The under 15 soccer team had a very successful year, overachieving by reaching the Dublin semi final, after a great team effort. Starting off the year with a friendly against local rivals Mount Seskin, many players surprised and showed what they had to offer this team. The game finished 1-1 with a great goal from Mark O Neill from 1A.
Under the guidance of Mr Keenaghan and Mr Byrne the team trained Tuesdays and Thursdays with great dedication and commitment showed by each player.
KCS vs Farview College 1-1
KCS began they’re league campaign with a hard fought 1-1 draw with Farview college who proved to be a very talented team. KCS dug deep with a the goal coming from Steven Graydon.
KCS vs James Street College 4-2
As the second game approached KCS they knew they needed nothing but a win. disaster struck as we went 2-0 down after twenty five minutes. After some cute instructions and motivation from the KCS coaching staff, the lads lads put in a huge performance and banged in four second half goals. Steven Graydon, Callum King (2) and Aodhan Mooney came to the rescue. there was notable performances from Trevor O Keefe, Adam Towers and Dean Longhi. The match showed the true grit and determination of a battling team, who stuck together to qualify for the play offs.
KCS vs De La Salle Raheny 1-0
KCS were now drawn to play Ardscoil Raheny in the play-off, who are a well known soccer school. In wet conditions and a fairly cut up pitch, the team slogged out a hard fought game with chances for both teams. Philip warner made many great saves to keep KCS in contention. Faroq Balogun and Sean O Neill were solid at the back. In the middle third Treevor O Keefe and Aodhan Mooney bossed the game until the 92nd minute when Steven Graydon’s perfectly laid off ball to match the match Owen Flynn who from 25 yards pinged the ball straight into the top left corner leaving any keeper with no chance. A goal that any player would be proud of, sending KCS through into the Dublin semi final.
KCS vs Confey College 1-2 (Dublin semi-final)
The semi-final finally came around in the february of 2012. KCS took on a very physical, strong Confey College. KCS were unlucky to go 1-0 down in the first half after exchanging chances throughout the first half. Confey College pushed on in the second half, coming out of the blocks fast securing their second goal. KCS heads did not drop. They continued to do as they did all season long, battle. They were rewarded with a goal in the 82nd minute. Unfortunately Confey College held on with their backs to the walls as constant KCS pressure knocked on the door
KCS bowed out of the competition with their heads held high and two very proud coaches. It was a pleasure to work with the lads and we look forward to next years competition where we are sure we will go one step further and hopefully bring home some silverware.
Player of the Year – Adam Towers
Most Improved Player- Philip Warner
Goal of the Season- Owen Flynn
Team Member of the Year – Shane Warner