Club Notes for Friday 7th December 2012

posted 4 Dec 2012, 09:15 by Unknown user   [ updated 4 Dec 2012, 09:15 by Vanness Vassallo ]

On Sunday last our seniors travelled to Oliver Lynch Park to take on Abbeylara in the Leader cup quarter final.  Pitch conditions were very good but the game was played in a constant drizzle.  While scores were at a premium both sides showed plenty of spirit contributing to an entertaining hour's football.  A pointed free from James Martin following a foul on Peter Reynolds opened the scoring.  A brace of points from play from the boot of Robbie Smith edged the home side into the lead.  Another converted James Martin free after Ronan Mc Entire was fouled levelled matters at 2 pts apiece.  This was the way the scoreline remained until half time.  Neither team were able to pull away in a hard fought second half.  An opportunist point from play from Francis Mc Gee moved us into the lead but this was quickly cancelled out by a point response from Abbeylara.  A point from play from team captain James Martin put us in front and again Abbeylara landed an equaliser.  As full time drew near up popped Gary Maguire to calmly knock over what proved to be the winning point from play.  While Abbeylara pushed hard for an equaliser our defence were able to withstand this pressure and hold out for the win.  Team and scorers.  Damien Sheridan, Paul Mc Gee, Padraig Mc Nerney, David Pettit, John Sheridan, Diarmuid Masterson, Peter Reynolds, Bernard Sheridan, James Mimnagh, Emmet Masterson, Ronan Mc Entire, Cian Mimnagh, James Martin (0-3) 2 frees, Noel Reynolds, Francis Mc Gee (0-1).  Subs used.  Cathal Conefrey, Declan Mimnagh, Gary Maguire (0-1), Peter Masterson.  Other subs available on the day were Gavin Mc Nerney, Conor Kiernan and Dermot Reilly.  The semi final will take place this Wednesday December 5th away to Longford Slashers at 8pm.  Best of luck to John Duffy who runs for election to County Board Executive at the upcoming County Convention on December 14th. Our raffle for the trip to Australia takes place on Sat 15th December 2012 at a function in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Music will be supplied by Nite Fever. We would ask all ticket sellers make a big push on sales for the last two weeks and to return all ticket stubs for sold tickets as soon as possible. Lotto results next week.