Minor Town League Rd 2: Austin Stacks 4-9; Na Gaeil 0-13.
Played on this Sunday afternoon (11th Feb) in a bitterly cold Connolly Park with frequent heavy showers of hail and snow these two teams provided some brilliant free-flowing football, despite the adverse conditions, in round 2 of the Town League.
And, not for the time, the old adage of ‘goals win matches’ proved true. Both sides had 13 scores each but four of our scores were goals – two by Michael Slattery – to add to the two he scored last week – and one each by Dean Scanlon and Seán Carmody. Na Gaeil could have scored at least three goals but for some brilliant saves, in both halves, by David Oba. We led by 3-4 to 0-6 at half time – our four points coming from Dylan Casey, David Couchman, Dean Scanlon and Tom O’Farrell.
As well as our second half goal (Seán Carmody) we also added a further five points in this period – Michael Slattery, Adam Curran and Daniel O’Rourke on target early on – and the last two coming in the closing minutes by Donagh McMahon, who had just come on the pitch (he was substituted at half time with a slight injury) as a replacement for one of our lads who picked up a black card.
Team: David Oba, Craig Teahan, Donagh McMahon (0-2), Jack McGrath (Capt), Dara Barry Walsh, Dylan Casey (0-1), Eoghan Carroll, Seán Carmody (1-0), David Couchman (0-1), Adam Curran (0-1), Daniel O’Rourke (0-1), Dean Scanlon (1-1), Conor Myers, Michael Slattery (2-1), Tom O’Farrell (0-1),
Subs used: Luke Chester (ht), Gearóid Sheehan (ht).
The Co. League gets underway on this coming weekend. We have a home game in the opening round against Laune Rangers. As we write the game is fixed for Saturday afternoon (17th Feb) at 3.30pm. The following week it’s back to Town League duty with a round 3 game away to John Mitchels (25th Feb). Then our next three games will be in the Co. League – Dr. Crokes away (3rd March), Cordal/Scartaglin away (10th March), and Killarney Legion at home (Monday, 19th March).