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Five point win for Syddan

03 September 2008

John L McGee scored 1-3 for Carnaross
Carnaross 2-5
Syddan 1-13

Intermediate Championship (Quarter-Final Playoff)
Played in Meath Hill - 2/9/2008

Carnaross saw their championship run come to an end when they went down to a five point defeat to Syddan.

The concession of 1-5 without reply in the opening 15 minutes proved costly. Syddan had scored 0-4 from play before they scored the opening goal of the game. Another point from play gave them an eight point lead and it didn’t look good for Carnaross who were struggling to get on the scoreboard. A free from Declan Reilly opened the scoring before John L McGee did well to score a goal for Carnaross to bring them back into the game. Syddan converted a free kick before Carnaross responded through Ollie Murphy when following good play from Paddy Nugent and John L McGee he finished the move with an excellent shot to the back of the net. Suddenly Carnaross were only two points behind as the half time whistle blew despite Syddan’s early dominance.

Once again Syddan got the better start to the second period with two points, one from a free. John L McGee scored a free for Carnaross before Syddan stretched their lead again with two more points. Carnaross were battling hard to get back into the game but despite their efforts their opponents were responding with scores of their own. Both sides added three more points each with McGee (2) and Brian Comaskey registering for Carnaross. As full-time approached Carnaross laid an assault on the Syddan goal but they couldn’t break through a determined defence and so made their championship exit.

Carnaross Team & Scorers: Cillian Comaskey; Dermot McGee, Thomas Nugent, Emmet Mullan; Eamonn Comaskey, Patrick Nugent, Peter Nugent; Conor Woods, Brian Comaskey (0-1); Ollie Murphy (1-0), Declan Reilly (0-1) John L McGee (1-3); Killian Porter, Gavin Murphy, Damien Smith; Subs: Patrick Smith for Emmet Mullan; Stephen Flattery for Damien Smith; Peter Mullan for Gavin Murphy;