U16 F keep winning, while U14B’s overcome Crokes

The U14Bs had a great win against their local rivals Kilmacud Crokes, with a scoreline that read St. Johns 5 -4 TO 1-7. Angello Marsella was in great scoring form scoring a brace. With Seán Bailey and Oisín McHugh commanding midfield it was difficult for Kilmacud to get a footing in the game. However , in the second half our defence was tested more as both James Cassidy and the solid Aaron Kelly were both injured and Oisín McHugh had to go into goal. However , Oscar Cronon Eamonn Fallon and Danny Fanning played very well and thwarted any challenge offered by Kilmacud with clever defending and robust blocking.

The U15 boys played out a highly competitive Division 1 league fixture with Skerries on Sunday. A high quality game went right to the wire following an excellent performance from the Ballinteer team. Well done to the squad on a highly skilful display of football.

Another fantastic defensive display underpinned a super win for BSJ U16s in this top of the table clash. On a big, but soft and difficult pitch BSJ started well and even though we went a point down early on, slowly but surely we took control of the game. We were allowed to build a lead with a number of frees. Our link up play in the first half was particularly impressive and we transitioned from defence to attack very slickly at times. The key scores were two opportunist poacher goals by Jack Lundy in the first half. This ensured that BSJ had a 2-3 to 0-3 lead at half time, a lead that never came under pressure.
Second half started with a bit of pressure from Cuala, but by the end of Q3 BSJ had regained the upper hand and a late Ronan Cullen goal after great work from Conor Brown was the icing on the cake. Josh Curran nearly had the goal of the game from a great move that ended up a with blockbuster shot being stopped by a dubious “foot block”. It would have bust the net.