Feis Cup

posted 26 Jun 2017, 14:12 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 26 Jun 2017, 14:22 ]
Garrycastle ‘s first outing in this year’s Feis Cup was an unsuccessful one losing to Rosemount in Garrycastle on Friday evening last. The trend nowadays is to play defensive football, however this game was far from defensive with both sides scoring at will during different periods of the game. 
Playing with the wind in the first half Rosemount dominated the early exchanges and led a depleted Garrycastle outfit by 1-4 to a point when Michael Monaghan got the first of his three goals from the penalty spot after Damien Rushe was fouled. Michael Monaghan added another goal after receiving a pass from James Sheeran which levelled the scores at 1-6 to 2-3 after 21 minutes. Rosemount added another goal and two points before halftime to Garrycastle’s single point leaving the score 2-8 to 2-4 at the break.  
Garrycastle continued their lethargic performance after the break conceding a third goal after a Rosemount player soloed through from midfield without a hand being laid on him. Michael Monaghan added his third goal before Rosemount added more points to leave the score at 3-13 to 3-4. A fourth Garrycastle goal was finished to the net by James Sheeran after being set up by Michael Monaghan.  
A period of Garrycastle dominance followed during which they reduced the lead to two points. However there was a final kick left in Rosemount adding three late points. This was an entertaining game with goal chances which were not converted as well as balls off the woodwork, however it’s not a game that defences will look back on with pride. 
Team: Mark Keenan, Anthony Larkin (0-1), John Gaffey , Alan Fox, Colm Lynch, Gary McCallon , Gary Mullery, Justin Barrett, Neil Rhattigan, Damien Rushe, Dessie Dolan 0-4), Doran Harte, Michael Monaghan (3-3), James Sheeran (1-0), Jack Donoghue (0-1).  
Subs Brian McCormack (0-1) for Colm Lynch, Michael Fagan for Mark Keenan.