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Junior A's Register First Win

posted 20 Apr 2013, 13:13 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Apr 2013, 13:20 ]
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North J.A.H.L. Group B
Young Irelands 1-16      Graigue Ballycallan 1-9

A fine overall first half performance lay the foundations for the first victory of the year for the junior A's. On top of this Irelands also put in a solid defensive showing, with 8 points from Graigue Ballycallans scoreline of 1 - 9 coming from frees and their only point from play in the 55th minute. Graigue Ballycallan did start the scoring with a pointed free in the first minute but Gowran were 3 points up after six minutes with points from Martin Carey (f), JP Treacy (f) and Charlie Carter. Irelands never lost their lead from that point to the finish. Graigue pointed a second free in the 7th minute but a deluge of points from Martin Carey (2 1f), Danny Glendon, Jody Foley, John Morris and Charlie Carter left Gowran ahead by 9 points to 2 after 20 minutes. Ballycallan hit back with a goal but this was cancelled out within two minutes when Martin Carey found the net. Charlie Carter also pointed once either side of the goal. G. Ballycallan added a third free but Eoin Walsh landed a fine score before the whistle to leave the score 1 -12 to 1 - 3 at half time.
Both sides landed a point just after half time, Irelands coming from the stick of JP Treacy. At this stage scores became less frequent. Irelands outscored G. Ballycallan by 3 points to 2 between the 31st and 50th minute, Martin Carey (f), John Morris and Charlie Carter with the scores. However, Gowran failed to score from that point to the finish while Graigue Ballycallan added 3 more points. In the end the result wasn't in doubt but Irelands will be hoping to the keep their performance level up for the full 60 minutes in their next outing against St. Lachtains.

Team; DJ Carey, Philip Dreelan, Jack Glendon, Ciaran Carroll, Eoghan Farrell, Niall Walsh, William Bolger, Eoin Walsh (0-1), JP Treacy (0-2 1f), Paul Delahunty, Jody Foley (0-1), Martin Carey (1-4 3f), Charlie Carter (0-5), John Morris (0-2), Danny Glendon (0-1) Subs; Declan Bennett for Martin Carey (42mins), Liam Drea for Philip Dreelan (47mins), Alan Roche for Charlie Carter (55mins)