Senior Co. League Div 5: Austin Stacks 0-9; Scartaglin 2-13
Our B team’s 4th round Co. League game at home to table-toppers, Scartaglin on this Sunday afternoon (13th May) did not go to plan. After two good wins in our opening rounds we now have lost our last two games.
On this occasion we started well with wing-back, Darragh Scanlon putting over a long-distant effort inside the second minute. Scart equalized a minute later and then in the 9th minute they capitalized on a defensive error to score the first of their two goals. We recovered somewhat from that – scoring three more points in the next ten minutes to just one for the opposition. Good work by Barry Walsh led to the first of these points, put over beautifully by Theo Diggin. Our other two come from William Kirby and Seamus Bastible. The visitors then took control and added four more points in quick succession which was followed by our firth point of the game close to half time – a pointed free by Alan Duggan. This left Scart four points clear at half time (1-6 to 0-5).
They added two more points straight after the resumption before Alan Duggan put over from play in the 36th minute. Then, a minute later, this game was put out of our reach when the opposition goaled from a penalty. For the rest of the half Scart scored four more points to three for us – another Theo Diggin point from play and two more from Alan Duggan frees.
It was good to see Ciarán O’Connell making his come-back after being out injured for fourteen months – his last game was out in Rathmore on the 12th March 2017.
Team: Gearóid McCann, Andrew Morrissey (Capt), John Dennis, Paul Galvin, Darragh Scanlon (0-1), Barry Walsh, Conor Lowe, Cathal O’Reilly, David Fitzmaurice, Theo Diggin (0-2), Dale Counihan, Alan Duggan (0-4 – three frees), Donagh McKivergan, William Kirby (0-1), Seamus Bastible (0-1).
Subs used: Shane Kelliher (35m), Fergal Ryan (41m), Harry O’Callaghan (52m), Ciaran O’Connell (52m), Eoghan Galvin (57m).