A great win for Mitchelstown CBS Senior Footballers
By James Browne, TY CBS
The CBS senior footballers had a great win last Friday,11th of November, finishing on a scorline of 1-09 to 0.08. The game, against Coláiste Bantry and held in Bishopstown’s 4G pitch, commenced at 11.45, just as the rain began to pour down.
In the opening minutes, Bantry won the throw, starting with great possession from their midfielders into through on goal, but CBS backs were well able to keep them out.
CBS made a brilliant counter with a point by Luke Keating in the first 5 minutes.
For the most of the 10 minutes since Keating’s score, Bantry were able to keep possession, but with no luck in scores. Eventually with the strength of Bantry’s forward line they broke through and shot for goal but the ref’s calls for steps, kept CBS clear of 2 points down.
Bantry come back at it for another chance at a goal, but a mighty catch by CBS keeper Callum Burke prevented it.
With howling winds blowing across the lads, there was no chance of a score for CBS after placing balls wide after wide, an issue exacerbated by the rain that was absolutely spitting down. After what was a tough 20 minutes, Bantry scored their first point of the half.
As the game progressed, though there were great kick outs from the CBS side, despite the harsh wind throughout, Bantry still scored a point closing in on the last 5 minutes of the first half, though, thankfully for the CBS Paddy English responded with a fantastic goal. Hence, even though Bantry tried coming back to open the score again, save after save from CBS keeper and the back line, disallowed the Bantry side from gaining traction. Jamie Fogarty ended the battle with a fine block to the ball, sending it back out toward the opposite half.
This to and fro between the two sides continued for the remainder of the first half, finishing on 1-3 to 4, to the CBS, with the school’s Shane Looney scoring in last play.
The second half began with the CBS winning the second throw in, getting nothing out of it but a wide ball. Following from this great defence was seen from CBS Cathal Walsh as he brought back possession with Ben Carey up to the Bantry box, and just as Darragh O Brien made for a goal, the keeper slapped it over the bar. With multiple side-lines for CBS there were no other scores for both sides in first 10 minutes in.
As the second half progressed the Ball was seen fought at the corner of the CBS half, though the struggle was shortly over by a foul from CBS giving away a point to Coláiste Pobail. As the weather started to brighten up for the boys, it saw many goal chances for CBS but the Bantry keeper was not leaving one ball behind that net with impressive save after save, giving CBS no big lead for their effort. Bantry attempt to come back with just a bare miss of a goal off post, with play stopped just after a head on collision with CBS Jamie Fogarty and his marker. Halfway through the second half , however, saw a straight shot on goal saved over the bar from Callum Burke.
With three points in it going into last 10 minutes, with two more points to mention from Ben Carey and Luke Keating the CBS were playing strong coming to a close with overall possession, but many wide chances. With panic sparking from the Bantry side to make a comeback, there was only time to go for goal in the last few minutes. However, there was no luck at that time for Bantry as further frees given to CBS, due to more points from Ben Carey and Luke Keating
With the last minute of tension building by CBS goal, a 65 was given to Bantry, but no score made from what it looks to be the final chance. The match concluded with an overall great effort made from both sides, despite the worst of weather conditions. However, to the CBS’ delight, in the end the local team came out as stronger, with a commendable strong back line who saved many opportunities for the opposition. An enjoyable game overall was evidenced which sees the CBS senior footballers continue in their campaign this year.
Scores for CBS to mention from Luke Keating (0-4), Ben Carey (0-3), Paddy English (1-0), Shane Looney (0-1) and Darragh O Brien (0-1)
Picture One: CBS v Bantry senior footballers
Picture Two: Many thanks to Mitchelstown Library for facilitating a visit for our TYs today. Pictured : Mark O’Flynn, Jack Lawton, Brenda McCarthy (librarian), Micheal Egan, Jack Twomey and Darragh Casey.
Pictures three and four: Our senior cycle Ag Science students were delighted with the Farmers Journal hoodies that Mr O’Leary accrued last week
Pictures Five, Six, Seven and Eight : the remaining movies were filmed as part of the CBS school OsKaRs fundraising event last weekend. Movies: Braveheart, Fawlty Towers and Waking Ned Devine