U17 Match Report; Rattoo Rovers 2-1 Killarney Athletic

U17 League Semi Final

The u17 made the trip to Ballyduff knowing that a strong a physical Rattoo Rovers were in the way of a league final against St. Brendan’s Park. Despite the pitch being in poor condition for possession football, Athletic started brightly and set the opening tempo to the game with two great chances from Harry Potts and Liam Kelliher with a beautiful bicycle kick (Gareth Bale must have been watching) who was denied by man of the match Rattoo keeper but the score remained 0-0 at half time. Fresh into the second half and Rattoo scored when a strike deflected off the Athletic defence to let the Rattoo striker calmly slot past an inspiring Ollie Cremin in goals. Their lead was short lived as Athletic scored within a minute when a beautiful one touch pass from Ian Prendergast put captain Tadhg Doolan through on goal to put the ball into the Rattoo net. Chances were plentiful in the game but nothing could separate the sides and the game went to extra time. Cruelly for Athletic, Rattoo’s second goal was offside but the goal stood breaking Athletic hearts. A wonderful team display and special mention to Matthew Maye. A great bunch of lads and we look forward to getting back in August in our quest for the u18 league. A big thanks to all the parents throughout the year, particularly the lifts. On behalf of the management team of Enda, Martin and Damien, thank you.

Best wishes to Rattoo and Park in the final.

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 4:19 pm and is filed under Team News, U 17.