Caulry (@1.83) vs Milltownpass (@2.2)
06-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Caulry will win

Caulry – Milltownpass Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 10:30

U8 BlitzDespite thevery wet day and a lot of players unavailable, 17 young Caulry players onceagain done themselves and their club proud in our second blitz of the year atAthlone GAA on Saturday afternoon playing against Athlone and Tubberclair.Training continuesas normal on Thursday at 6:30pm where we usually have up to 30 players from ourpanel of 34.

The Caulry lads will be hoping to push on from last weeks winover Milltownpass and pick up their second win of the campaign. Intermediate Championship FixtureOur ladswill battle it out against Milltown for Round 4 of this years championship on Saturdayevening next in Athlone. The most recent championship clash between the sideswas last years group-stages game where our lads came out of top on a scorelineof 2-12 to 0-16.

BREAKING NEWS

AdrianCoughlan was elected Chairman for 2018 and Laura Donoghue was elected clubsecretary. Tang Gaa A.G.M meetingtook place on Thursday December 28th at 7.30pm in Tang Community Centre. Fullcommittee list on website or Facebook page. We wish Laura well in her position and we would to thank outgoingsecretary J J Leavy for all his hard work and dedication in recent years.

Team Patrick Conlon, Keelin Galvin, Andrew Gill, Eoin Bannon, Ian Coughlan, AlanMurray, Richard Laffan, Paddy Clear, Darragh Burke, Sean Egan, Niall Neary,Tommy Lennon, Niall McGarry, Eoin Coughlan, Joe Coughlan, Subs Shane Coughlan,Martin Donoghue, Niall Lynn. Athlone pressed hard in the second half but Tang proved toogood on the day with Niall Lynn completing the scoring with an excellent point. Tang played an open, attacking game that paidrich dividends. Tangplayed Athlone in Div6b on a damp Sunday morning and were full value for theirhalf time lead of 2-12 to 1-5.

The opposition thenfound their shooting boots, tapping over three points as a late score fromStuart Trainor put the minimum between the sides at the break.Despitekicking the first score of the second half after good play from TiarnanODonovan, our boys failed to push on and let the opposition back into thegame. U14 ChampionshipCaulry 2-7St. Josephs2-6Our U14 boysnotched up another win on Thursday evening last when they battled it outagainst St. St. Oisin Shortall then done well ashe kicked a free under pressure to put Caulrys noses in front. StuartTrainor then launched Caulry into the lead as he converted a penalty after sixminutes. Josephs made the most of their period of superiority as they taggedon an unanswered 2-1. Josephs in a tight affair.Some goodplay early on in the game from David Gaynor set Andrew Stuart Trainor up forthe opening score before the opposition edged in front with two points. Our defenceheld strong late in the game with Ian Malone doing well in goals to clear anyattacks from the St. Josephs struggled to convert chances as another score from theCaulry full-forward put the homeside three points the good. The Caulryboys dug deep for the closing minutes of the game with Stuart Trainor levellingthe game with his goal from a well-worked free. Stuart Trainor drew one back from a placed ball on the 51stminute. Caulry then regained initiative as a score from Brendan Kelly McCormackafter a good pass from Lee Corcoran left three between the sides. St.

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Both defences done well when put under pressure as theforwards struggled to score with the next score of the game arriving on the 21stminute in the form of a converted-free for the visitors. Another point from Baker cut the deficit,but the opposition were not going to let their lead slip as a converted-freemoments later kept Caulry at arms length. Our boys werebrought right back into contention after some Trojan work from Rory Mullins whoattacked the oppositions kickout and riffled the ball to the back of the netto leave just two between the sides by the end of the third quarter. Whatshould have been a goal courtesy of Malynn was defended well and worked downthe field and slotted over the bar on the 46th minute by The Downs. Senan Baker stepped up with a superb score moments after. Althoughdominating a lot of the possession, our lads struggled to get their names onthe scoresheet with Baker kicking the next score of the game with just sixminutes remaining. Some chances went astray thenfor our lads as Malynn kicked the next score of the game from a free. This period of dominance began within 30second of the resumption of play as The Downs rattled the back of the Caulrynet. However,there was just enough time remaining for the opposition to work the ball up thefield and point to leave Caulry in front 1-4 to 0-5 at the break.The Downsstarted like an express train after the restart with a quick scoring blitzultimately proving Caulrys undoing. James Clavin brought off some vital interceptions in goalwhen called upon as a fabulous passing move from Luke Buckley was finished tothe net by Malynn on the 24th minute. Another point two minutes later saw them stretch their lead to two. The opposition tagged on another four points before our boys opened theirsecond half account, this coming courtesy of Malynn on the 42ndminute. However, The Downs responded in style as two points fromplay restored their three-point lead. The Downsdidnt panic as they slotted over another score from play. Thomas Dunning then brought Caulry back within the minimum margin with his finelong-range effort. The opposition thenattacked the following kickout as a superb point from play doubled their lead. Baker showed greatvision with his well-taken score on the 46th minute. Minor Championship Semi-FinalCaulry 2-10The Downs1-15Our minorsbowed out of this years championship at the semi-final stages when they hostedThe Downs in a high scoring affair on Thursday evening last.The gamestarted off with a slow tempo with Alan Malynn accounting for two Caulry freesbefore points for The Downs on the 13th and 14th minuteslevelled proceedings.

