Junior Football Championship (Quarter Final)

posted 6 Sep 2014, 13:51 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 6 Sep 2014, 14:15 ]

ST PAULS 3-19                     GARRYCASTLE 1-6

Garrycastle Junior side exited the championship as they were comprehensively beaten by Sty Pauls in sunny Rochfordbridge on Saturday evening. The opening exchanges were even with both sides creating some presentable scoring opportunities but failing to raise e a flag. Garrycastle had a good opportunity to goal, but Robbie Shine’s effort was well saved by the St Paul’s goalkeeper. St Pauls broke up field and a plundered a goal in the next attack in the 9th minute. The increased their lead immediate with a well taken point. St Pauls were 5 point up soon after with another well taken point. Garrycastle got off the mark in the 11th minute when Alan Daly pointed from a free on the right. The side’s exchanged points, the Garrycastle score coming from the boot of Peadar Mulkvihill in the 16rth minute. However, from there to end of the first period St Pauls were dominant and struck over four unanswered points, all of which came from play. They also added a second goal in the 27th minute to take a 2-7 to 0-2 lead. In their next attack St Pauls added a point but Garrycastle replied with a point from Robbie Shine in added time. The half time score was 2-8 to 0-3 in favour of St Pauls.


St Pauls added two points on the resumption but Peadar Mulvihill pointed for Garrycastle in response. St Pauls continued to press forward and hit over a succession of points, many of which were from distance, and lead by 2-12 to 0-4 after 40 minutes. The result was surely confirmed with a thirds goal for St Pauls in the 41st minute. They also added seven points, six of which were from play, to increase their lead even further. To their credit the Garrycastle lads did not throw in the towel and two points from Alan Daly and a goal from John O’Shaughnessy took some of the edge off the final score of 3-19 to 1-6.


Garrycastel can have no complaints, as they were comprehensively beaten by the better side and we wish St Pauls well in their upcoming semi-final. Despite the winning margin, there were good performances from Gary Mullery, Terry Rushe, Noel Galvin, Padraig Cosgrove and Peadar Mulvihill. Some of the younger players introduced as substitutes, will have gained useful experience from their introduction to adult championship football.


GARRYCASTLE: Shane O’Connell, Gary Mullery, John  O’Shaughnessy (1-0), Ben Kennedy, Stephen McGuire, Terry Rushe, Sean Carey, Noel Galvin, Mark Curley, Padraig Cosgrove, Alan Daly (0-3, 2f), Peadar Mulvihill (0-2), Paul Gunning, Robbie Shine (0-1) and Enda Keena.


SUBs: Colman Gantley for B Kennedy (Half time); Paul Mulvihill for R Shine (Half time); Sean Gunning for S McGuire (33 min); Kenny Dolan for E Keena (42 min); Paul O’ Donovan for P Gunning (542 min) and Emmet Keena for P Cosgrove (inj, 47 min).

Report by Matt Ryan