Garrycastle 1- 14 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-9.
Garrycastle gained two valuable championship points in this tricky fixture against last year’s champions. During the first quarter Shamrocks had the upper hand and led by four points to two after 15 minutes. From then to half time Garrycastle dominated the scoring, adding five points without reply. At this point Jason Nugent’s pace was causing huge problems for the Shamrock’s defence which along with Alex Gardiner’s accuracy and John Gaffey’s long range point taking helped build a 3 point half time lead. However Shamrocks were dominating the midfield exchanges especially on their own kick out.
At halftime the Garrycastle management reacted by bringing James Sheeran into midfield whose height subsequently helped to give Garrycastle an even break in that area. In the early part of the second half play got scrappy with Jason Nugent getting very close attention some of which yielded a yellow card for his opponent. The Shamrocks defence were giving away frees which were converted by Conor Cosgrove (3). Another foul on Jason yielded a 2nd yellow and a red card for his opponent after 21 minutes. The pointed free by Eoin Monaghan left 3 between them 0-11 to 0-8. From there to the end it was all Garrycastle with points from substitute Michael Monaghan, Conor Cosgrove and Alex Gardiner. In one of the last plays of the game Jason found Conor Cosgrove with a good ball who was fouled for a penalty which Alex converted. While not reaching the heights of the league final It was still a workman like display with some good score taking and good tackling leading to dispossessions but also enough problems to give management plenty to work on. Next up are The Downs which is scheduled for Wednesday May 24th.
Team: Sean Brennan, Matthew Guiheen, Jack Donoghue, Mark McCallon, James Dolan, John Gaffey (0-2), Gary McCallon, Justin Barrett, Jonathan McGuire, Jason Nugent (0-2), Doron Harte, Eoin Monaghan (0-1), Tom O’Halloran, Alex Gardiner (1-3),Conor Cosgrove (0-5) .
Subs: James Sheeran for Jonathan McGuire, Michael Monaghan (0-1) for Tom O’Halloran.
Garrycastle 0-13 Athlone 1-7
Garrycastle minors put in a dominant display in the local derby this week as they overcame Athlone on Wednesday evening. From the off, Garrycastle took control of the game and used a slight breeze to their advantage to take some very well worked points, going in at the break 0-9 to 0-0 up. Athlone to their credit never gave up and came out strongly in the second half, quickly reducing Garrycastles lead to 5 points. Garrycastle however managed to contain the onslaught in defence, while also taking full advantage of their opportunities in front of goal. Athlone managed to finish with a quick succession of points at the very death to reduce the lead to 3, however Garrycastle can come away satisfied with their overall performance. We can keep an eye on this talented group of players as championship approaches.
Tommy Devery 2. John Dylan O’Shea 3. Daniel Guinan 4. Adam Mulvihill 5. Cian Dowling 6. Cathal Redmond 7. Unity 8. Tommy Stephens 9. Dylan Keegan 10. Darragh Kenna 11. Andrew Monoghan 12. Ben Kilkenny 13. Daniel McManus 14. Ryan Cornally 15. Stephen Gaffey
Subs: Luke Clinton, Corey Nugent, Andrew Ruane
Under 14 Championship
Garrycastle 8-11 Kilucan 3-2
Garrycastle had a good away win against Kilucan in the first round of the championship.
Garrycastle scored the first point and Killucan hit back with a point, but the Garrycastle boys hit the net with a great selection of passes from Jack Mulvihill, Jake Hanniffy who put Aaron Keegan through on goal to finish to the bottom corner of the net. The Killucan boys hit back with a point, but Garrycastle got on top with another two goals and two points. Killucan finished the half with a goal to make the score line of 1-2 to 3-3 at the break in favour of our boys. Killucan started the second half strongly with a goal but Garrycastle battled hard and hit two points and 3 goals to make it 6-5 to 2-2. Kilucan added a goal which was to their last score as the Garrycastle players went on a scoring spree, adding another 2-6 leaving the final score at Killucan 3-2 Garrycastle 8-11.
Conn O Hara, Killian Redmond, Tom Daly, Cian McCormack, Oisin
Nugent, David Carter, Killian Keegan, (c) Jack Mulvihill, Diarmaid
Murtagh, Mathew Connor, Brian Mulvihill, Aaron Keegan, Nathan Mc
Keon, Jake Hanniffy, Jamie Carroll, Dean Monaghan, Brandon Devaney.
Congratulations to Jonathan McGuire and his wife Treasa on the recent addition to their family
The Lotto numbers for Monday July 8th 2019 were 23, 26, 29, 30 . The Jackpot was not won. There were no Match-3, winner, €100 added to the Match-3 prize fund for next week. The Jackpot for the next draw (July 15th) is raised to €4,500.