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Kildangan V Sarsfields Round 2 Championship

posted 8 Aug 2012, 15:41 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 9 Aug 2012, 10:55 by Unknown user ]
  Kildangan Seniors failed to capitalise on a one point half time lead in Round Two of  the Senior Reserve C Championship, eventually losing by 1:09 to Sarsfields.2:09. The game, played in Round Towers on Wednesday evening 8th August failed to sparkle for either team, perhaps not helped by some overly fussy refereeing. Kildangan drew first blood, thanks to a Stephen Quigley point from the throw in, Sarsfields replied with a point minutes later. Sarsfields then Goaled, a well worked move which left the Kildangan keeper no chance. Kildangan kept plugging away, direct ball into corner forward Stephen Quigley was yielding dividends. A penalty to Kildangan midway through the first half levelled the affair, Sean Feancis giving the Sarsfields keeper no chance with a hard low shot to the right. The lasts score of the opening half, a Stephen Quigley free took Kildangan one clear 1:04  to the Sash's 1:03.
Kildangan Senior Team Photo 2012
 Back; Thomas Moran, Pauric Casey, Stephen Quigley, Sean Francis, Robbie Murray, Sean Pollard, 
Willie Lawler,  Liam McCormack, Brandon Foley, Mark Carroll, Declan McGrath, Rory Jacob
Front: Philip Ryan, Eric O'Hara, Jack Hickey, John Miller, Billy Stevenson, Brendan Abbey, Richard Morgan, John Murray

Kildangan extended our lead on the resumption thanks to a superb Sean Francis '45 following good attacking play by Brandon Foley. Both teams then traded points, Kildangan never getting more than two in front of their doughty opponents. Midway through the half with Kildangan a nose in front at 1:07 to 1:06, Sarsfields were rewarded for their tenaciousness when the ball ended up in the Kildangan net. Brendan Abbey pulled one point back, Pauric Casey added a second however good back play by Sarsfields prevented Kildangan regaining the lead, the final score 1:09 to 2:09.
The result, although disappointing ensures that Kildangan go on to contest the Championship quarter final, venue date and opponents not known yet.