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ACFL Div 5 - Athlone v Ballycomoyle

posted 13 Apr 2014, 10:55 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 14 Apr 2014, 01:40 ]
Friday, 11th April - Pairc Chiaran
ACFL Div 5
Athlone 2-14 Ballycomoyle 1-7



Back L-R: Conal Sheeran, Aidan St. John, Benny Bannon, Conor Devaney, Emmet Kiely,
Ken Gaynor, Shane Galvin, Sean Dowling, Jordan Marshment, Patrick Melinn, Luke Dully
Front L-R: Richie Greene, Eamon Martin, Declan Byrne, Andy Lynam, Dylan lynch,
Charlie McMickan, Seamus Byrne, Glen Costello, Joe Fallon.

Athlone’s Junior team maintained their 100% record in Division 5 of the ACFL with a 10 point win over a combative Ballycomoyle side on Friday night.  Athlone started well and raced into a 1-7 to 0-1 lead by the 25th minute, following a succession of superb scores from Joe Fallon (0-4), Seamus Byrne (1-1) and Andy Lynam (0-2).  However, a late Ballycomoyle rally saw them score 1-2 to leave the half-time score 1-7 to 1-3 in favour of Athlone.

Athlone started the 2nd half well again and added two points from Jordan Marshment and Joe Fallon, before Ballycomoyle were reduced to 14 men following a red card.  Despite this, Ballycomoyle refused to yield and with 10 minutes remaining, Athlone’s lead was just 1-11 to 1-7, the extra points coming from Eamon Martin and Charlie McMickan.  Fortunately, Athlone were spared a nervous finish to the game when Jordan Marshment won a penalty after a typical surging run.  Charlie McMickan coolly dispatched the spot-kick to the net to finally end Ballycomoyle’s resistance and Athlone added three further points from Joe Fallon, Richie Greene and Glenn Costello to run out winners by 2-14 to 1-7.

This was another fine victory in this division for a very young Athlone side who kicked some top quality scores, but who also showed great discipline against very physical opponents. 

Scorers: Joe Fallon 0-6, Seamus Byrne 1-1 Charlie McMickan 1-1, Andy Lynam 0-2, Jordan Marshment 0-1, Eamon Martin 0-1, Glen Costello 0-1, Richie Greene 0-1.

The panel was Conal Sheeran, Aidan St. John, Benny Bannon, Emmet Kiely, Ken Gaynor, Shane Galvin, Sean Dowling, Jordan Marshment, Patrick Melinn, Luke Dully, Richie Greene, Eamon Martin, Declan Byrne, Andy Lynam, Dylan lynch, Charlie McMickan, Seamus Byrne, Glen Costello, Joe Fallon.



Condolences
Athlone GAA Club wishes to extend its sincere sympathy to Ballycomoyle Gaelic Football Club and the Fagan family on the passing of teenager Eoin Fagan on Saturday.  May He Rest in Peace.

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