Under 16 League Championship (Division 3)

posted 8 Jul 2013, 14:05 by Matthew Ryan

TUBBERCLAIR 1-20             GARRYCASTLE 0-6

Garrycastle were well beaten in their second game in this year’s under 16 league championship in Garrycastle last Monday evening.

The opening exchanges were even with both sides creating some opportunities but failing to get scores. The visitors did register a point in the 5th minute but Shane McEnery levelled matters with a good point a couple of minutes later. Tubberclair lead again with three points, one from a free and two from play. However, Shane McEnery had his side’s second point, this time from a close range free by the mid point of the half. A couple of more points were scored by Tubberclair and Conor Mulvihill responded with a point from distance for Garrycastle. Tubberclair had the upper hand in the minutes leading up to the break and registered a couple of points from play and one from a free in added time to lead by 0-9 to 0-3 at the break.

A goal for the visitors in the first minute of the second half had a demoralising effect on Garrycastle and Tubberclair pushed on and added four points. Garrycastle did break forward and Cathal Mannion pointed from a close in free following a foul on Ronan Mulvihill. Tubberclair continued to have most of the possession and added a couple of points to their tally. A Shane McEnery free brought the Garrycastle score up to 5 points by the 45th minute. Tubberclair were content to pick off points and increased their lead further. Garrycastle were awarded a penalty for a foul on Brian Ruane but Enda Moran’s effort was well saved by the Tubberclair goalie, however, Garrycastle won possession from that save and worked it to Brian Ruane who slotted over a point. The visitors continued to dominate and hit over a couple of more points before the final whistle. The final score 1-20 to 0-6.


This was a disappointing performance from Garrycastle, particularly in the second period. Following a reasonably close first period the Garrycastle challenge faded badly in the second half. There were good performances in defence by Paul McKiernan, Seam Mulvihill, Loic Gately and Mark Denby. The mid-field and forwards found it very difficult to impress but Shane McEnery and Philip Monaghan showed up well at times. 

GARRYCASTLE: Paul McKiernan, Loic Gately, Sean Mulvihill, Caolan Jameson, Brian Leahy, Mark Denby, Cathal Mannion (0-1, 1f), Conor Mulvihill (0-1), Eoin Duignan, Ross Mulvihill, Shane McEnery (0-3, 2f), Enda Moran and Ronan Mulvihill.

SUBS: Philip Monaghan for Ross Mulvihill (10 min, inj); Brian Ruane (0-1) for Ronan Mulvihill (50 min).

Report by Matt Ryan