ACL Division 1

posted 25 Mar 2017, 11:14 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 27 Mar 2017, 09:10 by Matthew Ryan ]

Played in Rosemount on Saturday afternoon Garrycastle  gained their third win of the league.  This was a workman-like performance by a Garrycastle  team who got the job done without being particularly impressive.  Played on a very heavy pitch Rosemount had the better of the early exchanges and led by five points to two after 15 minutes, with the Garrycastle  points coming from Des Dolan and Conor Cosgrave. Two goals in two minutes from Tom O’Halloran changed this game completely.  Rosemount added one more point before halftime while another goal from Alex Gardiner and points from Alex Gardiner and a real class point by Dessie Dolan left the halftime score at 3-4 to 0-6 in favour of Garrycastle .

As in the first half Rosemount dominated in the early minutes of the second half scoring 1-2 before Garrycastle  replied with a Conor Cosgrave point, another goal by Tom O’Halloran and a point by Alex Gardiner.  During the latter stages Garrycastle  added another goal by Michael Monaghan and points by Conor Cosgrave (2)  Dessie Dolan and Alex Gardiner. A late Rosemount goal left the final score at 5-10 to 2-12. Mathew Guiheen who was having a fine game got his second yellow card with 10 minutes to go removing him from the action. The  goals proved crucial in this game and the team performance was patchy leaving plenty of room to improve.

GARRYCASTLE: Mark Keenan, Gary McCallon, John Gaffey, Gavin Ward, Neil Rhattigan, Doran Harte, Mathew Guiheen, Justin Barrett, Eoin Monaghan, Michael Monaghan,  Dessie Dolan, James Sheeran, Conor Cosgrave, Tom O’Halloran, Alex Gardiner. 

Subs: Cathal Mannion  for James Sheeran; Anthony Larkin for Eoin Monaghan; Frank Farrell for Neil Rhattigan.