Junior A Latest

The third league outing for our Junior A footballers was a bout with
St. Nicks which again led to a Cross victory on a 1:13 to 0:6
score-line.  Once more Kevin Buckley, powered through from his midfield
position to score the vital goal.  In a somewhat reshuffled defence Eoin
Murnane and John Drummy marshalled the full-back and centre-back berths
respectively.

There was one more game before a three week break in the football
calendar and this was a game versus Mayfield.  In this clash White’s
Cross looked very vulnerable, five minutes into the second half, when
Mayfield assisted by the gale wind trailed by just two points.  However
corner forward Edwin Buckley really turned on the style in the final 20
minutes pouncing for a number of both goals and points.  White’s Cross
won on a score of 5:13 to 2:4.

Junior B Action

After a very disappointing opening to their league campaign in 2008,
our Junior B footballers recovered ground nicely in the past month.
Heavy home defeats to both Douglas and Nemo Rangers had this side
travelling with fear to Togher for their third game versus St. Finbarrs.
However, here the lads showed commendable spirit, a trait which had
helped the side progress to the semi-finals of both league and
championship in 2007, in beating an experienced Barrs side 2:9 to 1:6.
William Casey and Michael Osborne were in fine form here.

Buoyed by this success the lads also defeated a Ballyphehane side, that
had played in the higher division of the league twelve months previous,
by 5:6 to 3:7.  Colin Lawless, Breandán Murnane and Colm Keane were
amongst the goal-scorers in this win.

In their fifth outing, things did not look bright for White’s Cross
when they trailed Brian Dillons by 1:7 to 0:5 at half-time and then
conceded a fortuitous goal immediately after the break to trail by eight
points.  However driven on by the strong defending thereafter of Richard
Sherlock, John Hegarty and Martin Kelleher, the lads whittled away at
the Dillons tally.  The decisive break came when Paul Noonan got the
deftest of touches to a 45 metre free, to score a vital goal.  Brendán
Murnane struck for the equaliser only for Dillons to regain the lead
with time running out.  However Don O’ Regan proved the White’s
Cross hero, as the attacking wing-back landed the equaliser on
full-time!