All County Football League (Division 3)

posted 19 Mar 2018, 17:26 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 21 Mar 2018, 07:34 ]

Garrycastle  0-12   Kilucan  1-7

The first division 3 game of the year saw Garrycastle get 2 league points on the board. This game was played in Garrycastle  after the pitch in Kilucan  wqs declared unplayable due to snow. Playing with a strong wind Garrycastle  got off to a good start with five points, through Cathal Mannion  (2), Paul ODonovan, (2) and Sean Carey, (1) before Kilucan  got on the board which was after 15 minutes. In the sond quarter Damien Rushe, Eoin Monaghan  and Sean Brennan added three more points for the home team to 2 for the visitors leaving the halftime score 0-8 to 0-3. Early in the second half Garrycastle  went up the field and quickly got a point from a free close to the goal by Cathal Mannion . A Garrycastle  kickout was intercepted resulting in a Kilucan  goal. However Garrycastle  continued to dominate and were rewarded with two points from Cathal Mannion (free) and Damien Rushe. With the score at 0-11 to 1-3 it looked good for the home team. However Kilucan  continued to battle and got 3 unanswered points to reduce the lead to two with less than 10 minutes left. Another Damien Rushe, point gave Garrycastle  some breathing space and despite late Kilucan  pressure they could only add one more point to their tally leaving the final score at 0-12  to 1-7.  The heavy pitch was taking its toll on the players with some showing signs of cramp. It was a decent performance by the Garrycastle  lads.  Goalkeeper in the first half newcomer Shane Moran showed that he is well capable of playing in the forwards in the second.

GARRYCASTLE: Shane Moran, Gary Mullery, Anthony Larkin, Ben Kennedy, Sean Carey (0-1), Sean Brennan (0-1), Enda Keena, Damien Rushe (0-3), Eoin Monaghan (0-1), Conor Duignan, Brian McCormack, Paul Gunning, Paul Mulvihill, Cathal Mannion (0-4, 2f), Paul O'Donovan (0-2).  

Subs: Michael Fagan for Paul Mulvihill; Mark Denby for Paul O'Donovan; Paul O'Donovan for Sean Brennan (injured); Killian Lyons for Conor Duignan.