Martin’s fail to get going.

On a glorious evening in St. Lachtain’s Park, St. Martin’s, who really failed to get going, took on James Stephen’s in the Quarter final of the Junior Championship.  After just half a minute, Shane Kinsella got the Martin’s men off the mark with a pointed free.  However, that was to be the last score for 10 minutes.  In the mean-time, James Stephen’s were on a roll and had notched up 4 points before Tom Morrissey who made a run from midfield slotted over a fine point with Paul Maher adding another seconds later.  Shane Kinsella added another 4 points from frees before half time.  James Stephen’s were on top of their game capitalising on their scoring chances and pulled away with two goals in quick succession to leave the half time score at St. Martin’s 0-7 to James 2-12.  The second half was damage control for St. Martin’s as they plugged away with scores came from Shane Kinsella, Kieran Kelly and David Breen.  The Northern men were unlucky with efforts to convert chances to goals but James Stephen’s were the stronger team on the day as they ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-22 to St. Martin’s 0-11.

Team: Jason Shore, Aidan Murphy, Brendan Maher, Brian Cadigan, Paddy Dowling, Noel D’arcy, Michael Morrissey, Luke Maher, Michael Mulhall, Tom Morrissey (0-1), David Breen (0-1), Shane Kinsella (0-7), Kieran Kelly (0-1), Paul Maher (0-1), Donal Shore.

Subs: Martin Dowling, Eugene Maher, Jack Dowling, Shane Egan, Conor Kinsella, James Kelly, David Walsh, Conor Dowling, Thomas Walsh

Team Management: Anthony Maher, Aidan Lawlor, Nicholas Purcell.

Referee: John Guinan

21st September 2013