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Mullingar Shamrocks Club Notes


07 April 2014
SFL Mullingar Shamrocks 0-18 v Tubberclair 1-09:

With the aid of a fresh breeze Shamrocks dominated possession in the first half. The opening point by Aonghus Smyth, on four minutes, set the scene for what was to come. However, despite being six points to the good by the quarter hour, in truth we should have been multiples of that score such were the opportunities presented. On the twenty fourth minute the opposition breeched our defence scoring a good goal adding to a point they had notched a little earlier. We finished the stronger and were 0-12 to 1-1 up at the break. Our full back line was solid throughout the half and maintained their supremacy in the second period. The second half saw an increase in momentum from the opposition which Shamrocks managed to counter with some good scores. Again, we squandered many scoring chances and though we added eight points to our tally, the team knows there is much room for improvement. Ciaran Curley in his first competitive game of the season showed he has lost none of his skills and he was the stand out player throughout. Team: Phil Shaw, Calvin Kirwan, Aaron Purcell, Eddie Moore, Efe Siode, Eoin O Neill 0-1,Aonghus Smyth 0-2,Donal O Donoghue, Conor Twomey, Paddy Joyce, Simon Quinn 0-2, Sean Daly 0-5,John Ganly, Dylan McDermott 0-2,Ciaran Curley 0-5. Subs used, Davy Coyne, Ryan Blundell, Paddy Fagan 0-1,Dean Moore.

DIV 3 Mullingar Shamrocks 2-11 v Ballymore 2-10:

We left it very late to secure the points in what was a closely contested match. Playing against a strong wind in the first half Shamrocks fought hard to stay in the game. Goals on the tenth and twentieth minutes really knocked them back. The half finished with Ballymore 2-7 to 0-4 to the good. With fifteen minutes gone in the second half we were behind 2-9 to 0-8. It was clear that goals were needed if the game was going to be retrieved. On twenty four minutes a good run by Paddy Fagan, one of many he made on the day, saw his speculative shot punched over the line by Nathan Smyth. Within two minutes, an interception by Gary Corroon, saw him finish powerfully to the net. Gary followed this up with a point from a free to see his side take the lead for the first time. Ballymore responded with an equalising point of their own. One last effort saw Paddy Fagan race through and pop the ball over the bar for what was to be the winning score. This was an excellent team performance and will have benefited the younger members of the panel significantly. Team: Ronan Tyrrell, Calvin Kirwan, Mark Hegarty, Stephen Hassett, Niall Kevin, Paul Christie, Davy Coyne, Sean Maguire 0-2, Paddy Fagan 0-2, Nathan Smyth 1-04, Ryan Blundell, Oisin Dolan, Tye Adamson, Gary Corroon 1-1, Jordan Warde. Subs used. Mickey McKnight, Dean Moore 0-2, Efe Siode, Daragh Ryan.

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