All County League (Div. 1) Men

posted 12 Apr 2019, 14:46 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 14 Apr 2019, 15:46 ]
Garrycastle had a comprehensive victory against Coralstown/Kinnegad in the ACFL Division 1 on Friday night last in the AIT. This was an impressive performance and result and continued the improved performance in Division 1 evident in their previous match. There were 4 changes from that game away to the Downs including the first appearance in 2019 of James Dolan from the Allianz NFL Division 3 title winning Westmeath team. 

The visitors were first off the blocks and had 3 points on the board after 5 minutes before an Alex Gardiner converted free provided Garrycastle’s first score of the night. The teams then traded points and in a 10 minute spell, Garrycastle notched up 1-4 without reply. The goal was a well worked move from the two midfielders which was palmed to the net by Mickey Greene. A point on 22 minutes from the visitors interrupted this run of scores until a second goal, this time from Gardiner and another sequences of points from the home team brought their half time tally to 2-9 with Coralstown/Kinnegad finishing the half on 0-6.

Michael Monaghan opened the scoring for Garrycastle in the second half with a brace of points. This was followed by a score from James Sheerin before the visitors mounted a challenge on the Garrycastle goal which was denied by a spectacular intervention by James Dolan to put the ball out for a 45. After this, the home team started to empty the bench and continued to add to their score tally and run out winners by a margin of 15 points. With 10 players contributing scores including 3 subs this was a very good all round team performance and shows the level that this team are capable of with the appropriate work rate, attitude and team work.

Shane McEnery, Matthew Guiheen (0-1), Anthony Larkin, Mark McCallon, Gary McCallon, John Gaffey,
James Dolan (0-3), Eoin Monaghan, Eoin Mulvihill, Michael Monaghan (0-4), Andrew Monaghan (0-2),
James Sheerin (0-2), Michael Greene (1-1), Alex Gardiner (1-4, 2f), Jonny McGuire.

Subs Used:
Tom O'Halloran (0-1) for M Greene, Dylan Keegan (1-0) for A Monaghan, Ger Heneghan (0-1) for J. Sheerin,
Enda Keena for G. Mc Callon, Jason Nugent for E. Monaghan, Gary Mullery for A. Larkin.