Under 16 League (Division 3) - Round 6

posted 21 May 2013, 13:56 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 22 May 2013, 10:44 ]



Garrycastle under 16s played their first home game of the year when entertaining Inny Shamrocks in this re-arranged game last Tuesday evening in round 6 of the league.


The visitors have chalked up some big wins in the league to date and it was evident from the start that they were determined to carry on as before. Inny Shamrocks scored two goals and three points within the first 10 minutes to establish a good lead. Despite some good defensive work by Paul McKiernan, Mark Denby and Brian Leahy, the Garrycastle side were finding it difficult to gain any decent spell of possession. Garrycastle had a number of attacks but they were repelled by a strong visiting defence. Further points for Inny Shamrocks had stretched their lead before Cathal Mannion had Garrycastle only score of the half, from a long range free, before the break, to leave it 2-8 to 0-1 at half time.


The second period was pretty much as before with Inny Gales enjoying most of the possession and getting a couple of goals to emphasise their superiority on the scoreboard. To their credit the Garrycastle lads kept on trying and produced some good attacks in the last quarter. They were rewarded with some good scores, particularly points from play by Shane McEnery and Eoin Duignan. Conor Mulvihill also had a point from a close range free. The final score 5-12 to 0-5.



Garrycastle were disappointing on the night and had to give way to the better side. Paul McKiernan made a number of important saves and could not be faulted. Mark Denby, Caolan Jameson, Bill Kelly and Brian Leahy played well in defence. Jack Brody had a good second period, while Shane McEnery and Ross Mulvihill tried to make the best of limited opportunities.


GARRYCASTLE: Paul McKiernan, Mark Denby, Sean Mulvihill, Caolan Jameson, Bill Kelly, Brian Leahy, Conor Mulvihill (0-1, 1f), Cathal Mannion (0-1, 1f), Jack Brody, Ross Mulvihill, Eoin Duignan (0-1), Shane McEnery (0-2) and Brian Kenny.

SUB: Eoin Kenny for B Kenny (inj, 21 min).

Report by Matt Ryan