Despite the very cold weather throughout January and February, our Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Junior sides have all commenced competitive action in the past couple of weeks. We will now take a brief look at the early endeavours of the two adult football teams.
Our first set of Junior players got their league campaign off to a winning start with victory over near neighbours Rathpeacon. In a keenly fought contest early goals from the two corner-forwards Paul O Sullivan and Conor Kelleher, gave White’s Cross an early cushion. Outside them good work from Paddy O Brien, John Drummy, John Meade, Seanie Murnane and James Cooney all kept pressure on the opposition in Blue. White’s Cross won out on a score-line of 2-10 to 1-6.
One week later, this team found the going much tougher against a young St. Michael’s side. While White’s Cross led by 9 points to 4 at the short whistle they were fortunate to hold out in the end for a draw, on a scoreline of 11 points each. Positives from this encounter included the performances of Murt Kelleher, Kevin Buckley, Peter O Driscoll and Seanie Gorman, as well as a substitute appearance from Donnacha Murnane. Donnacha was making his first appearance to competitive action in over 12 months having recovered from a serious knee injury.
On the same day, across town in Trabeg, our second Junior football side also played out a draw! Against the hosts Nemo Rangers goals from Jonathan Kenneally and Damien Murphy were crucial in giving our lads a share of the spoils. Others to play well in this game were Kevin Fennessy, Paul Finnegan, Sean Keane and William Casey.
In their previous outing, this White’s Cross side had a fine 1-12 to 2-6 victory over Douglas. Jason Kelly and Con Kelleher made very welcome returns to the White’s Cross jersey in this encounter, and both acquitted themselves very well! Others to impress here were Don O Regan, Richie Sherlock, Darragh Keane and Padraig Murnane.