Div 4 Rd 8:Castleconnor 1-6 v Shamrock Gaels 1-16

posted 18 Jun 2011, 14:19 by Bart Barrins
The junior team had their first game in a number of weeks when Shamrock Gaels were visitors to Corballa on Friday evening. Good conditions prevailed throughout the game.
 
The visitors got off to a quick start and were 3-0 up after a few minutes but we got back into it with both of our midfielders scoring long range points. As the half progressed we got more confident and a number of points kept us in contention with John McDonnell very unlucky that a lob just finished over the bar. But in the last attack of the half he scored a screamer of a goal after a very good team movement to leave us leading 1-5 v 0-6.
 
The visitors got the perfect start to the second half with a very good individual goal. They followed it up with good points from around the park. The visitors goalkeeper was probably the man of the match though and made three excellent saves during the second half, all at times that would have meant this game would have gone down to the final minutes. All we had to show for the half though was an excellently worked 45 that Stephen Kilgallon scored. The lads worked to the end and the visitors keeper made a final excellent save from player/manager Pat Flynn.
 
Team: Brian Flynn, Alan Naughton, Darragh Gilmartin, Ronán Barrett, Anthony Kilcullen, Kevin Maye, Morgan Fitzsimons(0-2), Brian Howley(0-1), Eoin Flynn, Stephen Kilgallon(0-1), Frank Barrett, John McDonnell(1-2), Patrick Cleary. Subs: Ultan McGranahan, Dermot Forde, Pat Flynn.