IFC: Carnaross draw with Clann Na nGael

April 14, 2013

John L. McGee Carnaross
Carnaross 0-7
Clann na nGael 0-7

The opening round of the Meade Potatoes IFC resulted in a share of the points for Carnaross and Clann na nGael after a hard fought game in a blustery Moylagh.

Carnaross got off to a flyer and had a three point lead after just five minutes. John L McGee opened the scoring in the first minute with a fine point from play and doubled the lead three minutes later with a fantastic point from a sideline ball. Ollie Murphy was next to get on the scoresheet in the fifth minute with a point from play. However, this proved to be the final score of the half for Carnaross. Clann na nGael battled back into the game and the sides were level on 0-3 each after fifteen minutes. The remainder of the half was tightly contested which resulted in no further score until first-half injury time which came from Clann na nGael to give them a slim 0-4 to 0-3 lead at the break.

After the restart Clann na nGael doubled their lead with a point from play. Carnaross were next to score when Dermot McGee split the posts and the sides were level with twenty minutes remaining when Ollie Murphy pointed from play. Clann na nGael went on to restore their two point lead once again when they converted two frees within a minute and seemed to be gaining a bit of momentum going into the closing stages. However, Carnaross were giving everything and were unlucky with a few point attempts drifting wide. With six minutes remaining Clann na nGael were reduced to fourteen after a striking offence. Carnaross upped the pressure and Shane Casserly finished off a move with a well taken point to leave a single point in it. Carnaross then drew level when Ollie Murphy connected with a high ball to fist over the bar and was unlucky not to find the net. This was the final score of the game as both sides failed to find a winner in the closing stages.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Peter Carpenter, Patrick Nugent, Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Charles Brogan; Stephen Flattery, John L McGee (0-2), Shane Casserly (0-1); Dermot McGee (0-1), Ollie Murphy (0-3), John Carpenter; Subs: Brian Comaskey for Michael Brogan; Liam Brogan for John Carpenter;

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