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Under 17 Star Gerrard Uamai earns Premier League trial

Bay FC Under 17 player Gerrard Uamai played a trial match today with Premier League’s Huddersfield town underage side. Uamai has scored 15 goals this season in just 8 games bringing the pacey strikers total to an incredible 124 goals in the last 5 years.

 

Gerrard in action for Bay this season.

Speaking to Bayfc.com the proud Under 17 manager Gary Morgan said “He’s a great lad, and hopefully a few more (of the u17 squad) will follow”.

 

Gerrard (No 9) in action during his trial.

 

Manager Gary Morgan presenting Gerrard with a memento for his goal scoring achievements

 

Everybody involved with Bay FC wish Gerrard all the best on his trial.

 

RIP Frank Gaughran

Everybody associated with Bay FC are very saddened to learn that club treasurer and long time committee member Frank Gaughran has passed away today after a brief illness. Frank was involved in many different aspects of the club over the last 40 years and the club would not be what it is today without him. He will be sorely missed by everybody at the club. We would like to extend our sympathies to Frank’s family. Will will update everybody with funeral arrangement when we have them. May he rest in peace.

 

Reposing at his home from 2pm until 8pm on Friday. Removal on Saturday morning at 10.45am to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, arriving for Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Fursey’s Cemetery, Haggardstown.

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Bluffer and Mullen to the rescue!

Parkceltic Summerhill 2-2 Bay FC (Bay win 4-2 on penalties)

Bay progressed in the Tully Cup after a hard fought display vs Parkceltic Summerhill but for a long time it didn’t look the case as parkceltic dug in & frustrated the opposition as they held onto a 2-1 lead.
Bay started off the brighter of the 2 sides, Anto Mc Laughlin warming the keepers hands with a shot from outside the area, Paddy Connor seen his shot go just over the bar & bay were looking dangerous early on but it was Parkceltic who opened the scoring, a scuffed shot found its way to an unmarked striker in the box & he couldn’t miss from 6 yards out.

Bay didn’t panic & grabbed an equalizer 5 mins later,a well worked move down the right finished with Brian McCloskey crossing & Shaun o Connor slotting home from close range. It was all bay but disaster struck for the Dundalk side as a defensive error left the winger one on one with keeper Kevin Mullen & from a tight angle he finished well into the top corner right before the break to see Parkceltic take a slender one goal lead into the break.
The 2nd half started fairly evenly,both sides testing the keepers with free kicks & sub Alfonso Crespo seeing his top corner bound shot pawed away by the keeper. At the other end Mullen was forced into a great save while one on one with the Parkceltic striker.

Bay peppered the Parkceltic goal as the game to no avail & Parkceltic done there best to run down the clock at every opportunity & it didn’t look to be bays day but in the 97th minute paddy Connor sent the ball back into the box from a poor clearance & O’Connor was there to slot home a deserved equalizer & force the game to extra time.
Parkceltic were fading & bay bombarded there half in extra time but couldn’t grab the vital winner & the game went to penalties.

Alfonso Crespo set the tone by smashing home his penalty & keeper Kevin Mullen guessed right & made a great save from Parkceltic peno, Paric Browne and Joe woods slotted there respective penalties home as did the Parkceltic midfielder but it was keeper Mullen again with a vital save leaving Steven McHuinness to step up for the winner,the defender made no mistake rifling home into the top corner to send bay into the next round.

Team : Kevin Mullen, Brian McCloskey, Steven McGuinness, Angelo Stanley, Pairic Browne, Anto McLaughin, Johnny Winters (Joe Woods 65), Paddy Connor, Kevin Scollon (Alfonso Crespo 65), Shaun O’Connor, Mario Kolak (Alan McCartney 70)