All County League (Div 1) Men

posted 23 Feb 2020, 03:15 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 24 Feb 2020, 02:22 by Matthew Ryan ]

The 2020 season got under way last in Tang on Saturday last when the local team held Garrycastle to a draw after  a hard game played in a strong wind and on a surprisingly good pitch. The game got niggly in the second half and towards the end when tempers got frayed.  However, both sets of players deserve credit for big efforts on a very difficult day for football. Garrycastle played against a wind that blew hard into one corner. Their first goal came from an attack where a goalbound shot was blocked and after a couple of rebounds seemed to go into the net off a Tang player. The second goal arrived after a good move and the ball was crossed to the centre where Eoin Mulivihill gathered and netted. This left the score 2-0 to 0-2 after 20 minutes. Michael Monaghan increased the lead with a point after 28 minutes  but in the final 2 minutes of the half Tang scored 1-2 to level the scores at halftime. 

In the first 7 minutes of the second half points from Conor Cosgrove, Justin Barrett and Alex Gardiner were followed by two Tang points. Two more Garrycastle points followed from Michael Monaghan and Conor Cosgrove, the latter and last Garrycastle score coming in the 44th minute. Tang got the last 3 points of the half to level the match. During this period  Garrycastle were finding it hard to win their own kick-out and get the ball out of their own half. Garrycastle conceded 1-5 was scored in the later minutes of both halves which tells its own story.   However, there’s a long season to come.

Scores for Garrycastle, Eoin Mulvihill (1-0), Conor Cosgrove (0-2) Michael Monaghan (0-2), Alex Gardiner (0-1), Justin Barrett (0-1).  (OG) (1-0)

GARRYCASTLE:- Shane Moran , Mark McCallon , Gary Mullery , John Gaffey, Anthony Larkin , Eoin Mulvihill (1-0), Gary McCallon, Neil Rattigan, Justin Barrett (0-1), Michael Monaghan (0-2), Eoin Monaghan, Enda Keena , Conor Cosgrove (0-2), Alex Gardiner (0-1), Dylan Keegan. 
Subs, Mathew Guiheen  for Gary Mullery; Cathal Mannion for Enda Keena; Sean Doak for Dylan Keegan.