All County League (Div. 3) Men

posted 23 Mar 2019, 06:49 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 24 Mar 2019, 15:25 by Matthew Ryan ]

Our Div 3 side were beaten by a well drilled and fit St Loman's side on Friday night last on the Astro turf pitch in Loman's. The old cliche of goals win games was apparent on the night as Garrycastle were guilty of conceding some very soft goals including one direct from the throw in allowing a St Loman's player to run all the way through the defence only to be taken down in the square resulting in a goal from the penalty spot. The Astro pitch seemed to affect the lads as numerous passes went astray until a good move involving Brian Ruane and Eoin Mulvihill resulted in Brian firing over our opening point after 6 mins. A lapse at the back allowed Loman's in for another goal but Garrycastle then played some good football reeling off 6 points from Sean Brennan 0-04 3F, Sean Doak 0-01 and Justin Barrett 0-01. Unfortunately we missed 2 great goal chances in the same period which was even more costly when letting Loman's in for their 3rd goal at the other end leaving the HT score 3-05 to 0-07. 

Loman's started the 2nd half the brighter and scored the first 4 points and then a bit of indiscipline crept into Garrycastle's play resulting in 2 sendings off and also a black card in the 2nd period. The result was inevitable then but the lads on the field and subs introduced kept ploughing away resulting in scores for Conor Duignan 1-01, Sean Brennan 0-03 3F and Dylan Keegan 0-01 to leave the final score 5-13 to 1-12 in St Loman's favour.

GARRYCASTLE: Mark Keenan, Enda Keena, Anthony Larkin, Sean Carey, Cillian Lyons, Johnny McGuire, Gary Mullery, Eoin Mulvihill, Sean Doak, Shane McEnery, Justin Barrett, Brian Ruane, Sean Brennan, Dylan Keegan, Paul Mulvihill. 

Subs used Fergal Mc Kiernan, Conor McKiernan, Conor Duignan, Graham O'Brien and Bryan McCormack.