drimnagh castle football

This year the senior gaelic footballers are off to a flying start with two wins out of three. This amazing team is made up of 5th and 6th class who are very talented in this particular field. Mr. Toher  (the gaelic senior football team coach) says that it is going to be very hard but if they do their best they’ll get to croke park. After they won for the second time this year I asked sir what thoughts he shared with his team before the match. Mr. Toher told me he could not disclose such information. However, he told me he was very annoyed with the team at half time and told them to do the simple things right and they needed to step up in the second half. I then asked sir “what were you and your team feeling after your first loss this year.” Sir answered by saying “I was very happy with the first half performance but in the second half the other team were much better team.” He also said the team were disappointed but also motivated to practice their skills more. Mr. Briody said that they had a crucial quarter final match against a very good Northside team. He added that they were the underdogs but they would give it their all.

The junior football team is a team of younger boys. These boys are mainly from 3rd and 4th class. Most of the boys on this team go on to join the senior football team. I was speaking to the team manager Mr. Conaghan and I asked him if he had any advice for 2nd or 3rd class boys wanting to join the team. He told me that anyone wanting to join the team should join a club and practice your skills. I asked him then what skills the boys should practice. “The kickpass and solo because both are key skills” were his words.


By Alex