Our next match was against Bannon/Ballymitty(Wexford)...the disappointment of loosing our first match did not last long as within a minute of throw in Darragh Powell finished off some great work from Jack Johnson in mid field with a goal, his first of the day but most definitely not his last. With spirits high the team pushed on and were rewarded with a great solo effort from Eoin O'Brien having dug out the ball and making a graceful run along the wing before letting fly with a rasping shot that wouldn't be stopped. Ballymitty pushed hard to get into the game but with a defence controlled by Michael lambert , it wasn't going to happen. In the end our lads were too hungry for victory to let this one go....honours to O'loughlins
Our third match was against St.Judes , Dublin. ...we were told before hand that this was a very good team, however we set about this game in the same fashion as our last. Daniel McCormack on goal pulled off some great saves. In front of him was a back line of Michael Lambert/luke Quigley /Sean O'Neill that didn't fold easily but we're severally tested in this one...our midfield of Jack Johnson /Greg Kelly/ Eoin O'brien when not scoring themselves were providing the forward line of Steven Butler/c]Cormac wall /Daniel Byrne. It was a great match to watch with both sides never giving up, each score matched by another. In the end each side thought they had done enough but it was O'loughlins who deservedly edged it by a point.....
Our last match saw us drawn against another Dublin team,St. Kevins. .it didn't really matter to our lads at this stage because they were in the zone and played like demon's. .Steven butler broke onto a lovely block from krillis Doubijenko and drilled the ball towards goal, Conor Murphy latched onto it and rattled the net From the puck out Adam Banks worked hard to provide Zack Evans with a goal chance , which he took well. At this stage all the O'loughlins lads were flying ,from the hard tackling of cormac wall to the lovely stick work of Sean O'Neill, all skills were pulled from there bag of tricks, at the final whistle it was the O'Loughlins boys that were victorious....4 games played and 3 wins is a fare measure of these boys....it's great to see them having the confidence to try a handpass, an over head catch or a go at goal..As mentors it's great to see the lads give 100% and enjoy doing it.....sometimes it's not about winning , but about doing your best....these boys have shown they can do both..