Gaels Struggle To Overcome Connolly’s

Fr. Manning Gaels 0-07

Sean Connollys 0-02

In a game where both defences came out on top, Fr. Manning Gaels made it 4 wins out of 4 as they struggled to beat a dogged Seán Connolly’s outfit on Sunday afternoon last in Monaduff. The Gaels hit 12 wides in total, in a game where they dominated possession but were unable to reflect that dominance on the scoreboard. The home side started off brightly with two quick points from midfielder Pauric Gill inside the first ten minutes. Connolly’s then responded with their solitary score of the first half with a 30 yard free in front of the goals by Dessie Reynolds. Martin Cassidy then clipped over a 14 yard free after he was fouled bearing down on goals. This left the Half Time score: Fr. Manning Gaels 0-3 Seán Connolly’s 0-1. The Ballinalee outfit made it a one point game when Dessie Reynolds fired over their final point of the match and this was a nervous period for the Gaels. However, they responded to what could have been a disastrous result with some excellent scores from Martin Cassidy, Petie Collum, Darren Farley and influential substitute Eoin Keane to leave the final score 0-7 to 0-2.
Team & Scorers:
Paddy Collum, Derek McCormack, Aaron Quinn, JP Farley, Nigel Kiernan, Dylan Quinn, Mark Duffy, David Collum, Pauric Gill (0-2), Emmett Noonan, David Cassidy, Darren Farley (0-1), Petie Collum (0-1, (f)), Martin Cassidy (0-2, (1f)), Seán Whelan.
Substitutes: Mickey Kelly, Eoin Keane (0-1), Ciarán Cooney