All County League (Division 6)

posted 22 Mar 2015, 15:02 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 26 Mar 2015, 12:17 ]

Mullingar Shamrocks 0-8    Garrycastle 1-4

The third team suffered their second defeat in this game played in glorious sunshine in Garrycastle last Sunday morning. The visitors started brightly and built up a three point lead before Johnny McGuire finally opened Garrycastle’s account with a fine left-footed point from distance. Shamrocks replied with a point before good work from Paul Mulvihill left Enda Keena with the simple task of tapping the ball to the net to level the scores. Shamrocks regained the lead before Noel Galvin pointed to leave the sides level at the break.

Garrycastle were again slow out of the blocks for the second half and Shamrocks scored three unanswered points in the third quarter. Garrycastle forwards were continually guilty of over-elaboration but Bill Kelly showed the way when he came forward for an excellent point. Cathal Mannion cut the deficit to the minimum but in the closing minutes Garrycastle wasted numerous opportunities to equalise and Shamrocks held out for a one-point win.

Garrycastle: Stephen McGuire, Gavin Ward, Tom McHugh, Ben Kennedy, Bill Kelly (0-1), John O’Shaughnessy, Darragh Brody, Noel Galvin (0-1), Johnny McGuire (0-1), Eric Kearney, Peadar Mulvihill, Enda Keena (1-0), Paul Mulvihill, Padraig Cosgrove, Paul Mulvihill.

Subs: Brian McCormack, Anthony Larkin, Cathal Mannion, Colman Gantley, Alan Daly.