DCC Defeated By Point in Quarter Final

Donabate CC: 1-14
Coláiste Ciaráin, Leixlip: 2-12

DCC u18’s GAA team lost in the final moments of their senior quarter final in a game played against Leixlip. It was a thrilling encounter between two evenly matched and competitive sides.

DCC got off to a brilliant start with Ryan Hensey and Daniel Moore getting on the score sheet early on. DCC pressed up on Leixlip with Orqo Hickey and Shane McDermott stopping several Leixlip attacks. Keeper Jack Kinsella consistently found Kieran Conroy with sublime kickouts. A sublime Sam Carroll penalty gave DCC a certain lead at the break as they lead by 5.

After the break, Leixlip fired themselves back into contention after scoring a number points following the restart. Colm Kavanagh converted a free and DCC followed this up with another score to level the game. Ollie Brooks then put DCC one up with a brilliant score. Not to be outdone, Leixlip levelled matters once more from a free and another score late on gave them the win with the final kick of the game.

Commiserations to the team and Mr. Claffey who have had a very good run this year. To the 6th Year students that have played their final game in a DCC shirt – we thank them sincerely for their commitment and dedication to school teams for the last number of years and look forward to seeing them continuing playing their sport with their clubs.

Donabate CC: Jack Kinsella, Seán Lee, Cormac McGleenan (C) , Stephen McDermott, Shane McDermott, Will Deering, Orqo Hickey, Kieran Conroy, Killian McKeon, Daniel Moore, Colm Kavanagh, Fionn Dineen, Ollie Brooks, Ryan Hensey, Sam Carroll.

Subs: Aaron Kinsella, Ollie Twomey

By Killian McKeon and Sean Collins, TY Journalism