Minor League Q-Final: Castleconnor 2-8 v 2-8 Tourlestrane

posted 7 Jul 2011, 17:11 by Unknown user   [ updated 7 Jul 2011, 17:40 ]
A goal and 3 points on the trot in the last five and a half minutes of this Minor league quarter final played at Tourlestrane this evening ensured Castleconnor will get another chance to book a semi final spot.
In very slippery conditions the team got off to a poor start and two soft goals for Tourlestrane in the opening half left the team on the backfoot, as we trailed 2-4 to 0-2 at the break.
32 seconds after the restart Ciaran Kilcullen rattled the Tourlestrane net and Castleconnor began to play in patches. Our opponents dominated proceedings for the next while and we trailed 2-8 to 1-5 with five and a half minutes remaining.
Substitute Keith Foody smashed to the net after three minutes on the field of play and this revived Castleconnor's comeback. Three points in the final three minutes from Eoin Flynn, Kevin McDonnell, and Stephen Curley left it at 2-8 a piece. A last minute free from Tourlestrane broke down in the danger area and after a clearance from our reargard, referee Michael Duffy brought a halt to proceedings.
Details of the replay are to be confirmed. The team will be hoping to improve on their overall performance for the replay.
Team on Duty: Brian Feeney, Conor Judge, Ronan Barrett, Keith Earlis, Eoin Kent, Martin Foody, Jason Earlis, Kevin McDonnell, John McDonnell, Eoin Flynn, Stephen Curley, Ciaran Kilcullen,
Sub: Keith Foody for Ciaran Kilcullen