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Good Result Better to Come?

posted 28 May 2012, 14:48 by Unknown user   [ updated 3 Jul 2012, 04:01 ]

Clann Eireann 0-09 Sarsfields 2-12

Clann Eireann had a point on the board straight from the throw in but Colin Stevenson equalised almost immediately after good work from Paul McGaughey. By the fifth minute Richie Stevenson and Eamon McGeown had added points and a couple of chances had gone wide. Despite Sarsfields having the most of the possession, only a point separated the sides midway through the first half. Colin Stevenson added on a couple of points, but the feeling was that a three point lead did not reflect the possession that the Highmoss were enjoying. Clann Eireann then hit three points without reply against the run of play and some silly mistakes meant Sarsfields had nothing to show for their efforts. The chances continued to come for Sarsfields and Paul McGaughey palmed in a vital goal after great work from Johnny Niblock who had driven forward out of defence. Paul Magee added a point after collecting a short ‘45’ putting the Highmoss four up and a Clann Eireann point in injury time left the goal separating the sides at half time.

A bright start from the home side saw them reduce the deficit to a single point. Sarsfields still had plenty of possession but were wasting chances. Both Richie and Colin Stevenson saw goal chances go wide. A Colin Stevenson point settled Sarsfields and Kieran McAlinden and Brian Lavery took close in fisted points. The correct option you might say, as Paul McGaughey had just missed out on a great individual goal. Moments later Paul showed that his confidence hadn’t been affected when he hit a great goal in a similar individual effort. Leading by eight Sarsfields took control with great work being done in midfield by Eimeid Murray and Brian Lavery. Eamon McGeown added a fisted point and Colin and Richie Stevenson added to their tally. After good work by full back Johnny Niblock intercepting a ball and pushing forward, Paul McGaughey had a chance of a hat trick. The ball was somehow saved and a follow up effort from Eamon McGeown was kept out. The final score was a Clann Eireann point, their first in twenty five minutes. On a positive note Aaron McGaughey and Declan Breen had come in and played well in defence. Colin Stevenson had hit five points and Paul McGaughey had shown he can still run at defences and cause troublr. It was in important but not an impressive win from Sarsfields considering that Clann Eireann had been very poor.