Salthill Devon U10's welcomed Mervue Utd to Drom on a cold Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Mervue Utd for making the trip. All teams played some great 7v7 matches on the 60x40.
GFA Girls U12 Premier
SDFC U12A Girls had a great win against Colga this Sunday winning 8-0. The first half was all Salthill and the girls finished the half 2 goals up with both goals coming from Emily Fitzgerald. The 2nd half went the same way with a goal each from Martha Klyne and Kaelah Tobin. Emily Fitzgerald was in great form and got the next 4. There were great performances from Ellie Browne in goals and the back three of Zara Browne, Maria Costello and Kasia Janowicz. Captain Kaelah Tobin was outstanding in midfield. Ailbhe Ferguson, Megan Brady and Adara Salvo all had a great game.
GFA Girls U12 D1
SDFC U12B Girls met Knocknacarra at Drom Sunday morning for a keenly awaited match. Solid first half saw a 1-0 lead by half time courtesy of Leah Murphy. Second half goal by Knocknacarra drew score level before Salthills Niamh Murphy reply with a brace of goals to secure the 3-1 result. Performance of the day has to go to match Captain and Goalkeeper Frances Hardy whos decision making and cracking saves ensured the wanted win .
GFA Girls U16 B
SDFC U16 Girls Making it three in a row for the girls on Super Sunday the U16 Girls followed the two U12 teams with a victory over neighbours Knocknacarra. Two first half goals by Saoirse Burke put Devon in a comfortable position , this was followed by a goal shortly after half time by Capt Shauna Butler and finally a goal by Aoibhin McDonnell sealed the deal with a fourth. Undefeated this season Devon go on to play the 4th Round of the Irish cup in Killala next Saturday.
U12 Boys Connacht Shield
Coaches Conor Byrne and Bogdan Matei took their young charges to Cavan to play UCL Harps in the U12 Connacht Shield. UCL stands for Ulster Connacht Leinster as UCL hail from an area touching on all three borders and have a huge catchment area Thomas D'Arcy opened the scoring 8 mins into first half. With Tom Mulholland rifling a scorching left footer for the second shortly after James Coyle added a superb solo effort to claim SD's third before half time.
Second half UCL put SD under some pressure but Keeper Adam Morris made a succession of fine saves to maintain the 3.0 scoreline Kian O Connell made it 4 after coming on as sub with a very cool finish under pressure from two defenders and the UCL keeper. The back line of Stephen Ryan, Tommy Lillis and Sean Costello dealt with everything UCL threw at them, unfortunately whilst Captain Fantastic Tommy Lillis was off the pitch getting treatment for an injury UCL got one back. However once back on the pitch Tommy drove forward and secured SD's fifth
The midfield trio of David Kilraine , James Morahan and Thomas Burke were constantly a threat to UCL and worked tirelessly to repeatedly set up chances for their front men Thomas D'Arcy got the sixth after dribbling past two defenders and rounding the keeper to cap an excellent performance and send SD's U11's into next round of the U12 Connacht Shield A huge thanks to the travelling support who were treated to some excellent football. Also to UCL Harps for their hospitality after the game. And to the referee "Ray" who officiated with a huge smile on his face for the entire duration.