IFC: Kilmainham survive Carnaross drop down.

September 22, 2014

Kilmainham's Richie Brady closes in on Dermot McGee Carnaross during the Meath IFC Relegationb play off at Pairc Tailteann.

There was disappointment for Carnaross who failed to retain their Intermediate status following a seven point defeat to neighbours Kilmainham and they now return to the Junior grade after 23 years.

Kilmainham 1-13 Carnaross 0-9

There was disappointment for Carnaross who failed to retain their Intermediate status following a seven point defeat to neighbours Kilmainham and they now return to the Junior grade after 23 years.

Going into the game Carnaross needed a win following a one point defeat to Nobber a week earlier. Kilmainham opened the scoring in the third minute but a point apiece from John L and Dermot McGee put Carnaross in front two minutes later. Kilmainham enjoyed the better of the next fifteen minutes and this was reflected on the scoreboard as they outscored Carnaross 0-4 to 0-1. Mickey Newman accounted for three of those scores and Gavin Butler the other. Dermot McGee pointed for Carnaross. Things got worse for Carnaross when Kilmainham found the net through Ger Morgan after twenty minutes to open up a five point lead. Carnaross hit two more points through John L McGee but another point from Newman  gave Kilmainham a 1-6 to 0-5 half-time lead.

Mickey Newman increased the Kilmainham lead with an early point. Both sides exchanged two points each with Patrick Nugent and John L McGee hitting the target for Carnaross. Two more points from Newman put them seven points ahead going into the last ten minutes and left Carnaross needing goals to have any chance. However, the Kilmainham defence held strong and denied Carnaross any chance of getting back into the game. Both sides hit two points each in the closing stages with both Carnaross scores coming from John L McGee. A late red card for Dermot McGee added to a disappointing evening for Carnaross.

Kilmainham: Declan Nelson, Harry Newman, Richie Brady, Mathew Mullen, Shane Butler, Sean Mahon, Shane Morgan, Barry Lynch, Michael Newman 0-10, Trevor Lynch, Pat O'Sullivan, Denis Newman, Mark Newman 0-1, Gerard Morgan 1-1, Gavin Butler 0-1. Subs: Dean Peppard, Conor Kilgallen, Paul Farrelly.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Eamonn Comaskey, Ian Donoghue; Liam Brogan, Thomas Nugent, Pierce Fleming; Brian Comaskey, Patrick Nugent (0-1); Peter Carpenter, Cillian Comaskey, Shane Casserly; Dermot McGee (0-2), John L McGee (0-6), John Plunkett; Subs: Cian Gillic for Cillian Comaskey; Ollie Murphy for Peter Carpenter; Peter T. Farrelly for Shane Casserly; Peter S Farrelly for Brian Comaskey;

Referee Padraig Coyle



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