Minor County League 2009



 Round 2 ---- Dr Crokes 2-12  -------- Legion  1-10.

This display even surpassed our previous display against Austin Stacks in the County Shield. We were the underdogs and this helped us. We led by six points early in the second half, after going in at the interval four points in front. Our opponents got on top at this juncture and 1-5 to our 0-1 by the 50th minute put them a point ahead.  Killian Fitzgerald equalised with a great 45 and we dug deep in the last five minutes and scored two goals to Legion's point for a five point victory. We were well worth our victory even if the margin was a bit flattering.

We had a great first half, scoring seven points to our opponents three, all but one of our scores coming from play. We knew we would have to replicate that display in the second half as Legion were going to come out with all guns blazing. This they did even though we went six points ahead by the 38th minute. Our opponents got well on top in the next ten minutes and outscored us 1-5 to 0-1 to go a point in front. Killian Fitzgerald equalised with a great 45 and a goal two minutes later put us three points in front. Legion had a point a minute from time to reduce the deficit but an injury time goal by Alex O'Sullivan wrapped up the points for us.

Dr Crokes Best Player; Chris Brady.

Team and Scorers;  James Barry; Mark Egan, Sean Coppinger, Joseph Keogh; Killian Fitzgerald 0-1(45), Kieran Ward, Gordon Buckley; Chris Brady 0-3, Neily McEntaggart; Alex O'Sullivan 1-1(0-1free), Brian O'Shea 0-3(0-1free),  Conor Fitzgerald; Robert Watson 0-2, Keith O'Leary 0-2, Conor McGill.  Subs;  Senan Lavery, Dylan O'Neill, Stephen Clifford, Michael Beckett.  

Round 1  -- Dr Crokes  2-6---- Kilcummin 2-13. (Played in Kilcummin on Sunday 28th June)

We went under to a strong Kilcummin team on Sunday last. There was no doubt that our opponents were the better team but a sequence of play ten minutes after half time decided this contest. We were seven points down at this stage and forced a penalty. We failed to score from the kick and to add insult to injury, Kilcummin went down the field, scored a goal and put winning out of our reach. The opposition may have taken the foot off the pedal in the remaining twenty minutes, a period that saw us score 1-1 to their 0-1.

The first half was evenly contested. We had the wind at our back during this period and the 1-5 to 1-4 lead by Kilcummin was going to make our effort for victory not easy. Our opponents opened a ten point gap by the 10th minute, registering 1-7 to our 0-1. Then came our no score from the penalty and their goal from their next offensive. We didn't lie down but put in a great last twenty minutes that yielded just 1-1 to Kilcummin's one point.

Our opponents seven point win was well deserved but we can also take some positives out of the game.

Team;  James Barry; Senan Lavery, P.J. Lawlor, Sean Coppinger; Chris Lawlor, Kieran Ward, Gordon Buckley; Conor O'Neill, Killian Fitzgerald; Chris Brady, Keith O'Leary, Mark Egan; Cian O'Neill, Alex O'Sullivan, Brian O'Shea. Subs;  Conor McGill.