County League Division 1 Round 4 St Marys vs Spa
County League Division 1 Round 4 St Marys: 1-7(10) Spa: 3-17(26)
A depleted St Marys team hosted Spa in the fourth round of the County League on Sunday May 26th. Evan Cronin of Spa got the scoring underway after two and a half minutes of play, followed shortly by a point from Niall O’Mahony. Daniel Daly scored the home-sides first point from a placed ball after 7 minutes but was shortly replied to with another Evan Cronin point. Ian Casey received a yellow card after 10 minutes and Michael O’Donoghue subsequently scored the free. The next six minutes of play saw Spa score 1-3, a goal from Michael O’Donoghue and three points from Evan Cronin. A great run from Jack Daly resulted in St Marys only goal of the game. Ryan O’Carroll scored his first point of the game 18 minutes in, shortly followed by a free from Michael O’Donoghue. Daniel Daly pointed a placed ball which was briskly answered to with a point from Niall O’Mahony. Conor O’Shea scored the home teams third point. A great save from Mike Daly resulted in a 45 from Ciaran Spillane. David Spillane kicked the away teams second goal of the game followed by a point from Spa captain Michael O’Donoghue. Jack Daly and Shane Cronin were shown a yellow for an off-the-ball offence. Evan Cronin kicked a wide leaving it 1-3 to 2-12 in favour of Spa at half time.
Shane Cronin got the second half scoring underway after forty seconds. Spa got a series of scores, unanswered, in the following 10 minutes- a point from Michael O’Donoghue and a goal and three points from Evan Cronin. Daniel Daly scored three subsequent points (2 frees) leaving it 3-17 to 1-6 after 45 minutes of play. Another Spa point saw the game go well beyond St Marys’ reach after 22 minutes. Mike Daly pulled off another great save in which Niall McCarthy put the 45 wide. Cian Esmonde scored a lovely point to finish the scoring for both sides, leaving a final scoreline of Spa 3-17 to St Marys 1-7.
Teams lined out as follows:
St. Marys- Mike Daly, Ian Casey, Brian Curran, Patrick Cournane, Conor O’Shea (0-1), Oisin Moran, Niall Brennan, Jack Daly (1-0), Mark Quigley, Darren Casey, Adam Quirke, Kevin Moriarty, Muiris Fitzgerald, Daniel Daly (0-5, 4F) and Mark O’Shea. Subs used- Cian Esmonde (0-1), Gearoid O’Driscoll and Noel Cournane.
Spa: James Devane, Eoghan Cronin, Brian Lynch, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Bryan Russell, Dan O’Donoghue, Ciaran Spillane (0-1, 1F), Shane Cronin (0-1), Michael McCarthy, Ryan O’Carroll (0-1), Mike O’Donoghue (1-4, 2F), Niall O’Mahony (0-2), David Spillane (1-0), Evan Cronin, (1-7), Cormac Cronin (0-1). Subs used- Gary Vaughan, Andrew Garnett, Niall McCarthy and Shane Fenton.