The long and winding road to clongeen was the journey for the eagerly anticipated clash in the Junior A football championship. At lunchtime on Wednesday our management had 17 lads available, while that number had dwindled away to only 12 definite attendee’s by lunchtime today. We are very grateful to the lads who left work early and others who made themselves available to leave us with 16 players for the game.
We started the game well with the fantastic Daire Turner scoring from all angles, including his first ever 45, while the mercurial Barry Murphy was equally as effective at raising the flags. Other scores from John Ivory, Pa Walsh, Adam Dunne, Ciaran Rochford, a goal from Paudi Cooney, left the half time score at 4-13 to 0-02.
The second half was a more even affair with Clongeen enjoying some well earned scores. Goals from Adrian o Loughlin and Peter Mernagh, along with more points from the deadly duo meant that we held our own to secure a 6-17 to 2-07 victory.
This victory leaves our lads on 3 points from 4 games with the last round against Adamstown most likely in two weeks.
Team: Colin Hawkins, Daire Walsh, James Donohoe, Adrian O Loughlin, Paudi Cooney, Ray O Brien, Ciaran Rochford, James Gahan, James Breen, Denis Walsh, Barry Murphy, Pa Walsh, John Ivory, Daire Turner, Adam Dunne.
Sub’s: Peter Mernagh for Denis Walsh, Denis Walsh for John Ivory, John Ivory for Barry Murphy