Ballydonoghue 1-11 Ballymac 1-18
Ballymac took on Ballydonoghue in round 4 of the County Senior League in a windswept but beautiful Cooland last Saturday night. We played into a strong breeze in the first half but some excellent support play and hard work saw Ballymac go into the break 3 points up 1-07 0-07.
Excellent work by Luke Sweeney at the Centre back complimented by the ever hard working midfield pair Daniel O’Shea and Cian Counihan provided the platform for some fine scores by Vinnie Horan and Aidan Breen. Vinnie was unlucky not to find the target on a few occasions and Aidan did manage to finish off and excellent move when his shot found the bottom corner.
Half time score: Ballymac 1-07 to Ballydonoghue 0-7
We took to the field in the second half with a good strong breeze to our backs and duly added 4 unanswered points to go 7 points clear. Ballydonoghue never gave up and tacked on 2 more points. A high ball into the edge of the 21 saw the ball break to their full forward Padráig Lyons who hammered it home to leave just 2 points between the teams. Some excellent pressure around the middle third restricted Ballydonoghue to just 2 more scores. Aidan Breen was in fine form from open play and from frees and contributed to Ballymac leading by 7 points at the last whistle. The final score was: Ballymac 1-18 to Ballydonoghue 1-11.
Team and scorers: Padráig Laide, Mike Sweeney, Cornelius Reynolds, Liam Dunne, David Long, Luke Sweeney, Eoin O’Malley, Cian Counihan (0-1), Daniel O’Shea (0-1), Gene Griffin (0-2), Aidan Breen (1-6), Éanna Reidy (0-1), William Casey, Cathal De Lacy (0-1) and Vincent Horan (0-4) Subs: Tomás O’Connor (0-1), Michael Herlihy (0-1) and Brendan O’Donnell
Next up for our County League Round 5 game is Annascaul next Saturday night at home in Ballymac. Check web site and Face book page for exact times later in the week.