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Junior A's Advance

posted 5 May 2013, 04:29 by Unknown user   [ updated 5 May 2013, 04:40 ]
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North J.A.H.L. Group B (04/05/2013)
Young Irelands 1-15      St. Lachtains 1-5

Young Irelands registered a decisive victory in what was effectively a knockout game in Freshford on Saturday night. Victory here, the final game of the league stage of the competition, would see either side progress. It was Irelands however who came out on top largely due to a splendid fifteen minutes following half time. The first half saw Gowran battle against the breeze and went in at half time in the lead by a single point. Scores in the opening half came from JP Treacy (2), Paul Delahunty (2), Frankie Farrell (2, 1f) and John Morris. St Lachtains had managed 1-3 themselves to leave the score 0-7 to 1-3 at the break.
Young Irelands took full advantage of the breeze in the second half landing some fine long range points. Indeed the Irelands goal also came from a long range shot which dropped just short and was met with a flick from the inrushing Ger Corcoran who had been moved up from defense at half time. St Lactains added a point during the opening stages of the half but scores from Paul Delehunty, Frankie Farrell (2), JP Treacy (2, 1f) and the goal from Ger Corcoran left Gowran eight points up when St Lachtains were awarded a penalty. Martin Carey made a fine save in the goal and within a minute of the save Gowran added a further point through a JP Treacy 65'. This four point swing seemed to seal the victory. Gowran added 2 further points from Jody Foley and Charlie Carter as St Lachtains added a pointed free. St Lactains did apply pressure for the last quarter of the game but the Gowran defense stood firm as neither side managed to register a score for the final 10 minutes. The final score left Young Irelands with a 10 point winning margin.

Team; Martin Carey, Philip Dreeling, Jack Glendon, Ciaran Carroll, Ger Corcoran (1-0), Niall Walsh, William Bolger, Eoin Walsh, JP Treacy (0-5, 1f, 1 65'), Paul Delehunty (0-3), Jody Foley (0-1), Frankie Farrell (0-4, 1f), Charlie Carter (0-1), DJ Carey, John Morris (0-1) Subs; Liam Drea for Charlie Carter, Declan Bennett for Paul Delehunty, Vincent Hogan for John Morris