Geevagh (@1.5) vs Castleconnor (@2.87)
30-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Geevagh will win

Geevagh – Castleconnor Match Prediction | 30-09-2019 09:00

Played in Easkey where the grass could have done with a bit of a cut we looked very good in the first few minutes with Doogie Kilcullen scoring from long range but one or two mistakes in defence coming out with the ball let Easkey in for 2 goals to have them leading 0-5 v 2-5 at the break. The second half both teams should ahve scored goals but Easkey got one and ensured they would win. It was good to see some lads in their first or second year contributing to the game with Odhran Quinn(2pts) and Brian Mahoney (1pt) and Niall Judge in the backline working hard throughout.

After being level 2 all after 14 minutes we went into the lead from Sen Carrabine, a lead we did not lose from there till game end. The team got their championship back on track and may have moved themselves out of the relegation battle.

With Michael Sheridan (congrats Michael) playing at halftime in Sundays All Ireland hurling semifinal between Galway and Tipperary there has been a bus organised and ticket for the game on Sunday. All in 30. If interested as there is a few spaces still available contact David Durkan 0872949574. Bus leaving at 7:40am on Sunday (sure it might wait for the Mayo game on Monday!

Eoin Flynn scored 1-1 in a 2 minute spell to see us lead at half time 2-2 v 0-2. Eamon Cawley and Paul Kilcullen were in control at midfield with Niall Judge and Liam Naughton having stormers again in the defence. In a low scoring first half a Brian Mahoney point got us off the mark before Barnes Kelly with a goal.

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Anyone else have any thoughts? What do you see as the shock of the weekend?Harps with the win over strandhill was a big one in senior.Geevagh with a massive score line over Johns in intermediate to me wasn't surprising. Lot of pressure on the Castleconnor goal in the last 15. Not many seen Castleconnor beating Easkey. Done well to hold on in the end.

Despite playing against the elements our good teamwork and always passing to the man in a best position meant we did not look like losing with Diarmuid Feeney not having a lot to do as Conor Stenson, Iarla Quinn, TJ Foody and Rory Kennedy were snuffing out any glimpse of goal Easkey got. The team have reached the final where they will face Shamrock Gaels in the final. We finished well with scores from Niall Holmes and Kevin Ruthledge after a pass from Fiachra Egan.

A high scoring affair which we came out on top of after the longer than normal journey to Collooney with the road works. It has been fairly obvious that some of these amalgamations should not have been permitted with enough subs for a full team. At this point we do not know if we will be in the cup or shield competition but having 3 strong amalgamations in the division should have the coiste na ng asking questions why were the amalgamations allowed in the first place. The team are in action tomorrow evening again in the refixture of the game with the amalgamation Easkey/Enniscrone.

We went very defensive and found it hard to move the ball up the field. An Odhrn Quinn point with 10 to go left us 11 v 9 up but in the 60th minute the home team equalised. In the 2 minutes of injury time we were in control of possession but did not get a shot off in anger. In the second hald Enniscrone got the first few scores and 15 minutes in we were 10-6 up.

The team were in hard luck in this one. I only made the final 3 quarters and had guessed we had won as from start of 2nd to end of game we won 6-5 but unfortunately the damage was done in the first q where we turned around 4 v 0 down. We had drawn level in the 3rd q, however 4 scores in as many minutes restored the visitors lead which they held onto in the final q.

Gaelic football[edit]

As was expected our lads with more hurling in them proved the better but it was evident in the next few years when playing under the Western Gaels banner at senior they will be a strong setup in Sligo in the future. This west Sligo derby took place in Quigabar on thursday evening and it was great to see 31 hurlers from the area between the 2 teams.

We got off to a good start and lead at the break by 4 points but in the second half Tourlestrane took their chances and won the game 3-4 v 2-3. The team had their first game of the year versus Tourlestrane. The team are taking part in the All Ireland Feil and have been drawn with a Donegal, Cavan and Benbulben Gaels teams.

Calry hit a purple patch and scored 1-4 without response as we struggled to hold the ball with our hand and foot passing not up to scratch. We got ourselves back in it with 3 well worked points before the break. Played in Hazelwood we were in this game until the last 10 minutes when Calry pulled out too far. In the first 15 minutes we trailed 0-4 v 0-2 with Oisn Flynn putting over an excellent free from out near the sideline and Ronan Wilson scoring from play.

A good crowd made the dash down the road after to make the intermediate game on a busy Sunday for all involved in sport in the parish. Congrats to the players, management and families of the Eoghan Rua girls team who won the A Championship after winning the A league earlier in the summer. It was a great day for all when defeating Eastern Harps 15 v 3 in Tubbercurry.

At halftime we lead by a huge score. This was the third time the two team met this year but this was over as a contest within 5 minutes when we lead 2-6 v 0-0. In the end we finished with Colm, Oisn, Dire, Ronan getting a lot of goals between them, Colm getting a hat trick.