Feis Cup (Semi Final)

posted 2 Nov 2013, 16:10 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 3 Nov 2013, 09:33 ]

The seniors qualified for the Feis Cup final with a good win over the home team on a miserable afternoon in Springfield last Saturday. Both sides were without several regulars and showed all the signs of players that had been out of competitive action for several weeks. With a very strong wind at their backs Garrycastle needed to build up a good lead by half time and they did just that, with goals from Gary Dolan and Paddy Mulvihill (2) helping them to a lead of 3-7 to 1-3 as they turned round to face the elements.

Shamrocks needed a good start to the second half and quickly added a point, but in the next few minutes Paddy Mulvihill and Gary Dolan both struck again for goals to put 16 points between the teams. Shamrocks continued to battle a losing cause and while they added some good points the goals they needed never threatened and Garrycastle ran out clear winners. They will now face county champions St. Loman's in the final, possibly in two weeks depending on Lomans' progress in the Leinster championship. 

GARRYCASTLE: Cathal Mullin, Gary McCallon, Enda Mulvihill, Tom McHugh, Anthony Larkin, John Gaffey, James Dolan, Neill Rattigan      (0-1), David O'Shaughnessy (0-1), Johnny McGuire, Gary Dolan (2-2, 1 free), Enda Keena (0-1), Paul Mulvihill, Paddy Mulvihill (3-4), Dessie Dolan.
SUBS: Mark McCallon (for Gary McCallon), Padraig Cosgrove (0-2, for Paul Mulvihill), Emmet Keena (for Enda Keena).

Report by Dermot Ryan