All County League (Division 6)

posted 3 Apr 2015, 15:09 by Anrai Niall   [ updated 3 Apr 2015, 15:10 ]

St Joseph's  2-7    Garrycastle 1-9

The third team suffered another defeat by the slimmest of margins in Streamstown on Good Friday evening. Garrycastle built up a decent lead of four points before the home team got on the scoreboard. St. Joseph's equalised by the 20th minute and then got a goal to put them in control. Garrycastle could only manage one more point just before half time to leave the score 1-4 to 0-5 at the break with three of the scores coming from frees converted by captain Noel Galvin.

Garrycastle were  slow off the mark for the second half with St Joseph's scoring two unanswered points to build up a four point lead. Garrycastle rallied and scored two points in quick succession one from Noel Galvin followed by another by his midfield partner Jonny McGuire. Garrycastle then raised the green flag following a move which involved the ball ping-ponging among the forwards before Kenny Dolan finished to the net with his hands to put the Green and Red back into the lead. This was the stage in the game when Garrycastle needed to consolidate their position and kick-on. Alas, they failed to do so and the home team equalised shortly afterwards and they then produced their second goal which gave them a significant lead. With about three minutes remaining Paul Gunning reduced the margin to two points and a Noel Galvin point left the minimum between the teams. A late attack which looked like it could produce the equaliser was halted by Referee Michael Gordon who blew for over carrying. That proved to be Garrycastle's last chance and the team will rue the earlier missed chances and hopefully learn from their mistakes on the day and deliver an improved performance next time out.

Garrycastle: Colman Gantley, Gavin Ward, Tom McHugh, Ben Kennedy, Mark Curley, John O’Shaughnessy, Neale Rattigan, Noel Galvin (0-5, 3f), Jonny McGuire (0-2), Enda Keena, Peadar Mulvihill, Emmet Keena, Brian McCormack, Paul Gunning (0-1), Kenny Dolan (1-0).

Subs: Bill Kelly for Emmet Keena HT, Padraig Cosgrove for Brian McCormack HT, Franko Doolin, Conor Duignan, Mark Denby.