ACFL Division 6B FINAL

posted 19 Jan 2019, 04:52 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 20 Jan 2019, 14:36 ]
The 2018 division 6B final versus Tang was played in Tubberclair in heavy rain on Friday evening last. Garrycastle played a lively first half and looked the better team despite being a point behind at half time. The team played with great energy and spread the ball wide. Scores came freely for both sides but unfortunately two great goal chances were not converted by Garrycastle. At half time Garrycastle were a point behind 1-7 to 0-9. 
The game changed considerably in the second half with Tang getting the upper hand and beginning to win more of the fifty-fifty exchanges. The play had tightened up and both sides found scoring difficult. Garrycastle struggled to get the ball through a tight Tang half back line. Despite late pressure Garrycastle were unable to get the scores needed to win. The open play and wet conditions took their toll on the Garrycastle legs later in the game allowing Tang to get over the line. 
This game finally brought the curtain down on the 2018 competitions for Garrycastle. This team, Garrycastle’s third team, performed very well all year in qualifying for this final. This league along with the division 1 and 3 leagues ensured that a large number of Garrycastle players got football during the season.

Michael Fagan, Ben Kennedy, John Murphy, Sean Carey, Enda Keena, Gary Mullery, Adam Keena, Conor Duignan, Sean Doak, Fergal McKiernan, James Duignan, Bryan McCormack, Paul Mulvihill, Paul O'Donovan, Richie Byrne. 
Subs, Shane McEnery for Michael Fagan; Eoin Mulvihill for Fergal Mckiernan; Brian Ruane for Richie Byrne; Noel Galvin for Brian Ruane; Ross Mulvihill for Bryan McCormack; Eoin Duignan for Ben Kennedy.