Simonstown Gaels 5-18 Moynalvey 1-7
Simonstown Gaels played against an understrength Moynalvey side this morning.
Moynalvey were without Cillian O'Sullivan, Anthony Forde, Padraig Haran and David McLoughlin. Moynalvey opened the scoring with a goal from a short kick out which was dispossessed. Simonstown responded excellently to the setback and quickly established their dominance with scores from Shane Barry and Sean Tobin. The Navan men were playing with the aid of a strong breeze and added to their tally with scores from Shane Barry, Nathan O'Brien, Mark McCabe and Padraig McKeever. Shane Barry scored two goals. Barry's first goal came about after a mix up with the keeper and defence, Barry latched on to this confusion and had an open goal. His second goal was an effort at a point which dipped underneath the crossbar. At the end of the first half the scoreline read Simonstown 2-11 (17) Moynalvey 1-3 (6)
Simonstown played the second half against a stiff breeze but they continued their good play with Padraig McKeever and James Heaney scoring quick goals. Heaney's goal rocketed into the roof of the net and McKeever's effort was an intended point which again dipped underneath the crossbar. The Gaels controlled second half proceedings and introduced the full complement of subs early. The subs were eager to impress and Andrew Kearney quickly got a goal. The game was over as a contest. The Simonstown management will be happy with the wide range of scorers from the game. Full time score Simonstown 5-18 (33) Moynalvey 1-7 (10).Next up for Simonstown is Wolfe Tones on the 7th of April at 2:30pm in Pairc Tailteann.
Simonstown: Robbie Burlingham, Ian O'Rourke, Stephen Moran, Michael Gavin, Mark Gardiner, Brian Conlon, Brian McGrath, James Kilcullen, Sean Tobin (0-2), James Heaney(1-2), Conor Sheridan (0-1), Mark McCabe (0-3), Shane Barry (2-2), Nathan o'Brien (0-2), Padraig McKeever (1-3 (1 free).
Subs - Andy Kearney (1-1) for Nathan O'Brien, Dean Curran for Mark Gardiner, Eanna O'Donoughue for Ian O'Rourke, Sean Conlon for Mark McCabe, Colin Wickham for Brian McGrath, Chris O'Neill for Padraig McKeever
Simonstown Gaels had little trouble in disposing of Moynalvey in this round 6 A League game played at Kilmore Park Moynalvey on Sunday morning March 24th.
Simonstown Gaels 5-18
Simonstown continued their good run in the Div. 1 A League with a comprehensive win over Moynalvey who remain winless and rooted to the bottom of the table, contrasting fortunes for both sides with just 2 weeks to the start of the championship.
Leading by eleven points at half time Simonstown's win never looked in doubt.
Adam Murphy returning from injury for his first game this season opened the scoring when palming home his own rebound to Robbie Burlingham's net in the first minute.
Sean Tobin, Mark McCabe and a Shane Barry brace had the Navan side ahead in the 7th minute, 0-4 to 1-0. James Weldon frees either side of a Shane Barry goal for Simonstown left it 1-4 to 1-2 after 18 minutes.
From here on Simonstown took complete control. A pair of Mark McCabe points along with points from Padraig McKeever and Nathan O’Brien put Des Lane’s charges six points up with 23 minutes played.
Adam Murphy pointed for Moynalvey’s only first half score from play and their last of the half.
Simonstown finished the half strongly with points from Nathan O’Brien and Padraig McKeever and another Shane Barry goal to leave the half time score read 2-11 to 1-3.
Simonstown’s eleven point half time lead was quickly extended to seventeen with goals from Padraig McKeever and James Heaney within seven minutes of the restart. Moynalvey responded with a James Weldon free and Shane Lenehan point.
Simonstown’s fifth goal came in the 44th minute and rounded off with another five points, with Moynalvey replying with two Darren Brennan points saw the Gaels’ run out comprehensive winners, 5-18 to 1-7.
Two week’s time sees Moynalvey play Rathkenny in the SFC opening round, while Simonstown open their championship campaign against Wolfe Tones.
Moynalvey: Ray Ryan, Conor Harnan, Robert Lawless, Darragh Branigan, Cathal McCabe, Brian Harnan, Darren Brennan (0-2), Donal Smith, Stephen Donoghue, Shane Lenehan (0-1), John Donoghue, David Donoghue, James Weldon (0-3f), Sean Duggan, Adam Murphy (1-1).
Subs used: Padraig Kelly for Conor Harnan, Ciaran Harnan for Murphy, James Kelly for J. Donoghue.