Club Championship

Muckalee made the trip to Pirecestown to take on Saint Fintans the Wexford Intermediate Champions in the Leinster club Championship. On a lovely day for the game it was Muckalee that opened the scoring, three frees in the first quarter and a point from play all from Colin McGrath with the assist from Robert Shore. In the dying moments of the half a good move from defence was delivered by Bryan Byrne to Eoin McGrath who took on his man and set up a scoring chance for Colin who finished expertly. Half time score 1-4 to 0-3. Muckalee were well worth their lead at this stage the defence , midfielders and forwards all combining well. The loss of a Muckalee defender for a second yellow card gave renewed hope to Saint Fintans who began to cut into the lead and two fine saves from John Coonan  kept his sides hopes of victory alive. The last ten minutes when Muckalee added further points from  Colin a free and a point from play after a pass from John Maher and John Mulhall got our last score to give us two point lead but is was Fintans who finished the stronger and run out winners by three points  0-13 to 1-7.  Thanks to our supporters who travelled in such large numbers to support the lads.

Team John Coonan, Canice Maher, Oliver Walsh, Aidan Murphy, Michael Morrissey Patrick Nolan, Martin Dowling, James Maher, Bryan Byrne, Shane Coonan,Robert Shore, John Mulhall 0-1,Colin McGrath 1-6, John Maher, Eoin McGrath.

Subs Joseph Maher (used), Alan Murphy(used),Paul Maher  Capt.(used), Noel Darcy (used) Stephen Murphy, Luke Maher,Eugene Maher, Damien Tynan, Shane Egan, Fionn Lalor.

Selectors Martin Dowd, Larry Maher,Ronan Ruane, Padraig Keegan.

3 November 2013