We travelled down to New Ross this morning for our first game of the season for an 11am kick off in glorious sunshine at the Good Councel college. A good test was given to us which was exactly what we were looking for. The game started at great pace and was end to end until we conceded a penalty in the first half. We equalised shortly after with a well taken goal from Sam Hartwell after a great ball from Stephen Foran. Stephen was unlucky moments later which an absolute thunderbolt from 30 yards hit the crossbar. Sam made it 2-0 nil shortly after from a great long ball from Tom Conway. But Ross Town equalised almost immediately to keep the game ticking. Sam made it 3-2 after a great pass from Adam Conway. Again the men in blue responded. We switched to a 3-5-2 system and it made the difference. Sean Lennon made a run from half way beating 5 or 6 defenders to score a great goal to put us 4-3 up and then another great goal from Sam made it 5-3. Mikey Cronin, Denis Kinsella and Ciara O’Keeffe had a great game in defence. Matthew Morahan has a great second half dropping back deep and leaving off some great passes. He was also very unlucky not to score. Our new Goalkeeper Jonah O’Toole looked the part and pulled off some fine saves throughout and gave a great performance on his debut. Man of the match Sam Hartwell for impressive pace and finishing with 4 goals. But a real stand out performance from Adam Conway on the right wing was great to see. Well done to everyone! Great test for the season ahead.