St Loman’s Mullingar 1.10 Tyrrellspass 0.16
St Loman’s suffered their first championship defeat in two years at the hands of last year’s runners-up Tyrrellspass last Saturday evening. The win all but confirmed Tyrrellspass place in the semi-final, while the Saints still have work to do against Coralstown Kinnegad next weekend. The defending champions got out of the traps quickest with a John Heslin free and an exceptional score from Conradh Reilly. A Ger Egan free got last year’s beaten finalists off the mark. Heslin’s frees brought the majority of the scoring for the Blues as he added three more points without reply.
A well taken point after twenty minutes from Ronan O’Toole put five points between the sides before Tyrrellspass reduced the arrears to four points. St. Loman’s had their best spell 5 minutes before half time. Firstly, a vital turnover and pass from Paddy Dowdall found TJ Cox who got himself on the scoresheet with an excellent point. Cox wasn’t finished there though as he grabbed himself a goal just moments later with a cool finish after some superb fielding from Heslin and a clever pass from Kelvin Reilly. Ger Egan added two more frees before half time to leave the scores at 1.07 to 4 points at half time in favour of the champions.
The second half saw the challengers start quickest with Ger Egan adding to his tally with a short-range point after the initial shot hit the post. The next five scores of the match were frees, two from John Heslin and three from Ger Egan. St. Loman’s substitute Fola Ayorinde added a badly needed score but this proved to be their last score of the game.
Tyrrellspass undoubtedly finished the game the stronger with eight unanswered points to complete an impressive comeback. It could have been more had Conor Slevin’s goal chance not flown over the bar. Man of the match Ger Egan’s frees were vital in securing the win for Tyrrellspass, scoring ten of the sixteen points for the victors. Dennis Glennon got the last point of the game to clinch a three-point victory for Tyrrellspass. The Saints were reduced to thirteen in injury time after receiving two separate red cards for off the ball incidents.
In truth St Loman’s paid the price for only scoring three points in the second half. No doubt this is a setback for the Blues but they can all but confirm their place in the semi-final with a win against Coralstown Kinnegad next weekend.
Team; Stephen Gallagher, Sean Lancaster, Sean Flanagan, Gerry Grehan, Gary Glennon, Paddy Dowdall, David Whelan, Ciaran Kilmurray, Kelvin Reilly, Conradh Reilly (0.01), Ronan O’Toole (0.01), David Windsor, TJ Cox (1.01), John Heslin (0.06,6f), Ken Casey. Subs Used; Fola Ayorinde(0.01), Kevin Regan, Jason Daly, Chris Gilbert.
Match Report by Andrew Mc Kenna
U10 Girls Leinster Blitz
St. Loman's LGFA Leinster U10 Blitz took place on Saturday, featuring some of the top girls teams in Leinster. With 4 pitches, 24 games, 16 teams and over 200 players taking part, we were treated to an afternoon of outstanding football. Each game was keenly contested, and the level of skills displayed by all teams is a credit to the work being done by coaches in their Clubs.
Our thanks to all the teams that travelled to Lakepoint Park; Edenderry, Carrick-on-Shannon, Trim, Maynooth, Sallins, Coralstown/Kinnegad, Mullingar Shamrocks, Multyfarnham and Milltown, as well as our own Girls in Blue!
Finally, an event like this takes a huge amount of work and a lot of people to run smoothly. So, to everyone that helped with refereeing, time-keeping, umpires, parking, catering (including everyone that brought food), registration, setting up pitches, photography, and anyone else who helped out…Thank You!!!
There was no jackpot winner from the lotto draw on September 6th. The numbers drawn were 14,19,22,28. Winners of €50 each were Anne Duignan, Damien Cronin, Seamus Gibney and Joe Matthews. Next weeks jackpot will be €5,100!