Monday, April 26, 2010


BORU 2-09 CELTS 1-11

It was another sunny Sunday on Treasure Island and the fans were treated to an entertaining afternoons' football in the Senior bracket.
In the first game Boru were victorious over Celts by a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-10. Celts again started well and were winning the midfield battle early on but as the half progressed Brian Reilly began to turn things in Borus favor, a couple of well finished goals from the impressive Sean Farr saw Boru go in at the half ahead by 2-04to 0-05. In the early part of the second half Celts were finding it difficult to advance the play past the Boru half backs who were dominating. However Eanna Murphy brought them back within range with a goal midway through, indeed one wonders had he been deployed further from goal on a struggling half forward line, instead of adrift of things in the corner, would Celts have got a little more from this. Willie Russell made a couple of smart stops in the goal for Boru as they held out for a deserved win. For Celts Ted Gunthren and Eanna Murphy were best. Borus were well served by Brian Reilly, Sean Farr and Bonnie Collins.


In the second game Sean Treacys overcame Ulster in another good game for the fans.Treacys started well moving into a 2pt lead but an Ulster goal put them ahead 1-01 to 02. Treacys were winning the lions share of possesion in midfield and with a forward line playing well as a unit they fought back and a goal from Dave Faherty along with 3 point from Mick Dinneen put them ahead at the break 1-09 to 1-02. The early part of the second half saw an Ulster revival of sorts and they pulled back Treacys lead to a manageable 4 points. However hopes of a win were dashed when Cathal Conneely won a ball against the odds in the backline and delivered to the impressive Ciaran Bergin. Bergin who had been lively all game gave a perfect ball to Liam Faherty who dispatched to the Ulster net. From here the game was out of reach for Ulster for whom Austy McKenna, Greg Loughran and the unfortunate Darren McCauley who exited with a broken leg, tried hard. For Treacys Cathal Conneely was the best on display,along with Steve Barron, Ciaran Bergin and Mick Dinneen all caught the eye.

In the opener, the Hurling bracket saw Naomh Padraig overcome the young SF Rovers side.
In the Junior Competition Shannon Rangers won out over the San Francisco minors.

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