Under 16 League (Division 3)

posted 8 Apr 2013, 14:49 by Matthew Ryan



Garrycastle finally got their league campaign off the ground when they travelled to Tubberclair last Monday night to take on the home side.


Garrycastle had the better of the early stages but failed to make good use of possession and a number of scoring opportunities. Finally, in the 6th minute, Garrycastle scored the first point from a free by Cathal Mannion. However, the stronger home side then established supremacy and rattled off a series of points. Three quick fire goals for Tubberclair established a strong lead but Garrycastle had a good spell as the half time approached. A point from a Cathal Mannion free was added to by a point from Shane McEnery. Tubberclair had another goal but a Cathal Mannion free and one from play by the same player pushed their score on to 5 points. The score at the break was 4-5 to 0-5 for the home side.


Tubberclair continued to dominate most of the possession in the early stages of the second half and tacked on a couple of goals and points to increase their lead. Cathal Mannion raised a green flag when he converted a penalty for a foul on Shane McEnery in the 47th minute. Cathal also added points, one from a free and the other from open play. Jack Brody had Garrycastle’s second goal in the 59th minute. However, Tubberclair had the last score, a goal just before the end.


While they were convincingly beaten by the better side, they can take some encouragement from their second half display. This game will bring them on and they must continue to show the spirit and determination in evidence in the second half. There were good displays from Mark Denby, Brian Leahy, Bill Kelly, Cathal Mannion, Conor Mulvihill and Ross Mulvihill.




GARRYCASTLE: Sean Mulvihill, Mark Denby, Brian Leahy, Brian Kenny, Bill Kelly, Sean Dalton, Conor Mulvihill, Cathal Mannion (1-6), Jack Brody (1-0), Ross Mulvihill, Caolan Jameson, Eoin Duignan and Shane McEnery (0-1).

SUBS: Conor Macken for Sean Dalton and Eoin Kenny for Brian Kenny.

Report by Matt Ryan