Juniors lose out

A goal at the final whistle secured a 2nd chance for O’Loughlin Gaels as this All County Junior League Quarter Final had to go to extra time.  This game opened up with gusto as both teams opened their accounts with wides.  However, once each side settled, the scores came.  There were great passages of play as St. Martin’s dominated the first half but with a lot of missed chances the half time score stood at 0-6 to O’Loughlins 0-5.  The second half saw O’Loughlin Gaels getting 2 lucky goals.   St. Martin’s had advanced their lead with two points before O’Loughlins first goal came to level the game after the loss of Luke Maher and Aidan Lawlor to injury which somewhat weakened the home-side.  Martin’s worked hard to increase their lead once more to three points.  Lady luck deserted them when a high ball dropping in around the goal and a overhead pull by Martin Dowling, connected beautifully,  just sailed the wrong side of the net.  Then in the 4th minute of injury time, O’Loughlins were awarded a sideline cut which was worked in and ended in the back of the net to steal a draw game.  Extra time ensued, and with both legs and light fading fast, topped with controversial decisions, O’Loughlins outscored St. Martin’s by a point at half time of extra time.  The eventual winners added a further 3 points to seal their victory by 4 points on a score-line of 2-11 to 0-13.

Team: Jason Shore, Brian Cadigan, Brendan Maher, Aidan Murphy, Paddy Dowling, Aidan Lawlor, Mick Morrissey, Noel D’Arcy, Bryan Byrne, Luke Maher Michael Mulhall, David Breen, Shane Kinsella, Brian Mulhall, Martin Dowling.

Subs: Donal Shore, Eugene Maher, Ciarán Brennan, Jack Dowling

Scorers: Shane Kinsella 0-5, Brian Mulhall 0-3, David Breen 0-2, Bryan Byrne 0-1, Jason Shore 0-1 Donal Shore 0-1.

Selectors: Anthony Maher, Nicholas Purcell, Aidan Lawlor

Referee: Peter Burke

22nd June 2013