Junior Footballers Overcome Tyrrelstown Challenge to Claim the Spoils
Erin Go Bragh 1-15
Erin Go Braghs junior footballers welcomed Tyrrelstown to Hazelbury Park on Sunday for round 2 of the league. The hosts caught Tyrrelstown completely by surprise running into a 0-12 to 0-0 score in the first 20 minutes. Tyrrelstown eventually got on the scoreboard when an effort on goal was deflected over the bar by Alan Conefrey. A further 2 points from frees and another from play suggested that Tyrrelstown were getting into the game in the closing stages of the first half. But half time arrived just in time in the eyes of Erin Go Bragh. The scoreline at half time read 0-13 to 0-4 in favour of the hosts. But Tyrrelstown have built up a reputation as comeback kings in recent weeks having overturned a ten point deficit against Pavee in their opening league game and carrying out a similar feat only last week against St. Peregrines in the cup.
Erin Go Bragh were also to experience a determined Tyrrelstown comeback in the second half. With 1-3 scored without reply it was the visitors who were in control of the opening twenty minutes. A David Grogan goal could not have come at a better time for the hosts and two more points reinstated Erin Go Braghs lead. With time running out Tyrrelstown piled on the pressure searching for goals. A effort on goal from a free was saved by John McLeod and the backs with the rebound firing off the cross bar. Another goal effort was deflected out by Karl Scanlon for a 45. Tyrrelstown were limited to two points from a free in the closing stages. A point each from a Mick Moroney free and from play from Martin O’Callaghan ensured the hosts picked up their second league win.
Team: J McLeod, W Daly, A Conferey, J Cullen, K Scanlon, C Dolan, JB Jones (0-1), R Daly (0-2), P Agnew (0-2), C Murray (0-2), M Moroney (0-5), C Redmond (0-3), D Grogan (1-1), G Gately (M O’Callaghan (0-1)), C Burke (0-2) (A Jones) subs : P Kelly, M O’Sullivan, G Burke