ACL (Div 5)

posted 23 Apr 2017, 15:34 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 24 Apr 2017, 02:10 ]


A very young Garrycastle Div 5 side went down to a more experienced and physical Moate side in Garrycastle on Easter Saturday evening.  Playing against a strong breeze in the first half , Garrycastle missed a few early chances in front of goal and were made to pay for it as the more experienced  Moate men picked off points on most of their attacks.  Launching long wind assisted high balls into a two man full forward line  Moate scored  an unanswered  1-5 in one ten minute spell.  Turning around at half time on a score line of 1-13 to 0-3 it was looking like a total rout was on the cards but the young Garrycastle lads had other ideas and took the game to their opponents outscoring them in the second half by 8 points to three Moate frees finishing on a scoreline of Moate 1-16 to Garrycastle's  11 points.  Some pretty hefty challenges from a tiring Moate side prevented further scoring but  full praise must be given to the Garrycastle lads who with the bare 15  ran themselves into the ground against an experienced side with a full compliment of subs.

It is difficult enough to field a third adult side but having three teams fielding on  the same Bank Holiday weekend  does not lend itself to the idea of providing football for all and the Club is indebted to all the players involved, some of whom played two and three games on a weekend when their peers were away enjoying other pursuits.   

GARRYCASTLE; Michael Fagan, Adam Keena, Sean Carey, Mark Denby, Richie Byrne, Colm Lynch, Conor Macken, Paul Gunning, Enda Keena, Conor Duignan, Bryan McCormack, Paul Mulvihill, Eoin Duignan, Cathal Mannion, Darragh McCormack.