Monday, April 12, 2010

Weather the winner as opening day all but washed out

The opening day of the St Patricks Cup was almost a complete washout as all but one game was cancelled due to heavy rain. The opening game saw Sean Treacy's defeat the Celts over an hour that did little to lift the spirits of the few hardy souls who braved the elements to watch. It was a dour affair with players struggling to handle in the brutal conditions and elementary mistakes that will leave both managements under no illusions that serious improvement is needed if either side is to make any championship impact. Celts had the upper hand in the first half and went into a 1-04 to 0-00 lead with Treacys then availing of an unfortunate mix-up between full-back and goalkeeper to register a fortuitous goal to leave the half-time score 1-04-1-00.
The second half saw a complete reversal of fortunes with the Celts registering a single point to Treacys 0-07, helped mainly by Dave Faherty finding his range from frees after missing a few early on. For the Celts Aidan O'Flynn, Pat Power and Sean Burke in goal did well while Treacys were best served by Cathal Conneely, Steve Barron and Dave Faherty. Darren McAuley and his team of Officials deserve a mention for enduring the brutal conditions.

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