JBFC Leg1: Castleconnor 4-7 v St.Johns 1-8

posted 29 Jul 2012, 14:08 by Unknown user
The Junior team got their championship campaign off to the best possible start with a good victory over St.Johns. Johns had come through a previous round and so were match fit whilst our lads were having our first game in a number of weeks.

It took us a while to get going and missed a number of easy points. The visitors score a point early and after 10 minutes we got our first score a point from Alan Naughton and this followed by a Ciarán Kilcullen goal after good work from Frank Barrett. The visitors score two more points to narrow the gap but Patrick Cleary drove a pile driver to the top of the net to put us more in front. This was followed right after with a point from the right by Bart Barrins after being put through by Colin Gordon. Darragh Gilmartin scored a great point as did Frank Barrett before the break leaving the score 2-4 v 0-5. 

The visitors had a good start to the resumption scoring two quick points however a purple spell midway through the half increased our lead. Bart Barrins put Colin Gordon clear and he was dangerously felled as he shot on goal resulting in a penalty. When Gordon got up he planted the penalty to the net. Good play on the left from Kelly, Kilcullen and Gordon saw Barrins tripped to the ground and from the resultant free Patrick Cleary was there to finish Bod Kellys punch to the net. Johns went down the field and were very lucky to win a penalty, it was a free but inside the parallelogram, not sure. Eoin Flynn and Doogie Kilcullen scored points to kept the gap in place.

Ronan Carrabine, Barrett and Conor Judge were very solid at the back and Darragh Gilmartin, Frank Barrett and Ultan McGranahan kept driving forward throughout. Stork Feeney came on and his pace helped the tiring forward line. We did come back and points from Morgan Fitzsimons and one from Alan Naughton after a driving run through the centre brought the game to an end with us leading by 8 for the second leg which will be away to Johns.

Team:Brian Feeney, Conor Judge, Ronan Carrabine, Ronan Barrett, Ultan McGranahan, Frank Barrett(0-1), Darragh Gilmartin(0-1), John Cullen, Alan Naughton(0-1), Bart Barrins(0-1), Eoin Flynn(0-1), Ciarán Kilcullen(1-1), Barnes Kelly, Colin Gordon(0-1), Patrick Cleary(2-0) Subs: Shane Feeney, Morgan Fitzsimons(0-1)