Credit Union County Senior Football League Div 3 Review

Waterville 0-11 Ballydonoghue 0-13
Breda O’Shea reports

Annascaul 0-12 St. Senans 0-12
St Senans opened the scoring in this close game. Their slight lead early on was short lived as the sides were level on four occasions during the first half. It continued to be a very fast paced first half, with the sides going in to the break level at the break; Annascaul 0-06 St Senans 0-06.
St. Senans again were first on the scoreboard in the second half. Similar to the first half, there was little separating the sides, and they were level four times. The second half was played at the same fast pace as the first. The majority of the scores from both sides came from frees, Sean O’Connell for St. Senans and Jason Hickson for Annascaul. The final moments of the game saw Annascaul reduced to 14 men and St. Senans scoring the point that levelled the game.

Keel 1-10 Listry 2-10
Keel were down a few regular starters. Keel had the better of the opening exchanges but found scores hard to come by Listry got a goal 5 min before half time and points from Derry Ahern and Peadar Keane left Listry leading by 5 points going in at the break; Listry 1-05 Keel 0-03.

Keel struck two quick points in the second half from Colm O’Neill and Aaron Murphy. Billy Brien and Danny Wren replied for Listry. Colm O’Neill found the net for Keel to close the gap to 1 before Derry Ahern found himself in acres of space to slip the ball into the Keel net. Listry held out for a 3 point win.

Laune Rangers 1-10 St Patricks Blennerville 0-13

Points were shared as Laune Rangers came back from five behind to earn a draw with St Pats of Blennerville. Laune Rangers continue to be affected by injuries, with Jack O’Connor joining the growing list of side-lined players. St Pats were pretty much at full strength on the day, although they travelled to Killorglin with only 19 players.
Scores were at a premium in the early stages, as the sides hit two points each in the first 10 minutes – Colm O’Shea (free) and an excellent Dáire Cleary point for Rangers with Liam O’Sullivan and Willie Hurley pointing for the visitors. Pats then almost raised a green flag as Gary Savage forced a great save from Jason Browne, but he reacted well to the rebound and got enough on it to put it over the bar. Brendan Poff and Breandáin Savage both added further points for Pats to leave the visitors leading by 0-5 to 0-2 with 15 minutes played. A pointed free by Colm O’Shea was soon cancelled out by a point from Willie Hurley, as Laune Rangers came close to scoring a goal – Pierce Tyther ghosting up the field from corner back and getting through on goal only to see his shot go just wide of the left post. Fiachra Clifford pointed a free for Rangers, but St Pats added points from Gary Savage & David O’Callaghan to extend their lead. Rangers created another goal chance late on in the half, but Cian O’Shea’s shot was saved well by Paudi Bailey who deflected the ball over the bar. Colm O’Shea pointed another free to see Rangers heading in at the break trailing by two points. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, St Pats 0-8.
St Pats dominated the third quarter, outscoring Rangers by 0-4 to 0-1 to increase their lead to five points – Willie Hurley (3 frees) & David O’Callaghan for Pats & Cian O’Shea for Rangers to see the Blennerville men in the lead by 0-12 to 0-7 with 15 minutes to play. Laune Rangers upped their game for the final quarter, as they showed great tenacity and perseverance to stage a great fightback. It began as Jason Browne split the posts with a great 45, while substitute John O’Shea pointed well shortly afterwards. A super Shane Daly point reduced the gap to two points before Dáire Cleary scored an excellent goal to give Rangers the lead – the Minor player turning his marker at the dressing room corner of the pitch, carrying the ball in along the line and finishing to the net. Credit to St Pats, they reacted in the best possible way and worked the ball downfield to level the game up within 90 seconds as Brendan Poff pointed. There would be no further score and the final whistle was blown to see the spoils shared. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-10, St Pats 0-13.
Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1 45’), Pierce Tyther, Jonathan Carey, Neil O’Brien, Patrick Carey, Chris Riordan (capt), Cormac Johnston, Shane Daly (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-1f), John Tyther, Dáire Cleary (1-1), Cian O’Shea (0-2), Colm O’Shea (0-3f). Subs: John O’Shea (0-1) for D O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Sullivan for Colm O’Shea, Ronan Sayers for Cian O’Shea.
St Patrick’s: Paudi Bailey, Luke Mulligan, Tommy Lynch, Cillian O’Riordan, Liam Poff, Kieran Dwyer, Sean Dowling, Liam O’Sullivan (0-1), Paul McMahon, Brendan Poff (0-2), Breandáin Savage (0-1), Gary Savage (0-2), David O’Callaghan (0-2, 1f) (capt), Willie Hurley (0-5, 3f) Shane Doyle.

Finuge 4-16 Lispole 3-12
Lispole had the better of early exchanges with Tom Kavanagh to the fire but by half time Finuge had battled back to parity. The teams went in level at the break on a score of 2-09 each.

As the second half started Finuge began to dominate the game and scoreboard with Darragh Shanahan and Jason Wallace catching the eye. Despite a spirited fightback from Lispole in the last quarter Finuge won the game and their first points in the league.

Brosna 4-11 Dr Crokes 1-11