Junior Football v Shankill

Erin Go Bragh Footballers Record Emphatic Win To Progress to Championship Semi Final

Shankill 0-3

Erin Go Bragh 1-24

Erin Go Braghs junior football team travelled out to Shanganagh Cliffs on a wet Thursday for their final group championship game. Both teams had it all to play for. The hosts needed a win and results to go their way to progress to the semi final. Erin Go Bragh required a win to ensure they booked their place.

The visitors dominated from start to finish wracking up ten points without reply before Shankill scored from a free. Erin Go Bragh continued to knock over the points and had few wides which is sure to please coach Pat Murphy.  The Braghs came close to scoring a goal on several occasions but were denied by the Shankill keeper and in one case the crossbar. The hosts finished the half on a positive note with a well taken point from a difficult angle and another point shortly after. But this was to be their final score of the game.

Erin Go Bragh were slow to get going again in the second half but eventually picked up where they left off knocking the ball over the bar as Shankill just couldn’t contain the visitors attack. Despite the best efforts of the Shankill keeper Erin Go Bragh eventually registered a goal. Shankill tried their best to reduce the deficit going for goals themselves in the second half but the Erin Go Bragh defence stood firm with the goalkeeper well up to the task of keeping the ball out when they did break through. The full time score reading Erin Go Bragh 1-24 Shankill 0-3. Erin Go Bragh will now face championship favourites Rosmini Gaels in the semi final. Date of the tie has yet to be confirmed. Erin Go Bragh would like to wish footballer Jb Jones the very best as he leaves for London. Jb has signed for soccer club Leyton Orient.

Team: J McLeod, N Pugh, A Conefrey, G Burke, P Murphy, C Dolan, K Scanlon (0-1), R Daly (0-2), P Agnew (0-3), Jb Jones (0-4), M Moroney (0-5), K T oolan (0-4), D Grogan (0-1) (P Bergin (1-0)), C Redmond (0-4), A Jones (J Conway), K Bergin.   


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