Junior Football ‘B’ Competition: Mullingar Shamrocks 2-15 Kilbeggan Shamrocks 1-16.
Our Junior ‘B’ team had a great win against Kilbeggan in the Junior B competition on Tuesday evening. It was good to see Davy Coyne make a comeback after a long spell on the sideline following his second cruciate injury.
Mullingar Shamrocks: Mikey Curley; Eamonn Breslin, Matthew Siode; Ciaran Kiernan, Emmet Walsh, Jack Kelly (0-1); Brian Farrell (0-2), Niall Hannigan (0-2); Zach Aherne (0-5), Simon Quinn (1-0), Marc Eivers (0-3); Brian Melody, Sean Hynes, Paddy Joyce (1-1). Replacements: Adam Boyle, Mark Shaw, Davy Coyne and Conor Fitzpatrick.
ACL Div.5: Mullingar Shamrocks 1-13 Killucan 5-7
Mullingar Shamrocks completed their ACL Div.5 programme tonight in Killucan losing out to the locals by 0-6 after a decent game. We trailed by 3-3 to 0-6 at half-time with James Staunton (2-0) and Paddy Kelly getting the big scores for Killucan. The ageless Gary Corroon was responsible for the bulk of the Mullingar Shamrocks scores. Jason Gorman’s goal early in the second half secured the points (and the place in the ACL Div.5) for Killucan with Luke Darby adding a fifth in the closing stages. Shamrocks continued the battle to the end and Niall Hannigan was rewarded for his work rate and mobility with a goal that proved to be the last score of the match. The main feature of this match from a Shamrocks perspective was the outstanding goalkeeping of Mikey Curley with several brilliant stops on the night that the team’s three managers, Robbie Boyle, Ritchie Daly and Gary Corroon became player managers.
Mullingar Shamrocks: Mikey Curley’ Ritchie Daly, Matthew Siode, Ben Egan; Ciaran Looby, Niall Hardiman, Aaron Russell; Niall Hannigan (1-1), Andrew Shaw (0-3); Matthew Clinton (0-1), Gary Corroon (0-7), Kevin Reid (0-1); Adam Boyle, Robbie Boyle, Seán Hynes.