A great start to match with only 5 mins on the clock a chip in by Eoin O’Callaghan was headed to net by Mike o Keeffe. We had a few missed chances in first half but didn’t add to our tally and 5 mins from end of the first half we got sloppy on a corner kick and Stradbally took advantage and put it in the back of the net. 2 minutes later another corner for Stradbally which was taken quickly and short to a loose man who took aim and scored . Half time 1-2 to Stradbally. U11 player Anil came on in 2nd half as we tried to play the ball forward in an effort to equalise. A few chances came and went again with no end product. Jamie Croke was a good addition when he came on, getting on a lot of ball and trying to make things happen. Finbar Purcell, another u11 made his u12 debut when he slotted into the defence for an injured Will Cuddihy. Conor Byrne also came on for Emily Blackmore and tried his hardest to get things going. Stradbally sealed the game with a late goal. Kids were exhausted with 5 of lads playing their 4rh match this week. We need to regroup and be ready for cup match on Tuesday in Ballinroad.