On Friday 14th of May, the Shamrock Rovers scholarship team played against St. Aidan’s Primary school 6th class at Sacred Hearts astro. This is an annual match that has happened for the last 5 years.
The match got off to a good start for Aidan’s when Adam Bennett (Robbie Keane’s nephew) scored an amazing goal in the first half. Not long after the first goal of the match, Rovers equalized with a great goal from first year, Zahran Haji. However, Aidan’s were determined to get a second goal which was delivered by Thomas Kinnear just 2 minutes before the end of the first half.
The score line at the end of the first half was 2-1. Aidans were leading and Rovers really needed to step up their game, which they did in the beginning of the 2nd Half, when Josh Doyle managed to score the equalising goal.
Rovers had many chances to lead the score board, but just weren’t strong enough to deliver a 3rd goal against Aidan’s.
Half way through the second half, Aidan’s dominated the game; they managed to score another 2 goals and had many other chances, scored Adam Bennett and Teddy Apos. The match ended 4-2.
Aidan’s had a strong team and a great manager, John Rennick. So did the Rovers team, Kevin Tunney and Stephen O Brien. Also in attendance were incoming 1st year year head Mr.Torsney, head of sport, Ms. Kiernan and Shane Robinson, Director of Football at Shamrock Rovers. Special thanks to the parents that attended and Brendan our ref, Joe maughan and Alan Gibbons for teh and Leeanne Russell and School Completion
Man of the Match: Adam Bennett Michael Mc Donagh
By Dami Williams (5th Year)