AUSTIN STACKS 1-13 ST. MARYS 2-10
Austin Stacks 1-13 St. Marys 2-10
Four minutes of added time had elapsed when a way-ward side-line kick by the Stacks was intercepted by St. Marys. The alert Denis Daly was already on the move up-field and he collected the ball and his shot for goal, though initially saved, was scrambled to the net by Seán Cournane to give his side a dramatic share of the points, that looked to have drifted away from them half-way through the second half, when the home side had a six points lead at that stage (1-12 to 1-06). Stacks lead by 1-08 to 1-05 at half time, with both first half goals coming in quick succession half-way through the half – Dan Daly for Marys scoring first in the 14th minute, to be followed two minutes later by a Pa McCarthy goal from a penalty.
This is a result that will have pleased the visitors a lot more than the home boys, who still have just one victory after their four games played (they still have the postponed game against Dr. Crokes to play). Final Score: Austin Stacks 1-13, St. Marys 2-10.
Austin Stacks: David Hennessy, Fearghal MacNamara, Barry Walsh, Denis Costello, Pa McCarthy (1-0 penalty), Jack O’Shea, Jack Morgan, Shane Carroll (0-01), Alan Duggan (0-01), Seán Ryan, Fiachna Mangan (0-01), Michael O’Donnell, David Mannix (0-08 – four frees), Shane O’Callaghan, Darragh O’Brien (0-02 – one 45).
Subs used: John Murphy for Barry Walsh (37m), Seán Dukes for Sean Ryan (39m), Darragh Scanlon Pa McCarthy (55m).
St. Marys: Michael Daly, Killian Nolan, Brian Curran, Ian Casey, Conor Quirke, Conor O’Shea, Daragh O’Sullivan, Denis Daly (0-03), Liam O’Connell, Pat Cournane, Adam Quirke, Paul O’Donoghue, Seán Cournane (0-03 – two frees), Dan Daly (1-02 – one free), Anthony Cournane 1-01).
Subs used: Niall Brennan for Pat Cournane (25m), Oisín Moran for Ian Casey (38m), Mark Quigley for Liam O’Connell (38m).