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posted 19 Sep 2016, 01:11 by Matthew Ryan

The U12 boys welcomed Shandonagh to Garrycastle on Friday evening for round 3 of the tournament. Match conditions were perfect, it was a mild evening with little or no breeze and the pitch as usual was in excellent condition. The match started brightly enough with both sides exchanging points in the opening minutes. Garrycastle had started with a new midfield partnership of Jamie Carroll and Andrew Ruane and both players started to dominate the middle area of the field as the game progressed. This led to a good supply of ball into the forwards which was capitalised on by Ben Donegan in particular when netting a couple of excellent goals. Soon afterwards Shandonagh were starting to apply the pressure at the other end but the Garrycastle defence held firm with Diarmuid Murtagh and Conor McCarthy in particular making the necessary clearances. Late in the first half, after some good passages of play by the Garrycastle half forwards, further goals followed from Bill Carmody and Than McCay leaving Garrycastle in a commanding lead at the break.


Shandonagh to their credit came out very strong in the second half and started to narrow the gap. Garrycastle had emptied the bench at half time and the fresh legs allowed them to push on and dominate the closing stages of the game with further scores from Andrew Ruane and Ben Donegan. The game was played in a truly excellent spirit with a final score of Garrycastle 8-6, Shandonagh 4-5.


Garrycastle squad: Tadgh McKiernan, Conor McCarthy, John McBride, Jake Hanniffy, Frank McKiernan, Diarmuid Murtagh, Brian Mulvihill,  Jamie Carroll, Andrew Ruane,

Tom Daly, Jack Mulvihill, Killian Redmond, Oisin Nugent, Bill Carmody, Ben Donegan, Cian McCormack, Thanh McCay, Mathew Connor.