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SENIOR FOOTBALL COUNTY LEAGUE Div 3 Round 2 2014-03-29 11:16:00

Ardfert 0-08 St. Marys 1-08

St Marys made the long journey from Caherciveen to face Ardfert in Round two of the County League. The game was played in ideal conditions with the sun shining for the game. The first half saw Ardfert play with the wind advantage and Damien Wallace scored the first point of the game. This was followed by a pointed free for St. Marys from the boot of Sean Cournane, who went on to have a great game. Darren Wallace increased Ardfert's lead only for Sean Cournane to equalise with an excellent shot from 40 yards out. Damien Wallace put a point between the sides with a well taken free. St.Marys Denis Daly was black carded and was replaced by Daniel Daly, who proved to be a very good replacement. Kieran O'Driscoll and Mike Moloney exchanged points to put 1 point between the sides at half time. Half time score Ardfert 0-04 St. Marys 0-03.

Sean Cournane opened the scoring in the second half with a pointed free. The changing point in the game came shortly afterwards. Ardfert's Jerry Wallace seemed to be fouled in the middle of the field and, from the breaking ball, St. Marys had a clear run to goal. Daniel Daly finished the ball to the net and this proved to be the crucial score of the game. Darren Wallace replied with a point for Ardfert, to reduce the deficit to one point. St. Mary's enjoyed a purple patch with three unanswered points, two frees from Sean Cournane and Daniel Daly and a point from play, also from the boot of Daniel Daly. Damien Wallace got one back for Ardfert with a free, but St. Mary’s Niall Driscoll cancelled this out with a point from play. The score was now Ardfert 0-06 St. Marys 1-08. Ardfert kept the pressure on and were awarded with two points, one a 45 from Mairtin Ferris and the other from play by Dathi Griffin but it wasn’t enough on the day.



Ballymac 2-9 Keel 0-08

Two first-half goals laid the foundation for a home-side victory over Keel in this Co. League game played in Ballymac on Sunday last. James Nagle opened the scoring with a pointed free for Keel. A goal from Pádraig McCarthy after five minutes, gave Ballymac a lead they were never to relinquish. A Martin Burke point reduced the deficit, but a succession of points from Daniel O’Shea, Pádraig McCarthy (2), Aidan Breen and Mossie Shanahan, with a Keel reply from Martin Burke, saw Ballymac lead by five points approaching the break. On the stroke of half-time, Ballymac’s Luke Sweeney finished to the net just before the half time whistle. Half time score Ballymac 2-05 Keel 0-03.

Keel started the second-half strongly and pointed frees from Mikey O’Connor (2) and James Nagle saw them close the gap. Further Ballymac points from Pádraig McCarthy (2), Gene Griffin and Aidan Breen saw them reassert their dominance. A superb save by Keel goalkeeper Stephen Cahillane, from an Aidan Breen shot, kept a glimmer of hope for Keel, but Ballymac defence were resolute and the home team ran out deserving winners by seven points. Final score Ballymac 2-09 Keel 0-08.


Brosna 0-12 Lispole 0-05

Played in ideal conditions in Pairc na Feile, Brosna picked up their first points of Division 3 by defeating a tough Lispole team. The men from Lispole, playing with the wind, got off to the better start with points from danger men Deaglan O Suilleabhain and Tomas O Ciobhain. Brosna bounced back with a good run by Eamonn Kiely, who off loaded to Timmy Finnegan for a point. Brosna had a golden chance of a goal through Shane Curtin, but just popped over the bar. Brosna dominated the rest of the first half with scores from Don McAuliffe and Tom McGoldrick. Half time score Brosna 0-08 Lispole 0-04.

Brosna started the second half the way they finished the first half, with two more points from Timmy Finnegan and a free from Tom McGoldrick. Lispole took over for a spell and kicked a great individual score from midfielder Ciaran O Suilleabhain. Brosna got back into it with a good long range point from Dave Curtin, and a fisted point from Adam Barry. That was to be the last action of the game, with Brosna winning on a scoreline of 0-12to 0-05. Best for Brosna were Aaron Cahill in defence, Don McAuliffe and Timmy Finnegan in attack, and Kieran O Suilleabhan tried hard for Lispole.

Lispole: Conor Kiely, Aaron Cahill, Mike Murphy, Shane Fitzmaurice, Chris Browne, Eamonn Kiely, Flor Mcauliffe , Dave Curtin(0-1), Shane Curtin, Tom Fitzgerald , Don McAuliffe(0-1), Tom McGoldrick(0-3), Timmy Finnegan(0-2), Mike Finnegan(0-1) and Adam Barry(0-3).

