Senior Co. League Div 2 FT: Glenflesk 0-7; Austin Stacks 1-13.
This round 4 Co. League game played at a dry and sunny Barraduff on this Saturday evening (12th May) produced some brilliant passages of football from both sides. The final score-line didn’t really do justice to the home side who looked dangerous every time they went on the attack but our defence was superb once they came to grips with a rather shaky start which saw Glenflesk go into an early four points lead. – this after just seven minutes. But we held them to just one more point between then and half time while we put over nine – David Mannix unerring from four frees, Shane Carroll pointing two (one from a free) and one each from play by Darragh O’Brien, Shane O’Callaghan and Michael O’Donnell. This left us with four points to spare at the break (0-9 to 0-5).
Like the first half the home side had a good start to the second half also – scoring two points inside the first seven minutes. But that was all they scored during this second half while we tagged on a further 1-4. Our goal came in the 42nd minute when Shane O’Callaghan’s shot across the goalmouth was tapped into the net by the ever-vigilant Ferdia O’Brien. David Mannix scored three more points, all from play with Greg Horan putting over one.
It was great to see Robbie Murphy making his Senior debut and what a performance he put in – making a number of brilliant saves throughout the hour, including one superb effort right at the start of the second half. It was also good to see Wayne Guthrie back in action after a long absence. It was Wayne’s first game this season and he looked as sharp as if he was never away.
Team: Robbie Murphy, Colin Griffin, Conor Jordan, Denis Costello, Seán Ryan, Jack O’Shea, Ciarán O’Reilly, Shane Guthrie (Capt), Michael O’Donnell (0-1), Wayne Guthrie, Darragh O’Brien (0-1), Shane Carroll (0-2 – one free), David Mannix (0-7 – four frees), Shane O’Callaghan (0-1), Ferdia O’Brien (1-0).
Subs used: Greg Horan (38m) (0-1), Fergal Ryan (52m), David Fitzmaurice (53m), Darragh Scanlon (56m), Dale Counihan (58m), Barry Walsh (59m).
The win puts us second on the League Table on 6 points, two behind Desmonds who head the table as the only Club with four wins out of four. There is still one back game to be played – the Na Gaeil .v. Currow game – and if Na Gaeil wins this they would leap-frog us into second spot.