Bredagh 3-10 Tullylish 1-09
Reserve footballers see off Tullylish challenge to take spoils at sunny Cherryvale!
In an entertaining and hard fought contest Bredagh reserves had to show an abundance of resilience and stamina to see off a tough Tullylish team. Bredagh took the early initiative in the opening period with good points from play by Liam O’Keefe and Matthew Holywood. After 15 minutes of play a well orchestrated move out of the Bredagh defence saw the ball pass through the hands of a number of players before ending up with Aodhan O’Keefe in the large rectangle who made no mistake slotting it home to the back of the net. Tullylish found their shooting boots after a number of early wides. They replied with a good goal and followed up with four points in succession to take a two point lead. The lead could have been greter only for a fantastic save by Neil Poland in the Bredagh nets. Bredagh rallied and points from Garbhan McManus, Conall Doyle and Joe Blaney (free) gave the home side the narrowest advantage at the short whistle
The teams shared the opening scores at the restart with the Bredagh points coming from Joe Blaney (free) and Matthew Hamilton after a great run out of defence. Another great move by the Bredagh team saw a second goal this time from Joe Blaney who made no mistake in front of the posts. Tullylish responded with two points to keep within touching distance going into the final ten minutes. Tullylish pushed forward in search of scores however the Bredagh defence showed great character and resolve as they managed to turn-over the ball or force shots to go wide frustrating the opposition. Conor Nolan in usual fashion displayed great tenacity, taking a heavy blow from a Tullylish forward at a stage and the referee had no hesitation showing a red card leaving the visitors with 14 men on the pitch. It was only a matter of time before Bredagh would get their chances on with counter-attacks as the opposition tired. Those chances did come and the home side finished out the scoring with two fantastic points from play from Connor O’Keefe and Conall O’Rawe, a well taken goal by Lorcan Fahy and pointed free from Conall O’Rawe
Parador man of the match – Fionntan Quinn, excellent job at corner back, didn’t put a foot wrong during the game and an excellent block at a crucial time in the first half. Well done Fionntan
Thanks to all players for your efforts in a tough game. Next game at home to Attical, Sunday 16th August at 2pm
Team and scorers:
Neil Poland, Fionntan Quinn, Niall Kelly, Conor Nolan, Darren Rowland, Matthew McKeogh, Feargal Nolan, Garbhann McManus (0-1), Aodhan O’Keefe (1-0), Ruairi Gillen, Matthew Holywood (0-1), Patrick O’Keefe, Conall Doyle (0-1), Joe Blaney (1-2), Liam O’Keefe (0-1), Matthew Hamilton (0-1), Conall O’Rawe (0-2), Lorcan Fahy (1-0), Daniel Gillespie, Paddy Gillen, Mark Cleary, Connor O’Keefe (0-1)