Lispole: Conor O hAinifein, Dara O Suilleabhain, Eoghan O Grifin, Darren O Cearbheail, Noel O h-Uigin, Colm o Geallenbhain, Alan o Dubhain , Donnacha O h-Uigin, Ciaran O Suillebhain(0-1), Sean o Deanigan, Deaglain O Suilleabhain(0-2), Gareth o Nunain, Tomas o Ciobhain(0-1), Cathal O suilleabhain(0-1), Kieran o Suileabhain.
Referee: John Dineen Fossa


Dromid 0-13 Scartaglen 0-10


Páirc an Phiarsaigh was the venue for Piarsaigh na Dromoda vs. Scartaglen in the second round of the County League, Division Three. The game was played in cold but dry conditions and, although the ground was slippery underfoot, both teams contested a tense and close fought game. Scartaglen opened the scoring with a point from Daniel Murphy, following a great passage of play in the opening minutes, as both teams found their feet and became accustomed with their markers. A free for Deaglán O'Súilleabháin put Dromid on the scoreboard a minute later, followed by a missed goal opportunity from Dromid’s back Caoimhín O'Sé. Criostóir O'Faircheallaigh scored a point from play, which was met with a wide from the away team. Two converted frees from Scartaglen brought the game to a draw. However, a point scored by Gearóid J. O'Súilleabháin from a rebounded free, saw the beginning of a period of confident shooting for the Pearses, leaving the score at 0-7 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. Missed passes by Dromid saw Scartaglen gaining more and more possession towards the end of the first half, and two frees for Daniel Murphy and points from play from Mike Coakley and Patrick Rahilly meant the first half ended level.

Half time score Dromid 0-7 Scartaglen 0-07

A pointed free from Dromid mid-fielder Tomás O'Curráin, followed by a point from play for Criostóir O'Faircheallaigh, saw Dromid pull ahead in the opening minutes of the second half. Scartaglen were dealt a heavy blow, when corner forward Michael Fitzgerald received a black card after 6 minutes and another point from Criostóir O'Faircheallaigh left a margin of three points between the teams. A wide point opportunity for Dromid was followed by a converted free for Scartaglen No. 14 Denis Lenihan heading into the final nail-biting quarter of the game. Wides for both sides meant that the end result could have swung either way, but a pointed free from Deaglán O'Súilleabháin kept Dromid inching ahead. A point for Scartaglen, with ten minutes to go, put the home side under pressure and when Michael Horan scored a point from play with a minute of normal time left, the game was at boiling point. However, a point from play from Gearóid O'Súilleabháin gave the home side the advantage and a free in the dying moments left the final score at 0-13 to 0-10.

Foireann Piarsagh na Dromoda: Daniel O'Curráin, Dónal O'Súilleabháin, Dominic O'Súilleabháin, Cian O'Sé, Caoimhín O'Sé, Pádraig J. O'Súilleabháin, Pól Mac Gearailt Donnacha S. O'Súilleabháin Tomás O'Curráin (0-1, 1f.), Mícheál O'Síocháin, Deaglán O'Súilleabháin, (0-3,3f.) Dilan O'Donnchadha,(0-1) Kealan O'Faircheallaigh, Criostóir O'Faircheallaigh,(0-4) Gearóid J. O'Súilleabháin.(0-3) Fir Ionadaithe: Eoin O'Laoire, Aidan O'Conchúir, Shane O'Conchúir, Seán O'Súilleabháin, Denis O'Sé, Seán O'Sé, Daithí Moriarty, Aidan S. O'Súilleabháin, Shane O'Súilleabháin, Jamie Banks, Mícheál O'Conchúir,

Foireann Scarteach an Ghlainne: Martin Hewitt, Declan Mahoney, Damien Connor, Alan Horan, Brendan Rahilly, Padraig Reidy, Patrick Murphy, Michael Coakley (0-3), Daniel Murphy (0-3, 2f.), Michael Horan (0-1, 1f.), Patrick Rahilly (0-1), Seán Tangney, J.J. Murphy, Denis Lenihan (0-1, 1f..) Michael Fitzgerald (0-1). 



An Ghaeltacht 0-07 Gleann Fleisce 0-09


Cé go raibh seans ag an nGaeltacht báide a aimsiú sa nóiméad deiridh agus na pointí a sciobadh ós na cuairteoirí, scior iarracht Aodáin Mhic Gearailt oiread na fríde ar seachrán. Ach ar seachrán bhí agus ba Gleann Fleisce a thug na pointí soir fad an Chontae abhaile leo.
Bhí na cuairteoirí chun cinn ó thus deiridh sa chluiche seo agus iad 0-06 le 0-04 chun na maitheasa ag leath ama. Cé go raibh neart sa leoithne gaoithne a bhí ag séideadh i nGallaras na Gréine i rith an chluiche seo, ní raibh sé mar chabhair do aon fhoireann ach mar bhac ar iarrachtaí pasála agus scórála mar gur anoir aneas agus mar sin díreach trasna an ghort amach chun farraige a bhí an ghaoth ag séideadh. Ach b'iad Gleann Fleisce ba mhó a chuaigh i dtaithí ar an ngaoth achrannach seo, le cuid mhaith d'iarrachtaí na Gaeltachta ag dul ar foraíl, ó chiceanna saora chomh maith le ón imirt. Is cinnte go raibh tionchar ag gortithe na Gaeltachta chomh maith ar thoradh an chluiche seo, mar ná raibh ar chumas an lán chúlaí Dáithí Ó Sé, deartháireacha lár an ghoirt Cathal agus Eoin Mac Gearailt ná an captaen agus lán tosach Seán Micheál Ó Conchúir tosnú sa chluiche seo. 

