ACL Division 1

posted 11 Feb 2017, 03:53 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 06:49 by Matthew Ryan ]
Garrycastle had a successful first competitive outing of the year when they defeated Castledaly by 5-12 to 2-7. Played on a chilly evening in Garrycastle, play was even in the early stages before Castledaly crept into a 0-5  to  0-3 lead after 20 minutes. A strong finish to the half by the home team saw them build  a six point lead by half time, leading by 2-6 to 0-6.  A goal by Tom O’Halloran which was set up by Dessie Dolan and another by Conor Cosgrave helped to build up the lead. First half points came from Dessie Dolan (0-2), Conor Cosgrave (0-1), Cathal Mannion (0-1), Alex Gardiner (0-1) and Justin Barrett (0-1).

Garrycastle  scored the first three points in the second half from Alex Gardiner, a spectacular one from Dessie Dolan and Cathal Mannion. Castledaly’s first score of the half was a goal which was followed by a second goal leaving Garrycastle  leading by 2-10 to  2-6 after 41 minutes.  However from there to the end Garrycastle  dominated with points from Conor Cosgrave, Owen Monaghan, coming before Conor Cosgrave goaled from a penalty. Further goals from Michael Monaghan and Alex Gardiner came before the last point by Cathal Mannion.  Castledaly’s only score during this period was a point.  This was a good workmanlike performance from Garrycastle .

GARRYCASTLE: Mark Keenan, John Gaffey, Jack Donoghue, Anthony Larkin, Frank Farrell, Gary McCallon , Doran Harte, Justin Barrett, Jonathan Maguire,  Cathal Mannion , Dessie Dolan, Tom O’Halloran, Paul Gunning, Conor Cosgrave, Alex Gardiner. 

Subs Owen Monaghan for Paul Gunning,  Michael Monaghan for Tom O’Halloran, Mathew Guiheen for Frank Farrell, Gary Mullery for Gary McCallon.