Abbeylara 1-16 Fr. Manning Gaels 0-04
Venue: Oliver Lynch Park
Fr. Manning Gaels Juniors were comprehensively defeated by a strong Abbeylara side in a windy Oliver Lynch Park on Sunday last. The Gaels were forced to play with only 14 players for the majority of the first half until Ken Leonard (who had been refereeing another match) arrived to allow the Gaels go to a full 15. The Gaels were short a number of players who are eligible for this grade and great credit goes to the lads who made themselves available and gave it their all for the 60 minutes. Abbeylara took full advantage of the extra man and utilised the gale at their backs to kick some excellent long range points in the first half. The Half Time score was Abbeylara 0-13 Fr. Manning Gaels 0-3. The Gaels scores came from two well struck frees from Jonathan Connell and a blasted point from Niall Quinn. The Gaels only managed one further score in the second half, which came from the boot of centre half forward Jonathan Connell and Abbeylara ran out convincing winners 1-16 to 0-04.
Team & Scorers:
Ken Leonard, Jason Nertney, Anthony McKeon, Ciarán Quinn, Tom McGee, Micheál Kane, Kevin Whitney, Mike Mulleady, James Breslin, Mark Prunty, Jonathan Connell (0-3(3f), Ruairí Carthy, Gearóid Nertney, Alan McKeon, Niall Quinn (0-1)