ACL Division 1
St Lomans Mullingar 3.13 Mullingar Shamrocks 1.08
St Lomans continued their fine start in division 1 after a comprehensive victory over local rivals Mullingar Shamrocks in Lakepoint Park on recently.
As with most local derbies the opening exchanges were quite cagey with defences mainly on top. Both sides traded scores until 3 unanswered points from the blues gave them a slender advantage going into half time after Ken Casey, Shane Dempsey and David Windsor all registering first half points. The Saints led by 6 points to 3 going into the interval.
The second half brought the majority of the scoring. St Lomans started the half like a house on fire with Ken Casey adding a point and a well taken goal to his tally within 60 seconds of the restart. Garett Hickey marked his early introduction with a lovely score followed by a double from Shane Dempsey and another point from defender David Whelan. Shamrocks opened their second half account with points from Paddy Fagan and an impressive score from Ross Corroon.
Both teams were reduced to 14 men midway through the second half after an off the ball incident was spotted by referee Mick Gordon. The game was put beyond all doubt after a superb one on one save from goalkeeper Jason Daly resulted in the hosts going down the other end and raising the green flag through Shane Dempsey who gave an exhibition of scoring on the night.
St Lomans were formidable in defence as well with Neil and Jason O'Toole dominant throughout. Kevin Regan's composed play at centre half back gave the blues an excellent defensive base to build from. Shamrocks added another point which could have easily been a goal but for a terrific trio of saves from Jason Daly, rounding off his super performance between the sticks.
However, the night belonged to man of the match Shane Dempsey who rattled the net following a powerful run from midfielder Paul Sharry. Dempsey finished with a total of 2-6 on the night. The saints rounded off their scoring with Kelvin Reilly adding his name to the scoresheet with a well taken point. Shamrocks added a late consolation goal but that wasn't enough as the blues ran out deserving winners.
Team; Jason Daly, Neil O'Toole, Jason O'Toole, Gerry Grehan, Sean Flanagan, Kevin Regan, David Whelan(0.01), Paul Sharry, Kelvin Reilly(0.01), Fola Ayorinde, Conradh Reilly, David Windsor(0.01), Ken Casey(1.03), Dan Sheridan, Shane Dempsey(2.06).
Subs used; Garett Hickey(0.01), Stephen Ryan, Eoghan O'Keefe, Chris Gilbert, TJ Cox
Match Report by Andrew Mc Kenna
St Lomans Mullingar 2.10 Coralstown Kinnegad 1.08
St Lomans recorded an important win in the league when they hosted Coralstown Kinnegad in Lakepoint Park on Tuesday evening last.
A bright start from the blues left them in a commanding position with two first half goals from Conan O Hara giving them the advantage. Conan added points to his name along with TJ Cox as first half points were exchanged. Some wonderful tackling from Enda Gaffney and a brave save from Dan Fitzsimons denied Kinnegad a goal.
Kinnegad raced out of the traps in the second half and a quick 1.02 levelled the game. St Lomans responded well and commanding second half displays most notably from Enda Gaffney and TJ Cox seen them regain their advantage. Daire Smyth got his name on the score sheet as St Lomans held on for a five-point win.
Team; Dan Fitzsimons, Kyle Smith, Niall Derham, Rory Sheahan, Tristan Graham, Oisin Hogan, Oisin Tyrrell, Enda Gaffney, Andrew Daly, Sam Mc Cartan, TJ Cox, Richardo Lingi, Daire Smyth, Joey Fox, Conan O Hara. Subs; Jack Geoghegan, Rory Matthews.
Conditions were tough on Saturday morning as St Lomans took to the field in their first match of the 2018 Feile round robin against hosts Shandonagh. The lads put in a great performance to beat Shandonagh to set up a winner takes all game against Tyrrellspass. A goal late in the first half proved crucial as out the boys lost 1-04 v 0-03 to see Tyrrellspass progress to the Quarter Final.
There was no Jackpot winner from the lotto draw on March 29th. The numbers drawn were 6,12,13,18. Winners of €50 each were Richie Cleary, Declan Cox, Padraig Mooney and Gary Devine.
There was also no jackpot winner from lotto draw on April 5th. The numbers drawn were 2,12,18,27. Winners of €50 each were Eamon Clinton, Peter Kelly, Kiera Cronin and Paul Devine. Next weeks jackpot will be €2,900!
Congratulations to Coláiste Mhuire who were crowned U16 All Ireland Football Champions recently. They defeated St Brendan's of Killarney 1.12 to 0.13 in the final.
Well done especially to our own players in the squad; Rory Sheahan, Andrew Daly, Fionn O Hara, Daire Smyth, Jack Geoghegan, Danny Mc Cartan, Enda Gaffney and Jamie Leavy!
Monday 9th U16 League V Shandonagh in Shandonagh at 6.30pm.
Wednesday 11th U12 League V Coralstown Kinnegad in Lakepoint Park at 6.30pm.
Thursday 12th U14 League V Killucan in Killucan at 6.30pm.