Under 21 Championship

posted 7 Nov 2016, 02:02 by Matthew Ryan

Garrycastle suffered a heavy defeat to The Downs in their first game in the Under 21 championship in Garrycastle last Sunday morning. The visitors had contested the last three minor finals, winning two, so they were always going to be formidable opponents. Nevertheless, Garrycastle had several players who played Senior and Junior championship this year and will be disappointed that they were so comprehensively outplayed all over the field. Most of the players have seen little action over the past number of weeks and rustiness was all too evident in their play. Garrycastle took the lead with an early pointed free from Cathal Mannion but that was as good as it got. The Downs replied with two quick goals that seemed to knock the heart out of Garrycastle and they went on to lead by 4-5 to 1-4 at the break. Five unanswered points after half time followed by another goal left The Downs in an unassailable position and they kicked points from all angles and distances in the final quarter to record an emphatic victory.


Garrycastle: Eoin Duignan, Darragh Brody, Ben Kennedy, Adam Keena, Mark Denby, Bill Kelly, Frank Farrell (0-1), Mark Curley, Michael Monaghan (1-1, 0-1 free), Ross Mulvihill, Cathal Mannion (0-3, 2 frees), Colm Lynch, Conor Duignan, Kenny Dolan, Philip Monaghan.

Subs: Brian Leahy for Keena; Conor Macken for Denby; Conor Mulvihill for Farrell (injured).