Dublin boy scores goal that would make Barcelona and Bayern Munich blush

Seven-year-old Sean McDonnell scored the goal for Crumlin United

BY Daniel Kelly 11:26 Tuesday 22 March 2016, 11:26 22 Mar 2016

They start them young in the DDSL.

Crumlin United have released a video of one of their seven-year-old players scoring a goal in a recent game. The buildup play wouldn't look out of place in any of the top league's around the continent.

Sean McDonnell scored the goal after playing an elaborate one-two with Sam Cowzer. On their Facebook page, Crumlin United described how the goal was scored.

"This 7 year old boy started & finished one of the best goals you are likely to see all year. He calmly beat his 1st opponent by controlling the ball, then a clever drag back allowed his team mate Sam Cowzer to dribble forward & release the ball back to Sean with sole roll. Sean had a quick look at the keeper and decided he could catch him off his line so he chipped the ball up & caught it sweet on the volley & it dipped over the keepers head and into the net."

The club were quick to praise the Dublin and District Schoolboy League for letting players at such a youg age to express themselves. There are no league tables in McDonnell's age grade.

"This creative play & skill is a product of good coaching & a great decision by the DDSL to have no league tables & points at stake for our younger players. This allows the kids to express themselves without the fear of losing a game at an age were it doesn't matter."

 

Goal of the Season !!!!!Take a bow Sean McDonnell. This 7 year old boy started & finished one of the best goals you are likely to see all year. He calmly beat his 1st opponent by controlling the ball, then a clever drag back allowed his team mate Sam Cowzer to dribble forward & release the ball back to Sean with sole roll. Sean had a quick look at the keeper and decided he could catch him off his line so he chipped the ball up & caught it sweet on the volley & it dipped over the keepers head and into the net ;)))This creative play & skill is a product of good coaching & a great decision by the DDSL to have no league tables & points at stake for our younger players. This allows the kids to express themselves without the fear of losing a game at an age were it doesn't matter. Hopefully the next Robbie Keane is only around the corner ;)))Many thanks to Tanya Sheridan for the footage !!!PLEASE LIKE & SHARE THIS POST ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Posted by Crumlin United Football Club Official on Sunday, March 20, 2016
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