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SENIOR FOOTBALL COUNTY LEAGUE Div 3 Round 1 2014-03-23 11:18:00

County League Rd 1 back game played 10th May

Ballymac 0-05 St. Marys 1-12


Ballymac were at home to St.Mary's on Saturday 10th in a division 3 County League back game. The home side were first to score in the third minute with a point from Aiden Breen. However the visitors then took over scoring four points , three from frees and one from play. One more point for the home side and two for the visitors left the half time score with 4 between the sides

Half time Score Ballymacelligott 0-02 St.Mary's 0-06

Ballymac were again first to score in the second half with a point from a free by Padraig McCarthy. The visitors completely dominated the next fifteen minutes scoring 1.4 . In the 20th minute Aiden Breen kicked over a point for the home side. St.Mary' s added two more points to their tally before the final whistle. The last score of the game went to the home side with a point from a free by Padraig McCarthy. The final score was Ballymacelligott 0.5 to St. Mary's 1.12

Scorers for St. Marys – Brian Sheean 6pts, Sean Cournane 4pts, Niall O’Driscoll 1 goal


Gneeveguilla 0-10 Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-12


Glenbeigh/Glencer got their latest division two debut off to an electric start. The lads played their best half of football for a long time in the first half and held a halftime lead of 0-02 to 1-09. James O sullivan got the lads off to a great start with the first point of the game within 30 seconds, quickly followed by a great point by Joe McGillicuddy. Soon after Gavin hit the back of the net after a brilliant defense splitting burst by Joe McGillicuddy. Donal Murphy scored the homesides first point of the match but was quickly responded to by a O' Grady free kick. O' Grady scored his first point from open play before Darran O' Sullivan made a rampaging run from centre back to score an excellent point to make the score 0-01 to 1-5. At this stage in the game Glenbeigh/Glencar were playing brilliant incisive free flowing football, Darran O' Sullivan was turning defence in offence at every opportunity. Bernard Murphy was the next to score an impressive point before Padraig O' Connell notched Gneeveguilla's much warranted second point of the game.Gavin O Grady scored another after good work from T Cahill, followed by another excellent Darran O Sullivan point and Gavin Grady tapping over another free in a great performance to leave the score at the interval 0-02 to 1-09

Gneeveuilla came out of the traps firing as expected in the second half with a fine point from Liam Muphy, just when the home supporters were thinking of a comeback the visitors scored their second goal of the game after terrific work by O Grady created a chance for an Kieran Cournty who neatly sold Patrick O' Riordan a dummy in the home side net and cooly slotted it away. Glenbeigh/Glencar was asked different questions for the rest of the game with the home team doing most of the pressing but and imperious Feargal Griffin, Vincent/Jerry Hoare and Kieran Doyle kept the home team defence in tact. DJ O Connor seemed to be the only forward threat for the home side as they huffed and puffed to get back into the game scoring three points in quick succession to make the score 0-06 to 2-09. Colin and Joe McGillicuddy, Stephen O' Sullivan fought hard to carry the fight back to the home side and were rewarded when their possesion in the opposition half resulted in winning two free kicks which Gavin O Grady slotted over the bar. DJ O' Connor scored his fourth point of the half, followed by two points from Donie O' Connor in the closing stages but the last score of the game went to O' Grady in the 63rd minute to give Glenbeigh/Glencar a well deserved win in a historically hard place to win. Gary McGrath will be delighted by the speed and accuracy of today's first half but be concerned a little with the second half performance and know there is still room for improvement. The story of the game must be the performance by Darran O' Sullivan in the centre back position who was more effective on the outcome of a game as he has been for Glenbeigh/Glencar in recent games.



Templenoe 1-09, Ardfert 0-10

Templenoe kicked off their 2014 league campaign with a narrow win over Ardfert, played in ideal conditions in Templenoe. The match was keenly contested with both sides giving their all. Ardfert got the opening point from a Damien Wallace free. Templenoe soon responded through a goal by Denis O Neill after some great work by Tadhg Morley. Templenoe added points from Cian Hallissey, Killian Spillane & Tadhg Morley leaving the score after 15 minutes Templenoe 1-03, Ardfert 0-01.

Ardfert managed to reduce the lead with three points from the boot of Damien Wallace. Then just before half time, an Adrian Spillane shot was deflected over the bar by Ardfert goalie Nicky O Sullivan. Half time score Templenoe 1-04, Ardfert 0-04.

