ACL (Div 3)

posted 15 May 2017, 07:27 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 15 May 2017, 07:27 ]

Garrycastle 1-11     Ballinagore  1-13


The Division 3 team travelled on Sunday morning to play  Ballinagore’s first team. 

Numbers were low again due to injuries and work commitments.  With most of the players having played the evening before for the Division 5 team it was going to be a hard task to get a result.  Garrycastle were 9 points to 3 up after 20 minutes with some fine points from Paul O’Donavan and midfielders Johnny McGuire and Neil Rattigan. Garrycastle were on top in most positions. The team were then hit hard with injuries losing Sean Carey, Johnny McGuire and Paul Gunning who had to move into full forward and play with his injury as there were no subs to bring on.   These injuries disrupted the team who began to struggle and lose the initiative.  Gradually Ballinagore fought their way back into the game and gained the upperhand. To their credit the Garrycastle players never gave up the fight and just fell short in the end.

Garrycastle: Mark Keenan, Sean Carey, Anthony Larkin, Ben Kennedy, Enda Keena, Emmet Ward, Garry Mullery, Johnny McGuire (0-1), Neil Rattigan (0-1), Paul Gunning (0-1), Seanie O'Donaghue, Brian McCormack (0-1), Paul Dunning (0-3), Cathal Mannion (1-3), Mark Denby.

Subs Richie Byrne for Sean Carey; Padraig Cosgrove (0-1) for Johnny McGuire.