SENIOR CO. LEAGUE DIVISION 3 - ROUND 6
Finuge 1-12 Ballymac 2-11
It was a beautiful sunny and hot afternoon in Finuge for round 6 of the County league where Finuge played host to Ballymac. The heat of the day showed to take its toll in the first half of this game for both sides, as it took six minutes for the first point of the match to be put on the score board from the Finuge number 13 and another six minutes for Ballymac’s Daragh O’Reagan to equalize with just a point each in the opening 12 minutes. The teams seemed to adjust to the conditions scoring two points each successively until, at the 24th minute, Ballymac’s Daragh O’Reagan landed the ball at the back of the net to, at last, widen the gap to Finuge 0-03 and Ballymac 1-03. Finuge did manage to get two crucial well played points before the break by Cian Counihan and scored another outstanding point to go into half time with a score Finuge 0-05 and Ballymac 1-04.
After the break Finuge made greats attempts to edge forward, but an unfortunate missed point and at the fifth minute gave the Ballymac side possession of the ball, which led to Michael Herlihy racing to the goal to score Ballyma’cs second goal of the match. Finuge responded brilliantly with another point, but Eanna Reidy pulled another point out of the hat from the 45 mark to widen the gap even more for Ballymac, and with two more successive points within one minute from Dan Shea and Vinny Horan, it looked like a good run to the finish. Finuge worked really hard to try to get the winning points, but the Ballymac defence denied them any chance of a win. The final score showed how hard a race this was for both sides and it was a well fought victory for Ballymac .
Team: P.Laide, Liam Dunne, Con Renolds, Kevin O’Shea, Luke Sweeney, Cian Counihan (1) Brendan O’Donnell, Dan O’Shea ( 1), Michael Herlihy ( I Goal) , Padraig McCarthy ( 1), Aiden Breen ( 1) , Eanna Reidy ( 1), Daragh O’Reagan ( 1 Goal) , Gene Griffin, William Casey ( 1), Eoin O’Malley, Vinny Horan ( 3).