Another very wet day for the U11s, but this time at home, which meant that the match could go ahead – the grounds at Ballyadam Park being able to cope with any amount of rain. The opposition could only turn up 8 players so the twin 7 a side games were turned into an 8V8 match between Carrig and Corkbeg, whilst two of the coaches played the remaining Carrig players in a 4V4 training match in rotation. This proved extremely successful with all Carrig players in action for the whole hour.

In the “all-Carrig” 4v4 training match, there was a lot of fun to be had, with the coaches probably enjoying themselves as much as their charges! Fred Adam rattled the opposition crossbar from his goal line whilst Mick Deasy caught him at his near post!

On the Carrig versus Corkbeg pitch, things were a bit more serious and both teams played a very skillful match with scores answering to scores before Carrig eventually got away for a strong win in the end. There was much to admire in the way all 16 Carrig players performed on the day, despite an absolute downpour just at kick off time, which meant that all participants were thoroughly drenched from the word go.

It was a total success in soccer terms, but it remains to be seen how many cases of bronchitis will follow!