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Under 13 Hurlers have mixed fortunes   14/03/2017

Saturday afternoon heralded the final games of Gaelic football grading matches for the Naomh Olaf U13 boys. With both sides due to play away games team 1 were gifted a home fixture when Whitehall's Ellenfield pitch was declared unplayable on Friday afternoon and the fixture was switched to the Astro Park at Stepaside.

Team 1 were once again faced with a must win game if they were to have any hope of playing Division 3 football this season.  It was clear from the throw in that the Naomh Olaf lads were going to maintain their winning streak on home soil.  Within the first 10 minutes no less than 6 goals had been scored by the forwards with the Balally boys dominating all areas of the field.  Whitehall tried their best but the already big lead was impossible to close while the home side continued to add goals and points at the other end. A dominant and convincing performance from the Sandyford lads winning the game 13:9 to 1:2.

Team 2 on the other hand had a bad day.  Losing some of their players to team 1, they travelled to St. Vincent's school to face Na Fianna for their final grading match in division 12 and it was once again clear that the Naomh Olaf boys were playing in too high a division as Na Fianna put them to the sword with a dominant performance winning the game 12:14 to 0:1.  Most certainly better times lie ahead for the second team as they will now be placed in their correct division for the coming season and can look forward to returning to winning ways.

Well done to both teams.  Next week they return to hurling action with team 1 on the road to Bremore Park to play O'Dwyers and team 2 welcoming Raheny to Páirc Uí Bhriain.


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