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Under 21 Championship (15 a side) 3 November 2012

posted 5 Nov 2012, 08:46 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 5 Nov 2012, 10:38 by Unknown user ]

Under 21 Championship


Garrycastle under 21s had a very successful outing against St Malachys/Ballinagore on Saturday night last winning on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-7. This young Garrycastle team went into the game as underdogs against a club which had considerable success at minor over the last few years. However the Garrycastle lads showed great appetite from the start and took the game to their opponents despite playing against a strong wind.  An early Barry Ruane goal gave Garrycastle the lead which they never relinquished. When in possession the Garrycastle forwards had the Malachy's defence at sixes and sevens. Good use of the ball with defence splitting passes led to further goals for Eoin Monaghan (2) and Alex Gardiner (1). At this stage Enda Keena was proving a very effective link man being involved in almost every attack. At the other end the attacks were repelled by disciplined defence by Sean Carey, Cian White, David Brougham, Lee McNamara, Gary McCallon and Gary Mullery.  A couple of great saves by Michael Fagan in goals at vital times ensured that Garrycastle led by 4-2 to 0-5 at half time. On the resumption some early pressure led to a point for the visitors. However, Justin Barrett and Sean Brennan began to dominate the midfield exchanges again and the forwards tacked on points with Michael Monaghan, Paul Gunning, Enda Keena, Eoin Monaghan and Alex Gardiner getting on the scoreboard. Early in the half the crossbar prevented Eoin Monaghan from getting his 3rd goal. This was a great team performance from all 16 players who took part (Cormac Dixon replaced Lee McNamara at half time).  They now play Caulry in the next round. 

GARRYCASTLE: Michael Fagan, Sean Carey, Cian White, Gary Mullery David Brougham, Gary McCallon, Lee McNamara, Justin Barrett, Sean Brennan (Capt), Barry Ruane, Alex Gardiner, Michael Monaghan, Paul Gunning, Eoin Monaghan, Enda Keena.
Sub Cormac Dixon for Lee McNamara.