Well-matched gaelic football game ends in draw

A Girrawheen Senior High student has possession. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446435
Well-matched gaelic football game ends in draw
Well-matched gaelic football game ends in draw
Well-matched gaelic football game ends in draw
A Girrawheen Senior High student has possession. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446435

GIRRAWHEEN Senior High School drew John XXIII College in a recent high school Gaelic football competition.

The tightly matched game, played at the Calvert Way school oval, finished with the teams scoring 5-6 to 5-6.

Girrawheen Clontarf Academy operations officer Wayne Young said the contrasting style of the two teams was clear.

“John XXIII possibly were a more balanced ‘city slickers’ type using much of the short passing game from a soccer background while Girrawheen were much more of a ‘country parish’ team with strong individual players in key positions with their footy skills shining through,” he said.

“The game was always a tight affair with never more than four points between the teams.

“With the searing 34 degree heat, both teams gave it their best but in the end a draw was a fair result.”

Mr Young said Girrawheen Gaelic was an “eager and enthusiastic bunch” and hoped more high school teams would take part in next year’s competition to be held at John XXIII on May 12 next year.

“Terrific sportsmanship was displayed by both teams and all players were winners by getting the chance to participate in a foreign sport,” he said.