Leinster Club SHC: Rangers comeback floors Westmeath hosts

November 04, 2013

David Phelan Mount Leinster Rangers with Dean McDermott Castletown Geoghegan during the Leinster Club SHC clash at Cusack Park. Photo courtesy of Daniel Boyce Photography
Mount Leinster Rangers 1-15
Castletown Geoghegan 1-13

Carlow's Mount Leinster Rangers produced a strong second half showing to edge a close Leinster Club SHC encounter against Castletown Geoghegan of Westmeath in Mullingar yesterday.

An Alan Mangan goal helped a establish a 1-7 to 0-5 half-time lead for the hosts but Mount Leinster Rangers outscored their opponents by 1-10 to 0-6 in the second half.

The visitors enjoyed a perfect start to the second half when Edward Byrne goaled inside 50 seconds of the restart and they held the upperhand for the remainder of the contest.

The win was tarnished somewhat, however, by a nasty skirmish that developed after the final whistle.

Nobody was carded.

Mount Leinster Rangers - F Foley; M Doyle, G Doyle, G Kelly (0-1); D Byrne (0-2), R Coady, B Nolan; E Coady, P Nolan; P Coady, E Byrne (1-1), D Phelan (0-1); D Murphy (0-9, 8f), J Coady (0-1), H P O'Byrne. Subs: E Doyle for P Coady, D Byrne for Nolan, W Hickey for O'Byrne, J Murphy for J Coady.

Castletown Geoghegan - P Maloney; P Fennell, E Dalton, E Óg Clarke; L Varley, R Whelan (0-1), D McDermott; D Fennell (0-1), B Lahart; A Clarke (0-1), N O'Brien (0-10, 8f), D Lynch; N Kirby, A Mangan (1-0), C Glennon. Subs: D Garvin for P Fennell, S Clavin for Lahart, P Clarke for Mangan, D Gallagher for Glennon, C O'Brien for E Clarke.

Referee - F Smith.

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