Bellew Park was treated to a goalfest on Tuesday night when, quite incredibly, Setanta and Quay Olympic scored a total of 18 goals between them in a very open but entertaining U14 First Division game.
Matthew Walsh started the ball rolling with the first goal in the 5th minute and Ciaran Black scored a second soon after to make it 0-2 to Quay.
Shane O’Brien and Liam White scored for Setanta to level the game but the Quay dominated the rest of the first-half with four more goals from John Hayden, Matthew Walsh and two from Ken Quigley to leave the score 2-6 in favour of Olympic at half-time.
Eight goals in the first-half was followed by ten in the second in this amazing game.
Setanta came out in the second half in a very determined mood and scored three terrific goals in the first 15 minutes through Shane O’Brien (2) and Ross McNally to make the score 5-6 with 20 minutes of play remaining but the visitors struck back with two goals from Ronan Sands and John Hayden to give them a three goal advantage of 5-8.
Back came Setanta again and a powerful headed goal from Liam White and a close range finish from Denis Oveps gave the home side some late hope as they were now just one goal behind.
However Quay Olympic finally made the points secure with two goals in the last few minutes from Sean Burns and James Shevlin to complete the scoring in this extraordinary high scoring game.
Setanta: Finan Moran, David Meade, Leah Watters, Denis Oveps, Peter Lamb Fagan, Shane O’Brien, Liam White, Kyle Cleary, Ross McNally, Junior Shotayo, Dion Clohessy.
Quay Olympic: Conor Black, Dylan Evans, Evan Kirk, Ronan Sands, Ciaran Black, Kyle McCormack, Ken Quigley, Sean Burns, James Shevlin, Kevin Reilly, Yuri Petz, Chris Hanratty, Michael McCahill, John Hayden, Mark Carroll, Matthew Walsh.