There was disappointment for NECSL when they were defeated 0-2 by Cavan/Monaghan in the u-16 Inter-League Plate semi-final at the MDL today.
The concession of two first-half goals gave the NECSL a huge mountain to climb and while they improved their performance considerably in the second-half they were unable to catch their opponents.
Finon Carolan grabbed the opener for Cavan/Monaghan from a corner kick with Stephen O'Rourke hitting a second on the 19th minute mark.
NECSL manager Donal Dunne made a number of changes to his line up and the home side ended up dominating most of the second-half however, they were unable to make the breakthrough.
They did come close one or twice with Dean Markey-Darcy and goalkeeper Glen Prendergast firing just over one from play, one from a free kick.
Afterwards the NECSL manager spoke about the need to up coaching standards in the NECSL to compete with the top leagues.
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