Boys Outdoor Soccer 2017
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games boys U12 Soccer competitions were held during the week of 15th-19th May in the newly renamed Ennis Active John O'Sullivan Park at Lees Road. Nine teams took part. The standard was extremely high with some matches going to extra time & penalty shoot out. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan with his team of referees.
In the preliminary round Ballynacally/Lissycasey Black and Cratloe were nil all with at full time but but Ballynacally/Lissycasey black won 4-3 on penalties.
In the quarter finals Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey Maroon 2-0. Doora/Barefield and Killaloe were 1-1 at full time Killaloe won 2-0 on sudden death penalties after extra time. Meelick/Coonagh beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry & Derg went down to Ballynacallt/Lissycasey Black 8-0.
In the semi finals Killaloe beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 2-1 while Ballynacally/Lissycasey black beat Meelick/Coonagh 2-1.
Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly pipped Meelick/Coonagh for the Bronze medals on a score of 1-0.
The final was a very close nail biting game with both teams on no score at full time with Killaloe winning by the narrowest of margins after extra time & sudden death penalties score 2-1.
Killaloe now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. in July.
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- Gold: Killaloe – Justin Brosnan, Cormac Byrne, Conor Cusack, Zach Dillon, Dan Foley, Conor Geraghty, Julian Heaney, Brendan Minogue, Oisin Minogue, Adam Nolan, Cormac Quinn, Thomas Rosney, Rhys Barry.
- Silver: Ballynacally/Lissycasey Black – Daire Culligan, Daire Hill, Darren Keane, Michael Kelly, Aaron Killeen, Aaron Lynch, Robbie Markham, Sean McAllister, Diarmuid McMahon, Colm Meaney, Darren Sheehan, Adam Weaver, Ben Wragg, Ben Skerritt.
- Bronze: Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – Evan Casey, Ryan Courtney, Joshua Daniels, James Doherty, Harry Hamel, Dylan Keane Hayes, Brian Mc Ardle, Ben McMahon, James Murphy, David O'Donoghue, Gavin Vaughan, Sam Wall.
- 4th Place: Meelick/Coonagh – Paddy Brennan, Conor Dillon, Cathal Doherty, Jack Keyes, John Moloney, Rhys Meehan, Mark O'Brien, Jack Rafferty, Ronan Ryan, Sean Sheehan, Joe Sherlock, Conor Strogen, Harry Strogen, Jack Thorne, Daniel Walsh.