IFC Rd 2: Castleconnor 1-10 v 2-12 St. Farnan's

posted 9 Jul 2011, 05:11 by Unknown user   [ updated 9 Jul 2011, 05:48 ]
This local derby drew a good crowd to Quigabar on Friday evening last for round two of the Intermediate Football Championship.
Playing with the elements in the opening period, the team got off to a slow start and a massive save by keeper Anthony Kilcullen after two minutes denied Farnans a goal. However just over a minute later our opponents opened up our rearguard yet again and blasted to the net.
A good Castleconnor reponse would be imperative, and this is what was given as the team kicked five points without reply, coming from Brian Lynn, John O'Regan, and three points from Kevin Langan.
On 16 minutes, St. Farnans went on the rampage again, the resultant being another goal thus putting our progress back a step. We were falling into trouble down the centre undoubtedly.  John O'Regan responded almost immediately with a point after good work from Kevin Langan and Paul Sweeney. The sides traded scores again leavin it all square at the break, 2-2 to 0-8.
Just like the first half, we started slow on the restart and a lack of concentration at very important times cost the team two points with two frees in the first and second minutes respectively. Farnans went 3 points ahead on 38 minutes, and Paul Sweeney responded six minutes later after good work from Brian Curley. 47 minuteswas gone on the clock and the scoreboard read 2-7 to 0-10 in favour of the blue and whites and suddenly a very good individual goal from Brian Curley left the game hanging in balance. ( 2-7 to 1-10) 
The failure of the team to register another score in the last 13 minutes of the contest proved to be fatal as Farnans scored five points on the trot to leave the score at 2-12 to 1-10. Castleconnor will be disappointed in one way as the game was there for the taking, but at the same time will be happy with the determination and hard work shown throughout. 
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Round 3 versus St. Pats takes place next
Saturday evening, again in Enniscrone. Its the second game of a double header, Throw In is at 7.30PM. Please support.
Team on Duty: A. Kilcullen, T. Cawley, J. Tuffy, B. Howley, Brian Howley, D. Fox, R. Keane, A. Naughton, P. Kilcullen, P. Sweeney, K. Langan, A. Cawley, B. Lynn, J. O'Regan, B. Curley.
Subs used: M. Langan, P. Naughton