Junior Football Championship, Section B

posted 25 Jun 2016, 14:58 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 27 Jun 2016, 01:36 ]
The Juniors collected two more championship points from this home game against Tyrrellspass last Friday. After a disappointing first quarter they trailed by 0-3 to no score, and had to wait almost 20 minutes before Cathal Mannion opened their account. By that stage they had missed a penalty and hit the crossbar, but in the closing minutes of the half they tacked on four points to lead by 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. Garrycastle, with the wind at their backs, hit four unanswered points early in the second half before Tyrrellspass responded with two quick scores to cut the gap to three points. However, they seemed to run out of steam at this stage and Garrycastle, with subs Robbie Fox and Paul Gunning adding much-needed urgency to the attack, proceeded to put the result beyond doubt with a string of points. A goal finished by Robbie Fox after good work by Cathal Mannion put the seal on their victory and keeps them in contention for a play-off place. Ultimately, their season will be defined by results over the next few weeks against Athlone and St. Loman’s who are also in contention for play-off places. 

Garrycastle: Shane McEnery, Gary Mullery, Tom McHugh, Bill Kelly, Frank Farrell, John O’Shaughnessy, Alan Fox, Ciaran O’Neill, Noel Galvin, Enda Keena (0-5), Peadar Mulvihill, Brian Carty, Cathal Mannion (0-4, 1 free), Brian McCormack (0-3), Paul Mulvihill (0-1). 

Subs: Robbie Fox (1-1) for Carty; Emmet Ward for O’Neill (injured); Paul Gunning (0-1) for McCormack; Stephen McGuire for Farrell; Ronan Donohue for Kelly and Ross Mulvihill for Paul Mulvihill.