County League Division 3 – Round Up

Listry 1-6 Gneeveguilla 3-16

Jason O Connor reports

Keel 1-10 Firies 1-10

Keel and Firies played out a very exciting draw in Div 3 of the County League with the match being played in Keel.After 20 minutes of the contest the local support was certainly feeling that only one team had turned up and it wasn’t Keel. Firies started like a train and by the 26th minute had built up a lead of 1.06 to 0.02. The Firies goal came from a well worked move which ended with Darragh O’Donoghue palming the ball to the net and the bulk of their points came from Donnacha O’Sullivan who was punishing some needlessly conceded frees by the Keel defence. In reply Keel had only managed a point each from Thomas Ladden and Aaron Murphy, with the latter being the only Keel forward who was taking on the Firies defence. Keel did finish the half better with two late points and seemed to be getting on terms with the Firies attack leaving some hope for the home support in the second half. The half time score stood at 1.06 to 0.04 in favour of the away team.

Keel came out in the second half a team transformed and by the mid way point of this period had outscored Firies by 1.04 to 0.02 with their goal coming from a very effective Aaron Murphy. Keel continued to take the game to Firies and had assumed the lead by the 51st minute. Firies drew level again but the home support must have thought it was to be their day when Martin Burke fired over a point in the 60th minute. To be fair to Firies their heads didn’t drop and a fine score from Mike Daly drew the teams level again. On the resumption of play the referee blew for full time leaving the scores tied at 1.10 apiece. Both teams might rue some missed opportunities but on balance a draw was probably a fair result.

Scorers for Keel Aaron Murphy 1.03, Gary Sayers 0.03, Thomas Ladden, Tommy Buckley, Terry O’Sullivan and Martin Burke 0.01 each. Firies scores came from Donnacha O’Sullivan 0.06, Darragh O’Donoghue 1.00, Mike Daly 0.02, Jake Flynn and Diarmuid O’Mahony 0.01 each.

Lios Póil 3:09 Milltown Castlemaine 6:12
Goals are often the winning and losing of matches and so it proved in Lios Póil.The opening quarter was balanced with Milltown/Castlemaine leading by 2 points by the 19th minute. Maitiú Seán Ó Grifín, Cathal among Lios Póils scorers. For Milltown/Castlemaine Dylan O Neil and Gavin Horan amoung their scorers.All that changed in a flash with previously mention Dylan O Neil finding the back of the net and 2 further points for the visitors. Hosts Lios Póil succeeded in clawing it back with a Tomás Ó Cíobháin Goal, only for Gavin Horan to add a further goal to Milltown/Castlemaines tally.That left the half time scor 2:08 to 1:05 in Milltown Castlemaines favor.
The second half got off to a binding start and Lios Póil succeeded in reducing the gap to 5 points before Milltown Castlemaine rattled over 2:02 in 10 minute period. Johnston O Sullivan and Cathal Moriarty the contributers.Lios Póil rallied and bagged a 1:04 of their own Maitiú Seán Ó Grifín the goal score.The game finished as seen above.

Currow played Fossa on Saturday at 3pm on a very dry sunny day.
Fossa started the game the better a with scores from Tadgh O Shea Lorcan Daly killian Buckley to lead by 3 points before Pa Mc Carthy scored 2 for Currow. Cian o Shea then scored a goal for Fossa and Tadgh O Shea added further points and after 20 minutes Fossa lead 1-05 to 3 points .Currow then added scores from Mike McCarthy Seamus Scanlon John Buckley and Padraig O Shea to lead 12 point to 1-7 AT half time. The second half began with a goal by Luke Fitzgerald and further points from Daniel O Shea Seamus Brosnan John Buckley and Currow had a comfortable lead until Tadgh O Shea went on a point scoring spree and levelled the game 1-16 a piece a great solo run and point by Sean Brosnan gave Currow a one point win.

St Senans 2-08
Listowel Emmets 0-14

In the opening minutes Paudie Quille and Cormac Mulvihill exchanged points, Jason Browne made a super run finishing the ball to the Listowel net giving the home side the advantage Sean Keane replied from a free to reduce the lead. Listowel’s Sean Keane (f) Brian Sweeney and Sam Tarrant slotted points reducing Senans advantage, however David Foran (2) and Conor Kennelly (2) kicked further points to see Senans leading 1-06 to 0-07 at the break.
On the restart the on form Sean Keane reeled in the home side and seven minutes in the sides were level. Senans goalie James Barry produced some fantastic saves keeping Senans in the game. From a Senans free Paudie Dillon burst through the defence passing the ball to Conor Kennelly and he smashed to the net giving Senans the advantage midway in the third quarter. Listowel plugged away with points from Sean & David Keane levelling matters, Listowel sub Jamie McVeigh pointed to take the lead for Listowel with two minutes plus stoppage remaining. A Senans passage of play resulted in an injury time free and Eoin O’Connell converted.