Teamsheets for weekend Aug 8-9

This weekends match day programs for the Homeland SFC, the Connacht Gold Intermediate and Junior A football championships

Last updated 08/08/2020 @ 10:04

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Last updated 06/08/2020 @ 10:03

Senior Hurling Champ: Western Gaels 3-12 v Coolera/Strandhill 2-15

The result of this game appeared sorted 5 minutes into the second half when Gaels moved into an 11 point lead but in the end of the game it could have gone either way. It was appropriate that Kevin Banks had the final say when scoring a free from under the stand into the town goal of Quigabar as he was the main reason for red and white team for getting back into the game. 

Gaels were off to an excellent start when Bryan Moloney had a goal when the keeper mis-controlled his effort for a point. Less than a minute later he made a great save from David Barrett who duly drove the rebound to the net. Coolera settled to get points from Ronan Redmond, Kieran Prior and Banks but these were cancelled out by a Barrett free and points from play by Tom Mahon and Alan Cawley. In a game of fits and starts, Coolera/S came back with two of their own from Banks and Mark Comerford. The lads from the west finished the half strongly with Moloney and Cawley points from play and an Aidan Morrison free to leave the score at 2-6 v 0-5. 

The 8 minutes at the start of the second half saw the lead extended further with 5 points from Matthew Walsh, Cawley(2), Morrison and Barrett. The only response was a Shane Brenan point from the corner. A long range free fell into the square and Ronan Redmond drove the sliotar to the corner of the net. Crucially Coolera Strandhill added to this with points from Banks and Prior and a long range point from corner back Conor Gillen. Alan Cawley kicked to the net after being hooked twice en route to goal but again the response from the visitors was impressive as they took a stranglehold of midfield with Banks equalising the game going into injury time. Mark Comerford went for a goal right after to win the game but Barry Keenan made an excellent double save. Gaels could not get it to stick in their forward line but were fouled around midfield and Barrett put it over. A free out on the sideline was not an easy task but Banks drove the sliotar over the bar in what in the end was a result both teams deserved. 

Western Gaels : Alan Cawley 1-4, David Barrett 1-3(2f), Bryan Moloney 1-1, Aidan Morrison 0-2 (2f), Matthew Walsh 0-1

Coolera/Strandhill : Kevin Banks 0-6 (2f), Shane Brenan 1-2, Ronan Redmond 1-1, Kieran Prior 0-3 (1f) Larry Cadden 0-1 (1f), Mark Comerford, Conor Gillen 0-1 each

Last updated 03/08/2020 @ 18:13

Cloonacool v Eastern Harps Junior A championship report

Cloonacool opened their Connacht Gold Junior A football championship with a convincing win over Eastern Harps in a splendid Bunnanadden Community Park on Saturday evening. Intermittent showers didn’t dampen a youthful Cloonacool’s enthusiasm as they triumphed over a hardworking Eastern Harps.

A wasteful Cloonacool could be punished on another day for kicking nine wides in the opening half. Indeed, the scoreline at the first water break put both sides level on no score apiece. Eoin Carty on his championship debut put Cloonacool ahead after the restart with a well taken point. Three further scores from the victors left the half time score at Cloonacool 0-04 Eastern Harps 0-00.

Whatever words of wisdom Cloonacool’s manager Brian Mc Intyre and coach Barnes Kelly imparted at half time had the desired effect. Within 20 seconds of the restart Harps keeper Errol Flynn was picking the ball out of his net after being beaten by a rasping effort from Rian Moylan. Cloonacool corner forward Conor Prendergast widened the gap further on 32 minutes when he finished neatly to the Harps net. However, Cloonacool could not rest on their laurels and Cloonacool’s keeper Joe Neary could do nothing to stop Ciaran Hannon’s effort finding the back of his net after a route one ball in from midfield after 38 minutes.

However, this was as good as it got for the Harps men as their centre back Barry Convey received his marching orders from referee Paul Clavin after collecting a yellow card along with a black card he picked up earlier. Cloonacool were now in the driving seat and they finished off the job in hand with a number of well taken points and goals from Brian Towey, Ronan Leonard and Jason Brennan.

Overall a good workmanlike display by Cloonacool but sterner tests await in this year’s Connacht Gold Junior A championship.

