All County League (Division 1)

posted 11 Apr 2015, 10:32 by Matthew Ryan

Garrycastle 3-12              Tubberclair 1-8


The seniors collected two more league points after a comprehensive win over Tubberclair in Garrycastle last Friday evening. The visitors started well with a neat point but were soon rocked by two goals from Conor Cosgrove. Garrycastle continued to hold the upper hand with the assistance of the wind and had good points from Michael Monaghan (2) Alex Gardiner and Dessie Dolan. A third goal from the in-form Conor Cosgrove gave the home team a half time lead of 3-5 to 0-4. Tubberclair again started well after the break and closed the gap to seven points with a well-taken goal, but that was as good as it got for the visitors. Garrycastle responded impressively with three quick scores, with Michael Monaghan’s third point sandwiched between two sweetly-struck Cosgrove frees from difficult angles. Another excellent point by Dessie Dolan put Garrycastle firmly in control, and further points from Neill Rattigan and Conor Cosgrove (2) sealed victory. As Garrycastle closed out the game they took the opportunity to give some game time to a few substitutes. This was a good performance by Garrycastle who had to play without their county players, and there will be keen competition for places when championship time comes round. All the players contributed significantly to the victory, with particularly good displays coming from John Gaffey, Neill Rattigan, Gary Dolan, Justin Barrett, Dessie Dolan and the outstanding Conor Cosgrove.


GARRYCASTLE: Shane O’Connell, Gary Mullery, John Gaffey, Alan Fox, Neill Rattigan (0-1), Mark Curley, Gary McCallon, Justin Barrett, Gary Dolan, Michael Monaghan (0-3), Dessie Dolan (0-2, 1 free), Mattie Guiheen, Conor Cosgrove (3-5), Alex Gardiner (0-1), Ciaran O’Neill.

Subs: Mark Keenan for O’Connell; Paul Gunning for Monaghan; John O’Shaughnessy for G. Dolan; Tom McHugh for Mullery; Gavin Ward for McCallon and Anthony Larkin for Fox.