Gaelscoil Cill Dara beat Athy College 3-2 in the Under 15s Boys’ Soccer League on Thursday, October 10.
It was an excellent showing by the Athy boys, but the Gaelscoil dug deep, and came out the victors.
In the first half, not a single goal was scored with both teams keeping the pressure on but Athy College having greater possession. Shortly after half-time, a resounding goal was scored by a Gaelscoil player.
However, soon enough Dean Heffernan scored an equaliser for Athy College, bringing the score to 1-1.
But again, Gaelscoil Cill Dara were there to answer that goal, and were in the lead.
Yet, as before, an Athy College player brought the score level, only this time, it was Steven Badakin bringing the ball roaring into the keeper’s net.
Ultimately though, Gaelscoil Cill Dara scored what was to be the final goal of the match.
Athy College manager Mr. Doyle shouted encouragement from the sidelines, but the Athy boys just couldn’t manage to score again. After a hard fought match, Athy College had been defeated.
Meanwhile, the U/16 Athy College U16 Gaelic girls team defeated Monasterevin by 5-4 to 3-9 in an exciting encounter.
In basketball, Athy College competed at home against Mountmellick in the Under 16 League on October 4.
Mountmellick’s top player Laura Kearney put them in the lead leaving Athy College trailing behind.
With the help of Jessica Ankers Athy made a fine effort to retrieve points, boosting the home team’s confidence and belief.
Mountmellick took the lead with 16 points over Athy in the third period, leaving the crowd in awe.
Laura Kearney scored the majority of the winning points with the aid of her co-operative team-mates.
Coming to the end of the game Athy were left behind as Mountmellick gave their all, scoring a total of 30 points, leaving Athy with 14 points.
Mountmellick went home deserving victors. A fair, energetic game was played and both sides showed outstanding team effort.