Last updated 03/08/2020 @ 11:41

Homeland SFC Tubbercurry 2-15 v Eastern Harps 0-15

This was a real Jekyll and Hyde performance by Tubbercurry whilst Harps will wonder what would have happened if they played from the first whistle. The performance of the Tubber midfield and some excellent running and score taking by their forwards was a joy to watch but it all disappeared in the second half. 

The first 10 minutes of the game it was an even contest with Ronan Mulligan and Shane O'Grady pointing for Harps and David Kelly and two very good points from play by Brian Morahan who had an excellent first half scoring 4 points in total. From the 8th minute to the 25 minute Harps barely crossed the half way line and in that time Tubber had increased their lead by 1-5, Dermot Walsh palming to the net after a Kelly handpass across the square. Dermot Walsh scored from a mark and Daragh Kilcoyne also added from play. Thomas Cryan had moved out the field to try to stem the tide and he was instrumental in Daragh Madden scoring from play. Ross Donovan made an astonishing block after it looked like Brian Curran had only to put the ball in the net in the 25th minute. By halftime the lead was 1-13 v 0-5 with Cryan and Mulligan reducing the deficit after Jason Perry had one from play. 

Perry got the first score of the second half for Tubber in the 5th minute but in the next 15 minutes Harps scored 8 points on the trot with subs Martin Doherty and Niall McGill getting scores from out on the right wing and Sean Bruen tapping over after a mazy run. But the comeback was stopped abruptly with a well taken goal by Rory Ryan who had a very good hour and was also a great source for winning Colm McGee's kickouts. 

Harps did respond with an O'Grady free and it was helped further with Curran and Gerard Perry both receiving two yellows each and departing the scene but Harps never made use of the extra men only scoring one point in the remaining minutes from Shawn O'Hara. The game finished with 12 v 14 as Jonathan East was given two yellows whilst Tubber received a black card. 

Tubber: David Kelly 0-5 (2f), Dermot Walsh 1-2 (1m), Brian Morahan 0-4, Rory Ryan 1-0, Jason Perry 0-2, Daragh Kilcoyne, Fergal McDonagh 0-1 each.

Eastern Harps: Ronan Mulligan 0-3, Shane O'Grady 0-3(3f), Martin Doherty 0-3, Darragh Madden, Thomas Cryan, Niall McGill, Sean Bruen, Shawn O'Hara 0-1 each. 

Last updated 02/08/2020 @ 21:43

Conacht Gold IFC: Easkey 2-16 v Castleconnor 1-9
Easkey powered home in the second half to make strong claims for the Intermediate championship playoffs in a very wet Quigabar on Saturday evening. 

It took players time to get used of the conditions with the rain getting heavier as the first half went on and after 16 minutes the score was 3 v 1 to the victors with all scores from frees by Joe McHugh (2), Mikie Gordon and Seán Carrabine. By the 20th minute Oisín Flynn had put Castleconnor in the lead with a goal from play after good play by Carrabine and Jason Earlis and then with a long range free. Two quick points from McHugh brought the game level when a long range free was caught inside by Eugene Mullen who turned and fired to the net. Castleconnor came back with the final two scores of the half from play by Eoin Kent and Ronan Wilson. The half time score was 1-7 v 1-4 to Easkey. 

From the throw in Castleconnor got within two with a mark from Carrabine. That was as good as it got for the men in red and in the next 5 minutes 4 points from Easkey subs Daniel Rolston(2), Kieran and Kevin Duffy had eased Easkey into a commmanding lead. McHugh and Mikie Gordon added further to the total with Ciarán Kilcullen replying with two long range points. It was all Easkey now and they finished with a penalty scored by McHugh in injury time.

Easkey Joe McHugh 1-8 (1p, 6f), Mikie Gordon 0-4(2f), Eugene Mullen 1-0, Daniel Rolston 0-2, Kieran Duffy, Kevin Duffy 0-1 each

Castleconnor: Oisín Flynn 1-2 (2f), Sean Carrabine 0-2 (1f 1m), Ronan Wilson 0-2, Ciarán Killcullen 0-2, Eoin Kent 0-1

Last updated 01/08/2020 @ 21:25