Benson Cup Semi Final: Castleconnor 3-07 v 0-14 Coolany/Mullinabreena

posted 7 Apr 2014, 06:01 by castleconnor sligo
Saturday last:

Despite a wonderful day in west Sligo, it was a different story across the windy gap as wet and poor conditions at the south Sligo venue were the backdrop for an exciting finish to a game where Castleconnor were on the back foot for three quarters of the contest.
The team were 5 down in no time and it took them a while to find form.
The team were rusty in all departments until a Matthew Cullen inspired run bought a bit of life into the game. Two Eamon Cawley frees and and a Niall Judge goal again inspired by a great Cullen run seen us level. Coolaney hit back again with a very fit and quality half forward line that done all the damage throughout the encounter. We trailed 1-3 v 0-9 at the interval and things didn't improve immediately as Coolaney hit two points after the break.
Brian Howley made way at the half time break for Stephen Kilgannon who had one of his best days in the red and white.
Stephen Curley and Cawley got the team going with two great scores and then a long ball into the full forward line reached Curley who blasted it to the net on his second attempt.
The team had their most dominant period of the game from here on and a long ball in from Kilgannon was finished with another 3 pointer by Curley. A point from Cawley and the ensurance by Patrick Naughton seen the team storm to a great victory. The team meet Calry/St. Joseph's in the final.
Team: Richie McGloughlin, Martin Foody, David Fox, Tom Cawley, Keith Foody, Keith Earlis, Eoin Kent, Pat Nughton, Eoin Flynn, Ciaran Kilcullen, Niall Judge, Stephen Curley, Brian Howley, Matthew Cullen.