SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 2-14: Ballymac 0-5.
This round 2 game in the Town League started in Connolly Park on this Sunday morning (1st March) with a cold gale-force wind blowing down the pitch but it soon abated and, despite the heavy conditions, there were some very good passages of play by both sides. We started well and by ten minutes were five points to no score up, with three very good efforts by Shane O'Callaghan - and Dale Counihan and Seán Ryan also on target – all from play. Shane added two more in the second quarter with Brían Mangan and Dale also adding one each. The first of our goals came in the 28th minute. Shane took a quick free to Dale who passed back to Shane on the run and his shot across goal was finished to the net by Alan Duggan. We led at half time by 1-9 to 0-2. That half also yielded only three wides – two for us.