Geevagh (@1.5) vs Castleconnor (@2.87)
29-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Geevagh will win

Geevagh – Castleconnor Match Prediction | 29-09-2019 09:00

The U14s won their 4th game of the year with a tight two point win over visitors Shamrock Gaels. Seamus hit a 2nd goal to keep us in touch but with the match approaching half time Gaels hit a another goal and followed up with a 4th after a harsh penalty was awarded leaving the half time score 2-4 to 4-5 in favour of the Gaels. We got off to a great start with a super goal by Seamus Foody. Shamrock Gaels began to dominate and quickly added a couple of goals themselves.

Brian Howley added one off the post and once we started to get a foothold in midfield and pushed up on their defenders it began to yield results. Playing the current Intermediate Champions was not going to be an easy task but considering we let them off to a 1-3 v 0-0 start after 8 minutes made it monumentally harder. We got back into the game when Stevie Curley starting his first game in nearly 2 years got points from play and frees.

Our lads were on fire from the start despite playing against the elements and at the break were 6-5 v 1-3 up with William Foody and Seamus taking the scoring honours after good play from lads out the field. This game took place right after the u16 semifinal and it was the perfect pick me up for the large crowd who remained for both games.

Enniscrone extended that lead right after the break but from the 39th minute they were depending on the counter attack as we laid siege on the goal. However our scoring boots were most definitely not on from play or from frees. The Enniscrone defence defended stoutly with 3 goal line clearances and we helped by missing 4 scorable frees in the last number of minutes but it was not our day. Kevin Langan scored 2 from play, Sean from play and a free and Eoin Kent from play after the referee ordered the retaking of a free already scored.

Sligo Forum

Subs, Cian Barrins, Michel Cahill, Paul Flynn, Eoin Kent. Kenneth Healy, Luke Munnelly, Stephen Durkan, Ciarn Kilcullen, Niall Judge, Liam Naughton, Odhrn Quinn, Alan Naughton, Brian Mahoney, James Boland. Team: Colin Gordon, Ronan Keane, Keith Earlis, Brendan Howley, Paul Sweeney, Rory Healy(c), Jason Earlis, John McDonnell(1-0), Kevin McDonnell(0-2), Alan Cawley(0-3), Brian Howley, Sen Carrabine(0-5), Stevie Curley (0-2), Patrick Naughton, Kevin Langan(1-3).

With a number of lads out with injury and others in a Connacht rugby semifinal we had the exact numbers required. We narrowed the gap with a goal and point after the break but the strong visitors midfield moved up a gear and had the game won with time to spare. Despite this we turned over at half time trailing 1-4 v 3-7.

However almost directly after our goal, a driving run by Ennis/Eas saw a goal driven into the top corner. We had reduced the lead to 3 with 5 to go after scores from Matthew, Oisn, Eli and a super goal from Thomas. The second half our backs continued to improve as they were beginning to show before the break and this meant that a lot of counterattacking football took place with both sides going for it.

Early on it was tight but our inability to take scores and a goal miss let the home team build up a good lead to lead 2-11 v 0-3 at half time with James Tully, Oisn Flynn and Ronan Wilson our scorers. We travelled through the big diversion in West Sligo on Friday evening through, Enniscrone and Easkey to get to Ballintogher to take on the amalgamation of Geevagh/St.Michaels.

Sunday evening the team and a big band of supporters headed to north Sligo to play their final group game against Drumcliff/Rosses Point and thankfully temperatures were down to a more manageable level. We made a sluggish start and found ourselves 9 points behind early in the first half but the team rallied well and ended up going in at half time 2-5 to 2-4 up.

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We scored from the throw in from Carrabine and then did not score for the next 5 minutes when Calry made hay scoring 6 points without response. It was up and down the field game at this point with points being swapped and final points from Kevin Langan and Sean Carrabine from a free only the second for the day saw us maintain the 6 point lead and come out as winners. When Calry reduced the lead to 6, Alan Cawley drove over the bar with 8 to go. At this time Patrick Naughton and Rory Healy strong running from defence supported by Paul Sweeney and Jason Earlis on the wings lead to us scoring through Carrabine again.

Farnans/Pats then threw over a string of points but we ended the half strong again with Eli pouncing on a keeper mistake and Oisin Flynn driving to the net to leave the score at 4-4 v 0-9. We got off to a great start after going down by a point with goals from Eli O'Neill and Matthew Blakeney and a point from Stephen Rogan at the halfway point of the half.

We were losing 1-3 v 0-9 at half time the goal scored by Sen Carrabine after Kevin Langan was taken down with points from Alan Cawley and Crouch Howley. The team had a very exciting win on Sunday in Skreen against St.Pats.