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North Final Beckons After Extra Time

posted 17 Aug 2013, 13:32 by Unknown user   [ updated 17 Aug 2013, 14:16 ]
J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North J.A.H.C. (17/08/2013)
Young Irelands 2-18      St. Lachtains 1-16
It took extra time to separate the sides in this junior a north championship semi final after the sides finished level, 1 - 12 to 0 - 15, in normal time. Young Irelands opened the scoring in the 3rd minute with a pointed free from JP Treacy. However, with the aid of a strong breeze St. Lachtains took control of the game and by the 16th minute had scored 6 points to Gowrans one, again from a JP Treacy free. At this stage Gowran were finiding it hard to pick up breaks in the final third. Charlie Carter scored twice but Lachtains responded scoring a point of their own. Irelands scored again in the 29th minute, Paul Delahaunty slotting over a nice point from a Peter Carroll knock down before St. Lachtains scored the final point of the half. Despite the strong breeze, Irelands went in just three points down, 0-5 to 0-8.
St Lachtains were the first to score in the second half but Gowran were to dominate the next fifteen minutes. In these fifteen minutes St. Lachtains could only manage two points while Gowran notched up 1-6, the scores coming from Ollie Carter (0-1), Thomas Drennan (0-3), Charlie Carter (0-1) and Jody Foley (1-0). This left Gowran leading by four with quarter of an hour remaining. In this quarter Gowran managed just one point from Thomas Drennan while St. Lachtains fought back scoring five points to send the game to extra time.
Gowran, dispite playing against the stiff breeze, controlled the first half of extra time and scored 1-3 while also holding St. Lachtains scoreless. The scorers were Sean Carey (0-1), Thomas Drennan (0-2) and DJ Carey (1-0). Gowran pointed two more frees at the start of the second half of extra time, both from DJ Carey, to leave them 8 points in the lead. This was to prove too much for St. Lachtains to over come thought they did manage 1-1 in the final stages to Gowrans 0-1 from Sean Carey.

Team; Martin Carey, Eoin Walsh, Ciaran Carroll, Martin Carter, Ollie Carter (0-1), JP Treacy (0-3, 3f), Willie Bolger, Gearoid Kennedy, John Morris, Peter Carroll, Jody Foley (1-0), Paul Delahunty (0-1), Charlie Carter (0-3), Tom Drennan (0-6), Ger Corcoran Subs; Peter Huntchinson for Ger Corcoran (half time), Sean Carey (0-2) for Peter Caroll (37th min), DJ Carey (1-2) for Paul Delahunty (54th min), Liam Drea, Philip Dreelan, Vincent Hogan, Peter McBride, Jack Glendon (inj)