Carey and Brian Cody.

Brian Cody, Kilkenny Hurling Manager, with Éire Óg Under 14s and parents.

Brian Cody, Kilkenny Hurling Manager, with Éire Óg Under 14s and parents.

Aidan McGarrity holding brother Ruadhri, with DJ Carey, Kilkenny Hurling All Star

The Ogs beat O'Donnell's in an Under 14 friendly game. It was a fine game with both teams playing some excellent football. O'Donnells were very fast with some very skilful forwards but Ogs came through to win in the end. Best for the Ogs were Conor McKenna, Oisin Rogers and Joe O'Neill.

Under 14 Feile
Eire Og 3-08 Lamh Dhearg 3-6

Following recent wins against Creggan, O'Donnells and St Pauls Holywood, Eire Og continued their winning form this time against a strong Lamh Dhearg side in the U14 FEile.
In a very entertaining game played at Woodlands Eire Og emerged victorious by 2 points. The 1st half was played in atrocious conditions with a strong cross wind and driving rain making life difficult for both teams. The Ogs scored 1st half goals through Dee Cullen and Conor Donnelly but despite excellent defending from McCaffrey, O'Neill, McClean and Carson Lamh Dhearg scored an excellent goal midway through the half. Both sides then exchanged points and the Ogs went in at the break ahead 2-01 to 1-01.
Lamh Dhearg started the 2nd half strongly but like the Ogs in the 1st half they were guilty of many wides. Both teams battled strongly and matched each other score for score until the last 10 minutes of the game. The Ogs defence seemed to fall asleep and let Lamh Dhearg in for 2 soft goals and with it the Lamhs went into the lead. It was then that the Ogs midfield of Devlin and McKenna upped their game and dominated the late exchanges. In an excellent move involving Trainer, Rodgers, and McAreavey, Cullen was put through and coolly slotted the ball past the advancing goalkeeper. The Ogs defended stoutly in the closing minutes and a point from Oisin Rodgers secured victory for the Ogs.
In what was an excellent sporting contest, both teams deserve tremendous credit for the commitment and skill shown throughout. However it is the Ogs who progress to the next round of the Feile and a meeting with St Pauls. Thanks also go to the large number of parents who came out to support the lads.

Éire Óg continued their winning form in U14 football with a convincing win against Aldegrove. Played in near perfect conditions in Crumlin both teams played some excellent football and for most of the game there wasn't too much between the teams - this was mainly down to some very poor shooting by the Ógs forwards and midfielders. However the second half of the game saw the Ógs work the ball in closer to goal and take their scores with Oisin Rogers, Conor Donnelly and Conor McKenna particularly impressive. As confidence grew the Ogs took control in the final quarter and goals from Cullen and Carson and points from Cochrane, McAreavy and Hendron sealed a fine victory.

U14 Football Div 1
Éire Óg secured a fine victory against a very Determined Davitts side in the Under 14 football league at Twinbrook. An early goal from Oisin Rogers followed by a fine point from Matt Devlin helped get the Ógs get off to a great start and dominate the early exchanges. However a defensive mix up at the back saw Davits pull a goal back and for the rest of the half they dominated possession but some excellent goal keeping from Andrew McGrath combined with some wayward shooting saw them fail to capitalise on their advantage. Points from Donnelly and Rogers saw the Ógs keep themselves in the game and only go in at half time trailing by 2 points.
With Conor McKenna, who had been in excellent form in the middle of the field, having to leave at half time injured it looked like an uphill struggle for the Ógs, but they got the second half off to a flier with well taken goal from McCormick and never they never looked back. With Gavin Trainer in superb form at centre half back the Ógs were able to hold off a very skilful Davitts attack and were able to set up the Ógs full forward line where McCormick was in excellent form scoring 2-2 in total. Further points from Cullen and Donnelly saw the Ógs secure a fine win, the final score 4-6 to 2-8. Best for the Ógs were McGrath in Goals, McKenna and Trainer in defence Devlin in midfield and Rogers, Donnelly and McCormick in attack.

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