Corn Cois Farraige Round Up
Scoil Sporaid Naomh ( Bettystown) 2-5 (7) V St Marys NS Donore 1-9(10)
The opening game of this years Corn Cois Farraige saw an entertaining and close affair between St Marys NS Donore and Scoil Sporaid Naomh from Bettystown. The opening half was tight affair. A point from Tadgh Lynch and a goal from Cathal McKeown saw St Marys race into a 2 point lead before being cancelled out by a goal from Ali Vanpechy and a point from Luke Whelan. Luke Whelan then put the Bettystown team in front with a great point before Tadgh Lynch and Matthew Brien hit a point each to see their side in at the break 1 point to the good.
The 2nd was equally tight and fotball end to end. The impressive David Fabuel then levelled up the game with a fine point before 4 points on the bounce from Adam Scott, Alfie Wall (2) and one form Tadgh Lynch saw the St Marys school race 4 points clear. The Bettystown school dug in and points from Davin Molloy, David Fabuel and a goal fromn Callum Myles reduced the margin to a single point. However back came St Marys and 2 further scores from Cathal McKeown and Alfie Wall saw the Donore School collect the 2 points in this Round 1 fixture.
Man Of The Match:
There was lots of good performances but the matches most eye catching performer came from the losing side in Ali Vanpechy. The Bettystown school player was really good all game and won his side a lot of ball, scored a great goal and kept his team on the front foot against a very good Donore School team
St Pats NS Ardcath/Clonalvy 0-4 V St Pats NS Stamullen 5-16 (21)
St Pats could be the team to beat on evidence of their opening day outing against St Pats Ardcath/Clonalvy NS. The first half saw St Pats lead 4-3(7) V 0-3 at the break with Michael McIver grabbing the scores for the Ardcath combination. The 2nd half saw St Pats NS Stamullen up the tempo and saw them hit 14 scores to the oppositions 1 courtesy of Adam Kirby, Jamie Murphy, Same Sherlock and Sean Hackett to see them win out comfortably in the end.
Man of the Match:
Michael McIver was lively for Ardcath/Clonalvy NS as was Sean Hackett for St Pats NS. On the day the nod goes to Adam Kirby. The St Pat’s NS full forward was real handful and helped himself to 1-6 and is a player who could take a bit of stopping in the remainder of this League