The teams then traded pointed-freeson the 9th and 10th minutes before Luke Buckley sent overhis first point of the game after some good fielding from James Carey. Olan Healy and Rory Mullins combinedwell outfield as they found Malynn who tagged on a point for the homeside. Baker showed great visionwhen he picked his spot and riffled the back of the Cill ige net on the 21stminute. Senan Baker and Carey worked hard out the field as they set Malynnand Lawless up for two more fine points from play. James Buckley puthis name on the scoresheet on the 33rd minute before the oppositiondrew two back with a free and point from play. Cillige then hit a purple patch between the 47th and 52ndminutes which yielded an unanswered 2-2 adn left just five between the sides. Caulry attacked the following kickoutwith Malynn finishing with a fine point from play. However, Cill ige respondedin style with a well-taken goal from distance. Malynn got lucky on the 40thminute as his ball in hopped in over the goalies head. Moments later Baker securedhis hattrick after a good patch of play from Leroy Coughlan. Baker then made no mistake at the other end of thefield and he shot for his second goal of the game. Another Malynn point was sandwiched between two Cill ige frees withthe opposition adding their first score from play moments before the halftimewhistle to leave Caulry leading 3-6 to 1-5.Cill igewere first to launch an attack in the second half with a goal chance tricklingoff to the side and wide. Cillige struggled to get scores from play as they tapped over their third free ofthe game. Malynn then combined nicely with Shane Lawless who rattled the back ofthe Cill ige net on the 4th minute. U17 ChampionshipCaulry 7-10Cill ige4-11Our U17 ladsadvance to Round 2 of this years championship after coming out on top overCill ige in the park on Saturday afternoon last.Both teams burstout of the tracks, exchanging early goals with Alan Malynn on target forCaulry. However,Lawless showed good leadership as he tagged on 1-1 to break the oppositionsmomentum.

The scoring power in the Tang side means they will be fancied by many observers to finally end their wait for a county final appearance. But with Kevin Maguire, one of Westmeaths leading defenders for a number of years, in their ranks, Caulry will be hoping to curtail the Tang attack.An intriguing battle awaits between these familiar foes. On Sunday, however, its a case of win or bust with the losers having to wait until next year to launch another bid for championship glory. These two neighbours met at the same stage in 2014 when Caulry came on top after a replay, before going on to defeat Rosemount in the final. Tang v Caulry(Sunday, TEG Cusack Park, 3.30pm)Tang will be bidding for their first appearance in the Westmeath Intermediate FC final since 2002 when they face Caulry inSundays semi-final. With four teams going through from Group 1, teams had considerable wriggle room to recover from defeats. Caulry, who began with a defeat to Moate All Whites, recovered from their shaky start by winning their remaining three games. They also met in this years group stages when Tang claimed a 2-19 to 2-12 victory. In a very tight group, that was enough for John Benton's charges to qualify directly for the semi-finalsTang had to take on Bunbrosna in one of the two quarter-finals, a hurdle that jumped in impressive fashion, albeit against limited opposition. That win got Tang back on track after their opening round defeat to Maryland. Corner-forwards Shane Coughlan and Adam Neary led the way in the scoring stakes in that victory, and they also benefitted from John Tumelty's presence as a focal point at full-forward.

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Tang madethe trip to Springfield to take on County Champions Mullingar Shamrocks in theDiv1 league. Tang started well and were a pt up and then Tommy Lennon wasunlucky to see his shot came back off the crossbar after a fine movement. Mullingar Shamrocks responded well adding a pt and then were awarded a goalafter a goalmouth scramble Disaster struck again when Mullingar Shamrocksfinished a fine move to the net. However Tang dug deep and adding eight ptsbefore the break, Adam Neary was in sublime form kicking some glorious pts andAidan Burke also adding a brace and along with a range effort from Niall Neary.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs onthe night including four tickets for the All Ireland Football Final. All Ireland Football Final Tickets DrawCaulry areholding an All Ireland Football Final Tickets Draw on Friday, August30thin Egans Pub, Mount Temple. Ticketsare 5 each or 10 for a book of three andare available from executivemembers and Kierans shop, Mount Temple.

