Byrne Cup Rd.2 vs. St. Lachtain’s

On a very calm evening in Coon, the locals took on St. Lachtain’s of Freshford in the second round of the Byrne Cup.  In front of a small crowd, Luke Maher opened his side’s scoring with a point.  Straight after that, the Freshford side got themselves off the mark with a point.  They went 3-1 up before St. Martin’s found their feet and it was level pegging all the way through with points from Canice Maher, Shane Kinsella, Eoin McGrath, Tom Breen and Robert Shore.  With five minutes left in the first half, Martin’s pulled away with further points from Shane Kinsella and John Maher been accurate on free’s to put the score at St. Martin’s 0-11, St. Lachtain’s 0-7 at half time.  The second half restarted with St. Martin’s reasserting themselves and they continued to pull away with substitute Shane Coonan getting his name on the score board with two points from play.  Lachtain’s tried their best to pull back the deficit with a well worked goal from Stephen Farrell, quickly followed by a point from Johnny Fitz to leave the minimum between the sides.  However, the Martin’s men did not wilt as Luke Maher, Shane Kinsella, John Maher, Tom Breen and Robert Shore all took their scores when the opportunities arose with Eoin McGrath finishing off the game with the last point.  St. Martin’s picked up their second win on a scoreline of 0-23 to St. Lachtain’s 1-14.

Team: Colin McGrath, Martin Dowling, Noel D’arcy, Jack Dowling, Brian Mulhall, James Dowling, Thomas Walsh, Canice Maher (0-1), Shane Kinsella (0-3), Luke Maher (0-2), Tom Breen (0-3), Robert Shore (0-4), John Maher (0-6), Eoin McGrath (0-2), Donal Shore.

Subs: Shane Coonan (used)(0-2), Ollie Walsh (used), Damien Tynan, (used), Brian Cadigan(used), Shane Egan, Eugene Maher, Kieran Kelly.

Team Management: Charlie Carter, Ronan Ruane, Aidan Lawlor.

Referee: Paul Hunston

24th June 2014