Under 16s advance to Semis with win over Brigids

By on April 24, 2017

Our U16 footballers got their ‘’A’’ shield championship campaign underway on Saturday 22nd April with their quarter final against division 2 St. Brigids. After a close championship encounter with Skerries Harps in the first round two weeks earlier Towers went into the shield full of confidence and had high expectations.
On a perfect day for football it was the Clondalkin men who started off the brighter with wing forward Joey Leech kicking the first score of the game after 3 mins. More points from Joe Murray and Sean Hampson put light between the teams early on but St. Brigid’s hit back with 3 well taken points to close the gap midway through the first half. Towers then got the break they needed when Alex O Neill won the ball in midfield played it down to Joey Leech and Leech slotting it home from 10 yards putting Towers 4 points up at the break.

Another dream start for the visitors as full forward Aaron Whelan found himself at the end of a high ball and punched it passed the Brigid’s keeper into the net for his team’s second goal. The home side then enjoyed a 10 minute spell where they were able to reduce the gap to just two points. But that’s as close as it got as Leech slotted over a series of late on frees to seal the game.

A 9 point win and a very solid performance from Towers has set them up a semi-final clash with Lucan Sarsfields on 6th May.