Benson Cup Final: Castleconnor 0-10 v 2-13 Calry/St. Joseph's

posted 26 Apr 2014, 06:37 by castleconnor sligo
The senior team were defeated twice over the Easter weekend by Calry on both occasions. On Good Friday Corran Park was the venue for the Benson Cup Final.
Castleconnor played with the wind in the first half and started brightly earning a well deserved 3 point lead before Calry began to show with a few scores in quick succession. It was nip and tuck until a high ball into the westerner's goalmouth resulted in the ball being placed in the Castleconnor net just before the halftime whistle sounded. Calry led at the interval 1-5 v 0-6.  In the second half the Calry men pushed on with another number of unanswered points and we struggled to keep with them. Another goal from the North Sligo outfit sealed the deal even though Michael Langan's introduction sparked life into the team. A late rally and good spells of play followed but this wasnt converted on the score board. There was a long break in play due to a Niall Judge injury. Final score after 83 minutes on the clock was 2-13 v 0-10. This resulted in the first loss of the year for the team and it showed the level we need to be at to escape the intermediate ranks.
Team:Anthony Kilcullen, Brendan Howley, Pat McGuinness, Tom Cawley, Jason Earlis, Keith Earlis, Eoin Kent,  Paul Kilcullen, Patrick Naughton, Eamon Cawley, Kevin Langan, Niall Judge, Stephen Curley, Eoin Flynn, Matthew Cullen.