Belgooly 3-10, Shamrocks 2-10
Belgooly deservedly took the league points in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon after this 3 point win over Shamrocks. It was the first game of the year for both teams and it was typical stuff from both teams as they gear up for the season with some spilled loose ball and sloppy passes all over the place.
A strong second half from Belgooly when playing up against the hill made the difference here. They were never led. The teams were level 1-1 apiece after 10 minutes after Darragh Scriven scored a well worked Shamrocks goal in response to a gift to Belgooly at the other end. He also added another point as Belgooly led 1-3 to 1-2 at half time.
The second half saw a scrappy opening period better Belgooly scored 2 quick goals to effectively end the game. They led by 3-9 to 1-6 before Shamrocks finished with a goal from David Hayes and some nice points from Cannice Caffrey, Brian Sweeney, Barry Mulqueen and Seanán Collins among others. But time ran out in the end on the Shamrocks response. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Team: F. O’Neill, C. Kidney, R. Harrington, C. O’Grady, S. Andrews, M. Prout, J. Browne, A. McCarthy, B. Mulqueen, A. Boland, D. Scriven, R. Twomey, J. Wilson, S. Collins, D. O’Sullivan. Subs used – D. Hayes, C. Caffrey, B. Sweeney, R. Murphy, S. Kidney.