U13s win away from home

Ballela 4-7 V Patrick Rankins 5-6

Having been well beaten several weeks ago by Ballela, Patrick Rankins knew they were going to get a tough return fixture on their victor’s home turf on Friday night.

Ballela were a strong team and it would be a big ask to get a result, but Rankins took to the field in a very determined manner.

Jamie Lock opened the scoring with a point, But Ballela were quick to reply with the opening goal. A Ciaran McMahon goal, a Danny McManus point and a brace from Lock left the visitors trailing by just two points.

The second half saw Rankins lift their game and aided by some brilliant pieces of interplay they started to turn the game in their favour. Further scores from McMahon, Eoin Gorman & McManus left them two-point winners at the final whistle.

Team: Lorcan Rowntree, Niall McManus, Jason Duffy, Tiernan Fitzpatrick, Eoin Campbell, Conor Treanor, Danny Doyle, Eoin Gorman (1-0), Senan Rogan, Malachi Sherwin, Danny McManus (2-2), Jamie Lock (0-3), Ciaran McMahon (2-0)