Football Senior A League
O Mahoneys 0 14 Bhulf Tón 0 11
Paddy O Brien Park
24th March 2018
Bhí Ó Mathúna sé chúilíní chun tosaigh tar éis an tríú ceathrú ach tháinig Bhulf Tón ar ais go láidír go mórmhór trí ceithre chúilíní iontacha ó Niall O Reilly ach bhí Ó Mathúna ró láidir sa deireadh.
Played in good conditions, O Mahoneys had the better of the first half exchanges and led by 0 07 to 0 03 at half time. Indeed they were 0 07 to 0 01 ahead after 28 minutes but a closing brace of points from the Tones, the first a Caolán Ward free (added to his earlier score) and a point from a side line from Cian Ward on the stroke of halftime gave Tones a lift they needed.
Tones had the opening two points of the second half, a Cian Ward free and a fine effort from play from Saran O Fionnagain to narrow the gap to two points, 0 07 to 0 05 within 3 minutes of the restart. O Mahoneys however responded well and added four points to open what seemed a match winning six point lead by the end of the third quarter. Tones then hit a purple patch and hit six ( four excellent points from Niall O Reilly added to two Cian Ward frees) to a solitary reply from the home side to set up a grandstand finish as just a point separated the teams with just 3 minutes left. However O Mahoneys defence stood strong and they added two further points to lead by two at the end of normal time. Tones however managed one last attack to create a goal chance right at the death but Saran O Fionnagain’s goal attempt was well saved.
David Nolan, Alan Lynam, Eoghan Harrington, Conor Sheppard, Niall Mc Loughlin, Éanna O Kelly Lynch, Éanna Harrington, Stephen Corrigan, Mark Coleman, Caolán Ward (0 02, 2F), Cian Ward (0 04, 3F), Niall O Reilly (0 04), Thomas Blaney, Saran O Fionnagain (0 01), Fiachra Ward
Subs: Robert White for Alan Lynam (HT), Cillian O Brien for Thomas Blaney(50)