All County League (Division 6)

posted 10 May 2015, 15:08 by Anrai Niall   [ updated 11 May 2015, 04:16 ]

Garrycastle 1-9   The Downs 2-6

Garrycastle’s third team had their first satisfactory result in Division 6 when they drew with The Downs on Sunday morning last in Garrycastle.Playing with the aid  of a strong breeze the visitors broke though the Garrycastle defence after 3 minutes and found the back of the net for the first score of the game.  Garrycastle responded well and Kenny Dolan pointed  to settle the home team after 5 minutes. Midway through the first half, Kenny Dolan was again on the mark and this time raised the green flag for the home side. A pointed free from Cathal Mannion put Garrycastle two points ahead. A point from The Downs was replied to by Kenny Dolan and just before the break, The Downs got a further point to leave the minimum between the teams at half-time.

The visitors levelled the scores within a minute of the start of the second half but a Paul Gunning point put Garrycastle back in the lead. The scoreline oscillated in this way for the remainder of the second half. Garrycastle went ahead by two points when Paul Mulvihill pointed. Then The Downs once more broke through the Garrycastle defence and rocked the net with a well-placed kick to the top left hand corner which gave Mark Keenan no chance. A Gavin Ward point put the home team level and points from the Mulvihill brothers first Paul and then Peader either side of a point from The Downs had Garrycastle back in the lead. The Downs levelled proceeding with a point within a minute. The game then went through a scrappy spell with neither side succeeding in taking an advantage. Eventually it was The Downs who broke the deadlock and took the lead for only the third time in the game. It was looking like they had done enough when after several failed attempts, Cathal Mannion eventually got the needed score to level the game and this turned out to be the final action as referee Liam McDaniel blew for full time on the subsequent kick out.

It is hoped that after suffering three defeats before this game that the team have turned a corner and will establish their position in the Division 6 League table.

GARRYCASTLE: Mark Keenan, Ben Kennedy, Padraig Cosgrove, Colman Gantley, Bill Kelly, Mark Curley, Brian McCormack, Jonny McGuire, Gavin Ward(0-1), Cathal Mannion (0-2,1f ), Peadar Mulvihill (0-1) Enda Keena, Paul Mulvihill, (0-2) , Paul Gunning (0-1 ) Kenny Dolan (1-2)

Subs: Brian Leahy for Jonny McGuire (50 mins), John Murphy not used