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U21 Club Championship: Ballydonoghue 3-12; Austin Stacks 5-19.
This first round game of the County Club Championship, played in ideal conditions at Coolard on this Wednesday evening (20th Aug), had everything. We led by 13 points at half time (3-8 to 0-4). Five minutes into second half we had increased that lead to 16 points (3-12 to 0-5). Sometimes in a situation like that a team with that lead will drop its guard, and that is what happened. In an 18m period (35th to 53rd minute) Ballydonoghue had outscored us by 3-6 to 0-4, thus reducing our lead to just 5 points (3-16 to 3-11). But what will have pleased Team Mentors, Tim McMahon, Colm Mangan and John O'Sullivan is the manners in which our boys responded to this potential crisis - as in the closing eight minutes of the game we upped our performance again - scoring a further 2-3 to 0-1.