Monday, April 19, 2010


What a difference a week makes! Treasure Island was bathed in sunshine on Sunday and supporters were given reason to believe that this years Mens Football Championship will be one to look forward to. In the game of the day Ulster overcame Celts by a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-08 in a highly entertaining outing. Celts came out with all guns blazing and went into a 05-02 lead with Aidan O'Flynn driving the bus at midfield. Ulster clawed back and goaled just before half-time and Austy McKenna was their busiest player on display. At the half Ulster went in 1-05 to 0-05 ahead. With the aid of a slight breeze in the second half Celts outscored Ulster 3-2 but despite having the better of the possession could not get the goal they needed for a win which wouldn't have been undeserved.Both teams were well up for a physical battle which had passages of championship like football at times. For Ulster Austy Mckenna was in cracking form helped by Neil Donnelly and Mike English. Aidan O'Flynn had his best outing for Celts in quite some time, dominating the middle with some great fielding and smart distribution. He was again ably assisted by Pat Power and Ted Gunthren. Ulster take top position in the table with 2 wins while Celts will be feeling slightly frustrated to have lost 2 which could have just as easily went the other way.
In the days' other games Fog City were too strong for Clan na nGael in the ladies game which they won with a bit to spare.
In the opening game of the hurling SF Rovers gave Na Fianna a wake up call and led their more fancied opponents 1-06 to 1-03 at the half. Na Fianna were strongest in the run in though and won 3-11 to 2-06. Well done to the Rovers who continue to improve and will be looking to make a mark on this years North American Junior B Championship.

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