Goals Win The Game For The Erin Go Bragh
Erin Go Bragh 3-7
Scoil Ui Chonaill 0-7
Erin Go Braghs junior football team picked up their first win of the 2015 league season on Sunday afternoon in Hazelbury. The team had come agonisingly close in previous league games drawing with St. Monicas and losing out to local rivals Tyrrelstown and St. Peregrines by a single point in previous games.
The hosts surged into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead in the opening exchanges with Scoil opening their account with a free. The loss of Cian Dolan to injury and with no substitutes available meant that Erin Go Bragh had to play the majority of the game with 14 men. But this didn’t hinder them. The hosts continued to dominate the game adding a further 1-2 to their tally and limiting the visitors to few chances. At half time the score reading 2-4 to 0-4.
The Braghs picked up where they left in the second half with Scoil looking to close the gap with some early goals. However the defence stood firm for the day and the visiting team had to settle for points instead. A penalty save by goal keeper John McLeod ensured that the visitors weren’t going to get back into the game and a further goal late on put the result beyond doubt at full time. The win leaves the team in good form going into their important championship game on Thursday week against Shankill. Shankill themselves have witnessed an upturn in form picking up their first two league wins in recent weeks and will provide tough opposition. Should Erin Go Bragh win they will more than likely progress to the championship semi-finals.
Team: J McLeod, A Confrey, G Burke, N Pugh, C Dolan, P Murphy, K Scanlon, P Agnew, R Daly, JB Jones, K Toolan, A Jones, C Redmond, G Gately, D Grogan