Minor Football, Div. 2, Round 5

posted 26 Mar 2013, 02:40 by Unknown user   [ updated 26 Mar 2013, 02:41 ]
Garrycastle 2-10  St. Loman's 2-10
Garrycastle Minors played their 5th game in the League away to St. Loman's in bitterly cold weather on the all-weather pitch in Lakepoint Park on Monday March 25th. In contrast to previous matches it was the opposition who got off to a flying start and had racked up 1-3 before Mark Curley scored a point for the Green and Red. Loman's stretched their led to 2-5 before Garrycastle managed to stem the tide with a goal from Eric Kearney and finished out the first half with a Michael Monaghan converted free to leave the half time score at 2-5 to 1-2.
Loman's went further ahead with a point early in the second half and the signs were ominous for Garrycastle who failed to come to grips with Loman's pacy forwards.
Garrycaslte then upped their game and were awarded a penalty which they failed to convert. However, they quickly bounced back and 3 points in a row got them into contention. Loman's however moved further ahead with 2 more points. After trading points, Garrycastle then took over following the introduction of Adam Keena and Cathal Mannion and got 3 points followed by a second Eric Kearney goal. With the game delicately poised Kenny Dolan held his nerve and pointed a free to level the scores which was the last score of the game.
This game looked lost for long periods but credit to the team for coming back and playing to the final whistle to salvage a draw.
Final score - Garrycastle 2-10 St.Loman's 2-10

Garrycastle: Eoin Slevin, Eric McCormack, Sean Gunning, Ben Kennedy, Conor Duignan, Cian Hayden, Frank Farrell, Michael Monaghan (0-4,3f), Eric Kearney (2-0), Darragh Brody, Mark Curley (0-2), Conor McKiernan, Kenny Dolan (0-4, 3f), Liam Leahy, Mark Duffy
Darragh McCormack, Adam Keena, Emmet Brennan, Fergal McKiernan, Donal Byrne, Cathal Mannion

Next match: Vs Tubberclair date TBC. A challenge match away to St. Brigids in Kiltoom has been arranged for Friday at 5pm
Match report from: Harry Mooney.