Clarke’s Bar Junior Championship:
St. Loman's Mullingar 1-04 The Downs 3-10
A totally out-of-sort St. Loman's experienced their first defeat of this year’s Junior championship last Monday evening in Lakepoint Park, a result which meant that The Downs now advance to the quarter finals.
Loman's endured a nightmare first half, conceding 1-1 with only 3 minutes on the clock, missed several open-goal opportunities, a missed penalty and numerous wides. The best the Blues could muster were 3 pointed frees from Garrett Hickey, leaving the half time score reading The Downs 1-06 to St. Loman's 0-03.
St. Loman's began the 2nd half brightly when Dan Sheridan popped up with a great point from play to reduce the gap to 5 points, astonishingly this was to be the Blues only score from play throughout the entire game. Disaster struck for Loman’s when they had a player sent off shortly afterwards, the Downs utilised their extra man to great effect and reeled off 2 more points to make it a 7-point game. With 12 minutes to go, Loman’s were thrown a lifeline to reduce the gap to 4 points when they successfully converted a penalty kick, however moments later Loman’s had another player sent off, allowing the opposition to open the flood gates and rattle off 2-2 in the dying moments, finishing the game off as a contest.
It’s back to the drawing board for the Blues for next year, however with so many young players making the breakthrough to adult football this year, the future is bright. Lomans would like to thank their backroom team of Adrian Charles, Declan Cox, Richie Cleary, Gary Devine, Aidan Davitt & Mark Scally.
Although the scoreboard flattered our opponents, they were nonetheless the better side on the night and we wish them all the best in their next game.
Team; Stephen Gallagher, Senan Russell, Adam Carroll (c), Jack Tyrrell, Kyle Smith, Eoghan O’Keefe, Nigel Graham, Frank Kavanagh, Kevin Regan, Conan O’Hara, Christy Gilbert, Dan Sheridan (0-1), James Cox, Garrett Hickey (1-0 pen & 0-3f) & Rory Sheahan. Subs Used; Cian Cleary, Brian Murphy, Oisin Hogan & Cormac Corroon. Not Used; Johnny Plunkett, Sean Daly, Dano Fitzsimons, Tommy Lambden, Andy McKenna, Shane Boyce, Ollie Plunkett, Conor Regan, Stevie Sheridan, Ja Farrell, Niall McGurran & James Murray.
Under 10 and Under 9 Boys:
Congratulations to the St Loman’s under 9 boys on winning the shield in Rochfortbridge this morning. Well done to the coaches Enda and Willie also. Also Congratulations to the under 10 boys who finished off a remarkable 7 days of football by winning their second cup in Rochfortbridge today.
Under 14 Boys:
Well Done to the Loman’s under 14 team who continued their run in the championship with a win over Lilliput this morning in Ballinagore. This game was a rematch of the feile final and was always going to be a though fixture for the saints. Loman’s started well and with goals from Harry Mannering and Shane Mulderry coupled with points from Daniel McCann. At half time the Blues were ahead by 5:05 to 2:01.
The second half was an end to end game, with goals and points scored and saved by both teams. Lilliput brought the game back to 4 points in the second half. Loman’s keeper Calum butler had a tremendous game between the posts, making some crucial saves to keep Loman’s ahead.
As the game opened up St Loman’s counter attacked, and in the last five minutes scored some clinical goals and points to see off the game. Joint men of the match goes to Harry Mannering and Calum in goals at the other end with some crucial saves. Loman’s scorers were Mark Tunney, Shane Mullderry, Harry Mannering, Daniel Mccann, and Jamie Ronan.
Draw Date: Thursday September 5thh
This Week’s Jackpot: €10000
No Jackpot Winner
€50 Consolation Prize winners each are as follows:
1. Ted Cronin
2. Dave Williams
3. John Nooney
4. Joe Martin
Next draw: Thursday September 12th
Next Week’s Jackpot: €10,100.
Remember it could be you!