Ardfert who were reduced to 14 men late in the first half had the better of the exchanges early in the second half. Frees were exchanged by the team through scores by Cian Hallissey and Damien Wallace. Damien Wallace hit another free for Ardfert before Tadhg Morley put three points between the teams with a score. Ardfert took over and got points from Damien Wallace (2) and wing back David Griffin (2) to take the lead with ten minutes to go.

Templenoe did not panic and were back on level terms with a Cian Hallissey free. Patrick Palmer sent a difficult free over the bar to regain the lead for Templenoe. In a frantic last five minutes, both teams pushed hard the score and there were many near misses including a shot from Patrick Palmer hitting the cross bar. The final score came to Templenoe through Gavin Crowley leaving Templenoe victorious on a score line of Templenoe 1-09, Ardfert 0-10


An Ghaeltacht 2:13 Lios Póil 0:13

Played in near perfect conditions An Ghaeltacht won this local darby by a margin of two goals. Homeside Lios Póil playing with the wind started off the fastest and in no time had built up a two point lead before An Ghaeltacht responded with a goal from Seán Mícheál Ó Conchúir. Following the goal they extended their lead to four points via three unanswered points, to leave them 1:03 to 0:02 in front. Lios Póil responded in the best manner possible scoring three out of the next four scores to leave a narrow two point lead between the sides. However this didn’t last long as four further unanswered points put nine points between the sides. Just on the verge of half time Lios Póíl had it reduced to 8 points to leave them 0:06 to 2:07
Despite An Ghealtacht getting first blood in the second half Lios Póil went through a purple patch and subsequently reduced to gap to five points, Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin amoung the scorers. An Ghealtacht through two further points brought it up to seven points again, before Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin brought the gap to six points once more. Through the efforts of Tony Lawless and Eoin Mac Gearailt the margin was eight point again. 

Scartaglen and Annascaul kicked off their respective CountyLeague campaign’s in a home match for Scart. Annascual started the first halfstrong with two quick points the first from James Crean and the second a greatpoint from a long distance effort by James Scanlon. Scart answered back with agood drive up the field that ended with a point by Daniel Murphy. Annascaulmade a quick counter attack that was stopped by some good defending from AlanHoran. Pa Rahilly for Scart scored a great long range point in the 3rdmin to bring the match level. In the 10th minute James Scanlonscored another point for Annascaul after the ball took a lucky bounce to sendit over the bar, 2 mins later Aiden Crean broke through Scarts defence to burya goal in the back of the net. Good work by Dan Murphy led to Scarts 3rd pointby Michael Horan. Niall Casey for Scart was given a straight red card in the 15thmin for a closed fist punch. The rest of the first half was dominated byAnnascaul adding a further 3 point to their tally 2 of which where scored byJason Hickson and 1 by James Crean making the score at the end of the firsthalf Scart 0-3 to Annascaul 1-6. Annascaul started the 2nd half thesame way the they finished the 1st controlling the ball for the next13 mins adding 1-4 to their tally with 1 point from Jason Hickson in the 32ndmin, a goal by Johnny Dean in the 36th min, a point from Aiden Creanin the 37th min and a goal and a point from Ger Farrel in the 41stand 43rd mins. Scart finally regained some momentum in the 47thmin after a Great goal by Denis Lenihan followed by 2 points from frees 1 ofrom Pa Rahilly in the 49th min and 1 by Dan Murphy in the 50thmin. Annascaul’s Emmet Kenny Received a yellow card in the 53rd minfollowed by a Black card for Annascaul’s Daniel O Connell Who was replace byJohn Bowler. Annascaul finished their score with a point by Ger Farrel in the55th min and Michael Coakley for Scart ended the game with a pointin the 59th min.

This game was played in ideal conditions in Glenflesk on Sunday. The first half was a fairly even affair after Dromid enjoyed the better start with a well taken goal by full forward, Cristoir O'Fairceallaigh in the sixth minute. Glenflesk rallied with two points each from Jeff O'Donoghue, Adam Reilly, Brian O Donoghue and one from Daragh Roche.THe visitors added two frees and a point from play to leave the half-time score 0-7 to 1.03.

Dromid enjoyed the better of things in the second half and a succession of points from play by Tomas Curran, Michael Sheahan, Dylan O'Donoghue (2) and Gerard O'Sullivan.Two frees by Declan O'Sullivan and one from Denis O'Sullivan completed their scoring. Glenflesk responded with three points, one from a free, by full forward, Daragh Roche. Final score Glenflesk 0-10, Dromid 1-11.

