We played out fourth championship game in Baltimore this on Saturday evening, with Castledaly the opponents. Unfortunately we failed to perform on the day, with the tricky conditions and slippy ball making it a difficult situations for our forwards.
Playing against the wind in the first half, we entered half-time staring down the barrel of a seven point deficit. Unfortunately we were unable to use the conditions to our benefit in the second half, never really threatening to claw back the lead. A couple of well-take goals from Joe Harte gave the lads some reward for their efforts, but it was not enough on the day.
The loss was a major blow to our hopes of retaining our senior status for 2019. We now must beat Garrycastle in our final game while hoping other results go our way.
Team: L Moran; C Hermbusche, C Farrell, D Hermbusche; D Malynn, K Martin, B O'Donohoe; K Kincaid, L Reilly; C Kelly, J Ganly, S Martin; K Malynn, J Harte, J Reilly.
Subs Used: A Reynolds, R Farrell.
Scorers: J Harte (2-0), K Martin (0-3), K Malynn (0-2, 0-1f), J Ganly (0-1).
Our final group game against Garrycastle will take place on Sunday September 16th in Tang, throw-in at 6pm. As mentioned above, this is a must win game for the club, so we would Kindly ask all our supporters to attend and cheer on the lads.
The Maryland GAA monster auction will take place on November 25th, save the date!
We would like to offer our condolences to the Connaughton family on the passing of Dan's sister Imelda. May she rest in peace.