All County League (Div. 1) Men

posted 9 Jun 2019, 14:50 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 9 Jun 2019, 14:51 ]
Going into this game, which was played in Garrycastle last Sunday morning, the prospect of Garrycastle reaching the league final looked remote. However they duly went ahead and gained the two points to bring their league tally to 11. Results elsewhere went in Garrycastle‘s favour, and with Tang drawing and St. Loman's losing, it meant that Garrycastle qualified for the league final thanks to their superior scoring difference.  
Getting back to Sunday morning’s game, Tyrellspass, with some help from the wind, started the stronger and held a 0-5 to 0-2 (Alex Gardiner) lead midway through the half. Garrycastle were sluggish and were losing a lot of breaks. In the second quarter there was an improvement in the home teams play and were rewarded with points from Conor Cosgrove, Andrew Monaghan, and Alex Gardiner. Dessie Dolan’s introduction after 25 minutes helped the team’s performance. 
The halftime score was 0-7 to 0-5. 
Early points in the second half by Dessie Dolan and Eoin Monaghan levelled the scores. Garrycastle added three points from Ger Henaghan, Alex Gardiner and Dessie Dolan but they were matched by three Tyrellspass points. With the score at 10 points each a long ball was knocked down by James Sheeran to Tom O’Halloran who found the net. This was the decisive score and Garrycastle finished with 4 points from John Gaffey, Alex Gardiner, Dessie Dolan and Tom O’Halloran. It was good to see Shane Moran making his comeback after a long injury layoff.

Shane McEnery, Gary Mullery, Jack Donohoe, Mark McCallon, John Gaffey, Eoin Mulvihill,
Gary McCallon, Jonathan Maguire, Doran Harte, Conor Cosgrove, Andrew Monaghan, James Sheeran, Michael Greene, Alex Gardiner, Tom O'Halloran.
Dessie Dolan for Michael Greene, Eoin Monaghan for Andrew Monaghan. Justin Barrett for Jonathan Maguire, Ger Henaghan for Conor Cosgrove, Shane Moran for Shane McEnery.