Soccer

First Year Boys Soccer

The first year has had great success this year progressing to the Semi-Final of the league cup. This will be played Friday 10th March. They had one draw and one win, great commitment was shown amongst the first year group with great attendance at training. Below shows our 1st game (Donahies vs Joeys), the Donahies played out of their skin in the first half with Sam Kennedy scoring inside the box and Conor Moore hitting the crossbar from a free kick outside the penalty area.

A great showcase of talent was displayed for all games, and one’s to watch in the near future are players like Conor Moore, Ryan Dillon, Jason O’Reilly which is only a few out of great 1st year side.

 

Under 15's Boys Soccer

The under 15's Boys had their first win of the league beating St. Josephs Fairview. An impressive performance by the lads to win with a 5-2 victory at home. Great performances overall, however players that stood out on the day from a comment by the referee was Arron O'Mahoney and Cian Whelan, although I felt the whole team were super. Well done lads and many more to come :)

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1st and 2nd Year Football Blitz

The Donahies 1st and 2nd year football teams were invited to play in a Blitz, organised by the Trinity Comprehensive School in Ballymun. In total both schools had 3 teams each, consisting of 7-8 players. The small tournament gave each team the opportunity to play 5 matches followed by play offs in a Semi-final and a Final. Two of the Donahies teams made it to the Semi's, with one triumphing in the Final. The score line was 2-1 with two cracking goals by Liam O'Brien and an unstoppable finish by Alex Chetiner to win the game in the dying seconds. The winning team was Cian Whelan (Captain), Eric Davis, Alex Chetiner, Liam O'Brien, Alan O'Brien, Kyle Madden, Leigh Dargle, Adam Maher, Taylor Massey. The lads put on an exceptional performance throughout the tournament and overall it was a success for the Donahies. Special thanks to Mr. Conway, Mr. Keating and Mr. Rochford for organising the Blitz.

 

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Our World Champion JOSH DILLON
 
During the mid term break Josh was a member of the Ireland wheelchair football team that took part in the World Championships in Paris. His selection and participation on this team is a source of great pride to everyone here at the school. Well done Josh.
As part of the Christmas first year party Josh and his Dad organised for his class mates and staff to experience the game. A truly memorable morning was spent in the sports hall. Despite the best efforts of everyone it was clear why Josh is the world champion as he gave an awesome display of his skills. Like all sports the skill levels only improve with practise and everyone was left in no doubt that wheelchair football is a seriously tough game requiring dedication and effort. All of his class mates in first year not to mention the teachers, thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
At the end of the exhibition Josh and his Dad presented his jersey to the school. Mr Keohane accepted the jersey on behalf of the school and expressed to Josh the honour he had brought to the Donahies by representing his country at the pinnacle of his sport. The jersey will be framed and displayed in a prominent location where we will always remember his exploits.  
To see more photos of the game please click on the photo gallery tab on the left of the screen
 
 
**The Donahies currently offer soccer to both boys and girls of all age groups**
 
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