ACL Div 3 Final
MAW 4-12 Multyfarnham 4-3
The refixed final went ahead last Monday in Cusack park and served as a useful warm up for the weekends championship action to come.The concession of four goals was a concern but
we scored freely also at the other end.31 lads togged on a balmy summers evening in perfect football conditions and Ruairi Cunningham accepted our first piece of silverware of the year from,fittingly.,our own clubman and long time Westmeath gael Seamus McLoughlin.
MAW 3-8 Caulry 1-9
Our championship campaign had a successful opening on a scorching evening in the well
presented Tubberclair grounds against our neighbours Caulry.A hesitant start to the game
was followed by a dominant period of possession where we eased to a 5 points to 2 lead.
Andrew Gorman was then,a liitle harshly,adjudged to have pulled down his man in the
square leading to Caulry getting back in to the game by a penalty.Caulry eventually turned 3
up 1-5 to 0-5 at half time.The second half was only a couple of minutes old when a well
worked move ended with Ruairi Cunningham slipping the ball to the net.We started to get
on top again after that and then there were two incidents which changed the game.Firstly
Andrew Gorman picked up second yellow card which saw him leave the fray and then
brilliant last ditch defending from Conor Claffey kept our lead intact when a goal looked
certain.Instead John Corbally went up the other end and finished to the net and
momentum was back with Moate.The sending off seemed to galvinise the team and
everyone upped their intensity to compensate and when the excellent Gavin Murray
finished off yet another lung bursting run with a superb finish we were as good as
home.Richie Price was a real authority figure in goal,Sean Bracken gave another masterclass
at corner back,Paul Gorman came out with ball time and time again,Eoghan and Ronan won
the battle around the middle,Conor Sheridan covered every blade of grass and was simply
superb and was ably assisted by brother Paul and David Mullins and up top we carried a
constant threat from Ruairi,Rob Forde and Johnny.Well done to team and management and
we move on next to play Milltownpass on Tuesday the 24 th .
Panel for both games;Richie Price,Darren McCardle,Owen Higgins,Damien Byrne,Sean
Bracken,Gary Hurley,Brendan Arigho,Callum Jones,Nicky Hamm,Andrew Gorman,Gavin
Murray,Fiachra Cunningham,Paul Gorman,Conor Claffey,Dylan Ennis,Ronan Conway,Eoghan
Dalton,David Mullins,Jamie Madden,Conor Sheridan,Cathal O Brien,Ruairi Cunningham,James Bracken,Stuart Coyne,Garbhan Cunningham,Paul Sheridan,Dwayne Farrell,John Corbally,Rob Forde,John Eagney,Eoghan Kelly,Gareth Murray
Our second phase of the Under 12 leagues kicked off last week with two games.On tuesday evening we welcomed st Joseph's streamstown to hogan park in which we ran out winners against a very well organised team.Our second game of the week we travelled to the downs to the take on a very strong home team we lead at half time but the downs kicked some super scores in second half to run out winners by six pints.
Training continues monday and thursday school pitch.
We are holding our Golf Classic this year on Saturday August the 10th in Moate Golf Club. Please support.
Best wishes to Paul Sheridan who heads off on his travels.