On a wet and wild Thursday afternoon in Carndonagh, CCS made light work of Scoil Mhuire in this entertaining game. The boys from CCS started brightly in their Yellow tops and nearly all Blue shorts (O'Donnell refuses to change from his lucky Liverpool shorts that he has had since 6th class!) Scoil Mhuire could be forgiven for thinking they were playing against the mighty Newcastle United as the CCS boys got ripped into them. There will no doubt be tougher days ahead for the reigning All Ireland Champions but it was a great start to the campaign.
The game itself was all but over at half time with CCS finding the net on 5 occasions. Two from Kieron Farren, a deflection from Mikey and one apiece for Rudden and Wee Corey. The CCS boys took the foot off the pedal in the second half but still managed to add 3 more goals. This time it was Rudden again, an Alex McFadden thunderbolt and a deflection that O'Donnell is claiming.
The bench of CCS could well prove to be all-important this year if the boys are to mount another challenge to get a few days off school! Training is on Friday after school. All players to let Kieron Farren know if they cannot attend training.
Player Ratings (Player ratings have been based on performances against Sea Rovers this year...)
Daniel Mc Callion (7) : decent start from a man who has big gloves...
Lee Mc Laughlin (8) : solid performance from the Harps man
Jake Harkin (7) : apart from one poor tackle, he had a very good game. Even ventured into the middle of the park.
Kieron Farren (8) : scored 2 goals, lead from the back. Gave away a needless penalty at the end.
Jack Fildara (7) : complained that the pitch is too narrow. Kept passing ball out to running track in first half.
Nathan Logue (7) : had a decent first half. It must have been the haircut!
Conor O Donnell (8) : Scored a last minute winner for Carn at the weekend. Continued this form with another goal today.
Jack Doherty (9) : had a hand in setting up a number of goals. Probably should have scored a few himself.
Corey Mc Bride (8) : brilliant performance from last year's star man. Again should probably have scored another couple of goals. Gave the ball away a few times in first half.
Mikey Friel (9) : had a great game when he moved into midfield, covered every blade of grass. Denied a certain penalty in second half.
Luke Rudden (9) : after a slow start and a small tantrum, he showed his undoubted class with a couple of lovely finishes.
Pearse Mc Carron (6) : should have scored but didn’t.
Eoin Mc Laughlin (7) : looked lively when he came on.
Alex Mc Fadden (7) : made a few tackles and scored a good goal.
Gavin Mc Daid (6) : had a decent game at the back when he came on.
Donal Doherty (6) : worked hard when he came on.
Damien Duffy (6) : some neat touches with 1 over-hit cross.
Padraig O Donnell (8) : saved a penalty, looked composed with ball at his feet.
Adam Mc Laughlin (6) : tried hard as usual.
Fionn Mc Clure : out injured.
Match Report by Liam Mooney