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U12 Draw in League Opener against Gaels

posted 20 Apr 2012, 14:29 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 21 Apr 2012, 03:42 ]
20/04/2012: It was the second time in a week that a match involving Kildysart and the Gaels ended in a draw -tonight it was the U12's and a goal off the boot of Emmet McMahon brought the teams level with 3 minutes remaining.  Kildysart got off to a mighty start with a point from Diarmiud O'Donnell in the opening two minutes. Paul O'Sullivan scored a pair of goals in as many minutes and Seamus "Sham" Casey followed with another goal to build a 10 point lead.  The Gaels opened their account in the 10th minute with a goal and followed this with a successful penalty and a point to cut the lead to 3 points at the end of the first quarter.  Kildysart countered with two quick points from Emmet McMahon to extend the lead to 5.  The Gaels got another point and a goal, then Sarah McCann found the back of the net and Paul O'Sullivan pointed.  The Gaels got the final goal of the half leaving Kildysart ahead by 2 points 04 04 to 04 02.

It was 9 minutes into the 2nd half before Stephen Sheehan pointed for Kildysart, followed by points from Seamus Casey and Emmet McMahon.  The Gaels found the back of the net again twice in quick sucession and then the point by Kildysart (name?) drew the sides level at 04 08 to 06 02.  The Gaels goaled again to take a 3 point lead with about 5 minutes remaining.  Emmet McMahon's goal in the 22nd minute levelled the sides for the last time with final score 05 08 to 07 02.  Both sides played really well and put heart and soul into the match.  

Team: Conor Hassett, Conor Cusack, Darren Crehan, Seamus Casey (1-1), Cian Murphy, Stephen Sheehan (0-1), Emmet McMahon (1-3), Sarah McCann (1-0), Diarmuid O'Donnell (0-1), Paul O'Sullivan (2-1), Gary Murrihy.  Subs: Patrick O'Connell, Luke Kirrane, Shane Frawley, James Kelly, Ruth Finnucane, Chloe Sheehan, Chloe Watson, Susan Casey, Kevin Meaney and Megan Clancy.