Referee, Seamus Mulvihill, St Senan's.



Keel 2-8 Brosna 12

Keel entertained Brosna in the first round of the County League at home on Sunday in ideal footballing conditions.

Both teams were slow to settle and scores were hard to come by. The only talking point in the first 20mins was when the referee had no choice but to give Keels Jason Foley a black card for a leg trip. The first score came after 19mins from Brosna and Keel responded with a point from a Gary Sayers free two minutes later. Brosna put three more scores on the board with two coming from Tim Finnegan and one from Adam Barry before Keel took the lead with Gary Sayers scoring 1-1 to which Brosna's Tom McGoldrick replied with a point from a free just before halftime. The halftime whistle saw the teams retire to the dressin groom level 

half time score Keel 1-02 Brosna 0-05

The start of the second half saw Keel get a quick point from Martin Burke. Brosna got off the mark in the second half with three Tom McGoldrick points, his third coming from a 45 after a great save from Stephen Cahillane. Tim Finnegan added their fourth point of this half. Keels quick fire response saw Colm O'Neill score a goal and Gary Sayers score two points with the first of these courtesy of a free. In response to this Brosna's McGoldrick & McAuliffe supplied their team with two more points. A pointed free from Gary Sayers quickly followed by a point from substitute Liam O'Shea saw the score line read 2-7 to 11. The final few minutes saw Brosna push hard for a goal but Keels defence didn't leave them down with each team scoring a further point, Brosna's coming from a Tom McGoldrick free just before the final whistle blew which gave Keel the victory on a score line of 2-8 to 12.



Scartaglen 1-06 Annascaul 2-11

Scartaglen and Annascaul kicked off their respective County League campaigns in a home match for Scartaglen. Annascual started the first half strong with two quick points, the first from James Crean and the second a great point from a long distance effort by James Scanlon. The home side answered back with a good drive up the field, that ended with a point by Daniel Murphy. Annascaul made a quick counter attack, which was stopped by some good defending from Alan Horan. Pa Rahilly for Scartaglen scored a great long range point in the 3rdminute, to bring the match level. In the 10th minute, James Scanlon scored another point for Annascaul, after the ball took a lucky bounce to send it over the bar. Two minutes later, Aiden Crean broke through Scartaglen’s defence to bury a goal in the back of the net. Good work by Dan Murphy led to Scartaglen’s third point by Michael Horan. Niall Casey for Scartaglen was given a straight red card in the 15thminute for a closed fist punch. The rest of the first half was dominated by Annascaul, adding a further 3 points to their tally, 2 of which were scored by Jason Hickson and 1 by James Crean. Half time score Scartaglen 0-03 Annascaul 1-06.

Annascaul started the second half the same way they finished the first, controlling the ball for the next 13 mins and adding 1-04 to their tally, with 1 point from Jason Hickson in the 32ndmin, a goal by Johnny Dean in the 36th min, a point from Aiden Crean in the 37th min and a goal and a point from Ger Farrell in the 41stand 43rd mins. Scartaglen finally regained some momentum in the 47thminute, after a great goal by Denis Lenihan, followed by 2 points from frees 1 by Pa Rahilly in the 49th min, and 1 by Dan Murphy in the 50thmin. Annascaul’s Emmet Kenny received a yellow card in the 53rd minute, followed by a Black card for Annascaul’s Daniel O Connell, who was replaced by John Bowler Annascaul finished their scoring with a point by Ger Farrell in the 55th minute and Michael Coakley, for Scartaglen ended the game with a point in the 59th minute.
Final score Scartaglen 1-06, Annascaul 2-11.



Glenflesk 0-10 Dromid 1-11


This game was played in ideal conditions in Glenflesk on Sunday. The first half was a fairly even affair, after Dromid enjoyed the better start with a well taken goal by full forward, Cristoir O'Fairceallaigh, in the sixth minute. Glenflesk rallied with two points each from Jeff O'Donoghue, Adam Reilly, Brian O Donoghue and one from Daragh Roche. The visitors added two frees and a point from play. Half time score Glenflesk 0-07 Dromid 1-03.

Dromid enjoyed the better of things in the second half and a succession of points from play by Tomas Curran, Michael Sheahan, Dylan O'Donoghue (2) and Gerard O'Sullivan. Two frees by Declan O'Sullivan and one from Denis O'Sullivan completed their scoring. Glenflesk responded with three points, one from a free, by full forward Daragh Roche.