Rochfortbridge didscore a couple of close in frees near the end but never looked like findingthat elusive goal. Congrats to Jason Coughlan, John Tumelty, ShaneCoughlan and Keelin Galvin who all made their senior debut and all played theirpart in a good victory. NiallBannon kicked a superb free from distance to keep the score board ticking over. Rochfortbridge started the second half brightly quicklykicking two pts before Tang responded with a fine effort from Niall Neary. Tang will be glad to have two pts in the bag and will lookforward to next weekend. The second half was nip and tuck with both defences on top.

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However,Tubberclair soon restored their four point lead with three unanswered points toleave the scoreboard reading 0-10 to 0-6 at halftime.Alan Malynndrew two back early in the second half as he slotted two placed balls over thebar. Minor ChampionshipCaulry 0-12Tubberclair2-15Our minorsfailed to get going in their second championship outing on Friday evening lastwhen they made the short journey to Tubberclair.The teamstraded early points with Thomas Dunning opening the scoring account after 2minutes. A decent spell for the opposition then followed as theyslotted over five unanswered points which gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Tom Cloonan brought off a vital intercept and set Senan Baker up forCaulrys second score of the game before a goalward shot from Baker rattledback off the post. The game seemed to lack championship pace and intensitythroughout the second half as five of the next six scores came from frees,three of which Malynn sent over for Caulry. Dunning thenshowed great vision as he bisected the posts after a fine catch. Rory Mullins worked tirelessly at midfield as he outscored the homeside 0-3 to0-1 between the 19th and 26th minutes. However, Tubberclair never seemed phased as they responded in style,tagging on 1-1. The Tubberclair defence held strongas our boys struggled to get scores from play and their forwards impressed whencalled upon as a well-taken goal on the 58th minute had the homesidelooking home and hosed.

However, Tang were soon broughtback within the minimum margin after being awarded a penalty on the 39thminute, which they converted on their third effort after two saves from CillianNagle. Our lads were not going to back down though, asthey dug deep for the remaining 10 minutes as points from OSullivan, StephenConnolly and Murphy had it level-pegging at the interval on a scoreline of 1-5to 2-2.Caulrystarted the second half well with Connolly adding his second after 30 seconds. OSullivanwas fouled up front and Murphy slotted over the ensuing free to edge Caulry ahead. McCormack and Kevin Maguire worked hard out the field as they set Nally andDolan up for points moments later. However, Tang then hita purple patch as they dominated midfield and rattled off two quick goals toput them three points the good. The teams then traded points with McCormack adding one for Caulry. Both teams then missed some scoring chances with the next score of thegame coming on the 53rd minute as Tang levelled the match. This leadwas short-lived as a good passage of play from Damien Dolan, Sean Clinton andNally set Gary Flanagan up for a goal on the 8th minute. IFC Semi-Final ReplayCaulry 1-12Tang 3-4There wasnot much separating Caulry and Tang when both sides took to the field inAthlone for the semi-final replay of the intermediate championship on Sunday afternoonlast.ConorMcCormack opened the scoring tally after 2 minutes after combining nicely withPaddy Sleator. Our lads then missed two scoring chances after an attempt fromEmmet Nally was blocked down and Andy OSullivans effort fell wide of thetarget before Tang put their noses in front with two points from play. Murphy then stretched the Caulry lead tofour after a brilliant intercept from Dolan. Sean Foxdefended well as he worked the ball up the field through OSullivan and ColinMurphy, with Murphy finishing the move with a fine point.

Kick-off for this all-important clash is at 3pm allsupporters are asked to get behind the lads in their bid to make the intermediatefinal against an awaiting Milltownpass side.The verybest of luck to the team and their management. This remarkablematch was like history repeating itself as when the sides last met at thesemi-final stages of the championship in 2014, a replay was also necessary to separatethe teams after finishing all-square on 1-10 apiece. On that occasion, Caulrymanaged to get the better of Tang in the replay, prevailing by the narrowest ofmargins on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9 in Athlone. Intermediate Championship Semi-Final Replay FixtureCaulry andTang must go to battle again after last weekends draw on a scoreline of 1-9 apieceto see which side will advance to this years county final. Hopefully our lads willfollow suit this year when they take to the field for the replay on Sunday afternoonnext in Athlone.