Minor Football, Div. 2, Round 2

posted 3 Mar 2013, 13:31 by Unknown user   [ updated 6 Mar 2013, 12:38 by Unknown user ]
Garrycastle 0-16 Mullingar Shamrocks 1-8

Garrycastle Minors got their 2013 League campaign off the ground with a hard fought victory over Mullingar Shamrocks in Garrycastle on Sunday Morning last, (March 3rd). Despite missing a number of regulars, Garrycastle got off to a flying start and led by 7 points to 1 after 8 minutes, 3 from frees followed by 4 from play. 2 further points from play put Garrycastle in a commanding lead at 9 points to 1. Shamrocks then took over and scored 3 points on the spin, 1 from play followed by 2 frees. Terry Rushe put Garrycastle further ahead before the break with the half time score at 0-10 to 0-4.
Garrycastle added to the lead at the start of the 2nd half with scores from Mark Duffy and Kenny Dolan from a free. Shamrocks then struck with a goal with a shot from distance assisted by the strong wind. They added to this lead with 3 more points without reply and reduced the deficit to just 3 points. Garrycastle struggled to find any response during this critical period but a point from half-back Ben Kennedy settled the ship. This was followed by a score from play from Kenny Dolan. Shamrocks were not giving up and responded with 2 more points. The game was delicately poised at this stage but Garrycastle responded well and 2 well taken points by Eric Kearney saw Garrycastle seal victory.

Final score - Garrycastle 0-16 Mullingar Shamrocks 1-8.

Garrycastle: Liam Leahy, Eric McCormack, Sean Gunning, Jack McGann, Conor Duignan, Frank Farrell, Ben Kennedy (0-1), Michael Monaghan (0-4,1f), Eric Kearney (0-2), Mark Curley (0-1), Terry Rushe (0-3), Emmet Brennan, Mark Duffy (0-1), Conor McKiernan,  Kenny Dolan (0-4,3f)
Subs: D. McCormack for C. McKiernan, A. Keena for C. Duignan, C. Mannion for M. Duffy. D. Brody not used.

Match report from: Harry Mooney.