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South Junior A Football Final

posted 28 Oct 2013, 23:53 by Newcastle Gaa
The junior A footballers played the South final against Ballingarry in Clonmel Sportsfield on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28th. A strong breeze was blowing straight down the field and Newcastle played with the benefit of the breeze in the first half. However, Ballingarry started the better and lead by 5 points early on. Newcastle responded with a goal by Brian Sweeney and 5 points. Approaching half time, Ballingarry scored a fortuitous goal that changed the momentum of the match. The half time score was Newcastle 1-5, Ballingarry 2-5. Despite their best efforts, and having to play into the wind, Newcastle was unable to close the gap. In the end Ballingarry were victorious by 2 points on a score line of 2-10 to 1-11. Team and scorers were; Darren Goonan, Niall Morrissey, Tomás O’Dwyer, Emmet Prendergast, Caoimhín McGrath, Shane Hickey, John O’Halloran, Conor Grant (0-2), Cormac O’Flynn, Barry Hickey (0-2), Brian Hyland, Oliver Smyth (0-1), Andrew Fitzpatrick (0-1), Brian Sweeney (1-4), and Daniel Kennedy (0-1, captain). Subs were John McCarra for Emmet Prendergast, Anthony Condon for Oliver Smyth and James Lonergan Snr for Conor Grant. The remainder of the squad were Ray Hallinan, James Lonergan Jnr, James Fitzpatrick, Emmet Hallinan, Michael Grant and Ciarán McCarra. Well done to all the players and the management team of Michael Guiry, Shirley Ryan, Anthony O’Dwyer and Jason Ahearne for their efforts during the year.