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SENIOR CO. LEAGUE DIVISION 5 - ROUND 5 - 10/6/2017 2017-06-10 22:04:00

Austin Stacks 2-8; Churchill 1-12

After a tight game all through, Churchill came away from Connolly Park on Saturday evening (10th June) with a one point win in this fifth round of the Co. League.  The sides were level on three points apiece at the end of the first quarter.  A 17th minute goal for Stacks by Theo Diggin gave the home side the lead for the first time in the game.  However, the visitors
battled back bit by bit and were back on level terms at half time (1-5 to 0-8) with some brilliant points by Cillian Fitzgerald, Liam O’Donnell and Michael O’Brien.

It was tit for tat also in the second half with a goal each for both sides, the number eight on both sides were the scorers – that veteran William Kirby for the Rock and Cillian Fitzgerald for Churchill. With twelve minutes remaining, the visitors were ahead by one point and despite some heroic efforts by both sides, those last twelve minutes yielded no more scores.

Scorers:   Stacks:  Theo Diggin (1-2), William Kirby (1-1), Seamus Bastible, Paddy Fitzgibbon, Cian O’Sullivan, Fergal Ryan and Declan Clifford (0-1 each).  Subs used:  Declan Clifford (ht), Calvin Foley (ht), Jessie O’Sullivan (40m), Darren Bastible (49m), Seán Tansley (55m), Micheál Dillon (56m).
Churchill:  Cillian Fitzgerald (1-4 – 2 frees), Michael O’Brien (0-3),