Ach in ainneoin sin, tar éis a mbua as baile i gcoinne Lios Póil agus cailliúint Ghleann Fleisce ag a baile i gcoinne Phiarsaigh na Dromoda sa chéad bhabhta an tseachtain seo caite, bheifí ag súil go mbuaifeadh an Ghaeltacht an chluiche seo, go háirithe mar go bhfuil sé ar cheann des mhór spriocanna na bliana ag an bhfoireann Roinn 2 a bhaint amach arís láithreach. Ach bhí Gleann Fleisce romh mhaith dóibh ar an lá agus mura mbeadh dhá shábháil nótáltha ó Thomáis Mhic an tSaoir d'fhéadfadh port na Gaeltacht bheith seinnte go maith roimh dheireadh an chluiche seo.

Bhí cosantóirí Ghleann Fleisce an éifeachtach agus churadar stop le ruathair suas faoin ngort na Gaeltachta arís agus arís eile agus níor eirigh le tosaithe na Gaeltachta an bheart a dhéanamh orthu dóthain babhtaí. Ach da mbeadh iarracht Aodán i gcúl an lion sa nóiméad deiridh, is amhlaidh gur port eile a bheadh á sheinnt againn! Is cinnte gur níos fearr arís a bheidh foireann an Daingin ar an Satharn seo chugainn i gcluiche ceannais Sraithe Chiarraí Thiar (15.30 i nGallaras) agus mar sin beidh an fhoireann ag súil le feabhas mór ar a gcuid imeartha chun ár bhfathaigh móra béal dorais a chloí agus a gcéad chupa ó 2008 a bhaint amach. Ach n'fheadairís riamh sa derby áitiúil......



Annascaul 1-08 Templenoe 1-12

Templenoe were first on the board with a point from Brian Crowley in the opening minute, followed in quick succession by a point from Cian Hallissey. Aidan Crean was first to score for Annascaul, with a point from a free. Templenoe dominated the remainder of the opening quarter, with three points from Patrick Palmer and one from Kieran McCarthy. It was tit-for-tat in the second quarter with Jason Hickson and Shane Foley pointing for Annascaul and points from Sean Sheehan and Brian Crowley for Templenoe. 
Half time score Templenoe 0-08 Annascaul 0-03.

The Crean brothers brought Annascaul back into the game in the opening minutes of the second half, Aidan first off the mark with a point, followed by a great goal from James. Annascaul rallied and maintained possession with three consecutive points from Jason Hickson, to put Annascaul ahead for the first time in the match. It was the seventeenth minute before Templenoe got a score, with points from Martin Reilly and John Rice. A further point came for Annascaul from James Crean, before Templenoe regained their lead with two points from Brian Crowley, before a superb goal from John Rice sealed the victory for Templenoe. Man-of-match Templenoe’s Brian Crowley.

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran O’Neill, Mike Hallissey, Daniel O’ Neill, Tadhg Morley, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Sean Sheehan (0-1), John Rice (1-1), Kieran McCarthy (0-1), Denis O’ Neill, Cian Hallissey (0-1), Patrick Palmer (0-3, 1f), Brian Crowley (0-4). Subs: Colm Breen, Patrick Clifford, John Moriarity, Martin Reilly (0-1), Timmy O'Sullivan, Pat Spillane, Padraig Doyle, Darren McCarthy, Dan O'Connor, Josh Holland.

Annascaul: Tommy Pierce, Eoghan O’ Neill, Gearoid O Shea, David Clifford, Daniel O Connell, Eamonn Hickson, Keith Moynihan, Emmet Kennedy, James Scanlon, Aidan Crean (0-2f), Shane Foley (0-1), Ger Farelly, Jonathon Deane, Jason Hickson (0-4, 1f), James Crean (1-1).
Subs: John Bowler, Jamie Finn, Jamie Quirke, Stephen Pierce, Shane Scanlon, Paul Whelehan, Alan Falvey, Kenneth Quirke, Donal O Connor, Andrew Finn, James Sayers, Daniel Flannery.
Referee: Cathal O’ Dubhda.