EAST REGION MINOR LEAGUE – ROUND 1 – 21 JUNE 2015
Firies 3-12 Gneevguilla 2-10
Played in very wet conditions, this Division 1 tie, in the East Region Minor League sponsored by The Tatler Jack, turned out to be an entertaining affair. Firies began well and were 3 points to the good before Gneevguilla had their first attack which yielded a goal by Mike Brosnan. Firies replied with points from William Courtney and Conor Randall. Gneevguilla responded with further points from Jamie Brosnan but Firies hit back with points from William Courtney and Jake Flynn and goals from Ciaran Flynn and Conor Randall to leave a half time score of Firies 2-08 Gneevguilla 1-05.
After the break, Firies began the better and a goal by Paudie O’Connor and points by Cathal O’Shea and Ciaran Flynn put Firies in control. To their credit, Gneevguilla did not give up and came back to finish the stronger with a goal from Conlan O’Leary. Points from the same players left the final score Firies 3- 12. Gneevguilla 2- 10. Both teams deserve a lot of credit for a great game of football in bad weather conditions.
Spa 3-13 Dr Crokes 2-11
In this first round Minor League game, sponsored by The Tatler Jack, in Spa on Sunday 21st of June Dr Crokes went down to Spa by five points. The game was played in very bad weather conditions. Spa started the better and we were always chasing the game in the first half and went in at half time seven points in arrears, on a scoreline of 2-1 to 1-3.
Dr Crokes did much better in the second half. In the first twenty minutes of this half we restricted the opposition to just two points and got within a couple of points of them. They however scored 1-4 in the last ten minutes for their five point win.
Best in defence were James Mc Auliffe, David Naughton and Mark O’ Shea. We did very well at midfield in the second half. Our attack spring to life in the second half with Adam O’ Shea finishing with a personal tally of 2-5 and Brendan Coppinger also shining.
Team – Tony Clifford, Brian Fitzgerald, David Naughton, Shane O’ Connor, James Mc Auliffe, Michael Potts, Jack Griffin, Mark O’ Shea, Paul Clarke, John Kerrisk, Brendan Coppinger, Creagh Courtney, Mike Casey, Michael Owen Buckley, Adam O’ Shea
Substitutes: Donal O’ Sullivan and Jack O’ Connor.
Glenflesk 5-13 Kilcummin 0-06
Glenflesk proved the stronger when they travelled to Kilcummin on Sunday evening, for round 1 game in the East Region Minor league, sponsored by The Tatler Jack. Glenflesk took control, built up an unassailable lead by half time and ran out convincing winners on a final scoreline of Glenflesk 5-13 Kilcummin 0-06. Goal scorers for Glenflesk were Lee O’ Donoghue (2), Conor O’Donoghue, Ryan Casey, Liam Warren. Scorers for Kilcummin were Gearoid Kerins, Thomas O’ Connor and Jamie O’Donoghue.
The East Region Minor League gets under way on Sunday the 21st June 2015. Throw in is at 7.00pm with the exception of the Division 1 game, Firies V Gneeveguilla which starts at 7.30pm. First named team has home venue and the fixtures are as follows:
DIVISION 1 (15 A SIDE)
Spa V Dr. Crokes
Firies V Gneeveguilla at 7.30pm
DIVISION 2 (13/15 A SIDE)
Kilcummin V Glenflesk